South Africa is in a very precarious situation. The latest affidavit by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan puts another black mark on the Gupta family, and in turn puts the spotlight back on President Jacob Zuma’s involvement.
And off the back of these political shenanigans, which are putting the economy at risk, independent adviser Shawn Hagedorn is assessing the current structures.
He’s working on a four-part series. The first looked at why a beleaguered president may be a blessing and that he should be given the chance to fix his mess. He then went on to assess the ANC’s policy structure, and how the different interests are largely incompatible, which is blocking any possible reform.