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.
Politics is being reduced to personalities in South Africa. The real issue is whether the damage that’s been done can be undone.
Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
Why do once mighty political parties sometimes collapse? Two reasons that have driven some into obscurity are corruption and conflicts within the party. The ANC suffers from both.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans’ biggest concerns.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.