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South Africa

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

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Fund in the firing line

The national investment fund is the latest state body to find itself facing investigations over Zuma-era corruption and state capture

South Africa's Public Investment Corporation, Africa's largest money manager with assets of more than 1.8 trillion rand (US$132 billion), could prove to be at the heart of a matrix...


Ramaphosa rattled

After leading the charge in the anti-corruption campaign, Zuma’s successor faces allegations of conflicts of interest

President Cyril Ramaphosa is under increasing pressure to explain the contradictions of his five-year term as deputy President of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under f...


Cyril’s new business plan

After bolstering his political base, President Ramaphosa and his new finance minister are wooing the companies

The target is US$100 billion in new investment over the next five years. Six months after he launched the campaign to finance national economic expansion, President Cyril Ramaphosa...


The Brexit connection

African politicians and business people are getting drawn into the shenanigans surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union

A criminal investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency, announced on 5 November, into businessman and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks could touch on some of his diamond interest...


Riyadh to the rescue

The bail-out of the state-owned Denel arms company has diplomatic costs as Pretoria is pulled further into Saudi Arabia’s camp

Officials working on Saudi Arabia's planned US$100 million investment into South Africa's ailing state-owned arms company, Denel, say it could be finalised by the end of the year. ...


Investors weigh rescue plan

A presidential fightback against lingering effects of recession and Zuma-era sleaze triggers mixed reactions in the business world

With the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, South Africa experienced waves of 'Ramaphoria', following the hollowing out of the state under President Jacob Zuma and ...


Europe discovers Africa, again

With China making the running in Africa, British and German leaders try to catch up with promises of investment

Facing heavy weather at home, President Cyril Ramaphosa is looking to foreign capitals to boost his country's ailing economy, creating jobs and a sense of progress ahead of next ye...


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...


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