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Vol 56 No 1

Published 9th January 2015

South Africa

Turbulence trending

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

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. This will affect the municipal elections next year and the ANC's internal elections the year after. The energies of some of the most important ministers and officials will as ever be diverted from state business to factional struggle.

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