News flash News Flash - More Trump-centric news – Sorry everyone

News Flash – More Trump-centric news – Sorry everyone

This week saw the results of the much anticipated midterm elections. The Democrats took the House and the Republicans maintained control of the Senate. This could initiate a lot of friction within American politics and could signal the end to the smoothest period of Donald Trump’s Presidency. As always, the President is handling this blow with dignity…

News flash News Flash - Tumultuous Politics

News Flash – Tumultuous Politics

With the end of the year fast approaching, a lot has been happening in politics. Angela Merkel announced that she would not be running for re-election of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany Party (CDU); US Midterms and the implications of which are on our doorstep; the end to Brexit seems to be approaching; Global…

News flash News Flash - Zondo: Zuma, Zuma, Gupta

News Flash – Zondo: Zuma, Zuma, Gupta

There have been a few revelations in the Zondo Commission this week. The Gupta’s have been denied their request to testify by video-link and will be forced to return to SA, Jacob Zuma has said that he is misunderstood and will co-operate with the State Capture Enquiry, and Duduzane Zuma will be allowed to cross-examine…

News flash News Flash - Emerging Markets Retreat

News Flash – Emerging Markets Retreat

The rand lost 12.5% in a week, and the GDP number was expected to be +0.6 and came out at -0.7% in the midst of an Emerging Market sell-off. South Africa is now in a technical recession and to add to it SA recorded a gaping R4.6 billion deficit.  President Ramaphosa has reassured that this…

News flash News Flash - Brexit: Britain Changes Tac, John McCain POW

News Flash – Brexit: Britain Changes Tac

With the possibility of a no Brexit deal becoming ever more realistic Theresa May has made her way to Africa, visiting Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. This has revealed a new tactic in Britain’s trade policy, promising investment and opportunities in a new continent to counter the effects of Brexit.