South Africa

South Africa

Population: 52.52 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 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

Turbulence trending

Zuma faces a serious challenge from Ramaphosa and ANC internal battles could weaken efforts to tackle urgent economic problems

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

The politics of power

Eskom is torn between the twin dictates of low government tariffs for the public and industry and re-investment priorities

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

Pick a power source

It is ironic that while Eskom battles to keep the lights on, planners have warned there is a risk of building too much new generating capacity. Uncertainty over South Africa's future electricity demand and how to meet it is supposed to be addressed object...

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

How guns colonised politics

Competition for political office, with its opportunities for patronage, can be bitter enough to end in murder. Violence is affecting the labour movement, too

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

The succession war has begun

Zuma is moving to protect his future as factions form up for the battle to decide who will be the next president

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Gloom settles on economy

The aims of public spending cuts and structural change to improve growth sit ill with the pressure in the cabinet for radical policies

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Hard times for the revenue service

Once a model of fiscal probity, SARS is proving as troubled as many other state institutions by factionalism, intrigue and political interference

  • Vol 55 No 22
  •  7th November 2014

Splinter injuries

It is becoming clear what kind of workers' party will emerge to challenge South Africa's political establishment when the once-mighty, 2.2 million-member Congress of South African Trade Unions splits up, probably as early as next year. Nine Cosatu affilia...

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Clash of the Titans

Relations between South Africa and Nigeria have plunged to new depths. South African ex-President Thabo Mbeki and Nigerian ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo are working behind the scenes to try to reconcile Presidents Jacob Zuma and Goodluck Jonathan, Africa...

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

DBSA moves centre stage

The state-owned bank repositions itself as a likely African hub for the new BRICS development bank

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