• Fiscal and economic lessons from the SA June Special COVID-19 Budget

    22 June 2020
    Join Johann Els, Chief Economist at Old Mutual Investment Group, where he will focus on the supplementary budget – the numbers, the policies and the implications for the SA Economy.
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  • 2020: A WATERSHED YEAR FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

    24 April 2020
    Cape Town, 24 April 2020
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  • SA’s perfect storm – Junk status, Covid-19, SOE’s & Oil wars

    29 March 2020
    Johann Els discusses South Africa’s perfect storm and asks whether there is light at the end of the tunnel and what should government, with the support of business, labour, civil society and all South Africans, do to get there.
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  • MOODY’S DECISION TO CUT SA CREDIT RATING TO JUNK

    28 March 2020
    Cape Town, 28 March 2020
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  • ECONOMIC IMPACT IS GOING TO BE SEVERE, BUT THE ECONOMY WILL REBOUND WITH GOOD POLICY SUPPORT

    25 March 2020
    Cape Town, 25 March 2020
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  • SA still at risk of a downgrade

    28 February 2020
    The 2020 Budget Speech’s widely feared tax increases did not materialise, and this was a positive surprise. However, there are significant implementation risk on the wage bill expenditure reductions.
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  • BUDGET MAY NOT HAVE DONE ENOUGH TO AVERT A DOWNGRADE, BUT THE FOCUS ON EXPENDITURE CUTS RATHER THAN TAX HIKES WILL LIFT SENTIMENT

    28 February 2020
    Cape Town, 27 February 2020
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  • ‘NOW OR NEVER’ 2020/21 BUDGET NEEDS TO PULL SA OUT OF A SPIRALING DEBT TRAP

    21 February 2020
    Cape Town, 20 February 2020
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  • Budget Speech 2020

    14 February 2020
    OMIG Chief Economist Johann Els shares his views on the 2020 Budget Speech with a scene setter of the fiscal situation that is made up of wide deficits and a deteriorating debt profile.
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  • Economic factors to watch in 2020

    13 January 2020
    2019 proved to be a rollercoaster year
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  • Looking to 2020 and beyond a Moody’s downgrade

    03 December 2019
    Johannesburg, 3 December 2019
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  • Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) 2019

    24 October 2019
    In this Webinar, Johann Els, Chief Economist at Old Mutual Investment Group, will be reviewing the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) 2019.
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  • Pace of SA economic reform is dangerously slow, but all is not lost for the SA investor

    12 September 2019
    Chief Economist, Johann Els, outlines the current state of the economy, joined by Old Mutual Investment Group’s Head of Equities, Siboniso Nxumalo, who points to the investment silver lining.
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  • ANC are given one last chance to implement reforms, as election victory emerges

    13 May 2019
    Chief Economist, Johann Els gives his take on the National Elections results.
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  • BUDGET OFFERS TOUGH BALANCING ACT

    26 February 2019
    Chief Economist, Johann Els gives his indepth take on Mboweni’s maiden Budget Speech.
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