Its conduct will not only ensure that the ANC remains in power. It will also give a leg-up to Julius Malema’s EFF, providing it with a key stake in the running ...
Malema has worked out how to weaponise SA’s fragile political situation to ensure his actions are free of consequence
At the least we can expect another whitewash — a grandiose political play that legitimises the gross abuse of power
If De Ruyter is doing the right things now, a sterner test will be in whether he can drastically prune Eskom’s wage bill, and cut the ineffective staff the ...
It’s not surprising that SA is stuck in a violent Groundhog Day where individual rights are so often trampled by the jackboot of the state
Don’t be fooled: this isn’t so much a party grappling with a crisis of conscience as it is a party aware that the looting has become too brazen — which could ...
You’ll excuse us if we don’t hold our breath. And that’s not just because of the culture of inertia in the ANC — it’s the culture of impunity too
SA’s bankers are buckling up for a flood of bad debts
Thanks to the state’s handling of the lockdown, ours has become a country where the risk of rebellion has never been higher since democracy
Sasol’s epic R91.3bn loss for the year to March not only exceeds SA’s entire loan from the IMF and African Development Bank, it leaves state-owned basket cases ...
There are many in the ANC who would never cross the line and accept state money, yet Magashule has effectively given the vultures his blessing
The last thing SA needs as it faces a looming fiscal crisis is for the investor community to start asking whether the Treasury is still fit for purpose
No financier should send more than $1 to Mnangagwa without being fully aware it’ll only go to pay his security forces to beat the country into submission
It’s a terrible message: you can pillage the fiscus and kill without consequence. But cross our politicians, and the dogs of war will be let loose
One can hardly blame a president for wanting to put a positive spin on things, but by being so out of touch Ramaphosa just makes himself seem deluded
SA’s restaurant industry deserves the ear of the powers-that-be –not knee-jerk bullying by a government that’s all out of ideas
The share price might be 47% down over three years, but that still doesn’t justify cheating the system
The National Liquor Traders Council, the Liquor Brandowners Association, the Beer Association of SA and Vinpro say they can’t afford to pay R5bn in ‘sin taxes’ ...