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Breaking free from the outmoded and outdated economic constraints large sectors of President Cyril Ramaphosa's own party promote is the only thing that will set the country free, says Daniel Silke.

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.


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.

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.

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