Steve Jobs famously said that one can only connect the dots backwards. JP Landman connect the dots on government’s
economic policy since 2018. The dots tell us what has been done, not what will be done nor what has been promised. They help us to distinguish between daily headlines and longer-term trends.


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About JP Landman


JP Landman is a self-employed analyst on political-economic trends. He focuses on trends in politics, economics, demography and social capital. He is visiting professor at the University of the Free State; and he consults to Nedbank Private Wealth.  In 2013 he was elected a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars in Washington DC. In August 2013 he published the book, “The Long View”, an analysis of trends in SA.  In September 2015 he was appointed by the President as a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC).


He has a BA LLB from Stellenbosch University (1978), studied Economics at Harvard (1998 and again in 2005), and obtained a MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003). In 2009 he completed a course at Oxford University Continuing Education on the economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India & China).