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Indian Elections: Modi’s third term will come with challenges

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There is little doubt that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be re-elected to serve a third five-year term after the polls open next week

Election 2024: After the Count, What if?

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So far, the ANC has almost consistently polled below fifty percent in the run-up to the elections on May 29th. In the past, support for

The Big Rethink in economics

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Next month in Washington DC, some of the world’s most applauded economists, including a few Nobel laureates, will speak at a conference on ‘Rethinking economic

Lessons from SAA: We will continue to pay for the failure of state enterprises

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Almost three years ago, when the government said it would partially sell off state-owned South African Airways (SAA), it appeared that the vice-like grip of

A knife edge election: Radical populism or a new moderation?

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As we head into the election, most polls show that ANC support is tracking at below 50 percent. The Brenthurst Foundation poll, conducted last month

What will the ANC do about the report on Eskom?

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The long-awaited independent report on the disastrous state of Eskom by vgbe, a consortium of German energy plant operators, has presented the government with politically

Game Changer: The rise of the MK Party

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Just months before the election, a new party is upending earlier polls and multiplying the coalition possibilities after May 29th. The uMkhonto we Sizwe Party,

Budget 2024/25: Rules to curb deficit and debt just won’t work in SA

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When Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivers the budget this afternoon, we are likely to hear mostly bad news. Slower than expected economic growth will mean

The paths to economic decline and crisis?

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Some years ago, I was among a group of journalists invited to an embassy function in Pretoria. To get the discussion rolling we were asked:

The Big Trade-off: Holding on to SOEs vs Faster Economic Growth

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Later this month the Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, will present a budget against a backdrop of disappointment. The country’s economic growth rate this year