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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This is one of the key […]

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IRR snap poll: ANC up to 56%, DA and EFF down

In line with the IRR’s objective to become an authority on political market research, the Institute has undertaken a snap poll, focusing exclusively on party political support, to supplement the IRR’s first full survey on the electoral landscape, carried out in September 2018. (more…)

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SA’s senior executives eyeing international opportunities

Over the past three years, there has been a consistent year-on-year increase in the number of professionals who would consider leaving the country. This year, an unprecedented 86% of top South African executives polled for a leading annual survey indicated that they would take seriously an offer to move abroad. (more…)

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Weighing up the risks in South Africa’s historical moment in the land debate

Hot on the heels of President Ramaphosa telling the European Parliament yesterday that South African land reforms will be enacted in adherence to the country’s Constitution, the joint constitutional review committee has formally recommended today that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. (more…)

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JCRC adopts report in favour of amendment of section 25 of the Constitution

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee (JCRC) today adopted its report in favour of an amendment of section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest. (more…)

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Agri SA blasts recommendation to amend Constitution

The recommendation of the Constitutional Review Committee on the amendment of section 25 is diametrically opposed to the crucial goals of protection of property, economic stability, job creation, investor confidence and sustainable agrarian reform.  This is they view of Agri SA expressed in a statement today. (more…)

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa calls for leadership in new dawn

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the end of what he characterised as a nine-year impasse between the government and private sector, and praised Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore for his visionary leadership and good corporate citizenship. He was speaking yesterday at the Discovery Leadership Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. (more…)

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Ratings agencies likely to view Mboweni as ‘credit positive’

The appointment of Tito Mboweni as the new Minister of Finance is likely to be viewed as a positive by credit ratings agencies and markets, placing South Africa in excellent stead for reigniting economic growth and investment, says Citadel Director and Chief Investment Officer George Herman. (more…)

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