Room for Ramaphosa to make bold moves - economist

2018-03-22 06:00

Within his first one hundred days President Cyril Ramaphosa has given himself room for strategic and bold moves to reconfigure government, says an economist.

Ramaphosa carefully treads the renewal path

2018-02-17 10:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa is now playing to a bigger audience than just the cronies and that audience will grow in support as it smells positive results, writes Daniel Silke.

Gupta raids boost Ramaphosa's reputation as a crimefighter - Silke

2018-02-14 13:43

The arrests of people connected to the Gupta family will burnish the deputy president's crime-fighting credentials, says an analyst, as investors watch to see if he would make good on promises to fight graft.

SA economy high on Zexit euphoria but budget will be real test - economists

2018-02-13 16:36

As SA awaits the exit of President Jacob Zuma, economists believe the climate of renewed hope bodes well for the future.

Ramaphosa’s most dangerous week is upon us - Daniel Silke

2018-02-05 08:48

SA is about to witness the ‘Game of Thrones’ power play in its final act – and the outcome needs to offer a clear vision for a sustainable foundation of recovery, says Daniel Silke.

Ramaphosa's challenge is to restore confidence rapidly - Silke

2018-01-15 12:11

Changing the way governance has faltered is the real challenge, and the only way Cyril Ramaphosa can begin this arduous task is to become president as soon as possible, says Daniel Silke.

Tough balancing act ahead for Ramaphosa

2017-12-19 07:54

Newly elected ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has the keys to the office, but he has yet to wield the power, says Daniel Silke.

Stability or volatility in 2018? The global view

2017-12-08 06:32

Despite welcome relief a decade after the global credit crisis, the core question remains whether the solid performance of the world's economies is sustainable, says Daniel Silke.

The ANC’s final ‘kick for touch’

2017-08-08 09:04

Their choice is not whether to support President Jacob Zuma - it is to support the continuation of the ANC in power, says Daniel Silke.

Jacket economics: Why the huge price gap?

2017-08-04 05:00

One jacket, same store, two different countries - Daniel Silke shows just how price points in Australia can differ to those in South Africa.


Now for Ramaphosa's real test - a new Cabinet, says analyst

2018-02-23 13:54

Maintaining the momentum of his message of renewal through a smartly-selected Cabinet is President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first real test, says a political analyst.

Rand stable at multi-year highs after Zuma pleads innocence

2018-02-14 15:15

The president, in an interview with the SABC, has said the party's decision for him to step down was the first time he believed a collective ANC decision was incorrect.

Rand races to under R11.80/$ as ANC moves on vote against Zuma

2018-02-14 12:56

The rand raced to R11.79/$ after the ANC announced that the ruling party will vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.

BLSA calls for swift action as Zuma now isolated

2018-02-13 14:48

President Jacob Zuma is now isolated. He can delay - but his political demise has virtually been signed today, says analyst Daniel Silke.

ANALYSIS: What caused Cape Town's water crisis?

2018-01-29 09:38

With vote-catching poverty alleviation draining large portions of the fiscus, critical longer-term infrastructural needs have been pushed to the back burner, says Daniel Silke.

ANC land expropriation plan shows deep division in party - Silke

2017-12-20 23:19

The ANC's plan to change the Constitution to make expropriation of land without compensation legal is an attempt to bridge deep political divisions withing the ruling party, argues Daniel Silke.

Will Ramaphosa really be in charge of SA economic policy, experts ask

2017-12-19 07:33

There is no clarity yet which of the two factions in the ANC will dominate when the ruling party sets the economic agenda for SA going forward, experts have pointed out.

Beyond state capture shenanigans, policy counts

2017-09-20 07:00

SA occupies the worst position in two worlds, with both cronyism and corruption and policy paralysis adding to the toxic mess the country finds itself in, writes Daniel Silke.

8-point plan for new CEO to turn around SAA

2017-08-04 10:04

The appointment of someone with genuine business skills can only benefit SAA, as it attempts its ninth turnaround strategy in a little over a decade, says Daniel Silke.

Gupta family virtually a fourth pillar of governing alliance

2017-06-30 07:03

With the ANC conference hardly likely to end policy paralysis, South Africa will continue the countdown to December for some semblance of clarity - and hope, says Daniel Silke.

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