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Gap in the market is an innovation challenge for SA payments system

SA’s payment system has achieved great things but innovation is constrained due to a huge gap in the market, according to a partner at Genesis Analytics, Richard Ketley.

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Genesis staffer highlights central role of trade in Africa's development

Sibulele Walaza, assistant manager in the Business Development Unit at Genesis Analytics, has contributed a chapter to a book titled From MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals: The Travails of International Development, which was launched in September at the University of Pretoria.

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Third report card launched on current state of SA infrastructure

Malcolm Pautz, from Genesis Analytics, convened the third Infrastructure Report Card (IRC 2017), which was launched by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) in September.

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Genesis looks at impact of new Liquor Bill for Nedlac

Genesis Analytics was contracted by Nedlac to undertake an independent assessment of the economic, health and social impact of the proposed amendments to the Liquor Amendment Bill. 

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70% of South Africans support sugar tax - Genesis study

Three out of four adult South Africans believe that government is doing the right thing when it makes and enforces policy to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages and junk foods, according to a survey conducted by Genesis Analytics  for the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA).

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State Aid: Getting SOEs to Fly

The performance and regulation of South African state-owned entities (SOEs) have been a major focus in 2016 with South African Airways now having cumulative guarantees of about R14-billion (USD 125-million) gathered over the past five years.

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Savings groups in SA: The last piece of the puzzle?

Social savings and lending groups could play a role in reaching the 25% of South Africans who remain under or unserved by financial institutions - especially in rural areas.

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Mergers: Does public interest tip the scales?

Public interest considerations emerged as a key topic for debate at the Competition Law, Economics and PolicyConference held in October 2016 in South Africa.  

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Interest rates caps: An own goal?

An 'own goal' describes an act that unintentionally harms one’s own interests. It is certainly a term that springs to mind when considering the Kenyan Banking Amendment Bill, which imposes interest rate caps on the Kenyan banking sector.

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Return to Sender: Financial inclusion on wrong track?

Postbank (South Africa) has recently been granted a banking licence. Considering the persistent financial woes of the South African Post Office, which reported R1.49 billion in losses in the 2015 financial year, will Postbank’s new activities be a step towards recovery or exacerbate the losses? 

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Ghana: A Rising (Black) Star?

With the 2016 Ghanaian general election fast approaching, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) sought to limit the government’s borrowing with the BoG Amendment Bill. The bill, which was blocked in July, was an attempt to break Ghana’s past cycle of election induced spending, inflation surges and currency collapses.

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The end is naira

The Economist’s blog recently ran an article on Nigeria’s Eurobond negotiations under the title ‘The end is naira’, highlighting the travails of the economy and the hapless mismanagement of the naira.

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Damages: Counting the costs

In the wake of collusion findings against a number of construction companies, momentum is now growing to bring damages claims against these firms.

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Reports & other Documents

Evaluation of Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (Final report)

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of the current model of implementation of the Support Programme of Industrial Innovation (SPII), assess the impact of SPII and to determine how the beneficial impacts can be strengthened.

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Implementation Evaluation of the Business Process Services Incentive Scheme Programme (Final report)

The Business Process Services (BPS) incentive scheme was launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in 2011 to enhance and contribute to South Africa‟s value proposition as a world class outsourcing destination for international investors and service providers.

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Anglo American's Economic Contribution to South Africa

Anglo American South Africa, in consultation with stakeholders, commissioned an assessment its economic contribution to South Africa. 

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