Dawie Roodt

South African’s inflation eases to 5.3% in March

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen Data from Statistics South Africa has revealed that the country’s headline inflation rate moderated to 5.3% in March, down from 5.6% in February. This decline comes after two consecutive months of climbing inflation. Since September 2023, inflation has remained within a range of 5% to 6%. Among[…]

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Dawie Roodt still in ICU after robbery

Economist Dawie Roodt and his family were ”doing fine” even though he was still in intensive care after being stabbed during a robbery at his home in a Pretoria East security estate. ”The plastic surgeon will do a second operation on Sunday. After the operation he will stay in ICU[…]

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Dawie Roodt used power cut to free himself

Chief economist Dawie Roodt used a power cut as an opportunity to free himself and lure armed robbers out of his house to protect his wife, their twin toddlers and his adult daughter. But he paid a high price for his bravery – he was then hacked with a panga[…]

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Economy to be focus of SONA

Economists are expected to be glued to their screens on Thursday to see whether President Jacob Zuma resolves to announce any major strategies to tackle the country’s ongoing economic woes. A volatile labor market, poor service delivery, and infrastructure shortages have all contributed to an increased cost of living for[…]

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