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South Africa

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

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Ramaphosa ready for launch

The Deputy President pays tribute to the ANC's heroes as he lays the groundwork for a presidential bid in all but name

The plush Mount Nelson Hotel at the foot of Cape Town's Table Mountain provided the perfect setting for the unofficial launch of the CR17 campaign, as Deputy President Cyril Ramaph...


Funeral fusillade hits Zuma

Senior ANC figures use a commemoration for a party veteran to launch their campaign to force the President to step down

The funerals of veteran African National Congress leaders have become informal hustings where ANC and South African Communist Party (SACP) leaders can vent their anger about Jacob ...


Zuma carries on regardless

The fall in the ANC's vote to less than 50% leaves no single party in charge of some vital councils and the promise of much turmoil

One of the most fiercely contested elections in post-apartheid South Africa has left the African National Congress in shock, the Democratic Alliance energised and the Economic Free...


Nkosazana's trial balloon

The Youth League of the African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal has fired the first salvo in the 2017 ANC succession race. It has publicly backed the outgoing African Union Comm...


ANC unruffled by DA surge

Governing party stalwarts are sanguine about their prospects in the local elections but the opposition smells a breakthrough

On a cold July evening, downtown Johannesburg was abuzz with celebrities and African National Congress politicians sporting designer outfits in party colours and drinking Champagne...


The big rand short

The National Treasury has launched an investigation into companies suspected of trying to profit from the volatility of the rand over the past year. Business circles have been buzz...


Hacks off

Broadcasters are experiencing increasing pressure from the government to toe the line. Some are being banned from the air

The government is using its influence at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, the public service broadcaster, to silence dissenting voices and quash news of protest in the l...


Destabilising NGOs

President Jacob Zuma's office is drafting a bill to restrict foreign funding for local non-governmental organisations and to compel international NGOs (INGOs) operating in South Af...


Guptas' export drive

Regulators have begun inquiries into whether or not the three Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, exported large sums of money to Dubai, where they are now believed to be mainly...


A charter for trouble

Battle is looming between the government and mining companies over plans for more black empowerment

Mining firms already struggling with low international commodity prices and rising labour costs are up in arms about the draft revised Mining Charter which the government issued fo...


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