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Seeraj Mohamed

Seeraj Mohamed
Mohamed is the director of the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme in the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand – seeraj.mohamed@wits.ac.za

DTI is building capacity for industrial development

25th February 2011 The Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme (CSID) - the University of the Witwatersrand's (Wits') economics policy research unit of which I am director – hosted a launch of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI's) capacity building programme at hte university in... 

Govts must carefully manage global integration in today’s uncertain world

21st January 2011 We enter 2011 with much global economic uncertainty. South Africans should consider the country's economic policies and activities within the context of an uncertain and volatile global economy.  

2011 – another year of global economic uncertainty

14th January 2011 The year 2010 sped past at a high speed. We still have not recovered from the global financial and economic crises and the sovereign debt crises may still lead us into the second dip of a global recession.  

Straight talk on the exchange rate debate

10th December 2010 We have had much discussion about the exchange rate over the past few years. This discussion has had trade unions and certain manufacturers on one side and representatives of financial institutions on the other side.  

Capitalism is different from free market libertarianism

19th November 2010 There is a view that people should be free to do whatever they want with their wealth. In fact, most people – rich and poor – would balk at the idea of the State telling them how they can use their money. The South African government’s belief system seems to agree with that view, given the... 

Forget 7% yearly growth; just support the right kind of growth

5th November 2010 There is an idea from government that the South African economy should grow at 7% a year. There seems to be a belief that growing that fast will help solve our unemployment problems.  

Currency wars and other myths

29th October 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan recently repeated the sensationalist fears promoted in the mainstream business media about the possibility of currency wars and trade protectionism.  

Crisis in Greece provides important lessons

8th October 2010 The there are many internal problems in Greece that contributed to the country’s relatively high level of debt, which led the sovereign debt crisis.  

Why another amnesty for illegal capital flight?

17th September 2010 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is proposing a second amnesty for South African residents guilty of illegal capital flight. The first amnesty was in 2003. These amnesties may seem a good way to collect revenue by government, but they a the wrong policy at a wrong time.  

Inequality and industry

3rd September 2010 South Africa ranks among the top most unequal societies in the world. We know that our colonial and apartheid past of racial oppression and exploitation has much to do with our current inequality. However, we have to consider our recent history to fully understand why inequality has increased in... 

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