20°C / 22°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 11°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 2°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 0°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 32°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 31°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 10°C

'SA economy could be put back on track if Ramaphosa is elected ANC president'

Pravin Gordhan says the ANC December conference has the power to change the country for better or worse.

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at The Gathering: ANC elective conference edition on 23 November 2017. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister and African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Pravin Gordhan says he believes the economy could be put back on track if Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is elected ANC president.

Gordhan is a panelist at The Daily Maverick’s The Gathering in Sandton on Thursday.

He says the December conference has the power to change the country for better or worse.

“I didn’t say he’s going to win, I said I want him to win.”

Responding to moderator Stephen Grootes, Gordhan made his allegiance clear; he supports Ramaphosa to take over at the ANC.

“But above all what he is saying at the general level is that we require new leadership. Current leadership in the country has failed us because it’s preoccupation has been how to fill certain people’s bank accounts.”

He says Ramaphosa’s plans will grow the economy.

Gordhan says Ramaphosa’s new deal should not, however, be confused with the Democratic Alliance’s policies.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus