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South Africa

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

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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...


ANC cries 'mayday'

Talk of a new trades union federation is closer than than ever to reality, Africa Confidential has learned. The country's largest union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South...


Zuma's many foes mobilise

A campaign calling for Zuma's resignation is growing while his battle with opponents inside the ANC is undecided

The governing African National Congress (ANC) is under pressure from a wave of popular protest the like of which has not been seen since before the first free elections in 1994. Th...


Guptas fly out

The Gupta family has flown out of South Africa and relinquished all posts in their companies, despite strenuous denials that they were leaving for good. They threatened Africa Conf...


Night of the generals

Increasing surveillance of ANC dissidents and burglaries of journalists and activists point to paranoia at the top

A veteran of the pre-liberation African National Congress armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK, Spear of the Nation), General Siphiwe 'Gebuza' Nyanda doesn't scare easily. Yet when a ...

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Gordhan and Zuma slug it out

When the Finance Minister went on an investment tour the President arranged for a nasty surprise to meet him on his return

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan went to London, Boston and New York from 7-11 March to persuade investors, ratings agencies and the world that South Africa is still a safe bet. The...


Trial of strength at the top

The President asserts himself over Gordhan but the Finance Minister pushes back. An epic contest is shaping the country's future

Beleaguered President Jacob Zuma has just lost another round in his battle with a growing coalition of forces seeking his early exit. He is under attack from within and without the...


Guptas 'to leave SA'

The Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, are in the process of moving to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, say sources in the governing African National Congress. Several of the famil...


ANC heads for the hills

The party is leaching urban support as the polls approach and hopes to compensate for it in the countryside

Under pressure from party leaders and supporters, and from a variety of bad decisions and a stagnating economy, President Jacob Zuma appears to have abandoned formerly key African ...


Zupta Inc.

The Gupta business family – brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – has been catapulted on to South Africa's front pages since their friend President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance...


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