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In April 2014, Thanda joined Standard Bank as an Economist in the macroeconomic research division, with focus on building and maintaining macroeconomic models. His role also involves forecasting, and writing macroeconomic reports. Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Eqstra Fleet Management and as a Business Analyst at Nedbank. Thanda holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics (with cum laude), from the University of Johannesburg. He has completed the requisite course work for a Master of Finance and Investment from Wits Business School, and has also completed a Masters Skill Programme in Industrial Economics from Maastricht University, in Netherlands. In 2010, he graduated with an Honour's degree in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand.
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The SA Daily – Only growth can deliver more jobs
At a recent ANC lekgotla, President Ramaphosa proposed a stimulus package to assist sluggish SA growth and employment. Not much is known yet about this plan, and the National Treasury
The SA Daily – Mining surprises in June
Mining production for June has surprised to the upside at 2.8% y/y, above Bloomberg expectations of -0.9% y/y, and also up from the upwardly revised -1.8% y/y (previously -2.6% y/y)
The SA Daily – Manufacturing disappoints
SA June manufacturing production has disappointed at 0.7% y/y (expectations were 2.2% y/y), and also below the downwardly revised 2.0% y/y in May. On a q/q basis, production contracted 0.1% q/q
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