Month: November 2017

The phenomenon of state-led macroeconomic planning

In the wake of the latest alarm bells from the international ratings agencies about South Africa’s economic policy incoherence and incompetence, J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes another look at South Africa’s continuing love affair with the words of the developmental state, but not its hard choices. And along the way he casts a nervous eye northwards, …

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Sport’s Competition law will promote fairness, professionalism, efficient resource allocation and economic development

An increasing number of popular sports clubs, like Manchester United and Real Madrid, have their stocks publicly traded in major stock exchanges around the world. This underlines the view that sport is no longer simply a cultural spectacle. It’s also become big business. This applies to South Africa, where football, rugby and cricket have become …

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