Officially it's going to be business as usual for business, but looking at the cabinet ministers we've got.... It's going to be interesting.
Here's a background article on our new Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel.
Read the rest of the article on M&G here.Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel's uphill battle will be to balance the demands of his trade union colleagues with the expectations of his new employers in government.
The Zuma administration has indicated that the government's conservative fiscal and monetary policies will not change -- yet change is exactly what Cosatu expects from Patel.
Patel has been one of the strongest critics of the investor-friendly economic policies of the past decade, which led to the inflation targeting and fiscal policies that saw South Africa reducing its budget deficit and controlling public spending.
Can leopards change their spots?