Politicians are putting the SA economy at risk

In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, the focus is on the political economy.

With a number of high profile public cases in the country dominating headlines like former President Zuma's testimony at the State Capture Inquiry, revelations at the PIC Inquiry and the High Court ruling against the Public Protector amongst others, how is this affecting the SA economy?

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined in studio by Dawie Roodt, Director and Chief Economist of the Efficient Group together with Genevieve Quintal, Politics Editor for Business Day to unpack the issues.

In this discussion, the panel considers the metrics that can be used to gauge the impact of the ongoing political scandals on SA’s economy or investor sentiment.

The International Monetary Fund released a report on Wednesday cutting their growth forecast for SA. What does this mean and could other institutions follow? Roodt explains how economists go about gauging possible growth and the factors that affect currency fluctuations and overall perceptions of the SA economy internally and externally.

Our guests give their outlook for the rest of the year, together with comments on the Rand and possible economic drivers to look out for.
Quintal highlights that with the State Capture Inquiry set to end in September, South Africans may have the first draft of the report from that process by the end of the year.

Listen in to hear thoughts around these and other questions.

Business Day Spotlight is a MultimediaLIVE Production.