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 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 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

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

Julius Malema in the dock

Will attempts to clip the wings of the maverick leader sink him or raise his profile?

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

Labour movement schism deepens

The ANC's bid to hold together the trades union federation is failing amid plans for a leftist party

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

Gauteng challenge

Five months after the May general elections that returned President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress to office, the provincial conference of the Gauteng ANC, which opened on 3 October, designated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa heir apparent....

  • 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

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