Why Ramaphosa needs to realise it’s ‘the economy, stupid’


Finance minister Tito Mboweni must be itching for someone like US political strategist James Carville to be implanted full-time in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office.

It’s celebrated folklore how, in 1992, Carville scrawled three slogans on the whiteboard on a pillar in the campaign headquarters of a charismatic senator from Little Rock, Arkansas, who was bidding to unseat President HW Bush...

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