Our own writing in the media

Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.
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Our own writing in the media

Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

FRANS CRONJE: Everyone is praising Gordhan's budget. My read is very different - Business Day, 28 February 2017

'Many politicians and analysts don’t like to hear it but the government has maxed out the economy’s revenue-creating capacity'

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Some wartime heroes are less equal than others - Politicsweb, 27 February 2017

Few of last week's numerous newspaper articles commemorating the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi off the English coastline near the Isle of Wight on 21st February 1917 failed to mention that the African servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War had been treated by the then government as second class

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We’re rowing against the fiscal deficit stream – IRR - BizNews, 23 February 2017

A related point is that government expenditure as a proportion of GDP has increased from 26.4% in 1994/95 to a projected 33% in 2017/18. By international standards this is a very high level. Our data on the subject extends back to the 1960s and the current level is the highest on record.

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Zwane tries to turn a public good into a private one - Business Day, 22 February 2017

Unlike Ramaphosa and his team at Davos, Zwane fails to inspire confidence at Mining Indaba, writes David Christianson

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Mining is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ - Politicsweb, 21 February 2017

Yet the minister failed to soothe investor concerns reflecting the government’s broader inability to stage a growth recovery.

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New minimum wage may further worsen plight of the poor - Daily Maverick, 21 February 2017

The risk of the new minimum wage is that it is going to reduce levels of labour market absorption and participation while raising inflation and undermining entrepreneurship and economic growth.

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Brexit: Will the Empire strike back with lower taxes? - Politicsweb, 19 February 2017

If anyone needed more evidence that quitting the European Union (EU) was the right decision for the United Kingdom (UK), the German chancellor and her finance minister recently provided it.

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Cutting through racial rhetoric – jobs, service delivery, crime stutter SA’s progress - BizNews, 15 February 2017

Various threats of violence against whites were also reported. Velaphi Khumalo, an employee of the Gauteng provincial administration, tweeted that whites should be ‘hacked and killed like Jews’ and their children ‘used as garden fertiliser’. Other comments by black South Africans called for whites to be ‘poisoned and killed’, urged ‘the total destruction of white people’, and advocated a civil war in which ‘all white people would be killed’.

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How the Nats aided the SACP - Politicsweb, 13 February 2017

The previous government, as this column observed last week citing a remark by James Myburgh, was not "hallucinogenic" about communist penetration of the African National Congress (ANC).

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KERWIN LEBONE: The third force, the counter-revolution and fake news - Business Day, 13 February 2017

'The ‘third force’ narrative's most explosive assumption – an organised, high-level plot – proved untenable'

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FRANS CRONJE: Everyone is praising Gordhan's budget. My read is very different - Business Day, 28 February 2017

'Many politicians and analysts don’t like to hear it but the government has maxed out the economy’s revenue-creating capacity'

Read More…

Some wartime heroes are less equal than others - Politicsweb, 27 February 2017

Few of last week's numerous newspaper articles commemorating the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi off the English coastline near the Isle of Wight on 21st February 1917 failed to mention that the African servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War had been treated by the then government as second class

Read More…

We’re rowing against the fiscal deficit stream – IRR - BizNews, 23 February 2017

A related point is that government expenditure as a proportion of GDP has increased from 26.4% in 1994/95 to a projected 33% in 2017/18. By international standards this is a very high level. Our data on the subject extends back to the 1960s and the current level is the highest on record.

Read More…

Zwane tries to turn a public good into a private one - Business Day, 22 February 2017

Unlike Ramaphosa and his team at Davos, Zwane fails to inspire confidence at Mining Indaba, writes David Christianson

Read More…

Mining is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ - Politicsweb, 21 February 2017

Yet the minister failed to soothe investor concerns reflecting the government’s broader inability to stage a growth recovery.

Read More…

New minimum wage may further worsen plight of the poor - Daily Maverick, 21 February 2017

The risk of the new minimum wage is that it is going to reduce levels of labour market absorption and participation while raising inflation and undermining entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Read More…

Brexit: Will the Empire strike back with lower taxes? - Politicsweb, 19 February 2017

If anyone needed more evidence that quitting the European Union (EU) was the right decision for the United Kingdom (UK), the German chancellor and her finance minister recently provided it.

Read More…

Cutting through racial rhetoric – jobs, service delivery, crime stutter SA’s progress - BizNews, 15 February 2017

Various threats of violence against whites were also reported. Velaphi Khumalo, an employee of the Gauteng provincial administration, tweeted that whites should be ‘hacked and killed like Jews’ and their children ‘used as garden fertiliser’. Other comments by black South Africans called for whites to be ‘poisoned and killed’, urged ‘the total destruction of white people’, and advocated a civil war in which ‘all white people would be killed’.

Read More…

How the Nats aided the SACP - Politicsweb, 13 February 2017

The previous government, as this column observed last week citing a remark by James Myburgh, was not "hallucinogenic" about communist penetration of the African National Congress (ANC).

Read More…

KERWIN LEBONE: The third force, the counter-revolution and fake news - Business Day, 13 February 2017

'The ‘third force’ narrative's most explosive assumption – an organised, high-level plot – proved untenable'

Read More…

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