ANC set to dominate 2019 elections

ANC set to dominate 2019 elections

The general expectation seems to be that the ANC will expand it’s grip on power in the forthcoming election, very much due to the end of the corrupt Zuma reign. However the new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has his work cut out to end corruption – which is...

Tough Task Ahead for New Leader

The euphoria at the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC Рreplacing the corrupt Zuma faction Рis starting to wear off as  reality sets in. Ramaphosa has his work cut out. His first task is to clean house by getting rid of the corrupt...

Junk Status Arrives

Standard & Poors delivered a scathing verdict on the management of the SA economy in their downgrade report. In the accompanying article the editor of the Business Day newspaper explains that South Africa has a growth problem, the result of an overly aggressive...

Chickens, roosting No. 2…

Few risks put the heeby-jeebies in the average retirement product investor like government prescribed investments – particularly if the prescribed investments are poorly managed, corrupt state companies, when the government itself is finding it too expensive or...

Chickens, roosting… No 1

The effect of junk bond status is starting to hit home – as predicted. The expectation of further downgrades based on political uncertainty, low growth and a fast expanding deficit (escalating costs, dropping tax revenue) is making it more and more expensive to...