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Grasping the Eskom nettle

A new CEO has come to the electricity utility, but the government is still picking its battles carefully and change remains gradual

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni described national power utility Eskom as 'South Africa's biggest economic risk' next to low growth. The gigantic utility is an albatross around the A...


Hage's hubris

The election outcome for SWAPO was even worse than expected. The writing is on the wall for the ruling party

Everyone was expecting the electorate to deliver a snub to the ruling SWAPO Party in the 27 November general election – but not quite the loud slap that eventuated. After thr...

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KZN plots

Opponents of President Cyril Ramaphosa in the African National Congress's biggest province intend to start a fightback at the National General Council in 2020 with a vote of no con...


The default is mine

Zambia has defaulted again on its €97 million (US$107m) loan from Italian bank Intesa San Paolo for the purchase of two C27J twin-engined military transport aircraft from Ital...


Off the hook

The first of the criminal trials in connection with Mozambique's $2bn 'tuna bonds' hidden loans scandal has ended with the surprise acquittal of Lebanese salesman Jean Boustani at ...


Cashing in on the crisis

As the country faces the worst drought for 30 years and inflation at over 440%, politically connected oligarchs see opportunities

Days after regional leaders called for dialogue across the political divide to resolve Zimbabwe's deepening crisis, police broke up a crowd outside the headquarters of the main opp...


SWAPO stumbles

A bad land reform record, a corruption scandal and electoral fraud claims will shake but not topple the ruling party in the polls

Namibia is in the grip of a crippling drought, but negative economic growth, blatant disregard for its election promises and persistent scandal will do little to prevent SWAPO's re...


The DA's race dilemma

The main opposition party is wracked by divisions over 'affirmative action' after its black leaders suddenly resign

The departure of both Mmusi Maimane as leader of the Democratic Alliance and Herman Mashaba as mayor of Johannesburg has sent shock waves through the main opposition party and star...


Intrigue at State House

A coterie of colourful advisors around President Lungu is competing for influence and contracts

Tussles for supremacy among President Edgar Lungu's key advisors have claimed scalps in his ever-smaller inner circle. One of the most important was that of former journalist Amos ...


Where's the plan?

After the government's brutally honest budget statement, unions and business are pushing rival policies to boost jobs and growth

The sense of a return to the Mandela spirit in the wake of South Africa's 32-12 victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final on 2 November has quickly come up against economic...


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