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Analysts speculate on President Ramaphosa's priorities in taking office

27 May 2019 1:20 PM
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Analysts Asanda Ngoasheng, Ebrahim Fakir and Somadoda Fikeni discuss Cabinet restructure and strengthening Chapter 9 institutions.

With President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration over, analysts are speculating on what his priorities will be in office.

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to political analysts Dr Somadoda Fikeni, Ebrahim Fakir and Asanda Ngoasheng about what President's political game will be in his first few weeks in office.

There are two things I think the president can do: clean up the state SOEs, leave the private sector to do what it needs to do. In the private sector, there is nothing much he can do.

Ebrahim Fakir, Political analyst

READ: 'Ramaphosa's new Cabinet will need to get the battered economy growing again'

Ngoasheng says he should strengthen the chapter nine institutions.

A lot of our problems emanate from the fact that we have very weak chapter nine institutions. Once he starts that journey of strengthening the chapter nine institutions, then it becomes easy to hold people accountable particularly people who are running the SOEs.

Asanda Ngoasheng, Political analyst

ALSO READ: New Cabinet must advance the interest of our people - Cosatu general secretary

Dr Somadoda Fikeni says Ramaphosa should make major cuts in Cabinet, the first task being to eliminate deputy ministers.

I would then cluster the departments that look alike, for example, Trade and Industry and Economic Development. Water and sanitation can be clustered with housing.

Dr Somadoda Fikeni, Political analyst

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27 May 2019 1:20 PM
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Ramaphosa
Cabinet
Cabinet announcement
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ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa

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