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Podcasts

Welcome to ERSA’s Conversation Series. In these conversations, we explore topical economic issues and see how they affect our daily lives here in South Africa. Speaking to experienced and knowledgeable people in the field, we gain perspectives and insights from both a practical and a policy level.

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Manoel Bittencourt on COVID-19 Economic Facts in South Africa

Wed, 08 April 2020

In this insightful video, Prof. Manoel Bittencourt, from Wits University’s Department of Economics and Finance, discusses the latest figures relating to the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa....Read more

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South Africa by satellite
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Alex van den Heever on South Africa’s public healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Wed, 08 April 2020

In this podcast Prof. Alex van den Heever, the Chair of Social Security at the Wits School of Governance discusses how South Africa’s public healthcare system is handling the COVID-19 pandemic....Read more

Cape Town
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Chris Loewald on the Monetary Policy response to the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa

Mon, 06 April 2020

Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic and an economic downgrade, we speak to Dr Chris Loewald shortly after the Monetary Policy Review. As the Head of the Research Department at the Reserve Bank, and a...Read more

Compass
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Nicola Viegi on the South African economic response to the Coronavirus

Mon, 06 April 2020

Nicola Viegi, Deputy Director of ERSA, talks with Margaux G on the South African economic response to the Coronavirus. Health...Read more

Corona virus
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Nicola Viegi on the potential impact of the Coronavirus on South Africa

Thu, 26 March 2020

In this podcast, Prof. Nicola Viegi, the Deputy Director of ERSA and SARB Chair in Monetary Policy Studies at the University of Pretoria, discusses the unprecedented nature of the Coronavirus...Read more

Corona Map
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Differential Impact of the Coronavirus as of end of March 2020

Thu, 26 March 2020

Professor Johannes W. Fedderke, the Director of ERSA speaks to our host, Margaux G about the initial impact of the Coronavirus on the world. Exploring the differential impact across countries by...Read more

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