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Breaking free from the outmoded and outdated economic constraints large sectors of President Cyril Ramaphosa's own party promote is the only thing that will set the country free, says Daniel Silke.

Ramaphosa’s investment emissaries may find it tough going

2018-04-18 18:56

South Africa is too much of a work in progress over the next year to elicit the massive investments we all would ideally want, says Daniel Silke.

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.


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.

Five pretty strong positives, but Ramaphosa failing his biggest challenge

2018-05-22 11:28

President Ramaphosa will not be able to claim real success now or in the future if he cannot move his own party to a very different message, writes Daniel Silke.

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.

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