Archive for Feb 2017

A Good Budget Under Trying Circumstances

Once again, under the most trying of economic and political circumstances, South Africa’s finance minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan, yesterday managed to deliver quite a balanced Budget, albeit a considerably more painful one than in previous years. To unpack and fully understand it, one has to analyse it both in its economic and political context. From…

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New Year’s Financial Fitness Resolutions

The Best Exercises to Get in Shape It’s a common human tendency to reflect on a year that is about to draw to its end and plan how we can do things differently and improve ourselves in the following year. In turn, this observation led Paul de Waal to contemplate New Year’s resolutions, but not…

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