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Donald MacKay

Donald MacKay

Donald MacKay likes to see the world and eat unusual things. To fund this lifestyle, he established XA International Trade Advisors, which advises companies about complex international trade issues. Donald also established Stratalyze, an international trade analytics company. He listens to a lot of music, reads obsessively and cooks – eggs are a specialty.
    Set South Africa’s RDP houses free
    Set South Africa’s RDP houses free
    The announcement by the ANC at its elective conference in December about implementing land expropriation without compensation got me wondering...
    Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
    Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
    Licensing, permits, certification and just about anything else that restricts supply has the effect of raising prices. In some cases, this is a...
    Our chance to fix poultry industry
    Our chance to fix poultry industry
    South Africa has to export more and this requires a particular mindset. Mostly, we don’t have that and so we can’t get exporting to work for us...
    What the Trump? If he makes good on his promises, SA will be hurt
    What the Trump? If he makes good on his promises, SA will be hurt
    It’s the morning after and the world remains in a state of disbelief: Donald J Trump has been elected president of the United States. Parts of...
    Tariff review of downstream industry could be a game changer for local steel sector
    Tariff review of downstream industry could be a game changer for local steel sector
    Wow, a lot is happening with steel in the trade protection space, with potentially far-reaching implications for the whole country.
    Only competition will produce growth and industry needs a conducive environment
    Only competition will produce growth and industry needs a conducive environment
    I am not going to step into the media battle about chicken that seems to never end, but I do wish to respond to Kevin Lovell’s missive on my...
    How much does a braai really cost?
    How much does a braai really cost?
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