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Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

    Zuma squabbles have everyone asking: Who’s running South Africa?
    Zuma squabbles have everyone asking: Who’s running South Africa?
    It’s hard to know who’s leading South Africa.
    Zuma stymies Gordhan’s bid to rescue SA’s economy
    Zuma stymies Gordhan’s bid to rescue SA’s economy
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    Gordhan taxes wealthy, cuts jobs to curb 2016 budget
    Gordhan taxes wealthy, cuts jobs to curb 2016 budget
    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan stuck to a pledge to bring down the budget deficit, targeting civil-servant jobs and increasing wealth taxes to...
    Zuma seeks advice of chief execs to avoid junk status
    Zuma seeks advice of chief execs to avoid junk status
    With South Africa at risk of falling into recession and having its credit-rating downgraded to junk, President Jacob Zuma is trying to patch up...
    Reserve Bank in a quandary over rising recession risk
    Reserve Bank in a quandary over rising recession risk
    The risk of a recession in South Africa this year is mounting, making policy decisions more difficult for a Reserve Bank battling to balance the...
    Rand dive gives power-starved economy no respite
    Rand dive gives power-starved economy no respite
    When South Africa’s rand fell to its previous record in 2001, it fuelled export-led growth that lasted until the global financial crisis. That...
    Will Putin pay for SA's $100bn nuclear plan?
    Will Putin pay for SA's $100bn nuclear plan?
    Russia is seen as the frontrunner to win the right to build...
    Al-Bashir sets up high court and Zuma administration clash
    Al-Bashir sets up high court and Zuma administration clash
    South Africa's North Gauteng High Court faces a key test of credibility as it readies a response to the state's decision to ignore its order to...
    African countries will need to 'step up their game'
    African countries will need to 'step up their game'
    While Africa has benefited from increasing investor inflows from abroad, it’s now contending with a commodity downturn, power shortages,...
    Govt cuts e-tolls after consumer opposition
    Govt cuts e-tolls after consumer opposition
    The government has cut the maximum amount drivers will pay in toll fees on highways around Johannesburg and Pretoria following pressure from...
    Nene open to partners for Eskom plants
    Nene open to partners for Eskom plants
    South Africa is open to private investors helping to finance power plants built by Eskom to plug a funding gap faced by the state power utility,...
    Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession
    Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession
    South Africa avoiding its second recession in five years is doing little to ease investor concern that economic growth prospects are dimming.