The Running Commentary

Investors worry about SA Economic Policies

After recent press comments from the alliance partners, within the ANC, there are many investors who are worried about the direction that economic policies might take come April next year. Quoted from the recent economic press conference by the alliance partners: “Decisive action is required to transform the patterns of wealth production and distribution,” and…

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ANC wields the axe

The ANC will demonstrate once again it’s intolerance to opposition, under the Zuma faction influence. As we see Lekota and Mluleki George effectively losing their memberships of the party for speaking out against it. Now many will say that Lekota and George must leave because they are speaking out against the party, but I believe…

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Splinter in the ANC, becoming a plank??

As I sit in the airport lounge, waiting to fly back to Cape Town, there is breaking news that Mosiuoa Lekota, has announced a press conference, at the Prime Media buildings to make an announcement that will dramatically affect the political landscape of the country. By the time I land this is like to be…

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A splinter in the ANC’s eye!

Gwede Mantashe is quoted as calling the rumour split a splinter. I am not sure if this is to try to down play the fact that some of the top leadership of the ANC appear to be moving to form a new political party. Clearly the talk of the imminent formation of a new party…

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Opposition Politics kicking into gear

I read this morning that the opposition political parties in the Western Cape Province are looking to creating an alliance to ensure that the Western Cape, after next years elections, remains out of the hands of the ANC. I think that while this is laudable in that it ensure some sort of accountability in terms of the ruling…

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ANC may lose two thirds majority!!!

Many people have asked me, over the past two weeks, what I felt the political landscape would look like post the elections in 8 months time. So I decided I would put down my views and see if anyone agrees or disagrees with them! The ANC will win the election (sheer volume of votes will…

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The Economics of change

The shift in power is certain to bring about some sort of economic policy change with South Africa. This is true if the alliance partners within the ANC have anything to do with it. President Motlanthe, is simply and interim position, a political solution to try and stop the prosecution of Jacob Zuma. The effect…

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