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08
MAR

Budget Watch 2019 Deficit & Defence Spending

Cirrus Capital economist Rowland Brown explains what to expect in Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein's National budget this year, as Namibia faces a tough economic environment & a contracting economy. This is Part 3 of a three part podcast that will aid the understanding of our current economic predicament! This Episode focuses on Namibia’s deficit and defence spending. It also answers if government’s defence spending is holding the economy back. Brown has previously worked at the Central Bank, a commercial bank and in National Planning in Government. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
08
MAR

Budget Watch 2019 Expenditure & Bloated Wage Bill

Cirrus Capital economist Rowland Brown explains what to expect in Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein's National budget this year, as Namibia faces a tough economic environment & a contracting economy. This is Part 2 of a three part podcast that will aid the understanding of our current economic climate! This Episode focuses on Namibia’s expenditure, which includes interest rates, pensions and grants, capital projects, SOE's and the government wage bill. Brown has previously worked at the Central Bank, a commercial bank and in National Planning in Government. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
08
MAR

Week in Review - 09 March 2019

Water bills and required water savings, more awards for Namibia but more pain for South Africans, legal issues in South Africa and France, and some medical news to end it all off.
08
MAR

Butget Watch 2019 Revenue-streams

Cirrus Capital economist Rowland Brown explains what to expect in Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein's National budget this year, as Namibia faces a tough economic environment & a contracting economy. This is Part1 of a three part podcast that will aid the understanding of our current economic predicament! This Episode focuses on Namibia’s revenue streams i.e. personal and corporate tax, SACU revenues and VAT. Brown has previously worked at the Central Bank, a commercial bank and in National Planning in Government. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
01
MAR

Week in Review - 02 March 2019

We came close to nuclear war this week while the Trump-Kim summit got us no further to a denuclearized Korea either. In local news there were celebrations at the return of the Witbooi bible and whip with the President also using the opportunity to have harsh words for Germany - all that an loads more.
22
FEB

Week in Review - 23 February 2019

Namibia gets a ratings downgrade but also a commission to look into ancestral land claims, a lion is on the loose in South Africa, while the chickens finally look to be coming home to roost in the Bosasa scandal. Nigeria will try again when it comes to elections while Kenyan activists will have to wait longer for the decision they are hoping for. Meanwhile there are increasing tensions between India and Pakistan and, it seems, Russia and the United States.
15
FEB

Week in Review - 16 February 2019

From water news from Windhoek and Makhanda to the new paperless parliament; and from elections looming in Nigeria to the bug apocalypse, as well as sadly a bad week for armed forces due to two deadly suicide bombings. All that and much more.
08
FEB

Week in Review - 09 February 2019

Presidential outbursts in Namibia and a lack of 'points of order' in South Africa, Ebola news, France and Italy get angrier with each other, and a bizarre story about locked up cyrptocurrencies.
01
FEB

Week in Review - 02 February 2019

Shooting in Windhoek, an oncologist caught with elephant tusks, and President Geingob loses his patience. All that and positive news from the DRC, bone-chilling news about the US and Russia's nuclear standoff, and some good news right at the end.
25
JAN

Week in Review - 26 January 2019

In this week's episode: political intrigue including insults, inaugurations, and declarations of presidency, good news from Africa, the difference between what a permanent farm worker earns in Namibia and what the top earners in South Africa do, oh, and still no rain!

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