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Vol 60 No 16

Published 9th August 2019

South Africa

Leaning to the left

The government’s zeal for wide-ranging reforms is flagging against a pushback by his enemies within and outside the ANC

Battered by an economy in recession and a ruling party riven by corruption, President Cyril Ramaphosa's ability to drive radical economic and political reforms is coming increasingly into doubt. Foreign investment has dwindled and even China is setting strict preconditions for further investment. Embarrassing revelations are also hindering the President's room for manoeuvre.

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