POLITICAL ECONOMY ANALYST - FUTURIST - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - AUTHOR

THE STATE OF THE WORLD: THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2017

Looking for an insightful and informative take on current global economic conditions? Daniel Silke’s constantly updated keynote offers just that. Silke takes financial charts and economic trends – distilled into an hour – and makes it entertaining and compelling. Go...
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EMERGING WORLDS: THE INFLUENCE & BRICS & THE RISE OF THE REST

Once the darling of the global investor community, the BRICS and a basket of emerging nations are now suffering uneven economic development and related political insecurities. Daniel Silke presents a macro-economic and political analysis of the core trends in the member countries...
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TRACKING THE FUTURE: GLOBAL TRENDS 2025 & BEYOND

Key social, economic, political and technological changes are set to substantially alter the world – and the business environment over the next few years. Governments are battling with high levels of income inequality – yet there is also a contradictory reduction in poverty...
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GLOBAL WATCH 2017: RISKS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

The election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote and a populist uprising against globalization in both the US and Europe has unsettled the world. In an era of sluggish growth for Western nations and mixed fortunes for emerging markets, a new era of international relations – and...
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AFRICA WATCH 2017: RISK, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Daniel Silke presents one of the most comprehensive overviews of the current and future state of African economic development. Following a decade of impressive growth, much of Africa is now experiencing headwinds. Low commodity prices, a slowdown in China and a failure to...
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GLOBAL REALITY 2017 & BEYOND: THE WORLD, AFRICA & SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa faces considerable domestic challenges – but clearly, we do live in a global village and events in the broader African and international environment have substantial impact on our economic performance. In this comprehensive new keynote, Daniel Silke sets the scene...
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SOUTH AFRICA: CONSOLIDATION OR UNRAVELLING?

After 23 years in power, the governing ANC finds itself more divided than ever before. With declining support – especially in the urban areas and questions over economic policy and performance, South Africa faces substantial challenges. Almost 9m South Africans are now unemployed...
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SOUTH AFRICA 2017: UNCHARTED WATERS

Leadership weakness, economic stagnation and political upheavals all together create substantial uncertainty. In this flagship keynote, Daniel Silke combines economic and political trends to put into context the turbulent times in which the country operates. Silke is one of the...
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SONA 2015: The Night South Africa Changed

The unprecedented series of events that occurred before, during and even after Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address have rightfully left South Africans – and perhaps many overseas – just that bit more uneasy about the country’s nascent democracy. While violence in a...
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Don’t hold your breath for SONA

A natural sense of optimism usually opens a New Year in the minds of humanity. And so it similarly does with the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the State President in the South African Parliament. A sense of expectation usually prevails in the hope that positive corrective...
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