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.