Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
We should not let ourselves be distracted by a quarter-on-quarter economic revival, says Daniel Silke.
A new president with a new team should’ve been off to a much better start than this, writes Daniel Silke.
The Budget satisfied most of the audience in Act One. But Act Two - the election - will be harder, says Daniel Silke.
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.
The crucial issues dictating whether SA will sink or swim are distinct from the stimulus plan announced by the president, writes Daniel Silke.
The recession should come as no surprise in a country that has no economic policy to speak of, believes Daniel Silke.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa shouldn't get carried away by the immense power, deep pockets and ideologically compatible message from Beijing, says Daniel Silke.
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.
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.
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.
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