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The new macroeconomic policy paradigm: What does it mean for South Africa?

South African macro policy needs to be reframed, and the new policy paradigm creates exciting opportunities to do just this. But this reframing must rest on a stronger analysis of the structural conditions which define South Africa's macroeconomic predicament. More info.


21 February 2022 | Fed-up SA citizens take to the streets, blaming foreigners for crime and the unemployment crisis

Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini, known as Nhlanhla Lux, is credited for saving Maponya Mall when violence and looting flared across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng aft....

21 February 2022 | Historically disadvantaged universities still lag in R&D

Historically disadvantaged institutions continue to lag previously white institutions in research and development (R&D) despite government interve....

21 February 2022 | South Africa should design economic policy based on strengths of regions: here's how

Economists and policy-makers seem to have a blind spot when thinking about how the economy functions and what determines success. Analytical framework....