War in the Middle East has implications for South Africa - with the local economy now facing big risks as the fallout of the latest conflict ripples outward.
Strikes, violence, and crushing interest rate hikes are feeding through the economy and lining South Africa up for a tough quarter.
Talk of a new currency for South Africa and its BRICS partners is likely to kick up during the bloc's annual summit this week.
After a better-than-expected economic performance in the second quarter of the year, economists warn that clouds are gathering over Q3.
Economists are optimistic about price pressure in South Africa for the rest of the year - despite load shedding and global issues still keeping producers on their toes.
South Africa enjoyed a week of good news on the economic front - but two big risks may have gone amiss amid the sighs of relief and interest rate celebrations.
Economists and analysts see another interest rate hike coming this month - and it may not be the end just yet.
Lower levels of load shedding have supported some business activity, but likely not enough to settle the Reserve Bank's nerves.
Businesses, households and trade unions are all expecting inflation to persist and salary growth to remain muted.
As more central banks stick to a hiking path for interest rates, chances are greater that the SARB follows suit.