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26 May 2017
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Contested terrain
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
So what precisely is radical economic transformation? The answer, in an era of factional African National Congress (ANC) politics, depends very much on the speaker and the audience. Indeed, the...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
Recovering ethical qualities in public life
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sane Dhlamini about 'Recovering ethical qualities in public life'. Click here to read the column.
 
 
One to watch
REAL ECONOMY: BUDGET MANAGEMENT
Government processes for setting the yearly Budget are well established and are held in high regard both domestically and internationally. On one measure – transparency – South Africa consistently...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Toxic combination
REAL ECONOMY: STATE OF THE NATION
Two core attributes of South Africa during apartheid were State illegitimacy and political and social and intolerance. To recall just how illegitimate the apartheid government was, it is worth...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
Downgrade dichotomy
REAL ECONOMY: RATINGS DOWNGRADE
The dichotomy between the negative political and economic narrative in South Africa – precipitated by the March 30 Cabinet reshuffle and the subsequent ratings downgrades by S&P Global Ratings and...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
Missing ingredient
REAL ECONOMY: LEADERSHIP
Before compiling the National Development Plan (NDP), the drafters diagnosed South Africa’s socioeconomic predicament as follows: widespread poverty and extreme inequality persist; too few South...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
Economic crossroads
REAL ECONOMY: INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Unless and until the pall of political uncertainty is lifted, it seems almost futile to debate the changes required to elevate levels of growth and realign the country’s economic structures such...
 
 
14 Apr 2017
 
Incapable State and economic sabotage
REAL ECONOMY: GOVERNANCE & ETHICS
The decision by President Jacob Zuma to retain in his Cabinet Bathabile Dlamini and Faith Muthambi (albeit with the latter in a new role as Public Service and Administration Minister) brought to...
 
 
 
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