Economy 2018


For the first time in more than a decade, global economic activity is widespread and synchronised.

Sub-Saharan Africa should accelerate further in 2018, from its 2016 nadir.

For South Africa, the scale of drift that marked the second term of former President Zuma’s tenure, in particular, suggests that there will for some time remain an abundant selection of low-hanging reforms that President Ramaphosa can push for in order to sustain the optimistic mood.

In 2018, it will feel like the pendulum has swung.

Goolam Ballim

Chief Economist, Standard Bank

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