South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will have a daunting in-tray, including a formidable economic agenda to tackle.
Growth under Jacob Zuma’s leadership has been weak and unemployment is painfully high.
It is one of the most unequal countries on the planet – the legacy of apartheid is still evident.
And businesses face many barriers that make it harder to contribute to addressing these problems.
Here are some figures to set out the challenge.
- Three Keys to a New South Africa (Project Syndicate)
- Will South Africa Repeat Zimbabwe’s Fatal Land Mistakes? (CapX)
- Macro Forum Insights and Perspectives (Actis)
- South Africa is Looking to a Future Without an Eskom Monopoly Over Country’s Energy Supply (Business Report)
- S&P South Africa Downgrade Excerpt (Rand Daily Mail)
- South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges (NYT)
- Jacob Zuma Wages War on South Africa’s Institutions (FT)
- South Africa SONA 2021: Ramaphosa Pledges Economic Reforms (Business Times)
- Cyril Ramaphosa’s To-do List (Aberdeen Standard Investments)
- Bloodbath for Banks on JSE as Ramaphosa Uncertainty Weighs (Business Report)
- Ramaphosa Takes Tax Gamble as South Africa Targets Debt (Bloomberg)
- At 34.4%, South Africa Officially Has the Highest Unemployment Rate in the World (BusinessReport)
- South Africa’s Economic and Potential Downgrade Woes (Bloomberg)
- South Africa: Too Soon to Jump for Joy (BNP Paribas)
- South Africa Falls to #56 in the Global Competitiveness Report