Christie Viljoen

About Christie Viljoen

Christie Viljoen is an economist at KPMG in Cape Town and has almost 10 years’ experience in researching and analysing African economies.

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SA economy falls into recession in 2017Q1

Economic activity declines q-o-q despite recovery in agriculture and mining Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported […]

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Other nations have built more equal societies, but SA is found wanting

Mechanisms to achieve radical transformation are vague — research firm has lessons on reducing poverty. […]

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Cabinet Reshuffle and its impact on South Africa’s sovereign ratings

Currently, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings both rate South Africa “BBB-” with a negative […]

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Inflation continues lower in February

Food price inflation declines to 10% y-o-y Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported on March 22 […]

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Staying the course: Treasury must stick to its guns in the 2017 Budget speech

KPMG’s theme for Budget 2017 is “managing disruptions”. It is an apt theme for current […]

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Pre-budget economic outlook

Shortly after President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2017 on February 9, […]

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Inflation declines in January

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported on February 15 that headline inflation decreased from 6.8% year-on-year […]

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The South African Economy in 2017: Upside Factors and Downside Risks

The South African economy is forecast to grow by 1% during 2017 from an estimate […]

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Inflation continues higher in December

Optimism about easing price pressure early in 2017 Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported on January […]

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South African economy enters the Trump era

While the US is still adjusting to the reality of a Trump presidency, the rest of […]

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