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The story of Sarah and growth

Without economic growth, you can’t end poverty. The world is full of clichés. One to question proclaims that “economic growth is only good if it benefits everyone.” Really? James Peron of the Free Market Foundation and the Moorfield Storey Institute reports
4 January 2017 – Sarah lives out in the middle of nowhere. She grows vegetables


SA risks may be ‘magnified’

While it is difficult to find region-wide domestic themes for 2017, we see a challenging external environment from the Trump Presidency (and related policy changes) and higher United States rates (and to a lesser degree eurozone and its monetary policy and politics) sharply magnifying domestic issues in EEMEA countries. Politics will be particularly in focus


SA harmony is Thuli’s dream

UNDICTATED / January 3, 2017 / BizNews

Adv Thuli Madonsela: “I have a dream for SA in 2017…”

Rarely has one so humble, so softly spoken, imprinted her persona so powerfully on a nation as Advocate Thulisile Madonsela has on South Africa. Appointed in October 2009 to what was then the low


SA growth spurt hangs on politics

Is Deutsche Bank´s positive outlook for SA´s economy shared by German businessmen? A report about this major German institution in Business Day on December 07, 2016 a rather rosy picture of South Africa´s economy in 2017. “Deutsche Bank predicts upturn in SA growth” and “Deutsche Bank forcasts SA´s growth slump will lift in 2017 and expects



Zuma trough guzzle goes on

OPINION: Everyone is now asking the question: How Long Will Jacob Zuma Survive? It sounds like a title for RW Johnson’s next book. Cape Messenger considers the calls for him to resign – which have included ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s hint that the Big Boss must look to his conscience. Cape Messenger editor Donwald Pressly,