“The year of elections”


20 Feb 2022 – Johannesburg, South Africa – TreasuryONE, Econometrix, and ETM Analytics are proud to announce a virtual panel discussion set to take place on the morning of 22 February 2024, following the delivery of the 2024 Budget Speech by Finance Minister Mr Enoch Godongwana. 


This essential event promises to offer valuable insights into the budget’s implications and the political and economic outcomes expected from numerous global elections this year.


Event Details:

Date: 22 February 2024

Time: 08:30 – 10:30




In an unprecedented year where countries home to nearly half of the world’s population will hold elections, understanding the interplay between political events and economic policies has never been more crucial. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana is poised to deliver what is anticipated to be a challenging budget on 21 February 2024 amidst this backdrop of global uncertainty and a critical domestic election.

The panel:


  • Andre Cilliers, Currency Strategist, TreasuryONE
  • George Glynos, Director & Head of Research, ETM Analytics
  • Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist, Econometrix
  • Dr Oscar van Heerden, Snr. Research Fellow, Centre For African Diplomacy, UJ
  • The panel will be moderated by Ilze-Mari le Roux, Economist & Podcast host, ETM Analytics


The panel will dissect the budget’s intricacies and evaluate whether the Minister’s office has adeptly navigated South Africa’s tight fiscal landscape. The discussion will extend to the global stage, where over 50 countries, including significant players like the US, Russia, India, and the EU Parliament, prepare for polls. These elections, set against heightened geopolitical tensions and financial constraints, promise to impact global markets profoundly.


Participants can look forward to a comprehensive analysis that will not only scrutinise the budget and its implications but also delve into the broader economic and political ramifications of the year’s elections. The panel experts will explore potential opportunities while adopting a pragmatic view of the domestic and global currency and financial markets. Political scenarios and their economic impacts through trade, currency, and immigration will form a core part of the discussions.