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Enoch Godongwana

What a week for the economy

The festive season with its many expenses is looming. So you’d be forgiven for focusing on your wallet and ignoring broader economic news – but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. First, a look at finance minister Enoch Godongwana’s last maiden medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) last week. Then we’ll talk you through this week’s …

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What’s next for the economy

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana presented his maiden medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) to parliament today, and boy! He faced a lot of pressure to fulfill the promises made by his predecessor, amateur chef Tito Mboweni. Remember, the MTBPS is more about policy and strategy than it is about numbers. It also follows a torrid 12 …

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12 August ’21 Wrap: A strong centre in Cyril’s new cabinet

Spring is coming and almost 10% of adults have been fully vaccinated in South Africa! Plus we were warmed by images of more than 100 South African firefighters arriving at Winnipeg’s international airport to help Canada fight its raging wildfires. They held the flag high and sang as they arrived. If only all news could …

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