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Jannie Rossouw

Professor Jannie Rossouw was appointed as Head of the School of Economic and Business Sciences (SEBS) in February 2014 at Wits University. Previously he worked at the SA Reserve Bank and the University of South Africa.

Rossouw was co-editor of a special supplement of the journal Economic History of Developing Regions (2011). He is Vice-President of the Economic Society of South Africa and serves on the Finance Committee of the South African Academy for Arts and Culture. He chairs the Audit Committee of the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument in Paarl.

Rossouw obtained an MBA and MCom in Economics from the University of Pretoria and holds a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Central bank case exposes incompetence of South Africa's public protector

Aug 22, 2017 15:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

The South African Reserve Bank has won a critical court battle. The Pretoria High Court has set aside a ruling by the countrys Public Protector that the central banks constitutional mandate should be changed. The...

South Africa's Reserve Bank is in the eye of a storm. Academics quiz the governor

May 16, 2017 16:39 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Central Banks

Central banks everywhere play a critical role in shaping the direction of a countrys economy. The South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of South Africa. Its main mandates are to ensure financial and economic...

Why social grants matter in South Africa: they support 33% of the nation

Feb 17, 2017 00:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The South African governments failure to fix a corrupted R10 billion social grant payment contract has caused a crisis that threatens to disturb monthly payments to millions of vulnerable households. The Conversation...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa's 2017 budget: tough economic times require tough decisions

Feb 06, 2017 18:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

South Africas 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the threat of a credit rating downgrade still looms large. The Conversation...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

The South African economy will be bolstered if Zuma falls

Dec 12, 2016 09:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

South Africas President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a call from some senior members of the governing partys national executive committee for him to step down. The first stern action from inside the African National...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa is Africa's largest economy (again). But what does it mean?

Aug 12, 2016 09:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

South Africa has toppled Nigeria and reclaimed its status as the largest economy in Africa. This comes two years after Nigeria rebased its GDP calculation and advanced to the top spot. South Africa was also temporarily...

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Economy

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce department initiates AD/CVD investigation on imports of Rubber Bands from China, Sri Lanka and Thailand

Last night, the U.S. Commerce Department announced the initiation of an investigation into imports of Rubber Bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The investigations were initiated based on a petition filed by...

New Zealand Q4 retail sales rise above market expectations; consumption growth to moderate as households rebuild saving

New Zealands retail sales volumes were stronger than expected in Q4, with retail discounting, especially across big-ticket items continuing to have a key influence. Retail sales volumes rose solidly (beating market...

New Zealand bonds gain at close despite higher-than-expected Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds gained at the time of closing Friday after the countrys retail sales for the fourth quarter of this year came in higher than market expectations. Further, dairy product prices also declined at...

JGBs edge higher on BoJ’s daily market operation; firm U.S. Treasuries support

Japanese government bonds gainedon Fridayafter the Bank of Japan (BoJ) conducted a regular open market operation. Also, the firmness in the U.S. Treasuries supported the bond prices. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

Australian bonds jump tracking U.S. Treasuries, offsets prior anxiety post Fed’s meeting minutes

Australian bonds jumped during early Asian session on the last trading day of the week, tracking similar movement in the U.S. Treasuries, offsetting prior anxiety raised that came after Federal Reserve minutes signaled...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Perfumes, Cologne And Other Chemicals Contribute To Air Pollution As Much As Cars

Environmentalists often blame cars for being the biggest contributors to air pollution thanks to the smog coming out of them. However, recent data shows that aerosol chemicals are also huge contributors to making the...

Potential Tests For Autism Using Blood And Urine Developed

Autism remains one of the biggest mysteries in the medical industry right now, with the root cause still being unidentified. Whats worse is that early detection of the illness has been rather unreliable. This may soon...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Technology

Google Sued By Former Employee Who Was Fired For Supposedly Criticizing Anti-Diversity Memo

As it turns out, Google really is a big believer in fair treatment of employees. Last year, it fired engineer James Damore for sending out a memo suggesting that perhaps diversity is not the way to go, at least in its...

UN Chief Wants A Geneva Convention For Cyber Warfare

Over the decades, member countries of the UN have agreed to certain stipulations related to the matter of war. Basically, certain practices are to be banned and there are rules to be observed, particularly with regards to...

More Signs Of Spotify’s Hardware Ambitions Crop Up

While Spotify did build its business as a software entity, signs that it plans on selling hardware have become more and more apparent. Now, several job descriptions posted by the company are adding a tank of fuel on this...

Doom Gets Motion Control On The Switch, Follows Splatoon Formula

Motion controls have always been a tricky subject in the video game industry. So far, Nintendo has been the reigning king in this arena, what with its excellent Wii hardware. With the Switch, the company has taken things...

Amazon Uses Cashback To Increase Whole Foods Shopping By Prime Members

When it was announced that Amazon was buying Whole Foods, many wondered what changes the merchant giant would implement. As it turns out, not that much, at least for now. One of Amazons more major moves with regards to the...
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