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Sep 12 2008

Be afraid, be very afraid

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 13/12/2007. 

Jacob Zuma will be SA’s next president thanks (among others) to the support of the trade union Cosatu. Once he’s in, it’ll be very difficult (I think impossible) for Zuma to get away without a “pay-back” to those who helped him into the pound seats. 

Here is a taste of the economic ideas of those who helped him into the post. [Read on]

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Sep 10 2008

Why I’m so negative on the rand – Part II

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 3/12/2007. 

I wonder, is South Africa about to throw the baby (good economic policies) out with the bathwater (Thabo Mbeki)? [Read on]

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Sep 10 2008

The story about Zuma, uncertainty and the rand

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 28/11/2007. 

The rand is falling and it is quite understandable why. Since last weekend it is clear that SA’s new president will most likely be Jacob Zuma, the guy who told the court he thought one could protect oneself against Aids by taking a shower after you’ve had sex. But, his ideas on Aids are not why the rand is falling.  [Read on]

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