Snippet 2018 – 15

“Bananaism”: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything. The term is applied to those who buy into areas which would develop in order to lock in the gains that are expected in such a development. This leads to open areas owned by some but not being actually used...

Economy Review 2018 – 03

Municipalities are, by definition, third tier government structures. These entities owe Eskom R17bn. Water provision is in a similar situation. This state of affairs was brought about by the State providing services which it could not afford. On a macroeconomic level...

Snippet 2018 – 14

The KZN Department of Health issued a directive stating that all registrar posts must go to black applicants. This means that you cannot specialise in KZN if you are white. One understands that the State wishes to fill racial quotas but, if one has a system in which...

Snippet 2018 – 13

The office of the KZN Premier has not obtained a clean audit – again. More talk about action plans and heads to roll coming?   A desperate challenge: a most interesting development is unfolding in Mexico: a “caravan” of migrants is approaching the USA border and Trump...

Economy Review 2018 – 02

The mismanagement of South African finances is clear for all to see. What does hurt is the most recent BER report, which lists what might have been achieved in South Africa over the past eight years. Probably the most damning is that our GDP growth has underperformed...

Snippet 2018 – 12

Rode is probably better known for property analysis than economic forecasts: he did touch on a raw nerve when commenting on are brain drain and want of entrepreneurs. Of late I hear increasingly of the wealthier and more mobile Saffers emigrating. Whether this is so,...