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Richard Calland

Political leadership is in a mess

Ironically enough, a potent drive for reform of the capitalist system will come from the private sector

The heat is on to find global saviours

We face a current crisis unlike any other in history — this one affects everyone everywhere

Cyril must show who is boss – quickly

There is no time for indecisiveness – the president is up against thugs and needs to muscle up to win

Getting rid of Mkhwebane won’t be easy

Different factions with vested interests are aligning to protect the destructive protector

Failure to fix the economy will undo Cyril

The president can get rid of the loathsome political figures but he can’t control everything

Part IV: Breaking the mould — A blueprint for the future government

This is the last article in a four-part series on radical Cabinet reform

PART I: A radical blueprint for Ramaphosa’s Cabinet

By doing so the president not only shows he has guts, but governance will be more effective

Part II: The seven principles of picking a Cabinet

This is part II in a four part analysis on Cabinet reform

Elections 2019: It’s all a little below par

'This is the most important election since 1994. Yet, strangely, it has been the most boring'

A tale of two countries in uncertain days

It is the best of times, the worst of times, but also the most dangerous of times for South Africa and Britain

Is Cyril on a slow train to nowhere?

In a country desperate for solutions, the electorate is indifferent and parties are fighting themselves

Ramaphosa and the Thatcherite moment of truth

Cyril Ramaphosa is no Margaret Thatcher but he is having to determine the same issue: Who runs the country?

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