News flash News Flash – Corruption, protests, impeachment

News Flash – Corruption, protests, impeachment

A mosaic or tapestry of news was in store for us this week. Many different stories evolved as we made our trudge towards the end of 2019. In South Africa, there were new appointments to SOE leadership positions, accompanied by arrests in connection with state capture and corruption. Globally, the US passed a bill to…

News flash News Flash – China, the US, and little, old SA

News Flash – China, the US, and little old SA

Globally, there continues to be much disruption: China is battling to maintain growth in the face of the Trade War; Germany has been flirting with recession for years now; Hong Kong is in turmoil; and South Africa is just attempting to stay afloat. As a result of this, Moody’s has adjusted its global economic outlook negatively, a…

News flash News Flash – All focus is on the MTBPS

News Flash – All focus is on the MTBPS

This week Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gave his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) and painted a gloomy picture. Debt has ballooned, and the country is no better off, unemployment is at record highs, and Eskom is without a credible plan. Global News Democrats took the next step in the impeachment process of President Trump. The US House…

News flash News Flash – Something old, something new, DA, Brexit, SARS

News Flash – DA, Brexit, SARS

So much has happened this week — maybe it is the last surge of fervour before the lull of the end of the year:  the DA has had a week horribilis that will hopefully precede much-needed introspection; Brexit has had its feathers severely ruffled once again, but is seemingly moving closer to a possible conclusion; and…

News flash News Flash – Brexit, impeachment, load-shedding

News Flash – Brexit, impeachment, load-shedding

Even though load-shedding unexpectedly reared its head again this week, there have been many positive cogs turning South Africa’s future and eradicating the rot of state corruption. Even though it seems that Zuma’s cronies are still at work, many of them are being removed week by week from the influence they have had on how…

News flash President Cyril Ramaphosa and Secretary General of the UN António Guterres and

News Flash – Recession fears ignited

After a gloomy midweek, global markets have recovered slightly, despite the multiple adversaries, the biggest of which is the ongoing trade war. The soap opera of current politics continues to grasp attention from the concern of a potential global recession. Global News   The ISM Manufacturing Index, which tracks manufacturing activity in the US, posted the biggest contraction in September since…