Claire Bisseker Economics writer

A noted SA currency expert once said that anyone who purports to have a foolproof method of forecasting the rand should be automatically disregarded, as the currency is notoriously fickle, volatile and prone to long bouts of being both under-and overvalued.

But though few economists would stake their lives on their rand forecasts, the expectations and assumptions that drive them paint a valuable picture of the key economic challenges and risks that SA will face in the year ahead...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now