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South Africa

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

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Lindiwe throws a designer hat in the ring

With a carefully structured online tirade, the Tourism Minister puts in her bid for the leadership of the African National Congress

A startling attack on the constitution and the judiciary by a senior minister in President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet is the opening shot in a bid to replace the reformist leader wi...


The ANC faces a reckoning on corruption

Opposition parties hope to exploit factional battles in the ruling party ahead of its elective conference in December

The sight of flames blazing from the 147-year-old parliament building in Cape Town in the early hours of 2 January was a discouraging start to what is set to be another tough year....


Edging towards breakdown

Without an agreement on finance, debts and skilled labour, Eskom could break down beyond the point of no return

The state of the national electricity grid is reaching breaking point, that is the risk of a total power shut down caused by a systemic failure of generating capacity. Energy exper...


ANC hits coalition conundrum

Power is ebbing away from the ruling ANC but opposition parties lack the numbers to form stable alliances

Intra-party rivalries will reach new heights in the run-up to the African National Congress's (ANC) elective conference in December next year as the allies of former President Jaco...


ANC faces post-poll turmoil

Following heavy losses in local government elections, the ANC's factions are blaming each other and arguing over coalition partners

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has entered uncharted territory after losing its majority in 70 councils across the country including the five metropolitan councils in m...


Leaders clash over climate

The President's campaign to hasten phasing out coal in return for green finance has set up a clash with his Energy Minister

Cyril Ramaphosa has called on developed economies to help fund the energy transition in developing economies, as South Africa's struggle to wean itself off coal sets him against on...


ANC slumps to record low as voters stay away

Losing ground to new parties and independents, the two biggest parties are forced into coalition talks as political landscape changes

The African National Congress's (ANC) share of the national vote fell to 46% in the local elections with almost all the ballots counted by the evening of 3 November. That is the fi...


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ANC battles for votes as independents set for boost

Shambolic state of towns and distrust of bigger parties help new entrants in watershed local elections

The elections in South Africa's 278 municipalities on 1 November are a 'now or never moment' for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to win back the confidence of the people...

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Apathy and infighting hit ANC

An ailing economy, internal rivalries and Covid restrictions could see the ANC's vote fall below 50% at the municipal elections

For President Cyril Ramaphosa, the local elections on 1 November will be a referendum on his reforms and a sign of his party support a year before he stands for re-election as pres...


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