South Africa

South Africa

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

After winning the May elections, the pressure is mounting on the government to deliver on its promises. 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 19
  •  26th September 2014

Nuclear secrets

A US$50 billion agreement with Russia to build up to eight nuclear reactors has raised the alarm in South Africa about the speed and secrecy with which the 'strategic partnership' was announced. A former senior official in South Africa's Eskom power compa...

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Dividing the spoils

The 'Mining Queen' and Julius Malema are using transfer-pricing in the mining industry to force profit-sharing and further BEE

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Crunch time for the unions

The ANC struggles to hold the union federation together as an anti-Zuma faction threatens to form a leftist splinter

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

New ANC Youth League is Zuma's own

The new leadership of the African National Congress Youth League, which is standing for election on 24-26 September in Gauteng, will have the blessing of President Jacob Zuma and won't be challenging the governing party's policies at any time soon, say yo...

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Juju versus Zuma Round 2

When the red boiler-suited Julius Malema took his parliamentary seat in May as leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), everyone knew the political scene had changed for ever. It was only a matter of time before the firebrand confronted President Ja...

  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

Jobs for the boys – and girls

The appointment of Zuma's daughter to a key ministry raises questions about nepotism, again

  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Invoking higher powers

The case of a prominent broadcasting executive raises questions about the government’s commitment to the constitution

  • 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

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