What causes economic growth? What determines the price of umqombothi? Why is Eskom a monopoly? Are cryptocurrencies a form of money? Why is South Africa so unequal? Mzansinomics: Understanding the basics of the South African economy introduces economics to a South African audience. It explains the key economic concepts and issues in the news every day â€“ markets; inflation; budget deficits; collusion; inequality; economic growth â€“ in a straightforward; practical and non-technical way. A question-and-answer format; with many examples and updated statistics; exposes South Africaâ€™s unique economic challenges and opportunities. The book is useful as a quick reference for seasoned industry professionals; as a text for students who want to obtain a basic understanding of economics without enrolling for a formal mainstream course; and as a resource for those interested in the structure and development of the South African economy. Mzansinomics is the product of two passionate South African economists; Johan Fourie; professor of Economics at Stellenbosch University and Philip Mohr; who was professor of Economics at the University of South Africa for over two decades.