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Redistributionism or Growth?

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Basic Income Grant (BIG) – added to the increasing number of other forms of welfare – represents a major risk to South Africa’s fiscal responsibility

Declining EU performance spells trouble for SA

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Declining growth prospects across the Eurozone – exacerbated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and continued global supply chain stickiness – spell decreased economic activity

NHI will miss the mark on SA’s health problems 

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In a Brenthurst Wealth research note published in April this year, the late economist Mike Schüssler pointed out that there were just 6.8 million taxpayers

SA ports rank low on 2021 CPPI 

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South Africa’s port facilities have been ranked near the bottom of the 2021 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), released by the World Bank and S&P

Localisation? For what?

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Continued rolling blackouts – at the time of writing, Eskom had resorted to Stage 4 (of 8?) – renewed strike action, and the continued decline

Rail reform in name only?

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For all the talk and idealism from government promoting Localisation Master Plans as the solution to South Africa’s manufacturing decline, politicians and bureaucrats may be

Punishing production

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The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in South Africa declined by 7% from 603 to 561 over just one year to 2021 – the greatest

SA’s policy own goals founded in misguided ideology 

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In a recent article, commentator Stephen Grootes writes: “It is important to determine which economic factors are in the control of the government, and which

South Africa’s economic decline: The reasons underpinning the reasons

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New research from the Harvard Growth Lab and a group of authors, headed by Venezuelan economist Ricardo Hausmann, explores three possible paradigms for explaining South

Government can do more for the economy by doing less

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That the unemployment rate on the expanded definition now sits above 46% should not come as a surprise. Years of onerous regulations and anti-growth policies