What to watch in the markets this year

2018-01-11 14:44

What do the next 12 months have in store for the JSE, the rand, value shares and small-cap companies?

Top six: What new leaders mean for the ANC

2017-12-24 06:05

The assent of Magashule and Mabuza signifies a shift in the location of power, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Can Ramaphosa broker a deal to avoid becoming a one-day-special?

2017-12-20 09:21

Within less than 12 hours of being elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa was facing the first major challenge of his presidency. Can he broker a deal, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

Open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa by Sipho Pityana: 'now for real unity'

2017-12-20 07:27

We welcome the fact that the ANC is now led by a person of integrity, and who has respect for the Constitution. There must be no hesitation to get rid of Jacob Zuma, writes Sipho Pityana.

Expect swift action from the real, ruthless Ramaphosa

2017-12-19 09:23

We are about to see another side of Cyril Ramaphosa than the quiet, respectful party loyalist we have seen since 2012, writes Max du Preez.

Rand rallies over 4% as Ramaphosa takes ANC top job in close contest

2017-12-18 18:57

The rand rallied to under R12.60 to the US dollar as news broke that Cyril Ramaphosa has won the ANC leadership race at the party's 54th National Conference.

Nasrec the beginning of the end for ANC, says Vavi

2017-12-18 16:03

The bulk of Zwelinzima Vavi's Saftu unions have already dismissed both ANC presidential candidates Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa as “hopelessly compromised”.

Editor's notes: 5 things a NDZ victory will say about the ANC

2017-12-18 09:11

The ANC will announce its new leader on Monday. What will a Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma victory mean for the party and the country, asks Adriaan Basson.

Editor's notes: Safety in numbers, but 2 700 needed to 'emerge' at ANC conference

2017-12-17 09:48

Different camps in the presidential race between Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa have showed off their size and singing abilities at Nasrecs. In politics, posture is as important as fact, writes Adriaan Basson.

Ramaphosa or Dlamini-Zuma: It's all about growth, says analyst

2017-12-16 07:00

If Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wins the ANC leadership race, populist policies could follow which would be far less growth-friendly than those of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, says an analyst.


Mcebo Dlamini: ANC should be commended for its policy decisions

2017-12-29 11:24

The ANC must ensure that the resolutions are implemented speedily. Policy that looks good only on paper does not translate into the material change of the conditions of the people, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Ramaphosa's first address as ANC president - read the full speech

2017-12-21 01:42

Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his first speech as president of the ANC in the early morning hours of Thursday. Read the full speech here.

Ramaphosa: a new jockey on a dead horse?

2017-12-20 07:56

Those calling Cyril Ramaphosa a new jockey on a dead horse have forgotten the power of hope - something which has been in serious short supply in SA of late, says Susan Erasmus.

Ramaphosa et al: Is the ANC serious about renewal?

2017-12-20 06:22

The newly-elected ANC leadership will have a hard time convincing SA the party has heard society's cries against state capture and broader corruption, says Solly Moeng.

PROFILE: Cyril Ramaphosa, new president of the ANC

2017-12-18 18:59

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the 14th president of the ANC. Who is the man who will lead the governing party and what does he stand for?

Markets will stabilise from 'shock' if NDZ wins, maintains Mahlobo

2017-12-18 16:46

Energy Minister David Mahlobo has downplayed fears of the rand tumbling if Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma becomes ANC president, saying the markets will soon stabilise from any potential “shock”.

Best memes poking fun at #ANC54

2017-12-18 15:37

With just hours left until South Africa's ruling party has a new leader, social networks have become a stand-up comedy platform poking fun at the ANC's 54th elective conference.

Will Mabuza accidentally deliver on his promise of unity?

2017-12-17 20:34

As the ANC’s elective conference enters its third day, it is becoming clear that the voting process could produce a picture that was not anticipated, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Editor's notes: 2 signs Ramaphosa may have just pulled ahead

2017-12-16 08:24

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign to be announced ANC president on Sunday night gained steady momentum on day 1 of the ANC’s 54th national elective conference, writes Adriaan Basson.

Thulas Nxesi: ANC's year of reckoning has come

2017-12-15 16:44

Even if the ANC comes with the best, most radical policies, if we do not deal with the stench of corruption, people will see it for what it is: as radical looting, writes Thulas Nxesi.

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