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South Africa

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

Eskom will battle to avert total blackout as President Jacob Zuma's ambition for a US$100 billion nuclear-energy project faces strong opposition. Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign to take over as African National Congress and national President will generate fierce debate within party and government. Public protests by ANC members will reach new heights.

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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...

In league with Zuma

The President’s supporters consolidate their grip on the party by securing the leadership of its Youth League

The election of a relatively unknown North-West provincial leader of the African National Congress Youth League as National President of ANCYL has again highlighted the growing inf...

The woman most likely…

The plan that a woman should be the ANC's next leader is gaining in popularity. But it's also an ingenious tactical ploy by Zuma

Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign to succeed President Jacob Zuma suffered a massive blow when the African National Congress Women's League declared that a woman should be the party's nex...

Cracks in the ANC monolith

The alliance between ANC, communists and labour is weakening. Anti-Zuma factions seem to be carrying all before them

Eight unions in the Congress of South African Trade Unions are raising funds abroad to start a new labour-based political party and a new union federation. They want the former to ...

Public sectarians

State-owned enterprises are in disarray as political appointees and managers clash. Much of it is to do with the ANC

Left and right on the Rand

The South African Competition Commission’s investigation of alleged bank manipulation of foreign exchange dealing is dividing government economic departments, Africa Confidential u...

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