Tag: Isaah Mhlanga

How Covid-19 is shaping Africa’s prospects

This time last year Africa was celebrating the milestone that free trade on the continent would soon be a reality. Prior to Covid-19, the free trade Africa deal was due to be implemented on the 1st of July. Africa Day this year is, however, less joyful as the continent grapples with the prospect of deep recession and in some parts, depression with the coronavirus health crisis fast muted into an economic and financial one. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss Africa’s prospects in 2020 is Alexander Forbes Chief Economist, Isaah Mhlanga and Head of Strategic Slients, Lesiba Mothata.

Why SARB should step in to save SA companies that are too big to fail

While some say South Africa’s government has moved swiftly in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, others say it should be doing more. Interventions by the Reserve Bank could also be increased to include rescuing big companies deemed too big to fail. That’s according to economists, including Alexander Forbes, Chief Economist, Isaah Mhlanga who joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: What will SARB do?

Central banks and finance ministers around the world have been scrambling for a solution to curb fears over covid-19 and prevent a deep global recession. What coronomics should our own country be following as the South African Reserve Bank starts its two-day monetary policy committee meeting tomorrow? Economist, Duma Gqubule and Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes join CNBC Africa to give insight.

These are the big trends that will impact SA investors in 2020

Alexander Forbes Investments examined the developing themes and trends impacting both South African and global investors in 2020 and beyond.

How oil prices spike after drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities will impact you

Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes joins CNBC Africa to discuss this week’s MPC meeting as well as the oil prices spike after a drone attack hit the main Saudi Arabian oil industry over the weekend.

SA economy grew 1.4% in Q4

South African GDP figures released this morning shows the country grew 0.8 per cent in 2018 and 1.4 per cent in the last quarter of the year. Manufacturing expanded by 4.5 per cent in the fourth quarter while transport, storage and communication industry increased by 7.7 per cent, as a result of increases in land transport and transport support services. Mining decreased by 3.8% and contributed 0.3 of a percentage point to GDP growth. Isaah Mhlanga, Executive Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments joins CNBC Africa to unpack the numbers.

Guidance for Gigaba

Guidance for Gigaba

Good news for SA consumers: Interest rate cuts expected

Good news for SA consumers: Interest rate cuts expected