NEXT STEPS MUST BE BOLD AND FAR-REACHING Featured
A WEEK from now, President Jacob Zuma will deliver his state of the nation address amid a gloomy economic outlook. While the focus for many will be on what he says about the economy, it is worth remembering that our limping economy reflects the morbid state of our politics.
Government institutions that drive economic change derive their authority from those that are higher up the chain of political command, in particular the president, the Cabinet, Parliament and the governing party. If this political core is weak and fractured, it will be difficult to have sensible decision-making about the economy.