Will South Africa crash and burn?

Neil Emerick - Director & founder of NightsBridge & software developer
28 September 2017
11h00 for 11h30 Registration & finger lunch
11h30 to 13h30 Presentation & discussion
FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

28 September 2017

Will South Africa crash and burn?

International launch of

Economic Freedom of the World – 2017 Annual Report


 The launch of the South African edition

In 2000, South Africa ranked 42nd in the Economic Freedom of the World index

By 2016, we had plummeted to 105 out of 159 countries

By comparison, Bulgaria in 2000 ranked 108th

By 2016, it ranked 45th

Does it matter where we rank? YES

A country’s ranking is directly related to a country’s economic well-being

South Africa’s GDP per capita grew by 113% since 2000; Bulgaria’s by 388%


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Neil Emerick is the director and founder of NightsBridge - a software company operating in the tourism industry. 


He started his career as a foreign exchange trader but left the London financial markets for South Africa. There he pivoted to writing financial software, and then ultimately founded his current business with his wife Theresa.


In 2003, Emerick developed a software tool that allowed users to explore the Economic Freedom of the World data, correlating it with the World Bank Development Indicators. This tool is released each year with the paper-version of the report.


Emerick has a B.Comm degree and is currently studying LLB at Unisa, and lives in the Republic of Hout Bay.

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