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South Africa

South Africa

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

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A change of tone

President Ramaphosa has made a renewed commitment to review public ownership and plot out a major role for the private sector

After a decade of corruption, economic decline and a crippling pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled his Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, which does not go as ...


Private capital, green shoots

A combination of worsening power cuts and investigations into grand corruption in the state utility and its suppliers has forced a policy shift

The government is finally backing a plan that will open the state power utility Eskom to private investors, putting the energy sector at the core of the country's economic recovery...


This time, it's personal

A spate of arrests of officials on corruption charges is leading to the door of Ace Magashule, Secretary-General of the ruling party

Within weeks Cyril Ramaphosa will face his toughest battle as President as he tests his authority against the second-most-powerful politician in the country, African National Congr...


For sale: one used war machine

Local and international buyers are circling the debt-crippled and state-owned Denel as it is forced to sell its assets to stay afloat

Denel, the remnant of the arms manufacturing and trading colossus Armscor that once propped up apartheid, is probably the least-known of South Africa's beleaguered state-owned ente...


How to defend the indefensible

If ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule isn’t caught up in a prosecution, the President’s clean-up could be stopped in its tracks

Leading South Africa's delegation for crisis talks in Zimbabwe on 8 September – no matter how tortuous – must have been a welcome break for Ace Magashule, away from the...


Cyril wins a battle over graft

With backing from ANC leaders and vast evidence, the President can make good on his pledge to prosecute rogue officials

It may prove to be the most decisive two days in Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency. He went into the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on 29 August facing a ...


Graft puts ANC on the spot

Allegations of Covid-related procurement fraud by ruling party officials are threatening to derail public confidence in the President

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in a desperate fight for the credibility of the African National Congress after a spate of arrests and asset seizures over fraud in the procurement of ...


In virus veritas

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing some uncomfortable truths about the country’s politics as the pressures and dangers increase

Most accept that the ruling African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa started the pandemic well. The President masked up immediately and has stayed masked, unlike man...


Showdown to follow lockdown

As an ANC faction moves to reinstate provincial officials and delay economic reforms, Ramaphosa’s credibility is on the line

As South Africa continues to ease its Covid-19 lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a country teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, a ruling party more divided than ever, and...


State companies in the firing line

With the ANC leadership united to fight the pandemic, President Ramaphosa may bring in liberalising reforms and end the bail-outs

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's post-Covid-19 budget is a balancing act that offers President Cyril Ramaphosa a chance to radically restructure the country's ailing state-owned ent...


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