News skills for Africa’s future

President Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address emphasised the need to transform South Africa’s education system. He went further, highlighting that one of Africa’s most urgent challenges is the exclusion of the continent’s youth cohort from any...

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A lean mean Cabinet?

The leaner looking Cabinet has been trimmed down through the merger of several ministries. As a result, President Cyril Ramaphosa reduced the size of his cabinet by eight ministers (from 36 to 28) and reduced one deputy minister post....

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Developmental State inspired Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet announcement had a lukewarm reception. This was mostly because President Ramaphosa while introducing new faces to his team, also maintained a lot of old hands. The South African cabinet is organised into clusters that talk...

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A brief window: coordinating industrial and trade policy

There is broad consensus that in order to address South Africa’s triple threat of poverty, inequality and unemployment the economy needs to grow; at least at a rate higher than the population. But this has not been the case...

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Uncertain steps to restructure SOCs

Heinrich Krogram and Azwimpheleli Langalanga Democratic South Africa now has its 6th parliament. The voting public gave the governing ANC another outright majority leading to a five-year term. The governing party’s margin has albeit been reduced from the last elections...

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Cyril Ramaphosa Post-Elections: Limits to Reforms

Dr Mzukusis Qobo and Matlala Setlhalogile Since his ascent to power in Nasrec in December 2017 as ANC leader, and his assumption of office as country’s president in February 2018, Cyril Ramaphosa has been seen as an oasis of hope for...

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