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South Africa

Population: 59.39m
GDP: $419bn
Debt: 70.7% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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A reckoning for the Ramaphosa party

The biggest threat to the ANC's electoral base comes from its two breakaway populist parties

For realists in the African National Congress the central question in the 29 May elections is how the party manages the end of its 30-year domination of national politics. Hubris a...


Pollsters vie for credibility with politicians

Opinion surveys struggle to keep up with the changing shape of this intensely contested election

Activists and politicians across the spectrum agree on one point: opinion surveys in South Africa are often wide of the mark, undermined by poor methodology, and sometimes institut...


Zuma challenges the ANC in his base

With the ex-president as a figurehead, the uMkhonto we Sizwe party threatens the ruling party’s national prospects

The complex arithmetic between provincial and national votes means that former President Jacob Zuma's new party could wreck the ruling African National Congress's (ANC) chances of ...


Coalition talks divide ANC leaders

South African and African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed to the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) that it consider going into opposition if it fails to secure a majority in the elections in May, instead of forming coalitions, political sources told Africa Confidential.

South African and African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed to the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) that it consider going into opposition if...


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Speaker puts the ANC in the dock

Mapisa-Nqakula said she would take 'special leave' after investigators raided her home following claims of corruption and bribery  

The beleaguered African National Congress (ANC) is weighing up its options amid a damaging corruption probe against National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula that could do ...

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Parties prepare for the costliest election

Businesses and wealthy individuals are stepping up political donations and their influence on policy

Ahead of the most competitive election ever in South Africa on 29 May, local and foreign political donors are trying to influence the outcome within – and sometimes outside &...


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The tide swings against the ANC

A Brenthurst Foundation survey has shown support for the governing party is slipping further

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has had its worst opinion poll result (39%) since multi-party democracy was introduced following apartheid in 1994, after a...

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Enoch pulls a rabbit out of his fedora

The ANC government is struggling to raise revenue and fund vote-winning social programmes ahead of elections in May

Sustained low growth is haunting the policy calculations of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, who presented his budget to parliament on 21 February. He conceded that revised 2023 ...


All eyes on KwaZulu-Natal

The multi-sided battle for votes in the province may decide the national election – and whether the ANC loses its parliamentary majority

More than 300 registered political parties are vying for votes believing this election will mark a turning point in the country's history and pave the way for coalition politics. P...


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