n The Retail and Marketing Review - Foreword

Volume 14 Number 1
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With 2018 is half way gone the world economy is still in turmoil and the world economy has not yet shown positive signs of growing and stabilizing. South Africa has a new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and while President Ramaphosa has been the talk in business, the long-term effects still have to be seen. South Africa is still battling high levels of unemployment (27%), and the GDP has decreased in the first quarter of 2018. On the political front, there has been some movement and some stability but it is expected that there will be major political upheavals in the run up to the general election in 2019 as Zuma loyalists try to oust the current president and the opposition try and capitalize on the turmoil in the ANC ranks for their own gain.

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