Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa's window for reform is closing

2019-12-04 05:00

South Africa’s third-quarter GDP figures say it all, says Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: SA dodged a recession, but a swallow doesn't make a summer

2019-09-04 05:00

We should not let ourselves be distracted by a quarter-on-quarter economic revival, says Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa, the rand and the Reserve Bank's rough ride

2019-06-10 13:32

A new president with a new team should’ve been off to a much better start than this, writes Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: Mboweni’s rough yet risky Budget

2019-02-21 15:00

The Budget satisfied most of the audience in Act One. But Act Two - the election - will be harder, says Daniel Silke.

Mboweni hints at risky changes in mini budget

2018-10-25 15:00

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mini budget provided a number of talking points for analysts, company directors and the ANC itself, writes columnist Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: The politics behind Ramaphosa's stimulus

2018-09-25 07:56

The crucial issues dictating whether SA will sink or swim are distinct from the stimulus plan announced by the president, writes Daniel Silke.

DANIEL SILKE: The GDP shock that wasn’t

2018-09-06 16:44

The recession should come as no surprise in a country that has no economic policy to speak of, believes Daniel Silke.

A damaging tweet about a damaging policy

2018-08-23 18:56

South Africa needs to think of the damage the land debate is exacting, not only on internal cohesion, but also on international investor relations, says Daniel Silke.

Ramaphosa's tight-rope walk working - for now

2018-07-19 10:38

Cyril Ramaphosa must win over the poor and marginalised, whose plight is desperate. But the poor performance of SARS, R50bn budget deficit and lacklustre GDP provide little wiggle-room, says Daniel Silke.

Political and economic demons return to haunt Ramaphosa

2018-06-11 09:29

Ramaphosa the reformer is now at the centre of an emerging fight-back by those who previously rode on the political and business coattails of Jacob Zuma, says Daniel Silke.


OPINION: Mboweni battles the ANC with his nightmare budget

2019-11-01 10:49

The contesting political factions within the ANC will either cause the party to combust – or the economy, writes Daniel Silke

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa in ANC quicksand

2019-07-15 20:56

South Africa is currently stuck in a type of quicksand: not yet porous enough to engulf the country completely, yet highly debilitating and extremely threatening, writes Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa’s real battles will start after he wins

2019-05-06 17:01

Fundamentally, the hard work for the president will only begin after he wins the election. And much of that work will be within his own party, says Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: Why SA's economic reform is on pause - again

2018-12-19 07:00

SA will have to rely on external factors beyond its immediate control for some modicum of economic improvement, at least in the short term, says Daniel Silke.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa snatches victory from jaws of defeat

2018-10-10 10:25

Nhlanhla Nene's resignation injects an all-too-rare dose of liability and culpability into our political discourse and represents an important new flank for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s much-vaunted ‘new dawn’ of governance.

What fuel's vicious cycle means for South Africa

2018-09-17 07:57

For a net importer of fuel, South Africa is facing immense pressure. Massive petrol hikes affect every consumer, business and broader trade linkage across the country's economy.

Ramaphosa disappointingly slow to embrace private sector - Daniel Silke

2018-08-24 21:51

Speaking in Cape Town, Silke said he had not seen much evidence of Ramaphosa trying to rope in the private sector for much-needed efforts to bridge the gap between rich and poor.

SA needs more than just China

2018-07-25 22:41

South Africa shouldn't get carried away by the immense power, deep pockets and ideologically compatible message from Beijing, says Daniel Silke.

Disrupt SA's elite, says political analyst

2018-06-22 11:02

South Africa's elites are too single-minded and can't afford to be money-driven, a political analyst and conflict transformation expert argued at the annual conference of the SA Property Owners' Association.

GDP decline mirrors tough terrain of Ramaphosa's political struggle

2018-06-05 21:00

Breaking free from the outmoded and outdated economic constraints large sectors of President Cyril Ramaphosa's own party promote is the only thing that will set the country free, says Daniel Silke.

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