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Former President Jacob Zuma

Shown the door, Zuma steps out

President Jacob Zuma resigned with immediate effect on 14 February, after the ANC decided to proceed with a no-confidence vote against him. Cyril Ramaphosa will become acting president and the National Assembly has 30 days to choose a replacement for Zuma. Ramaphosa will likely be elected in a permanent capacity and will deliver the State […]

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Economists’ wish list for tomorrow’s SONA

  President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 16 February 2018. The annual speech kicks off the Parliamentary year and focuses on the country’s current political and economic situation. Regarding the latter, South Africa experienced deteriorating economic conditions during 2014-2017, and there is great hope for an improvement […]

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SA after Zuma:ANC must step up

One sorry chapter in the recent history of South African politics has thankfully come to an end with the resignation on Wednesday night, February 14, of President Jacob Zuma, says Gary van Staden, analyst at NKC African Economics. “While the bane of the countless talking heads will continue to pollute the political environment for some time, […]

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Prof Raymond Parsons

Zuma’s resignation paves way for better economic prospects for SA

“The resignation of President Jacob Zuma and the expected accession of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Presidency of SA now paves way for better economic prospects for SA,” says Professor Raymond Parsons of the NWU School of Business andGovernance. “It marks the end of a period of political and policy uncertainty in which SA […]

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Former President Jacob Zuma

Why Zuma wouldn’t go

By now you would have gathered that one of President Jacob Zuma’s main priorities was to set up a nuclear deal between SA and Russia. (more…)

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Former President Jacob Zuma

ANC expects Zuma to respond to recall on 14 Feb

Today at a press briefing at Luthuli House, the ANC confirmed that it had decided to recall President Jacob Zuma. Dr Robert Besseling of Exx Africa Business Risk Intelligence, published a note on the decision. (more…)

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Former President Jacob Zuma

Zuma – the final days

The governing ANC party is seeking a negotiated settlement to replace the country’s president. According to Dr Robert Besseling of  EXX Africa Business Risk Intelligence, the ongoing crunch talks are focussed on control over the national prosecuting authority and distressed state-owned enterprises. (more…)

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Deputy President Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation to Davos

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the Presidency said in statement. (more…)

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