So that was the budget what now for South Africa?

Dawie Roodt: Chief Economist, Efficient Group
27 February 2019
17h45 – 18h15 (Registration & cheese ’n wine)
18h15 – 20h00 (Presentation + Q&A)
Free Market Foundation, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)


So that was the budget: what now for South Africa?

Will the looting, corruption and incompetence stop?

Will SA escape another downgrade? Will we see growth at last?

Once everything has been said and done, will the budget really change the fundamental challenges facing SA’s economy?

When, on 20 February, the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, delivers his annual fiscal budget,
 leading SA economist, Dawie Roodt, says we should
“Expect tax increases, spending shenanigans and debt delusions,
and that economists will analyse, dichotomise and theorise on the implications.
But what then?”



About Dawie Roodt

Founder, director and chief economist of the Efficient Group, Dawie Roodt is a leading South African economist in demand with the national media for his insight and often controversial views on the country’s economy and his ideas on policy. An entertaining and energetic speaker, Dawie is ranked as SA’s most referenced economist and, in 2018, he received the prestigious Economist of the Year Award by media house Sake 24. He has anchored the television programme Ontbytsake for the past 13 years, is a frequent guest on news and current affairs programmes and has written extensively for the media on SA’s economy. In 2013, he authored “Tax, Lies and Red Tape”.

With over 30 years’ experience, Dawie specialises in monetary and fiscal policy and has currently undertaken extensive research on the possible impact of “crypto” currencies on monetary policy. In recent years his interest and knowledge in international and local politics has expanded. His academic achievements include a masters (cum laude) in economics and he served as an economist at the South African Reserve Bank.

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