This is my blog where I jot down my thoughts about things that are going on.

I am South African CEO at which is a research-led consulting firm with people in Joburg, Cape Town, London and Boston. We aim to make the world a better place by providing research on financial markets to clients.

I was previously at National Treasury, where I did a bunch of things including write budget speeches for Tito Mboweni and financial sector reform. I then looked after the Western Cape provincial budget. Nowadays, I live between Cape Town and Joburg.

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Random thoughts, mainly on economics and policy, plus links to great sites. I am South African CEO of a research-led consulting firm with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Boston.


Roy Havemann

Roy was chief director of financial markets at the National Treasury and speechwriter to Tito Mboweni. He has a PhD in Economics from Stellenbosch University. He writes in his personal capacity.