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Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

Raymond Suttner

Until now many observers, including myself, have been at pains to credit President Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies with addressing the need to clean... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

[WATCH] A reflection on 2018


Almost a year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec national conference of the ruling... 

Latest Econ3x3

Why has manufacturing employment declined so rapidly?


The manufacturing sector has performed poorly and employment has fallen sharply. Policy has tended to push manufacturing onto a more... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

Institute for Security Studies

There is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

Global perspectives: G20 leaders summit

South African Institute of International Affairs

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five... 

Latest Sydney Majoko

Govt moving to accelerate measures to boost township economy


One of the most frustrating realities of government operations is the red tape that entrepreneurs experience when they seek assistance. The slow... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Enviro rights entail more than just the environment


It is important to review where we have come from over the past 20 years and how much has been achieved in that time. South Africa's Constitution... 

Latest The Conversation

South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

The Conversation

South Africa is among relatively few African countries that hold regular democratic elections with high levels of integrity, enabling citizens to... 

Latest CCRED

Quarterly Competition Review


In the developing world, disease and poverty are interdependent making access to essential medicines at affordable prices even more critical. 80%... 

Latest Real Economy

Wood for the trees


With so many urgent problems to deal with at Eskom, it has become difficult to see wood for the trees. As is to be expected in a crisis, the focus... 

Other Opinions

Two done, one to go

Other Opinions

A year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected President of the ANC by 52% vs 48%. As analysed here previously, Ramaphosa is now standing much stronger... 

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