Helmo Preuss is a freelance writer on economics for publications such as Alliance News, Business Day, Business Report, Grocott’s Mail, Nerve, and The BRICS Post.

Prior to that he was the chief economist at Oasis Asset Management, the economics analyst at Statistics South Africa, the economics editor at real-time financial news service I-Net Bridge, chief economist at Gencor, and an industrial engineer at Iscor.

He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Nelson Mandela University.

Writing in the Cairo Review