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South Africa

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

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ANC slumps to record low as voters stay away

Losing ground to new parties and independents, the two biggest parties are forced into coalition talks as political landscape changes

The African National Congress's (ANC) share of the national vote fell to 46% in the local elections with almost all the ballots counted by the evening of 3 November. That is the fi...


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ANC battles for votes as independents set for boost

Shambolic state of towns and distrust of bigger parties help new entrants in watershed local elections

The elections in South Africa's 278 municipalities on 1 November are a 'now or never moment' for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to win back the confidence of the people...

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Apathy and infighting hit ANC

An ailing economy, internal rivalries and Covid restrictions could see the ANC's vote fall below 50% at the municipal elections

For President Cyril Ramaphosa, the local elections on 1 November will be a referendum on his reforms and a sign of his party support a year before he stands for re-election as pres...


Mabuza stirs a hornets' nest

The Deputy President’s plans for another term highlight tensions in the ANC as factions jockey for position

The country's rarely seen Deputy President, David Mabuza, was sharply reprimanded by the governing African National Congress when he casually threw his hat into the ring for re-ele...


Mining magnates hail ruling

The High Court curbs ministerial powers to enforce black empowerment targets as companies pledge to boost investment

A landmark High Court ruling curtailing ministerial powers on mine ownership is set to end three years of policy uncertainty. Looking at growing production across the continent, So...


Who runs the Western Cape?

The province is the only opposition stronghold. The ANC shows no sign of making inroads in the coming local elections

The Western Cape is the only province in the country on which the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has secured a solid grip – one that the African National Congress (ANC) ...


Ill fares the ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa's popularity is growing as the ruling party sinks deeper into infighting, bankruptcy and paralysis

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned the African National Congress that a judicial commission headed by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo – which enjoys the support of the P...


In need of a spark

Electricity supply is on the front line of the economic policy struggle as power cuts rise, investment sources shrink and a low-carbon future looms

How to supply electricity in the long and short term is possibly the most pressing of all South Africa's economic problems and a locus of conflict between statist policies and neo-...


Cyril names a half-new cabinet

The President has used the fall-out from the failed insurrection to boost his control over the ruling party, boosting his chances of a second term

It was no ordinary cabinet reshuffle that South Africa's President pulled off on 5 August in the wake of seven fateful days of rioting that left over 300 dead and further damaged t...


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