Political uncertainty in the third quarter of 2019 rose to a level last seen during the final days of the presidency of Jacob Zuma, the North West University (NWU) Business School said on Wednesday. 

Ongoing geopolitical tensions such as the US-China trade war and Brexit has eroded certainty, while SA’s longest business cycle downturn since 1945 has pushed the NWU policy uncertainty index (PUI) to its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2017, NWU’s Business School said on Wednesday.

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