Jump to navigation

Vol 61 No 3

Published 6th February 2020

South Africa

Over the rainbow

Ramaphosa grapples with economic crisis, corruption prosecutions and power shortages on a historic anniversary

The 30th anniversary of then-President FW de Klerk's announcement on 2 February 1990 of the release of Nelson Mandela nine days afterwards passed quietly as investors gathered to survey the gloomy prospects for the mining industry at Cape Town's Mining Indaba. President Cyril Ramaphosa's much-anticipated State of the Nation address, due on 13 February, is so close to the anniversary of the father of the nation's release from 27 years in prison, it is inevitable there will be stock-taking.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 1192 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.