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South Africa

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

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Former ANC business brain may take over Moonshot Pact

A new contender has entered the crowded opposition field with a plan to take on the ruling party in next year's elections

Outgoing chairman of FirstRand Bank, Roger Jardine, has surfaced as the latest contender to lead an alliance of opposition parties against the ruling African National Congress (ANC...


Advisors abandon ship amid poll storm

The presidency has been hit by a wave of resignations as doubts grow about his political survival

Key advisors to President Cyril Ramaphosa have been quitting as signs grow that support for the African National Congress (ANC) will below 50% of the vote in the 2024 national and ...


Contenders brace for electoral upsets

Both the ruling African National Congress and the main opposition Democratic Alliance are struggling to navigate a new political era

The latest opinion survey results – by the Social Research Foundation, Ipsos and the Brenthurst Foundation – are unanimous that the African National Congress's (ANC) sh...


Political fight intensifies over state transit company

Finance minister turns down bailout request from Transnet whose failings have cost the economy over US$26 billion

Tough decisions and strong political backing are needed to turn around the ailing state-owned transport and logistics company, Transnet which could face a ratings downgrade. Struct...


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Opposition Democratic Alliance steps up international lobbying

Aiming to lead a coalition against the ruling ANC in next year's elections, opposition activists are hiring image-makers

Buoyed by recent opinion polls that suggest that they could deny the African National Congress an outright majority at the 2024 general elections for the first time since 1994, the...

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Godongwana's realism unsettles ANC

Ministers are torn between tax hikes and spending cuts in the tightest fiscal crunch for 30 years

After several opinion surveys forecast support for the African National Congress (ANC) dropping below 50% for the first time in next year's national election, the government is str...


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Polling hints at opposition breakthrough

Opinion surveys forecasting the ANC vote to fall well under 50% has raised the opposition coalition's hopes of unseating the ruling party in next year's election

Public support for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which has been in power since the first post-apartheid elections in 1994, appears to have dropped significantly accor...

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Eskom chaos is at the heart of the growth crisis

Unless the power utility gets credible leadership and more investment to boost generation and transmission it will continue to hold the economy down

The IMF's latest data forecasts South Africa's economy will grow by 0.9% this year, up from projections in July of 0.6%. The marginal improvement is based on fewer power cuts than ...


Power cuts dash optimism on revenues

Bad economic news on almost all fronts complicates the ruling party's campaign to win over voters ahead of next year's elections

As the election campaign gets under way, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress confront an increasingly problematic economic legacy. It is sure to unde...


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