From Helsinki to Joburg: Lessons in equality
/ 20 December 2023

From Helsinki to Joburg: Lessons in equality

The Nordic model holds some insight into how to close South Africa’s yawning income and wealth gap

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Conflict economics: America and the centre that will not hold
/ 23 October 2023

Conflict economics: America and the centre that will not hold

As two wars rage, the International Monetary Fund has warned that geopolitical fragmentation will hurt a still fragile global economy

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Joburg fire: Housing policy fails people – and the economy
/ 8 September 2023

Joburg fire: Housing policy fails people – and the economy

The country’s biggest city will continue to grow as people seek jobs and a better life. But a ‘resentment’ towards urbanisation has prevented the government from unlocking its economic opportunities

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Governance collapses when the state retreats
/ 21 June 2023

Governance collapses when the state retreats

Trust in the government’s ability to deliver has worn thin, but we can’t allow it to give way to intermediaries with little regard for the public’s best interests

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What’s in it for the ‘friends of Brics’?
/ 8 June 2023

What’s in it for the ‘friends of Brics’?

A bigger alliance will give the group extra economic heft, but it remains to be seen whether its members can speak in one voice

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Where does SA fit into America’s ‘new consensus’?
/ 23 May 2023

Where does SA fit into America’s ‘new consensus’?

The United States is crafting a new foreign policy that keeps the economic superpower at its centre

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Will the dollar hit a Brics wall?
/ 17 April 2023

Will the dollar hit a Brics wall?

The architecture of the global financial system hurts emerging market economies but the alliance has yet to offer an alternative

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Economic policy and the state capture ‘scarecrow’
/ 22 March 2023

Economic policy and the state capture ‘scarecrow’

Anxiety about governance failures stands to limit our options, just when we need an alternative direction the most

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After 100 years of Eskom, SA’s energy future hangs in the balance
/ 1 March 2023

After 100 years of Eskom, SA’s energy future hangs in the balance

The country’s dalliance with privatisation threatens to push up electricity costs, undermining energy security

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Explainer: What forces will shape South Africa’s economy in 2023?
/ 5 January 2023

Explainer: What forces will shape South Africa’s economy in 2023?

Economy hitting geopolitical tensions, pressure on consumers and load-shedding will likely stick around

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US-Africa summit in Washington: Finance will help Africa over the just energy transition hurdle
/ 22 December 2022

US-Africa summit in Washington: Finance will help Africa over the just energy transition hurdle

The US has committed to aiding the continent in adapting to cleaner, renewable energy sources

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Deadlock in South Africa’s $8.5bn climate funding talks
/ 5 October 2022

Deadlock in South Africa’s $8.5bn climate funding talks

Negotiators are concerned that 80% of the money promised by the UK, US, Germany, France and the European Union is in the form of high interest loans

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Digital ‘disruptor’ eats jobs at SA banks amid unemployment crisis
/ 17 August 2022

Digital ‘disruptor’ eats jobs at SA banks amid unemployment crisis

With fewer people visiting branches, opting to seek services online, something has to give

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