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Richard Kima
In 2024, central banks worldwide are confronted with the challenges of juggling inflation control , economic growth, and the preservation of financial stability. A new report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social...
MAY 2024
Macro-fiscal analysis
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Katrien Smuts
In monetary policy communication, every word carries weight. Consider this scenario: the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) articulates its stance to anchor inflation expectations , yet this message undergoes subtle transformations when translated by the...
April 2024
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Hylton Hollander and Roy Havemann
Over the past decade, the interest rate that South Africa pays on its debt has consistently been above the economic growth rate. Mathematically, this means that debt grows as a percent of GDP. It becomes...
March 2024
Macro-fiscal analysis
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Aimable Nsabimana and Abena Larbi-Odam
Sub-Saharan Africa has abundant natural resources and a substantial market, with an estimated population of 1.2 billion . The population is projected to grow by nearly 80% and reach almost 2 billion people by 2043...
February 2024
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Michelle Pleace, Matthew Clance, and Nicky Nicholls
New analysis of income data in South Africa shows the gender pay gap—how much more men earn than women—has increased. According to findings from a study conducted on the SA-TIED programme, in 2021, women in...
January 2024
Public revenue
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Shakeba Foster
South Africa ranks as the world’s most unequal country by income. This is largely due to high wage inequality, given that wages are the main income source for the majority of the working population. Exploring...
January 2024
Labour market and inequality
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Andrew Donaldson
Introduction Personal income tax is the primary revenue source in South Africa’s fiscal system. Its buoyancy in the context of slow and declining economic growth over the past 13 years has resulted in part from...
December 2023
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Philippe Burger
Introduction The South African constitution includes a number of socioeconomic rights, such as the right to education and access to housing, food, and healthcare. Nevertheless, the constitution qualifies some of the socioeconomic rights by the...
November 2023
Macro-fiscal analysis
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SA-TIED
In celebration of South Africa's Women's Month, SA-TIED is spotlighting exceptional women with the 'Breaking Barriers, Building Economies: Women in Economic Policy' campaign. Among these leaders is Nadine Riedel, whose journey in economics and economic...
AUGUST 2023
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SA-TIED
In celebration of South Africa's Women's Month, SA-TIED is spotlighting women driving change in economics. Through the 'Breaking Barriers, Building Economies: Women in Economic Policy' campaign, we highlight their achievements, challenges, and invaluable contributions. Pumla...
AUGUST 2023
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SA-TIED
As part of the SA-TIED ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Economies: Women in Economic Policy' initiative, Georgina Ryan emerges as a visionary force driving economic transformation. With a research-driven foundation and a master's in development studies, Georgina's...
AUGUST 2023
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SA-TIED
In celebration of South Africa's Women's Month, SA-TIED is spotlighting the women driving change within the field of economics. Through the ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Economies: Women in Economic Policy’ campaign, we highlight their achievements, challenges...
August 2023
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Mthokozisi Tshuma
Nearly half the working-age population and nearly two-thirds of the unemployed live in areas designated as townships under apartheid spatial laws. Originally developed as “labour dormitories”, they have been challenging to develop as more vibrant...
JULY 2023
Labour market and inequality