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South Africa

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

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The ANC is at its weakest since 1994

The President has managed, for now, to save his anti-corruption campaign from opponents who have regained control of KwaZulu-Natal province

In his closing address to the African National Congress’s 6th policy conference in Johannesburg on 31 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the gathering was overwhelmingly in favou...


Some light at last

President Ramaphosa’s plan to restore reliable electricity access is flawed but fast action is vital to rescue the ANC’s political standing

A plan to strengthen the private sector, import technical skills and remove the 100-megawatt licensing threshold for independent power producers could end crippling power cuts with...


Zuma allies wound Ramaphosa at KwaZulu-Natal conference

The province with most ANC members is a stronghold for the ousted President and voted strongly against the incumbent

Anyone who thought ex-President Jacob Zuma was a spent force within the ruling African National Congress had a rude awakening at the ninth KwaZulu-Natal elective conference on 22-2...


Sofa cash saga levels the ethical scores

The President looks beleaguered as his rivals claim the Farmgate affair makes him little better than the corrupt officials he wants to purge

President Cyril Ramaphosa vigorously defended his probity in a speech to the South African Communist Party (SACP) on 15 July, insisting he would not be railroaded or intimidated, w...


Zondo's game changer

Ramaphosa's and the ANC's future looks increasingly uncertain as the final state capture report adds to growing disaffection in the country

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's epic state capture report is proving disastrous for President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Few give Ramaphosa much ...


Opposition leader Steenhuisen seeks coalition deal

The Democratic Alliance claims to be a viable alternative to the ANC but a post-election deal is its likeliest path to power

John Steenhuisen and The Democratic Alliance (DA) are preparing for an era of coalition politics after the 2024 elections when they predict the African National Congress's share of...


The ANC is losing out to populists and radicals in Gauteng

The ruling party's local conference went well for the President but the leadership is split and few believe the party can recover its standing

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa has got his favoured candidate elected as leader of the African National Congress in Gauteng, the country's richest province, the party remains c...


The man behind the sofa story

Former securocrat Arthur Fraser, who revealed the 2020 burglary at the President's farm, may have ulterior motives

Once a key associate of President Jacob Zuma in the state security and intelligence apparatus, Arthur Fraser has leapt onto the front pages with his claims about the burglary at Pr...


'Farmgate' rocks Ramaphosa

The 'cash-in-the-couch' scandal has damaged the President. It is being exploited to the full by his enemies, but it doesn't look enough to unseat him

On a wintry day on 13 June in Johannesburg Carl Niehaus, the chief spokesperson of the African National Congress's so-called Radical Economic Transformation (RET) faction, led a de...


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