Those who have problems with Ramaphosa are rubbing their hands in glee at what they see as reinforcement that he is captured by those who funded his campaign, writes Chris Vick.
This tightening noose of material deprivation has heightened levels of anxiety and desperation. As a nation, we will have to regroup, and avoid the short-termism of the first two decades of democracy, writes Jan Hofmeyr.
This year South Africa is at the nexus of a number of important global discussions and in its best position yet to champion the case for Africa, as well as its own domestic growth agenda.
Many objections and reservations have been raised regarding the tax - and it's no wonder in many countries renewables and the carbon tax are known as a tax on the poor, writes Rob Jeffery.
The National Development Plan (NDP) is a living document which can be considered consistently to improve the lives of South Africans, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says the issue of land reform must be resolved urgently.
We have to believe that we can reclaim our country and rid it of gangster leadership, writes Jeffrey Sehume.
Staff purges, claims of a parallel administration and reckless projects have followed the new finance minister.
Although Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 Budget was the best that could be done under extremely challenging circumstances, it is difficult not be disappointed, says a business leader.
President Jacob Zuma will coordinate 40 priority investment projects across government in the agri-processing, energy and infrastructure and manufacturing and service sectors.
Failure to understand how entrepreneurs enable economic development can easily lead to policies and decisions that prohibit optimal growth, warns an expert.
There is a lot of activity in South Africa right now. But without a credible long-term plan – even one with targets we have little hope of achieving – it doesn't mean much.
Chinese investors are concerned about the lengthy lead time it takes South Africa to conclude investment deals and turn around projects, according to a top official in the National Planning Commission.
The signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy projects shows commitment to the renewable energy plan and will provide diversity to the energy mix, says Parliament’s oversight committee.
The government should stop "over-negotiating" and procrastinating, and start saying clearly what its intentions are if it wants to restore credibility, says a National Planning Commission commissioner.
The ANC’s new leaders need a sense of purpose and must leave behind the rot of the Zuma era, writes Tebogo Khaas.
Regardless of what one sees as the core problem facing South African society, one of the greatest dangers we face is a loss of social cohesion.
President Jacob Zuma said that implementing the National Development Plan was still government policy, but offered few details on how this was being done.
Despite all its commendable strengths, the National Development Plan remains a vision which needs to be supplemented with a more detailed plan, says the former president.
The latest quarterly update of the Investec GIBS savings Index reveals a drop in the net figure for 2015, from the first half of last year - but there are some positives.
In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says government's plan to prevent an economic downgrade will need to be detailed during the Budget Speech. He also noted contrasts in President Jacob Zuma's address and his reply to the SONA debate.
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