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South Africa

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

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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...


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...


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