In this week's edition we take a look at the Zuma effect, surprising ways the economy will change and deliver a sobering Covid-19 report card.
Ramaphosa is flexing his political muscles, wielding state power to try and stamp out corruption and revive the SA economy.
President Jacob Zuma's continued presence as SA leader in 2018 may be enough to cause a further round of credit downgrades, according to Jakkie Cilliers of the Institute for Security Studies.
2018 promises interesting political realignment within the ANC, and also a change in the way that the opposition parties relate to the new ANC leadership, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The rand, which has traded on the front foot against a weaker dollar, improved around 10% in December alone.
Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will not improve South Africa and joblessness will continue under his reign, says the South African Federation of Trade Unions.
President Jacob Zuma has explained a Zulu saying he used at the recent ANC elective conference, just before the announcement of his successor as ANC president.
The rand has breached the R12.40/$ -level, firming on continued positive sentiment following Cyril Ramaphosa's election as ANC leader, and as the greenback eased against a basket of currencies.
ANC stalwarts have congratulated newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and called for urgent action against corruption.
The fight for South Africa's future will be between the ANC and the government, according to an analyst, who added that President Jacob Zuma will use every weapon in his considerable arsenal to maintain power for as long as possible.
There are important challenges regarding the ANC's policy statement on land expropriation without compensation, cautions land claims expert Bulelwa Mabasa.
While some of Jacob Zuma’s staunch supporters are ready to see him leave the Presidency this week, others have warned ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa that removing Zuma now could shatter his fragile hold on the party.
Should there be no more gaping weaknesses in the ANC leadership, opposition parties will have to up the ante and propose a different SA to the electorate, says Solly Moeng.
The institute argues that Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing his deputy president hat, could 'assume' the duties of acting president and launch the inquiry, due to President Jacob Zuma's conflict of interest.
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.
The ANC members from Limpopo, who formed part of the mysterious 60-plus delegates whose votes were not counted during the recent elective conference, are to meet at Luthuli House again in January.
It has taken South Africa’s rand exactly nine months -- and a new ruling-party leader -- to claw back the losses it suffered after President Jacob Zuma unexpectedly fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan in March.
Progressive Business Forum brings in millions for the party by selling access with top leaders to networking businesses.
It’s the final day of the ANC’s national conference and by now you would think that I would be used to the fact that nothing here starts on time. Everything is delayed, except meal times, writes Lameez Omarjee.
Politicians took to social media to express their views on what transpired throughout the six-day ANC elective conference.
Changing the ownership structure of the SA Reserve Bank could raise financial and economic risk and uncertainty for the country, warns the central bank.
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