Monthly Archives: February 2018

In Rooting Out Zuma’s Poison, The ANC Itself Might Be Ramaphosa’s Biggest Stumbling Block

The South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa inherits as president is going to require far more boldness and much less chameleonic caution.

In a typically deft move in January, Cyril Ramaphosa — about to be elected our fifth democratic president — turned political poison into a self-deprecating charm.

Having been rubbished by the EFF as “buffalo man” in the […]

By |February 16th, 2018|African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|0 Comments

He began in larceny and ended in infamy

Watching the upside-down world of the presidential drama in South Africa from Down Under – nine hours ahead in Melbourne, Australia – provides some perspective.

Actually, most of the psychodrama the world is witnessing as Jacob Zuma clings on with cuticle-wrenching intensity to the windowsill at Union Buildings reminds the reader or viewer of the famous […]

By |February 13th, 2018|African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|0 Comments

All the signs point to junking most of our specialist forecasting models

Theresa May supremely in control of her country and party and the Brexit process; Angela Merkel, the indispensable leader of the western world, cruising to a resounding win in the German election; Donald Trump on course to blow up the US economy or to impeachment; Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma odds-on favourite to succeed her namesake as South […]

By |February 7th, 2018|African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|0 Comments