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South Africa

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

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Money worries

Deepening financial problems in the African National Congress could hamper its campaigning for next year’s local elections

The governing African National Congress is in such dire financial straits that it could not pay staff salaries at the end of May. So it is looking to rich black economic empowermen...


Uneasy lies Zuma’s head

The President’s rivals are using the ANC’s expected poor showing in the coming local elections as a rallying call against him

Next year's local government elections are widely seen as likely to be the most competitive since the end of white-minority rule in 1994 and that has got leaders of the governing A...


Maimane wins leadership

The Democratic Alliance has voted in its first black leader and hopes for big gains in the 2016 local elections

The emergence of Mmusi Maimane, a 35-year old priest from Soweto, as the dapper new leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance after its party congress in Port Elizabeth on 10 Ma...


Part of the union

The biggest trades union, the 365,000-member National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, is confident of reversing its expulsion from the Confederation of South African Trade U...


BRICS on the rocks

Designed as a radical alternative to the World Bank by the BRICS group countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the much-vaunted New Development Bank is falling ...


Poison plots and power games

President Zuma cancelled the results of ANC elections in Durban because the wrong candidates won

A new conference to elect regional leaders of the African National Congress is to be held at the end of April after President Jacob Zuma declared February's vote void. He cancelled...


Cold war at Eskom

The suspended Chief Executive Officer of state electricity utility Eskom, Tshediso Matona, has lost his bid to overturn his suspension by the Board of Directors.


BEE worsens mining outlook

The mineral sector is already weak but intricate deals for ANC favourites are also sapping foreign enthusiasm for investment

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) mining deals are becoming more lavish and opaque, skirting the law and enriching insiders, industry observers say. The arrangements also carry repu...


No-fly zone for legal eagles

The presidency is working to remove police and prosecutors who refuse to suspend actions against highly influential people

The decline in independence of South Africa's top criminal justice institutions is accelerating as President Jacob Zuma redoubles his efforts to immunise himself and his entourage ...


A rowdy state of the nation

President Zuma's vision of the road ahead failed to ignite passion. Only the chaos that descended on Parliament stood out

Despite fist fights and forcible expulsions from the chamber of the National Assembly, African National Congress officials insisted President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Addre...


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