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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Khaya Sithole.]

The return of Tito Mboweni to mainstream politics is rapidly becoming as polarising as it was unexpected.

Having spent the better part of SA’s lost economic decade on the sidelines rather than at the heart of it all, Mboweni predictably gravitates towards logical and economic analysis when commenting on the state of public enterprises.

As the cabinet minister in charge of a public purse that has been depleted through bail-outs of state-owned entities, he has to align his economic analysis with the political nuances associated with his post. So far his efforts have been dismal.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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