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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
President Zuma’s decision will have damaging consequences for the country. While this may not be immediately evident, except in the movement of the exchange rate, in time its effects will be engraved deeply on the institutions of state, on...