Women’s day in August

August is marked as a month for the women of South Africa, particularly the 9th of August.  But what makes this day / month so special? Women’s day in South Africa is a public holiday marking the famous march which took place in 1956 where some 20 000 women marched to...

Is South Africa worth the risk?

We recently attended the Allan Gray Investment Summit 2019 where we were able to glimpse into the investment minds of prominent local and global fund managers, and walk away with some great insights. One of the presenters was Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings. ...

Trump’s trade war: even worse than you think

By Professor Barry Eichengreen, guest writer for the July 2019 Coroconnect THE TRADE WAR between the US and China is not ending anytime soon, notwithstanding the efforts of presidents Trump and Xi to make nice on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 summit. Trump signaled...