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.
Latest available research
The SA Daily – SA GDP the focus
SA’s Q4:17 GDP is due out tomorrow; we expect a moderation to 1.7% q/q (saar), from 2% q/q in Q3:17, which implies growth of 0.9% y/y for 2017. From the
The SA Daily – Cape Town house prices easing
House price inflation in Cape Town has been moderating from highs around 15% y/y in Q1:16, to 9.7% y/y in Q4:17 (see chart below), largely on deteriorating affordability, softer demand,
The SA Daily – Consumer key to 2018 growth
In 2017, economic growth was supported by moderating inflation and the recovery in cyclical consumption. This momentum should continue in 2018; we therefore see durable goods spending growth of 2.9%
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