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South Africa

Population: 59.39m
GDP: $419bn
Debt: 70.7% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Enoch pulls a rabbit out of his fedora

The ANC government is struggling to raise revenue and fund vote-winning social programmes ahead of elections in May

Sustained low growth is haunting the policy calculations of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, who presented his budget to parliament on 21 February. He conceded that revised 2023 ...


All eyes on KwaZulu-Natal

The multi-sided battle for votes in the province may decide the national election – and whether the ANC loses its parliamentary majority

More than 300 registered political parties are vying for votes believing this election will mark a turning point in the country's history and pave the way for coalition politics. P...


Global south wins at The Hague

South Africa has boosted its own and the developing world's prestige by bringing its genocide case against Israel to The Hague

The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Israel must take steps to prevent genocide in Gaza will increase pressure on the United States and the United Kingdom to...


Genocide case tests the UN system

Ramaphosa is reaping political dividends by taking on the Netanyahu government at the Hague

Whether South Africa has made a plausible case to prove Israel has violated the genocide convention with its bombardment of Gaza is likely to be decided at the International Court ...


Global alliances trounce human rights

Backroom machinations have landed Morocco the coveted chair of the UN’s leading human rights body

Elections to the presidency of the 47-member UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) are normally a routine affair. But this year, Israel and Morocco's concerns that the issues of the civi...


Tumbling support for ANC ends liberation era

With forecasts that it will win under 50% of the vote in this year's elections, the ruling party prepares for a sea-change

The African National Congress (ANC) will be gravely weakened in this year's national and provincial elections with its share of the vote likely to fall below 50%, but it will not b...

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Jacob Zuma's revenge

Former President's vow not to vote for the ANC will damage the party in KwaZulu-Natal and may encourage other high-profile dissenters

President Cyril Ramaphosa's pre-election headaches intensified with the news that Jacob Zuma, the convicted former President, is promising to vote for a new political party named a...


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