South Africa

South Africa

Population: 52.9 mn.
GDP: 375.9 bn.
Debt: 113.5 bn.

President Jacob Zuma is up for re-election and – despite the booing at Nelson Mandela's memorial service – he is certain to win. The unions and a slate of new opposition parties will seek to exploit a rising wave of dissatisfaction with the governing African National Congress. 

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  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Unsteady state of the nation

Zuma failed to inspire in his nationwide address yesterday. Many unknowns still surround the ANC’s promised 'radical economic transformation'

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

A loyalist cabinet

Zuma has picked dependable allies – whatever their records – for his cabinet. He wants to maximise his power for his final term

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

The President looks to his legacy

In picking new ministers and regional premiers, Jacob Zuma won’t forget old friends

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

The last liberation election

Policies not history will determine support for the African National Congress after its fifth election win

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Politics and Pistorius in the dock

Jobs and corruption dominate the ANC’s ‘catalyst' election while people take a break from the trial of the century

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Vavi and the unions fall out

The power struggle to control the trades union federation will reignite after the elections and damage the ANC

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Nkandla report hurts Zuma

The damning conclusions of the Public Protector on the financing of the President’s homestead will upset the balance of power within the ANC

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

The ANC’s top hundred

The ANC has drawn up a candidates list that is a messy compromise of effective campaigners and die-hard presidential loyalists

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

The last straw

Any escalation of the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats after the 4 March attack on the Pretoria home of the exiled Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa now looks improbable. Following the New Year’s Eve assassination of fellow exile Patrick K...

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Which ANC will win?

Jobs, living standards and the liberation legacy will dominate the elections but it’s the political aftermath that counts

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