Last week the Keynes Society was privileged to welcome Colin Coleman via zoom, to discuss the South African economic situation.

Colin Coleman, a fellow at Yale, is the former CEO of Goldman Sachs in sub-Saharan Africa and an expert on South African economics.

His talk focused on his 10 point plan, devised to lift South Africa out of their testing economic situation which has been exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

His policy proposals ranged from the commonly discussed increased redistribution and tax reform, to some more unique ideas, such as the introduction of ‘e-government’ technology.

The talk ended with audience questions, ranging from China’s involvement in South Africa to the potential benefits of an African free trade area.

We thank Colin Coleman for his highly engaging and thought-provoking address.