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The South African economy – Are we rehabilitating or relapsing?

Then and now and everything in between Ok, so let’s look at the facts. The pre 1994 South African economy was plagued with government controlled regulations (apartheid), public industries (Efkom, Telkom and many mines) and media censorship. This seemed like a good idea in the beginning, but soon the majority of the nation revolted and […]

The US economic situation and recent monetary policy

The US economy is struggling to recover and finds itself in a vulnerable position. There are many determinants that have led to the downfall of the economy such as weak growth and high unemployment. The country is also currently in a debt crisis of US$ 5 Trillion. The clipboard discusses these problems and what can […]

It all comes down to education…or the lack thereof…

” The people shall govern,” announced the Freedom Charter on 26 June 1955. They fought for work, education and security for all, but today this is not the case. The Walter Sisulu Sqaure boasts with shops, offices, conference halls and a pricey hotel, but across the railway track one can see rickety shacks with the […]

Improving Global Economic Governance

The pace of globalization over the recent years has been particularly outlining the way at which trade and economic integration is being widely spread across countries throughout the global economy. The ultimate driving source behind globalisation is technology. The improvement in technology has developed highly sophisticated industries which have lead to better economic growth. Moreover, […]

Real Exchange Rate Misalignment – The case of South Africa

Professor André C. Jordaan from the University of Pretoria held an academic talk on the topic of real exchange rate misalignment – the case of South Africa during the previous week at the North West University.  In this presentation he discussed the importance of a real exchange rate which should be kept in equilibrium, the […]

The US economic situation and recent monetary policy

The US economy is struggling to recover and finds itself in a vulnerable position. There are many determinants that have led to the downfall of the economy such as weak growth and high unemployment. The country is also country in a debt crisis of US$ 5 Trillion. The clipboard discusses these problems and what can […]

Breakup or Makeup? What should happen to the EU relationship?

Posted on August 23, 2012 The Euro-Zone crisis is a big worry to the world right now and it should be. There are various things that have happened and there are various other things that could still happen to make this crisis better or worse. One of the things that could happen is that the […]