ARTICLES RELATING TO SA POLITICS

Five pretty strong positives, but Ramaphosa failing his biggest challenge

2018-05-22 11:28

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.

Now for Ramaphosa's real test - a new Cabinet, says analyst

2018-02-23 13:54

Maintaining the momentum of his message of renewal through a smartly-selected Cabinet is President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first real test, says a political analyst.

Zuma's departure ends a sorry presidency

2018-02-15 06:53

The president's resignation will bring an end to an ignominious tenure that undermined the nation’s democracy and crippled the economy.

Gigaba: Political uncertainty won't affect economy

2018-02-14 18:31

Treasury has done everything possible to stave off a ratings downgrade, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

BLSA calls for swift action as Zuma now isolated

2018-02-13 14:48

President Jacob Zuma is now isolated. He can delay - but his political demise has virtually been signed today, says analyst Daniel Silke.

Recalcitrant Zuma shakes traders' conviction on rand's direction

2018-02-13 13:52

The rand is still trading as if President Jacob Zuma is as good as gone, but the options market suggests some investors are starting to lose conviction.

Will Ramaphosa V deliver?

2017-12-27 07:26

Cyril Ramaphosa's fifth life in the public glare will most probably be the one that will seal his fate, writes Solly Moeng.

#ANCVotes: A victory may not be a victory after all

2017-12-15 07:39

If you think that a leadership change at the ANC over the next few weeks heralds a clear path to both sentiment and economic revival, think again, says Daniel Silke.

Rating agencies won't be moved by ANC leadership race - analyst

2017-12-14 07:52

Rating agencies are likely to hold off on reacting to the outcomes of the ANC leadership race, according to an economist.

Rand runs on Ramaphosa lead

2017-12-05 09:20

The rand has rallied, strengthening to below R13.50 to the US dollar as the race for the ANC president enters the final stages.

 

We must dream, not recycle old ministers

2018-03-04 06:00

"Dust to dust,” read a bumper sticker on a battered blue car, “God recycles, and so should you,” writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

An equity guide to Ramaphosa: winners and losers in SA

2018-02-15 16:21

Equity investors have reacted with euphoria to Jacob Zuma’s resignation as South African president, with stocks soaring the most in more than three years.

Zuma quits under cloud of scandals

2018-02-14 23:47

President Jacob Zuma resignation brings an end to his scandal-marred tenure and leaves the nation’s leadership in the hands of new ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

OUTA urges Zuma to take cue from Mbeki exit

2018-02-13 17:36

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has welcomed news from the ANC's top leadership that President Jacob Zuma was recalled.

UPDATE: Rand reverses gains on Zuma recall

2018-02-13 14:15

The rand, which firmed 0.5% after the ANC confirmed its decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, gave up the gains and more on uncertainty when Zuma will resign.

Defiant Zuma leaves SA in limbo

2018-02-13 11:24

While the ANC's national executive committee decided to 'recall' the president, Zuma reportedly refused to obey the will of the party.

UPDATE: Rand soars on Ramaphosa optimism, dips under R13.10/$

2017-12-15 23:59

The rand strengthened more than 3% to trade under R13.10 to the US dollar amid optimism that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would be victorious in the race for ANC president.

ANC leadership race: The type of leader SA needs

2017-12-14 20:02

With just days to go before the ANC’s elective conference, economists have shared expectations of what characteristics would make for a good leader.

SA's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

2017-12-14 07:20

The Steinhoff scandal would do South Africa a huge service if it made the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race, says Steven Friedman.

Ramaphosa has edge, but leadership victory not guaranteed

2017-12-05 07:50

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has won endorsement from most ANC branches to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader, giving him an edge - but not a guarantee of victory - in this month’s election.

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