Lessons from an elephant and a mopane worm
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CUP edition of Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom now available
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Don't worry too much about overheating
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No, it's not for the Tour de France
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Photo by Anurag Yadav on Unsplash South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a measure of a country’s economic performance, is back to its pre-Covid…
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Photo by Kamil Szumotalski on Unsplash They met on the road to Amsterdam. We don't know exactly where, but somewhere between Schaffhausen in Switzerland…
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Photo by Hennie Stander on Unsplash Two friends recently applied for jobs in the private sector. One of them had six interviews, the last of which was…
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When Covid struck in 2020, and again in 2021, the international conference I had planned to host to celebrate three years of Biography-project research…
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Photo by Savannah Koomen on Unsplash Tomorrow I deliver my inaugural lecture at Stellenbosch University. I joined the Economics department in 2006, just…
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Photo by Tray Smith It is difficult not to be pessimistic about South Africa’s economic prospects at the moment. Yesterday the South African Reserve…
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Photo by Mert Kahveci on Unsplash Just before the British occupied the Cape in 1795, Johannes Frederik Kirsten wrote a letter to the British government…
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The graduate economic history class of 2021 Undergraduate classes at Stellenbosch University kicked off last week. Our graduate courses did so a week…
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