South Africa

South Africa

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

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 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

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

The political costs of Nkandla

Just how important the cost of Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead has become for his presidency and the elections was clear from the way it dominated a private meeting at South Africa House in London on 1 March, just before the former President Nelson Mandela...

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Restrained budget could be Gordhan’s last

The Finance Minister faced the challenge of keeping public sector pay down while increasing state investment in infrastructure

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Zuma talks up the state

The strain of the last five years seemed to show on the President's face as he gave his final State of the Nation Address before the elections

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Kissing cousins no more

After Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, both African National Congress loyalists, disengaged from an ostentatious clinch on 4 February, they predicted they would be together for the long haul. Not a love ...

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Poll shock alarms ANC

Anger over broken promises is slashing the party’s once unassailable lead. With elections at most six months away, the opposition is more hopeful than ever

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Zuma fights for his job

April's elections will be more about the standing of President Zuma than about loyalty to the governing ANC

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