Can Ramaphosa Halt South Africa's Rot?
Jul 22, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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- Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa's influence on the relative success of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa's recent general election, he will struggle to push through tough reforms due to divisions within the party.
- Corruption and mismanagement will prove difficult to stamp out, especially as top-down national efforts fail in the face of pervasive graft in hundreds of municipalities.
- Splashy efforts to ramp up foreign investment will flounder as poor economic data and the ANC's unwillingness to coherently tackle the country's systemic economic deficiencies remain.