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South Africa

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

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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...


Fighting within the ranks

The EFF leadership is facing challenges from within amid allegations of corruption at the top of the party

Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters has always prided itself on being a cohesive unit speaking with one voice but with a month to go before the party's elective conference, c...


'Dump Cyril' move in KZN

Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa are increasingly worried about moves against him by opponents in key African National Congress branches including Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and...


Ramaphosa writes off coal

The President hopes that his bold plan to replace coal with renewables will rescue the ailing power utility and reboot the economy

Three key developments this month will shape South Africa's economic standing – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget statement, Moody's credit rating report and the appoint...


Summit bid to heal crisis

After xenophobic attacks and corporate rivalries, the leaders of Africa’s two biggest economies are to meet next month

For pan-African economic alliances and security cooperation much is riding on the summit between Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari, due to hold on 3 October in South ...


Fake broadcast news

Cyril Ramaphosa's supporters have claimed that the broadcast of the wrong version of the President's recent address to the nation was 'deliberate sabotage' by supporters and appoin...


Ramaphosa, right and left

The government needs support on the left to sell neo-liberal reforms to the public, including drastic action on Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has regained some political stability by seeing off opponents on both his political flanks. After he endorsed economic policies his traditional communist ...


ANC tries to stop the rot

A caretaker leadership in the Western Cape is supposed to arrest the ruling party's electoral decline

Ace Magashule, the African National Congress Secretary-General, has read the riot act to the newly constituted Western Cape Provincial Task Team to start working in communities and...


Leaning to the left

The government’s zeal for wide-ranging reforms is flagging against a pushback by his enemies within and outside the ANC

Battered by an economy in recession and a ruling party riven by corruption, President Cyril Ramaphosa's ability to drive radical economic and political reforms is coming increasing...


Meltdown in the party

A secret internal report exposes the in-fighting, ghost members and battles for state spoils that are wrecking the ANC

By a quirk of history, it fell to Ace Magashule, Secretary General of the African National Congress and leading beneficiary of Jacob Zuma's leadership, to deliver the most damning ...


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