Tweeting Tito Mboweni has reignited the debate over the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank, labelling the ANC’s resolution to do so a "mistake". It earned the finance minister a public dressing-down from his party. We asked Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt who would actually benefit from a change in ownership of the Bank.

DR: As a starting point, what is important to say is that confidence is one of the most important ingredients to get an economy to grow. If things are going badly in an economy but the confidence is still there, things can improve.

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