When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
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One of South Africa’s significant impediments is the ability to diagnose and plan solutions to problems but never to achieve them. Fin24 will be tracking the president's promises.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged reforms to boost a sluggish economy as well as root out corruption. But he has presided over unemployment at a 15-year high of 27% with a significant proportion of the adult population living below the poverty line.
Reprioritisation of resources must be future-based, rather than problem-based or (and this is tough in South Africa) past-oriented. This is because today’s problems expire and new problems emerge, writes Morné Mostert.
Trading volumes on the JSE have dwindled amid uncertainty about the ANC’s policies on land and mining ahead of elections set for next year.
Now more than ever, voters must keep their eyes wide open and examine the evidence in front of them as elections approach, writes Solly Moeng.
South Africa started counting votes late on Wednesday after an election that puts President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tenuous grip over his party to the test and hopes of reviving a flagging economy at stake.
While Wednesday's election will be highly contested, specialised market research company Intellidex sees it as less important for what comes next.
South Africa must choose hope over fear and not play the blame game, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said.
SA needs policy clarity on key issues like mining, land reform and corruption before much-needed investment flows into the country, say experts at Old Mutual Investment Group.
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