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Unpacking Cyril’s stimulus

Economists question whether the immense Covid-19 relief package will just help business or the wider population

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 500 billion rand (US$26bn) stimulus to sustain South Africa's already precarious economy during the Covid-19 lockdown has been welcomed by business and ...


Heroes and villains in the pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has turned the spotlight on those in charge, highlighting successes and exposing deficiencies

With South Africa in the third week of a lockdown that may only be lifted at the end of April, and possibly not even then, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhiz...


Farmers back on agenda

The government is taking steps to compensate expropriated farmers while trying to make sure that the farms of ZANU-PF bigwigs are not affected

Zimbabwe's land reform programme, which ended up largely benefitting senior members of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), state security and army office...


Rule by rivalry

The public is becoming used to the contest for supremacy between the President and his Vice-President as it turns into a war of attrition

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been locked in a love-hate relationship with the military ever since he rose to power in the military coup of November 2017. Against the supremacy ...


State takes control

Lawmakers agreed to President Mokgweetsi Masisi's plan to extend a State of Emergency (SoE) from 28 days to 6 months over the coronavirus outbreak despite complaints that the emerg...


Cyril's double crisis

Drastic measures to contain the pandemic, coupled with the Moody’s downgrade, have strengthened the President’s hand – for now

The South African government has vowed to respond to the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and a credit ratings downgrade by making overdue structural reforms to prevent the...


Poll in a plague year

The re-run of the presidential election looked certain to see Mutharika fall, but all bets are off now that political rallies are banned

The new presidential election mandated by the Constitutional Court in February was always going to be bad news for President Peter Mutharika, especially with the new requirement th...


Healthcare for dollars

The first reaction of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front high-ups to the pandemic was to blame the West, or at least to gloat at its misfortune. Defence Minister and Z...

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