What did the investment conference deliver?

There is much to be excited about in Cyril Ramaphosa’s pragmatic push for new investments in South Africa while also being determined to tackle socio-economic challenges that require redistributive policy approaches. More than 1,000 delegates attended the investment conference held...

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Cry for leadership: How can we move forward as a country?

A cold realism has followed the initial euphoria that accompanied the ascendance of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the highest seat as president of his party and the country. Absence of clarity in what Ramaphosa really believes and stands for,...

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An Overview of Institutional Challenges: Spotlight on State-Owned Enterprises and Key Legislation

Authors: Mzukisi Qobo and Matlala Setlhalogile Parliament looks at amending the PIC Act A week after President Ramaphosa announced a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of poor governance into the PIC board, it has emerged that parliament is forging ahead with assessing...

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Ramaphosa’s softly-softly approach could be hard for democracy

It has been more than a week since the ANC Top Six met President Jacob Zuma to ask him to step down. He defied their request, which was aimed at avoiding a messy transition, and preferred to stick to...

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ANC Death Knell? The five stages of a party in its death throes

It is difficult to discern what the two contenders, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa, stand for beyond facile statements about “Radical Economic Transformation” or “The New Deal”. This is despite the fact that the ANC is in a...

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South Africa’s Credit Downgrade: Creating a Roadmap for Recovery

South Africa has entered into new territory with the recent sovereign risk downgrades by S&P and Fitch. In a sense, the credit downgrades should not come as a surprise. In evaluating South Africa, S&P took into account the country’s...

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