A Horrible Budget in Horrible Times

Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist, Efficient Group
26 February 2020
17h45 – 18h15 Registration (Registration & snacks ’n wine)
18h15 – 20h00 (Presentation + Q&A)
FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

Will the President keep on playing the fiddle while Rome is burning? Make no mistake, this is SA’s last chance not to fall into a spiral of fiscal debt which is already out of hand. Crippling state debt due to SOE bailouts and bloated wages has drained the coffers. The last pot of gold is the savers of SA. And this includes pensions. Prescribed assets for pensions may be next, including government employee pensions. Savers beware, the politicians are coming for your money.

Always controversial with his own unique insight, join leading SA economist Dawie Roodt for his post 2020 Budget analysis.

Entry fee R50 per person CASH ONLY at door – for cheese, wine, challenging intellectual debate and scintillating company! Media free

(If you have already responded or cannot join us, no need to RSVP)


About the speaker:


Dawie Roodt is the 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 14 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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