Whites lived well under apartheid and it is not absurd for black leaders to want all to live in the same way.
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened unemployment and poverty, showing the need for the government to permanently expand income support to working-age adults.
While South Africa should pay careful attention to all its existing trade and economic relations, particular attention should go to its intra-African economic relations.
Metropolitan municipalities are best placed to administer operating subsidies for minibus taxis.
The role of government should be to improve and reorganise this sector to address the needs of users. The proposed national operational subsidy is an opportunity to do precisely that.
It is vital that the latest move by government towards restructuring succeeds in making the industry safe, reliable and viable, contributing to the country’s economy.
Emergency relief measures were operational for six months and are due to end soon. But the impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after.
An EU-UK trade deal will reinforce the certainty and continuity that South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini – plus Mozambique are seeking in their relationship with the UK.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
Employment programmes cannot replace economic growth in improving youth employability, but they play a crucial role in helping them find work.
It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
President Ramaphosa's state of the nation speech showed his preference for less contentious matters that attract praise, rather than catalytic decisions.
South Africa's parliamentary system would make it difficult to achieve a fusion of parties.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
The election's result endorses other evidence that trust in South Africa’s constitutional settlement and its political institutions is steadily declining.
South Africa's economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades.
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.