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Vol 47 No 4

Published 17th February 2006

South Africa

Growing pains, legal pain

The President has a new plan for the economy and the Vice-President faces two separate trials

Cape Town's political season opens during the city's sunniest weeks, drawing journalists and commentators down from Johannesburg in droves. The government had hoped to fix their attention on its message of faster economic growth and more jobs. However, they were distracted by the opening and adjourning in Johannesburg on 13 February of the trial on rape charges of former Vice-President Jacob Zuma.

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