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Vol 60 No 18

Published 13th September 2019

South Africa

Ramaphosa, right and left

The government needs support on the left to sell neo-liberal reforms to the public, including drastic action on Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has regained some political stability by seeing off opponents on both his political flanks. After he endorsed economic policies his traditional communist and trade union backers favour, they seem ready not to object when he implements policies judged friendly to foreign investors – such as grasping the Eskom nettle.

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