Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa’s energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.
A main street of a poor neighbourhood in Cape Town during recent power cuts.
It’s not clear whether South Africa’s president can coordinate his ministers in a way that provides clarity about dealing with the country’s energy crisis.
Mcebisi Jonas appears at a commission probing grand corruption in South Africa.
Alon Skuy © Sunday Times.
This book is a booster to morale. It tells South Africans they can enjoy the impressive economic growth they once achieved.
South African Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens to public complaints in Cape Town.
The Public Protector’s Office has become embroiled in political scandals under the current incumbent, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Debate about SA Reserve Bank’s mandate must be done in a more considered manner, informed by evidence.
The debate about the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank must be located within a clearly articulated political vision and social compact on the kind of society South Africans aspire to.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa won’t have free reign when choosing his Cabinet.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
The commission chaired by Justice Raymond Zondo has heard shocking testimony on the extent of corruption in government.
Corruption in South Africa became increasingly organised under former President Jacob Zuma.
African National Congress supporters during the recent ANC Election manifesto launch in Durban.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighter are using President Cyril Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption campaign against him.
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings at the ANC National Conference in December.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s bad behaviour damaged his image and the ANC’s.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in parliament.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC’s dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
President Cyril Ramaphosa during the late night announcement of his new cabinet.
Elmond Jiyane, GCIS
Overall South Africa’s new president has a cabinet that forms a team with whom he can work.
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president of South Africa.
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people’s effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
Deputy President of South Africa and leader of the country’s governing party, the ANC.
President Jacob Zuma shouldn’t be allowed to detract from the momentum that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of the ruling ANC, has started to build.
There are claims President Jacob Zuma may push through irresponsible proposals relating to higher education funding.
The imposition of the fee free higher education proposal on South Africa’s National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of the state capture led by President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has been forthright in recognising the crises facing the country.
South Africa’s finance minister was honest about the problems facing the country. But he made no real suggestions that the government will start doing things differently.
KPMG South Africa stands accused of advancing state capture and has come under immense pressure.
KPMG South Africa sets a potential example of how shareholders can attack the soft underbelly of private sector state capture enablers.
South African business can beat back the toxic ‘white monopoly capital’ title by doing things differently and not by shouting from roof tops.
South Africa’s Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, needs more than the 14-point plan to revive the economy.
South Africa needs to restore trust and effective bargaining mechanisms between key stakeholders to revive the ailing economy.
Supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma celebrate his triumph in the no confidence vote.
The bitter attitude of ANC leaders who spoke inside and outside Parliament before and after the no confidence vote added fuel to already existing public anger at the arrogance of the governing party.