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Monetary policy

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      19th May 2010 In two weeks' time, Parliament will be voting on an amendment bill proposing changes in the management composition and structure of the Reserve Bank. 

ANC stalls over public funding of parties 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      18th May 2010 Certain addictions are hard to beat. The ANC looks no closer to exiting the Chancellor House deal now than it did a few weeks ago. At least two... 

Are we in for a second round of the economic crisis? 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     14th May 2010 South African economic data shows that, while economic growth is positive, this country has still not completely moved out of the economic downturn. 

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Lolly Jackson: Outrage and (Intellectual) Outages  

13th May 2010 In the middle of all the hue and cry and what seemed to some to be a media feeding frenzy around the death of Lolly Jackson, one headline struck a... 

Goldman Sachs and SA’s economic policy

By: Seeraj Mohamed     7th May 2010 South African economic policymakers have much to learn from the fraud charges levelled against Goldman Sachs.  

An ANC dilemma and other things

By: Denis Worrall     28th April 2010 In the last Insight, after describing the tensions within the ANC and particularly as a result of Julius Malema's conduct and the policy positions... 

The state of economics 

By: Seeraj Mohamed     23rd April 2010 We have just lived through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and all the economic commentary we hear about the state of the... 

Crying wolf and 
legalised theft 

By: Brandon Hamber     23rd April 2010 Recently, we bought a new family car. The car is great but the process was surrounded by numerous dodgy ways to part us with our money. 

Pension funds should support developmental investments

By: Seeraj Mohamed     16th April 2010 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel recently told Parliament that government would draw on pension funds investments to support economic... 

Is Malema untouchable? 

By: Denis Worrall     9th April 2010 In the wake of right-wing leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder, itself obviously deeply regrettable, some seriously negative statements have been... 

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