How Zuma rules with money and abandon

DATE: 28 July 2017
AUTHOR: Business Live

The president’s traditionalist approach, coupled with corruption, has spawned a revolving cabal of loyalists

SA is fast approaching a political turning point. This will be determined by the outcome of the struggle for power between two main factions within the ANC that I describe as the Traditionalists and the Reformers.

This struggle will come to a head in December, when the party elects its leadership during the ANC’s conference.

SA is a laggard in a region that is expected to be among the most rapidly growing in the world, and it also lags its upper middle-income peers globally.

The government is being "tested by mounting demands, but falls short in its response", said the Human Sciences Research Council in its 2016 State of the Nation report.

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