Siphamandla Mkhwanazi ( Email )
Siphamandla holds a Master's Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, majoring in Economics. He began his career as a graduate trainee at Nedgroup Investments. Thereafter he joined the Competition Commission of South Africa as an Economist, where he analysed a number of Mergers & Acquisitions transactions, including Glencore and Optimum; Glencore and Xstrata; and Tsogo Sun and Sunwest International, among others. He joined Standard Bank’s Research team in September 2015, where he focuses mainly on consumer and property economics.
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The SA Daily – HPI rebounds in November
The Standard Bank house price index (HPI) increased by 4.3% y/y in November, from an upwardly revised 3.5% y/y in October (previously 3.1% y/y). However, in the year-to-date (YTD), the
The SA Daily – Nov total vehicle sales
New vehicle sales for November is due out today; Bloomberg consensus is for total new vehicle sales to have eased to 1.3% y/y, after October’s rebound to 1.7%y/y and the
The SA Daily – Residential building in recovery
Private-sector-financed residential building is still subdued, but recovering, with new units in the planning phase calling for some optimism despite depressed building confidence. New building plans approved, as indicator of
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