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Isaah Mhlanga

Isaah Mhlanga is an Executive Chief Economist at Alexforbes and worked previously as an Economist at the Rand Merchant Bank. He obtained a Master of Commerce, in Financial Economics from the University of Johannesburg.

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ISAAH MHLANGA: Big bills loom as the world slips into recession
Let’s hope next week’s medium-term budget rules out any...
Published: 21 October 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
Small rise in employment is nothing to celebrate
Consensus is emerging that unemployment, inequality and poverty req...
Published: 2 June 2022
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Business Day
Global focus shifts away from SA issues at World Economic Forum
Financing for a just energy transition in SA takes a back seat to m...
Published: 29 May 2022
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Business Live
Reserve Bank is not to blame for the state of the economy
Above-inflation wage drives are likely to cause a rise in unemploym...
Published: 20 May 2022
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Business Day
Tough choices will remain for SA when unearned respite fades
SA has been a relatively good story in the emerging-market world si...
Published: 16 May 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
SA must cut carbon emissions quickly — to protect its own economy
Carbon taxes will be levied and markets will be closed to those goo...
Published: 1 May 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Times Live
Careful with that cure for inflation
Experimenting with unproven monetary policy ideas could spell socia...
Published: 21 April 2022
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Business Day
The Reserve Bank and Treasury's fiscal policies are bearing fruit
The economy is in bad shape, but it would be even worse were it not...
Published: 17 April 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Live
Fed hikes could trigger US recession — and global uncertainty
Russian invasion of Ukraine gave a stagflation shock to the global ...
Published: 7 April 2022
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Business Day
The Russia-Ukraine war will hurt South Africa’s investment ambitions: lessons from nine...
Lessons from nine wars since the early 1970s, and the Brexit vote, ...
Published: 31 March 2022
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CNBC Africa
The fog of negativity is clouding sight of real reforms
The fourth SA investment conference, which concluded on Thursday, c...
Published: 24 March 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
The Reserve Bank must raise interest rates — but how high and how fast?
The Reserve Bank must raise interest rates — but how high and how f...
Published: 20 March 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Live
It will be even harder for SA to attract investment
After the war the West is likely to concentrate on funding Ukraine ...
Published: 10 March 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
High minimum wages hinder efforts to cut unemployment
The unemployed perhaps need to get into the labour market first and...
Published: 30 January 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Live
Meddling politicians should note Turkey’s ruinous road
The country’s president persistently orders his officials to do wha...
Published: 9 November 2021
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
The growth story Godongwana needs in his budget speech to be believable
Minister must show that Treasury is not anti-poor, guarantee fiscal...
Published: 9 November 2021
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Live
Zambia just offered us a natural experiment in economics
Published: 25 August 2020
Isaah Mhlanga
Fin24
Reserve Bank should help soften coronavirus blow to economy
Cut interest rates as much as 50 basis points in one go and help co...
Published: 12 March 2020
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day

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