October 2016

Identifying the meat in Brexit

Now is the right time to establish new trade linkages with the United Kingdom as it begins the perilous process of withdrawing from the European Union. Former South African Ambassador to the Court of St James,…


Cape costly, but affordable

All of the five Major Regions’ House Price Indices showed slowing year-on-year growth in the third quarter of 2016. The Western Cape Region Index remained by far the strongest performer, but it too may be “past…


‘No need’ for Brexit Blues

Orbis’s director: No need for Brexit Blues – all round UK really is better off out the EU. This piece was run after the Brexit vote in the UK… but it is pertinent to re-run this…


SA housing market ‘softening’

The FNB September House Price Index’s inflation rate, and the FNB Valuers Market Strength Index, both point to further softening in the Housing Market.  3 October 2016 – The FNB House Price Index for September 2016 rose…