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Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

    Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged, warns of risks to the rand
    Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged, warns of risks to the rand
    The Reserve Bank left borrowing costs unchanged for a fourth straight meeting even as it warned risks to the rand and inflation may force it to...
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma’s waning power exposed by stalled nuclear plan
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma’s waning power exposed by stalled nuclear plan
    Government's decision to stall plans championed by President Jacob Zuma to build nuclear plants has exposed his waning authority.
    Unemployment rises to its highest level in more than a decade
    Unemployment rises to its highest level in more than a decade
    South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to the highest in over a decade in the third quarter as more people started looking for employment.
    Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates
    Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates
    South Africa delayed plans to build new nuclear power plants over concern about their cost and the waning demand for additional electricity as...
    Breakdown: Courts emerge as main theatre for SA’s political wars
    Breakdown: Courts emerge as main theatre for SA’s political wars
    The courts are becoming the main theatre of political battles in South Africa as feuding for power and access to state funds in Africa’s most...
    DA lays corruption charges against President Zuma
    DA lays corruption charges against President Zuma
    The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it has laid criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma after former public protector Thuli Madonsela's...
    ANC backs Zuma as MPs prep for DA's 'annual and frivolous' no-confidence motion
    ANC backs Zuma as MPs prep for DA's 'annual and frivolous' no-confidence motion
    South Africa’s ruling party leadership rallied around President Jacob Zuma after the nation’s graft ombudsman implied he may have allowed the...
    Ramaphosa gains from Zuma's woes in presidential succession race
    Ramaphosa gains from Zuma's woes in presidential succession race
    South African President Jacob Zuma’s chances of finishing his second and final term may have dimmed after being implicated in a new graft probe...
    How apartheid torture steeled Gordhan for political warfare
    How apartheid torture steeled Gordhan for political warfare
    Pravin Gordhan was detained three times as he worked to bring an end to apartheid, enduring beatings and suffocation at the hands of the police. He...
    Key numbers to watch out for in today's midterm budget
    Key numbers to watch out for in today's midterm budget
    The heat will be on South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan when he delivers his mid-term budget on Wednesday at a time when the economy is...
    Splits widen in ANC as Jackson Mthembu breaks ranks
    Splits widen in ANC as Jackson Mthembu breaks ranks
    Splits are widening in South Africa’s ruling African National Congress over President Jacob Zuma’s leadership and a decision by prosecutors to...
    Gordhan faces test of resolve as he delivers budget amid charges and #FeesMustFall
    Gordhan faces test of resolve as he delivers budget amid charges and #FeesMustFall
    With his job on the line, fraud charges hanging over his head and university students rioting for free education, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s resolve to maintain fiscal discipline and avoid a junk credit rating is facing a severe test....