SONA #2: 5 things to look out for in Ramaphosa's address

2019-06-20 13:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his second SONA in 2019 and his third major statement of intent since the ouster of Jacob Zuma as head of state. This is what we will be looking out for when he delivers his speech.

10 questions that explain the battle for the Reserve Bank

2019-06-18 12:45

Should the SA Reserve Bank be nationalised? Can the government print money? What does ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule mean with quantitative easing? Malan Rietveld lays out the battle for the soul of the central bank.

Ramaphosa stops Magashule's plans to plant allies in powerful Parly positions – report

2019-06-16 08:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa has foiled secretary-general Ace Magashule’s alleged plans to assign powerful parliamentary positions to his allies, who are also supporters of former president Jacob Zuma, the Sunday Times reports.

Political risk analysis: Major shifts and key players

2019-06-14 06:00

This briefing note covers the period June 14 tot 21, 2019 and analyses the political risk environment in South Africa ahead of the state of the nation address on June 20, 2019. Please note this document is meant only for subscribers to News24's Friday Briefing.

ANC confirms probe into claims that members helped create other parties

2019-06-12 15:04

The ANC has confirmed that its national executive committee has "directed" the national working committee to investigate whether any of the party's members were "involved in the establishment of other political parties".

Why Ramaphosa can't remove Magashule

2019-06-12 05:00

Any step against Ace Magashule would have to be carefully considered by the broader collective in the ANC NEC and NWC, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Ramaphosa may find himself isolated in Cabinet on the SARB. Here's why

2019-06-11 08:45

There are too few people in Cabinet willing to openly side with Ramaphosa on the SARB matter, whilst too many people are quiet and seem to be non-committal in the debate, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Who governs South Africa while policy chaos reigns?

2019-06-07 08:00

Adoption of the approach suggested by Ace Magashule will take SA back to the 1980s, when the SARB was subservient to the governing National Party, writes Jannie Rossouw.

ANC's reserve bank meltdown likely to take centre stage at top 6 meeting

2019-06-06 10:42

Public clashes of top ANC officials around the expansion of the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank are likely to be a talking point in a meeting of the party's top six.

Daniel Silke: The extreme risks of ANC dual-speak

2019-06-06 05:00

It was only a matter of time before the dire state of the economy intersected with the equally dire state of economic policy – and the worst GDP decline in a decade was just that time, writes Daniel Silke.


Mr President, we need a clear and determined statement of intent

2019-06-20 07:28

South Africans are weary of speeches and platitudes and having to read between the lines. President Ramaphosa must deliver determined a statement of intent tonight. And then he must make it happen, writes Pieter du Toit.

Application against ATM at Electoral Court was only temporarily withdrawn - Messianic Churches

2019-06-17 13:48

The South African Council of Messianic Churches in Christ says reports that it has withdrawn its application to the Electoral Court to have the African Transformation Movement deregistered is misleading.

The fantastical Carl Niehaus rises again

2019-06-14 06:00

Carl Niehaus is back. But will this be the last time the ANC comes to his rescue?

ATM attempts to link messianic churches to Ramaphosa

2019-06-12 22:13

While the ATM continues to fight off claims that it is the creation of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and former president Jacob Zuma, it is now accusing some of the messianic churches, it was once a part of, of working for some in the ANC.

'I will go' - Ngqulwana says he'll help ANC probe claims against Ace Magashule

2019-06-12 09:11

News24 has confirmed that the ANC will launch a probe into secretary general Ace Magashule's alleged involvement in the formation of a rival political party, the African Transformation Movement.

ANC to probe Magashule over allegations that he helped form rival party

2019-06-11 09:35

The ANC is to launch an investigation into Ace Magashule's alleged involvement in the formation of the African Transformation Movement.

CR vs Ace: Anatomy of a train-smash and what comes next

2019-06-07 10:37

This week's escalating conflict between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC's secretary-general, Ace Magashule, will come to a head sooner rather than later. Magashule's open taunting of the president has not gone unnoticed among his surrogates. This is what you need to know.

The ANC's 'broad church': A clearing house for patronage networks and looters

2019-06-07 06:00

The ANC used to pride itself on being a "broad church", a place where people of different persuasions, convictions and orientations could come together and thrash out unity and compromise. But Ace Magashule's statement this week about the SA Reserve Bank shows that has changed, writes Pieter du Toit.

On Ace, quantitative easing and holding our leaders to a 'very much higher' standard

2019-06-06 07:17

Ace Magashule rhetorically subjected the economy to the kind of treatment expected of a doctor who had neither diagnosed the patient's ailment nor had the capacity to, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Say what? 7 quotes that sum up SA's growing confusion over the Reserve Bank

2019-06-05 11:08

Fin24 tracks what various stakeholders have been saying about the ownership and mandate of the SA Reserve Bank.

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