Tag: Opinion

OPINION: Can India replace China as the manufacturing and tech hub

India has a better geo-political standing however it has not fully harnessed these relationships for the political (including resolving issues with Pakistan) or economic advancement. India has joined WTO since its foundation, but even now its total trade volume is less than Hong Kong.

Op-Ed: Rumours of a CFA franc devaluation in West & Central Africa dispelled

“There has been considerable uncertainty and speculation about the capacity of both the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Waemu) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa’s (Cemac) to absorb these shocks and to protect the value of their respective regional currency pegs to the euro,” writes economist, George Ott.

Op-Ed: South African businesses call for urgent end to lockdown

Op-Ed: South African businesses call for urgent end to lockdown

Op-Ed: Counting the economic cost of South Africa’s lockdown

“I am concerned that our government’s lockdown approach and the subsequent economic hardship inflicted on our people will cost more lives than it can save,” writes Andrew Lapping, Chief Investment Officer at Allan Gray.

Op-Ed: World Bank opens its purse to Zimbabwe, but hands out pennies

The World Bank will grant Zimbabwe $7m to help fight the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Optimists Theory of Mitigation

We all possess an invisible crystal ball that works illimitably in our minds. For most, it is the subconscious belief that conditions are going to get better; the next day...

Op-Ed: Africa cannot afford LOCUST-19

We are in a battle against time to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. While tackling the Coronavirus pandemic has grabbed global attention, a new crisis that could claim a lot more lives is brewing in Africa: massive locust invasions.

Op-Ed: Thabane puzzled by “all this rush”

Two-day talks between stakeholders were concluded, with Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki and South African mediator Jeff Radebe signing an agreement which stated that, among other things, the processes of Parliament must continue to ensure that Mr Thabane will leave office with “dignity, grace and security”.
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