Measuring the impact to South Africa's fundamentalsThe drought has not been factored into the South African Reserve Bank's economic growth projections for this year. "Developing an estimate is tricky and not straightforward — we are, however, looking into it," the institution told CNBC via email. "We need to get low consumption but we don't want to collapse the economy," Ian Neilson, Cape Town's deputy mayor and head of the water response team, told CNBC via telephone. "It's critical to ensure that there is business continuity," he added. Supporting business is key to South Africa's political agenda, more broadly. New President Cyril Ramaphosa is taske
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CAPE TOWN — President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa announced the makeup of his first cabinet on Monday night, appointing well-respected officials to key positions but naming as his deputy a provincial power broker with a history of poor management.
In forming his cabinet 11 days after being sworn in as president, Mr. Ramaphosa also retained some allies of his scandal-plagued predecessor, Jacob Zuma, apparently trying to balance the competing factions inside the African National Congress, the governing party. Mr. Ramaphosa has pledged to make clean government a priority.
Although Mr. Ramaphosa succeeded in forcing Mr. Zuma to step down as president, the composition of his first cabinet underscored the enduring influence of Mr. Zuma and his supporters, experts said.
“In recent weeks, a lot of people seem to have forgotten that there are many in the leadership that are not enthusiastic about the new direction taken by Ramaphosa,” said Steven Friedman, a political analyst at the University of Johannesburg. “There is a substantial number of people in the cabinet who supported Zuma, though, in the key ministries, Rama
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- Property still increases in value (28%).
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- Property prices are relatively low and there are bargains in the market (29%).
- Property still increases in value and is a good investment (23%).
- The rand exchange rate is strong (9%).