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Vol 46 No 18

Published 9th September 2005

South Africa

Politics behind the trial

The accused Vice-President gives the unions a grip on economic policy

The tricky relationship between President Thabo Mbeki and the country's big trades unions has become intermingled with the corruption charges against Vice-President Jacob Zuma (AC Vol 46 No 17). Union support for Zuma has focused a decade of policy disagreements between the traditional left wing and Mbeki, on economic strategy, on job creation, on HIV/AIDS and on Zimbabwe.

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