SA economist Mike Schüssler has died at the age of 60

The South African renowned economist Mike Schüssler has died on Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. 

Schüssler’s family issued a press statement that reads, “It is with immense sadness that we confirm that Mike Schussler, well-known economist and founder of died on Tuesday 24 May 2022 after a short, brave fight against cancer. He was 60 years old.”

“Mike’s colourful career spans over about 30 years, in which he has excelled in many different sectors of the economy. In his early years he worked at Transnet, the Treasury, FBC Bank, EW and SAA, it was here where he gained valuable experience and insight into the transport sector of the economy, which remained one of his niche focus areas throughout his career.

“His career developed towards consultancy in 2000 and in the eight years to 2008, Mike was the chief economic consultant to T-sec (previously known as With this in-depth experience in the investment industry added, he founded his own independent consultancy in 2005.”

Bruce Whitfield, Financial journalist and The Money Show presender on Talk Radio 702 paid a tribute to Schüssler in a Tweet. 

“Mike Schussler was patient, accessible, kind and generous with his time. He made complex concepts accessible and aided generations of reporters, including me, to tell stories better. Thank you Mike.”

Mike held a M Com (Economics) from the University of Johannesburg and in earlier years also taught part-time at SBL Unisa, UOVS (MBA) and UJ (M com Economics). Mike left his wife Greta and son Rudi behind.

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