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South Africa

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

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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 ...


The party and the pendulum

Political fortunes are swinging back and forth but the President's foes in the ANC are preparing for a survival struggle

After the latest round of proxy battles, President Cyril Ramaphosa is marginally ahead of his predecessor Jacob Zuma, but his supporters warn that his opponents still control too m...


Zuma blusters at Zondo

The former President failed to convince at the state capture commission, but Ramaphosa took hits from another quarter

The African National Congress breathed a collective sigh of relief – party insiders said – when the questioning of former President Jacob Zuma, who is facing multiple corruption al...


Ace helps his allies

As President Ramaphosa purges corrupt politicians from the cabinet, Zuma supporters are grabbing key appointments in parliament

Opponents of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the ruling African National Congress have opened a new front in the ruthless campaign to remove him from office by 2021 or a...


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