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Exploring South Africa’s Political and Economic Landscape

In this live-recorded webinar political analyst, Melanie Verwoerd, and STANLIB’s Chief Economist Kevin Lings provide an insightful update on the South African political and economic landscape in 2020.
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Kevin Lings

Kevin Lings

Chief Economist


Kevin has over 30-years’ experience and is responsible for domestic and global economic research, and forecasts. Additionally, he provides input into STANLIB’s asset allocation processes and relevant economic research for our Fixed Income, Property and Equity teams.

Since the start of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has shaken political and economic systems globally. South Africa, which has been experiencing political instability and grappling with weak economic growth for several years, has not been spared.


The full extent of the humanitarian, economic and financial impact is still unknown. But could this worldwide crisis result in an acceleration of much-needed local political reform? And if so, could it allow the country to show its resilience in the face of turmoil again?

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