Ramaphosa is succeeding in convincing investors: Analyst

Investment analyst Nadir Thokan says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be succeeding in convincing investors that South Africa has reclaimed its place as a favourable investment destination. Ramaphosa who has been attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, recently said he was confident that team South Africa had[…]

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ANC facing policy-making challenges: Analyst

The African National Congress (ANC) is experiencing serious constraints when it comes to policy making and implementation, claims political analyst Ralph Mathekga. The ruling party gathered for its 4th National General Congress (NGC) in Midrand over the past weekend, aiming to ‘review’ the current state of policies accepted during the[…]

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Zuma shifts blame on Nkandla issue: Analyst

Analysts have slated the ‘evasive’ and ‘bullish’ attitude shown by President Jacob Zuma during Wednesday’s parliamentary Q&A session, where the countries ‘Number 1’ faced questions as to the current state of criminal justice institutions, and the ongoing electricity crisis amongst others. In Zuma’s first parliamentary appearance since the controversial 2015[…]

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ANA’s results raises education alarm

This year’s Annual National Assessment results has highlighted the poor state of numeracy and literacy skills in South Africa, raising further questions about the effectiveness of the current education system. The results were published yesterday by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, and the most glaring statistic was the average performance[…]

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Boycotting one company not effective: analyst

The boycott campaign against Woolworths has come under criticism from a local analyst, who has questioned the singling out of one company in protest against Israeli occupation. Reputation management expert, Solly Moeng, says the #BoycottWoolworths campaign initiated by the BDS movement, will have little effect unless government takes a proactive[…]

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MJC panel must be credible: analyst

Tuesday marked a watershed moment in the history of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), with the launch of an Independent Advisory Panel. The soon to be formed panel will provide the ulema body with special expertise on a range of issues, to help better the service it provides to the[…]

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Possible tax increase next year: Analyst

Analysts have been divided on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday, with some commending the tough stance taken against government spending. Others have expressed concern at the possibility of tax policy changes taking place during the next Budget Speech, which could see South Africans[…]

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