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South Africa

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

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State relaxes grip on national freight

Private sector participation in the ailing rail freight network has been granted, signalling more privatisation to come

For the first time in its 160-year history, the national rail freight system, operated by state-owned Transnet Freight Rail, will open Its network to private operators. The news fo...


Ramaphosa heading for second term

The anti-corruption drive and the demise of powerful interest groups are set to change the face of the ANC

As the ruling African National Congress prepares for its elective conference in December, the focus is now on the contested slot of Deputy President, as rival factions fail to groo...


Economic swings and roundabouts

Russia's war is stoking a commodity boom but tax windfalls cannot offset the Ramaphosa government's economic and political woes

At the fourth annual international investment conference in Johannesburg on 24 March, South Africa hauled in another 332 billion rand (US$22.7bn) for new projects which, added to p...


Ramaphosa weighs the cost of Moscow's war

Backed by Russia during the liberation struggle, the African National Congress struggles to find a 'neutral' stance on the Ukraine war

On the scale of economic gains and losses, a quick end to the Russian war on Ukraine would be in South Africa's, and much of Africa's best interest. If that fails to materialise, S...


Chief Justice Zondo takes centre stage

Rejecting the advice of the Judicial Services Commission, Ramaphosa has picked his own man as top judge as well as top corruption-buster

In appointing Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as the new Chief Justice, President Cyril Ramaphosa used his constitutional powers to trump a populist cabal in the 23-person Judic...


Moscow invasion strains bilateral ties

Internal rivalries in the ruling ANC complicate the government’s response to war in Ukraine

Russia's full-blown war against Ukraine has opened a crack in the BRICS alliance – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the political and economic grouping t...


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