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“We think the President has moved quickly to address some of the low-hanging fruit that needed improvement, but the jury is still out on whether the President will have the necessary support to address the harder issues,” said University of Stellenbosch’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) senior economist Hugo Pienaar.

The Rand Merchant Bank/BER business confidence index (BCI) jumped by 11-index points from 34 in 2017 (fourth quarter) to 45 in 2018 (first quarter). The organisations described such a big increase between quarters as rare adding that since 1975, confidence increased by 11 index points or more, on only 15 occasions.

“The President’s inclusive approach, recognising the legitimate interests and contribution of all social partners, including business, will be key to South Africa’s economic revival, serving to unlock investment, economic growth and employment,” Cohen said. President Ramaphosa’s most notable achievements

The most notable achievements of President Ramaphosa in his first 100 days in office have been his interventions at state-owned entities (SOEs) – like Eskom and SAA – where he has been seen as a new broom sweeping away years of corruption and maladministration.

The interventions at SOEs comprised the finalisation of turn-around strategies with a specific focus on mandate positioning and market development, strengthening of corporate governance structures, and stabilising finances. Eskom interventions prevented possible load-shedding

The measures also included the appointment of the CEO and CFO, stabilisation of executive management and strengthening the board, while working with Public Enterprises and National Treasury to address some of the pressing funding shortfalls of the institution.

“Overall, we think the interventions have been positive and helped to improve both business and consumer confidence. Also of importance were the immediate actions to address the liquidity issues at Eskom by appointing a credible interim CEO and putting in place a new board.

“This has translated into improvements in business confidence; strengthening of local currency; and more positive reviews by ratings agencies and international investors, as expressed during the International Investor Roadshow undertaken by Minister Nene in March this year,” the organisation said. Jobs summit and youth

Recently, he followed up on his promise to launch the youth employment service initiative, which will place unemployed youth in paid internships in companies across the economy. Some say the president has also moved to unite the nation around one common goal and patriotism through his “thuma mina” message. Thorny issues

“The land question is at the height of the political agenda and its resolution is urgent. How President Ramaphosa is seen to be leading or brokering a solution on this issue will be crucial,” said UKZN-based political analyst Lukhona Mnguni.

In his State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa had said he would be guided by the resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the governing party on the issue of land. Those resolutions included the approach that land would be expropriated without compensation.

“We are determined that expropriation without compensation should be implemented in a way that increases agricultural production, improves food security and ensures that the land is returned to those from whom it was taken under colonialism and apartheid,” President Ramaphosa said in February.