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South Africa

Population: 56.72 mn.
GDP: $395.42 bn.
Debt: $176.33 bn.

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Mboweni's budget choice – austerity or bust

The straight-talking finance minister faces multiple attacks as he tries to hold down civil servants' wages and cut state company funding

With more spending cuts and a slew of tax rises Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget today will make enemies across the board. Even after this, he may not be able to fight off a ...


The captured spies

ANC leaders are trying to persuade ex-President Zuma to appear at the Zondo Commission after claims about his personal spy network

President Cyril Ramaphosa's attempt to fight grand corruption in state agencies and the ruling party faces critical tests over the next month, on two parallel tracks. At the fore i...


Shot in the dark

As officials argue over vaccine funding, the African country worst hit by the pandemic is fumbling its chance to limit the damage

A politically charged fight between the Treasury and the Health Department has derailed the government's bid to buy vaccines cheaply and quickly. Doctors and scientists criticise o...


Cyril and Ace's linked fates

A conviction in Magashule's trial could save Ramaphosa's career in the ANC and at the polls. An acquittal could end it

African National Congress Secretary General Ace Magashule heads to the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on 19 February to face 21 charges of corruption and fraud dating from his time ...


Challenging the statist quo

Ramaphosa must both placate unions and convince lenders he can reform the state, while fending off plots from inside his party

The fortunes of the ruling African National Congress, and Cyril Ramaphosa's own survival as party and South African president, are dependent on the outcome of municipal elections s...


Ace shuffles the deck again

The balance in the ANC’s factional war has turned decisively in the President’s favour, leaving the Secretary-General few options

President Cyril Ramaphosa has scored in the ongoing battle against the faction bent on unseating him with this week's decision by the African National Congress's Integrity Commissi...


Ace arrest boosts Cyril

The pro-Zuma ANC leader is standing his ground in the face of corruption charges, but his position weakens as pressure mounts

The 10 November arrest of the second most powerful politician in the ruling African National Congress on charges of corruption, following more than 100 graft-related arrests in rec...


The 'Ramaphosa Compromise'

The medium-term budget is seen by some as a fudge in the struggle between liberalising reform and preserving the state sector

The government has firmly held the line against the left and the labour movement's efforts to defend ailing state-owned enterprises. President Cyril Ramaphosa is also boosting the ...


A change of tone

President Ramaphosa has made a renewed commitment to review public ownership and plot out a major role for the private sector

After a decade of corruption, economic decline and a crippling pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled his Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, which does not go as ...


Private capital, green shoots

A combination of worsening power cuts and investigations into grand corruption in the state utility and its suppliers has forced a policy shift

The government is finally backing a plan that will open the state power utility Eskom to private investors, putting the energy sector at the core of the country's economic recovery...


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