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South Africa

Population: 55.9 mn.
GDP: $395.45 bn.
Debt: $146.04 bn.

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Riyadh to the rescue

The bail-out of the state-owned Denel arms company has diplomatic costs as Pretoria is pulled further into Saudi Arabia’s camp

Officials working on Saudi Arabia's planned US$100 million investment into South Africa's ailing state-owned arms company, Denel, say it could be finalised by the end of the year. ...


Investors weigh rescue plan

A presidential fightback against lingering effects of recession and Zuma-era sleaze triggers mixed reactions in the business world

With the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, South Africa experienced waves of 'Ramaphoria', following the hollowing out of the state under President Jacob Zuma and ...


Europe discovers Africa, again

With China making the running in Africa, British and German leaders try to catch up with promises of investment

Facing heavy weather at home, President Cyril Ramaphosa is looking to foreign capitals to boost his country's ailing economy, creating jobs and a sense of progress ahead of next ye...


The tail that wags the dog

In KwaZulu-Natal and other key provinces, the ANC’s divisions are deepening ahead of the 2019 elections

Making his second appearance in a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) court at a short hearing on 8 June to face 16 charges of fraud and corruption, former President Jacob Zuma looked a grim and i...


This land may be your land

The President may be carrying all before him, despite resistance from his predecessor, but the land issue could derail him

President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal approval ratings are at 76% and his handling of the economy has the nod from 82% of South Africans. The Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maima...


Unbowed, Zuma seeks revenge

Attempts by the ousted President's supporters to defend their interests against reforms are triggering chaos in the regions

For ex-President Jacob Zuma and his allies, the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the African National Congress was a serious blow but by no means the end of the matter. Fac...


Ace in a hole

A close ally of former President Zuma, Ace Magashule is struggling in his new role as Secretary-General of the ANC

The pressure is mounting on Ace Magashule, who faces a raft of anti-corruption investigations from his time as Premier of the Free State and widespread questions about his loyalty ...


No farewell to arms deals

Two messy prosecution cases involving presidents – South African and French – edge towards their dénouement

The coming trial of Jacob Zuma, the ousted President, could cause diplomatic difficulties as well as local political ructions. Zuma is due in court on 6 April, charged with rackete...


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