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Vol 59 No 11

Published 1st June 2018

South Africa

This land may be your land

The President may be carrying all before him, despite resistance from his predecessor, but the land issue could derail him

President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal approval ratings are at 76% and his handling of the economy has the nod from 82% of South Africans. The Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, facing challenges from within his party, was able to muster support from only 20% of respondents in the recent opinion poll by Ipsos. But business confidence is sagging close to levels during the closing stages of Jacob Zuma's presidency late last year. This is despite a 10% surge in the value of the rand when Ramaphosa took office in February.

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