Tag: Daniel Silke
All eyes in South Africa are on the ANC, as the governing party scrambles to reign in corruption. President Cyril Ramaphosa committed to rooting out corruption from the beginning of his term. The theft of COVID-19 relief funds has put pressure for him to fulfil his promise and to hold perpetrators accountable. Joining CNBC Africa to provide insights into Ramaphosa’s attempts to clean up the ANC is Daniel Silke, Director at Political Futures Consultancy.
The rand weakened on the back of news that South Africa has slipped into a technical recession. According to Stats SA, the country's GDP has contracted by 1.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, according to Citadel South Africa has been in recession since 2013 in terms of per capita growth, owing to the country’s inability to achieve growth of above 1 per cent or at levels above our population growth, which is currently 1.4 per cent. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss what this means for South Africa is Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst and Duma Gqubule, Director for the Centre for Economic Development and Transformation.
Not one official is behind bars even though corruption in South Africa remains one of the country's biggest concerns, especially in the business sector. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Political Analyst, Daniel Silke about how much the business sector is desperate for President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action in this regard.
PJ Velhuizen, Managing Director, Gillan & Veldhuizen Incorporated and Daniel Silke, Director, Political Futures Consultancy join CNBC Africa for more.
The main opposition party in South Africa has lost three main leaders in its party. Several more members of the party have crossed the floor in KwaZulu-Natal to the leading party, the ANC. The questions that remains on many South Africans minds now, is where to from here for the DA? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Dr Ivor Sarakinsky, Wits School of Governance.
It took him more than half a century to get into politics and just over three years to get out of it. Businessman, Herman Mashaba, surprised many when he joined the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance on his way to become mayor of Johannesburg, one of Africa’s biggest and richest cities. He tried a number of reforms and survived votes of no-confidence in him and the shaky alliance with the eff. The election of former party leader, Helen Zille to a powerful post signalled the end. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha filed this report.
South Africa managed to sink to its lowest GDP performance in a decade just as the newly elected members of government took to their seats in cabinet. Whether this was a coincidence or not it lead the ANC to take a more aggressive stance towards the SARB. Daniel Silke, Author and Political Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.
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