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South Africa

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

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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...


Ramaphosa begins world tour

After five weeks of reshuffling and restructuring after Zuma’s exit, the President is taking his new line-up on the road

President Cyril Ramaphosa is preparing to set out his stall on the international stage, not only to deliver the message that South Africa is under new management but to restore his...


Zexit, Ramaphoria, then political landmines

The new President faces challenges from left and right as Julius Malema steals a march on the government over land reform

Weeks of good news for President Cyril Ramaphosa came to a grinding halt on 1 March when the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) outmanoeuvred him to win a parliamentary mot...


Not yet Team Ramaphosa

The new cabinet line-up shows signs of a fraught balancing of ANC factional interests

It may be Cyril Ramaphosa's first cabinet but it was not all of his making. That much was evident from the repeated delays in the announcement from the Union Buildings on the eveni...


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