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Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi)

President of South Africa (since 2009)

Date of Birth: 12/04/1942
Place of Birth: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province


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No-fly zone for legal eagles

The decline in independence of South Africa's top criminal justice institutions is accelerating as President Jacob Zuma redoubles his efforts to immunise himself and his entourage from prosecution over corruption...


Turbulence trending

The coming year will be dominated by the struggle within the African National Congress between President Jacob Zuma and his supporters and those seeking to replace him with the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa...


Gloom settles on economy

Six months into President Jacob Zuma's last term of office, the economic forecasts are worsening...

Long-running battles on its Board are often blamed on Chairwoman Dudu Myeni, who is seen as a political untouchable because of her closeness to Zuma and his family and her status as Executive Chairwoman of the Jacob Zuma Foundation...

Ambitious and charismatic, she plays a key role as party bagman in strong-arming corporate donations to the Jacob Zuma Foundation and African National Congress bodies...


Hard times for the revenue service

Often held up as a model tax organisation for developing countries under the leadership of Pravin Gordhan in 1999-2009, it is now the latest body to be caught in the multiple controversies swirling around President Jacob Zuma and the governing African National Congress (ANC)...


Splinter injuries

Some have cast the battle as for or against President Jacob Zuma, with the ANC loyalist group led by Cosatu President Sidumo Dlamini and supported by the remaining Cosatu affiliates, including the National Union of Mineworkers, SA Democratic Teachers Union and National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union...


Clash of the Titans

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 Confidential understands...


DBSA moves centre stage

President Jacob Zuma had earmarked the former head of the South African Secret Service, Riaz 'Mo' Shaik, to run the planned subsidiary (AC Vol 53 No 14, Bank to bank)...


Julius Malema in the dock

During a televised sitting of the House in August, Malema and his EFF MPs repeatedly called on President Jacob Zuma to 'pay back the money' spent on renovating his private residence in KwaZulu-Natal and which has set the aggravated public back more than US$23 million (AC Vol 55 No 17, Crunch time for the unions)...


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...


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