SA’s high-stakes opportunity

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What follows is the text of an address I gave today to the Cato Institute in Washington D.C., where I am embarked on the second

South Africa’s precarious 2024 opportunity

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What follows is the address I delivered today to the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)* in London on the opportunities and challenges facing the country

Non-party political finance minister would depoliticise key portfolio – IRR

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Appointing a credible, qualified, and non-partisan individual to lead the Treasury offers a route to depoliticising key cabinet portfolios and allowing merit to take precedence

SA faces unprecedented challenges, experts warn

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A major change in the makeup of South Africa’s political landscape after last week’s election “poses challenges to stability that have never had to be

Was electorate fully aware of voting-station rule change, IRR asks?

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When South Africans went to vote on Wednesday, some may have been surprised to discover that they could no longer vote at a station different

IEC must address shortcomings or risk SA losing faith in democracy – IRR

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Should voters lose faith in the ability of the Electoral Commission (IEC) “to manage South African elections and ensure they are free and fair, this

New IRR report asks: Will SA defend its freedom?

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The real question that arises over possible post-election coalition arrangements “is whether South Africa’s people will rally to defend themselves”. So writes IRR analyst Terence

What would an ANC/EFF coalition mean for SA?

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A new analysis by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) examines South Africa’s prospects under a possible coalition government comprising the ANC and EFF. Written

New IRR paper warns of legislation gridlock potential

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Lawmaking could be hampered or even made impossible if next week’s election results in a hung parliament. This is among the risks highlighted in a

ANC manifesto “fails on ideological grounds” – Vegter

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South Africans should brace themselves for “further economic decline” if the ANC retains its grip on power in next week’s election. This is the conclusion