Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ramaphosa faces a brave new world in the mining sector

But there are some early and welcome signs that his presidency will find ways to deal with it

Last Wednesday, on the flight back to Cape Town from Johannesburg – the tail end of a long haul journey which commenced two days before in Sydney, Australia – I bumped into an old political acquaintance.

Pravin Gordhan, the correctly […]

Hypocrite-in-chief lectures populace on tax morality

FW de Klerk once said, “Australia’s greatest problem is that it has no great problem- nobody can say that about South Africa.”

While South Africa in the past few days lived up to VI Lenin’s aphorism ‘there are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen ‘– I found myself faraway “Down Under”.

I witnessed first-hand, […]

All the signs point to junking most of our specialist forecasting models

Theresa May supremely in control of her country and party and the Brexit process; Angela Merkel, the indispensable leader of the western world, cruising to a resounding win in the German election; Donald Trump on course to blow up the US economy or to impeachment; Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma odds-on favourite to succeed her namesake as South […]