'Those who support the ANC are taking a leap of faith'

FILE: African National Congress’s new top six (from L to R): deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, secretary-general Ace Magashule, national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza and treasurer-general Paul Mashatile. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

Many developing economies, particularly in Africa, are bucking the [slowing world growth] trend… Ghana is growing at 8%, Ethiopia at 7%... remarkable figures coming out of these frontier economies… Our African brothers and sisters are eating us for lunch…

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

Is the ANC going to put the country’s growth ahead of political cohesion?

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its forecast for GDP growth in South Africa to 1.2% (from 1.4%) in 2019 and to 1.5% in 2020.

It says political and policy uncertainty is still restricting growth in Africa’s most developed economy.

GDP grew by 0.8% in 2018.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

If the ANC continues to win even under these circumstances it must say something about the opposition parties…

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

The ANC alliance is unable to make clear policy…

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

Cabinet composition will be a critical issue…

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

Those who wish to support the ANC [is taking] a leap of faith…

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

The writing is on the wall for the Ramaphosa faction…

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst - Political Futures Consultancy

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