Dawie Roodt

 
PetroSA boss Mapula Modipa steps down
PetroSA boss Mapula Modipa steps down
Economist Dawie Roodt has slammed the revolving door at South Africa’s national oil company, PetroSA, after the acting group chief executive...
Consumers over a barrel as fuel price soars
Consumers over a barrel as fuel price soars
Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient Group, said there was a lag effect because the full effect of a weaker rand against the dollar had not...
Don't expect change on interest rates, say economists
Don't expect change on interest rates, say economists
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will leave interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future should current economic conditions persist, economists...
State can afford to take on more debt
State can afford to take on more debt
Funding the government's new infrastructure push is not really a problem. The state, economists say, can afford to double its debt levels and lift...
Rates steady in spite of rand's freefall
Rates steady in spite of rand's freefall
The Reserve Bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, after a sharp overnight depreciation of the rand and amid darkening expectations for the...
Pushing up VAT 'the least damaging way to fund NHI'
Pushing up VAT 'the least damaging way to fund NHI'
An increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) would go a long way in helping to meet the government's goal of funding an effective National Health Insurance...
Fears of all-out global trade war
Fears of all-out global trade war
Local economists are sceptical about the likelihood of substantial resolutions being taken at the G20 meeting in Seoul, failing which some have...
Economist eyes 35c/l drop in petrol price
Economist eyes 35c/l drop in petrol price
The price of petrol should drop about 35 cents per litre (c/l) when the central energy fund releases the latest petrol and diesel prices on...
Manuel's resignation sows chaos
Manuel's resignation sows chaos
The resignation of Finance Minister Trevor Manuel on Tuesday -- alongside 13 senior Cabinet ministers -- caused confusion and volatility in the...
Expect budget changes by new ANC, says economist
Expect budget changes by new ANC, says economist
The new African National Congress (ANC) leadership is likely to make budget changes prior to the election next year, according to Efficient Group...
Violence adds to economic woes
Violence adds to economic woes
Anti-foreigner violence in South Africa has already hit the mining sector, a mainstay of the domestic economy, and threatens to undermine confidence among international investors, analysts say....
PPI data 'does not bode well for consumers'
PPI data 'does not bode well for consumers'
South Africa's producer price index (PPI) rose by 11,8% year-on-year in March from 11,2% in February, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) data on...

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