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South Africa

Population: 52.5 mn.
GDP: $341.2 bn.
Debt: $139.8 bn.

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Gordhan's short leash

The contract of the new South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan runs only until this year's local government elections, Africa Confidential hears from Treasury sources. The d...


Political earthquakes ahead

The local polls will be this year's first arena of conflict and re-alignment as the ANC fights for survival and the President picks his successor

The opposition has smelt blood and aims to give the African National Congress its toughest run since majority rule arrived in 1994. The ANC may lose key cities, especially the fina...


Jacob Zuma's costly week

The President kicked a hornets' nest when he sacked his Finance Minister. The ensuing crisis hit his authority and the economy

The impromptu alliance of African National Congress leaders and business interests which forced President Jacob Zuma to rethink his unilateral decision to sack Finance Minister Nhl...

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Dissent dogs DA leadership

Lindiwe Mazibuko's political comeback has come to a sudden stop. Some feel ex-leader Helen Zille retains too much power behind the scenes

Once upon a time, Lindiwe Mazibuko was the golden girl of opposition politics: she was articulate, respected and quoted in the media every day. She was the youngest Democratic Alli...


EFF's economic roadshow

As Malema's following grows, a dialogue has begun with investors worried by talk of nationalisation and price controls

Foreign direct investment is vital to the South African economy and the only confident prediction is that there will be deep change. As Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters lo...


Cyril looks to his heartland

Everything seemed to be going the President’s way in the succession battle but then his deputy rallied his troops

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's prospects of succeeding President Jacob Zuma in 2019 – in steep decline recently – changed for the better last week with his endorsem...


Dlamini-Zuma bandwagon speeds up

The momentum behind the AU chief’s bid to lead the country is increasing as the powerful coalition behind her notches up a key win

The campaign within the African National Congress for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the next leader of the party and the country has just received a major boost. Sihle Zikalala,...


Zuma man hangs on at SABC

A controversial figure fights to hold on to his multi-million rand job at the national broadcaster but is embarrassing the ANC

Attempts to get Hlaudi Motsoeneng out have dragged on for almost two years, ever since Public Protector Thulisile Madonsela recommended in February last year that the South African...


ANC looks in the mirror

Losing over a third of its members under Jacob Zuma's presidency, the ANC is getting nervous about next year's local elections

It may have ended with a stirring rendition of the liberation struggle song Mhla Sibuyayo (The Day We Return) led by President Jacob Zuma but the governing African National Congres...


Rise of the third termers

There is a push within the ANC for Zuma to stay on as party President for yet another term

Hand signals have always been a favourite at African National Congress gatherings. During the bruising party leadership race in 2007, Thabo Mbeki's opponents used the football hand...


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