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Jannie Rossouw

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.

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

Australian bonds sharply rebound tracking firm U.S. Treasuries

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded on the first trading day of the week Monday as investors poured into safe-haven assets tracking firmness in U.S. Treasuries amid losses in riskier equities and oil. Also, the...

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

UK Pressuring WhatsApp To Give Up Encryption Secrets After London Terror Attack

Following the recent attack in Westminster, London, UK officials have been scrambling to provide its citizens with a measure of security and assure the public that it is doing everything it can to prevent future attacks....

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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9.0 %

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9.6 %

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USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.6 %

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145.5 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 191191m

DEReal GDP YY*

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111.0 %

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111.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 191191m

EZIfo Expectations*

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104.0 %

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104.0 %

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DEIfo Expectations*

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104.3

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104.0

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DEIfo Current Conditions*

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118.3 %

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118.4 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 251251m

EZIfo Expectations*

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4.9 %

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4.9 %

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TRLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

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EZLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

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EZLoans to Households*

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2.3 %

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2.2 %

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