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Daniel Silke


Cape Town, WC, South Africa

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Recent articles by Daniel:

Daniel Silke | SA needs a Ramaphosa reset

The coronavirus is about more than a 'new normal'. The president himself must navigate a tough new path, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke | SA needs more than a colour-coded reopening

In his defence, South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is not the only world leader to find extricating himself from a self-imposed lockdown is a lot tougher than implementing it. → Read More

Daniel Silke | The cost of rescuing SA

President Ramaphosa rose to his most challenging occasion in announcing a whopping R500 billion coronavirus support package. → Read More

Daniel Silke | A black swan and a downgrade will test SA

It was perhaps naive to think that the last remaining ratings agency keeping the country within investment grade parameters would be warm and fuzzy to a country in its hour of need, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: A recession and a virus – with little response

In the week that has followed the Budget, the country has confirmed both that it is now in a recession and that there is a case of the coronavirus in SA, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: A SONA shackled by its own State

If one lived in Norway, Denmark, Finland or Canada, the State of the Nation address from President Ramaphosa would’ve perhaps sounded quite impressive. But we live in South Africa, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa is yet to tame his own party

The president is caught in a policy trap, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: SA dodged a recession, but a swallow doesn't make a summer

We should not let ourselves be distracted by a quarter-on-quarter economic revival, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa in ANC quicksand

South Africa is currently stuck in a type of quicksand: not yet porous enough to engulf the country completely, yet highly debilitating and extremely threatening, writes Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa, the rand and the Reserve Bank's rough ride

A new president with a new team should’ve been off to a much better start than this, writes Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: The extreme risks of ANC dual-speak

It was only a matter of time before the dire state of the economy intersected with the equally dire state of economic policy – and the worst GDP decline in a decade was just that time, writes Daniel Silke. → Read More

'Broad church' politics under pressure after election 2019

The ANC must decide if it fears the EFF so much that it panders to its pressures – or whether it sees the bigger picture of the necessity for more centrist and market-friendly initiatives to kickstart growth, writes Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa’s real battles will start after he wins

Fundamentally, the hard work for the president will only begin after he wins the election. And much of that work will be within his own party, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Mboweni’s rough yet risky Budget

The Budget satisfied most of the audience in Act One. But Act Two - the election - will be harder, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Why SA's economic reform is on pause

SA will have to rely on external factors beyond its immediate control for some modicum of economic improvement, at least in the short term, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

Mboweni hints at risky changes in mini budget

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mini budget provided a number of talking points for analysts, company directors and the ANC itself, writes columnist Daniel Silke. → Read More

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa snatches victory from jaws of defeat

Nhlanhla Nene's resignation injects an all-too-rare dose of liability and culpability into our political discourse and represents an important new flank for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s much-vaunted ‘new dawn’ of governance. → Read More

What fuel's vicious cycle means for South Africa

For a net importer of fuel, South Africa is facing immense pressure. Massive petrol hikes affect every consumer, business and broader trade linkage across the country's economy. → Read More

DANIEL SILKE: Fears over land expropriation are undermining the economy

Despite assurances from President Ramaphosa that land expropriation would not undermine the economy, the prospect is already doing so, says Daniel Silke. → Read More

SA needs more than just China

South Africa shouldn't get carried away by the immense power, deep pockets and ideologically compatible message from Beijing, says Daniel Silke. → Read More