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South Africa

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

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Jobs for the boys – and girls

The appointment of Zuma's daughter to a key ministry raises questions about nepotism, again

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela still has an open file on the funding of President Jacob Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla (AC Vol 55 No 6). Now, she is again being asked to inves...


Invoking higher powers

The case of a prominent broadcasting executive raises questions about the government’s commitment to the constitution

South Africans are trying to figure out the secret of the hold that Hlaudi Motsoeneng has on his position as Chief Operations Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation....


Unsteady state of the nation

Zuma failed to inspire in his nationwide address yesterday. Many unknowns still surround the ANC’s promised 'radical economic transformation'

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address to parliament was a disappointment to many. He did not expand on the African National Congress's plans to meet its extraordinary ...


A loyalist cabinet

Zuma has picked dependable allies – whatever their records – for his cabinet. He wants to maximise his power for his final term

A legacy of 'radical socio-economic transformation' is President Jacob Zuma's aim yet his new government has more old friends than new brooms. Far from the promised 'leaner and mea...


The President looks to his legacy

In picking new ministers and regional premiers, Jacob Zuma won’t forget old friends

As President Jacob Zuma contemplates the membership of his new cabinet, proven loyalty is likely to rival expertise in heping him make his choices. His inauguration takes place in ...


The last liberation election

Policies not history will determine support for the African National Congress after its fifth election win

It could have been so much worse for the governing African National Congress. President Jacob Zuma faced unprecedented personal criticism and ridicule because of the shooting of mi...

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Politics and Pistorius in the dock

Jobs and corruption dominate the ANC’s ‘catalyst' election while people take a break from the trial of the century

Faction fighting, heated arguments over jobs and corruption – South Africa is back to politics as usual after the adjournment of the murder trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pis...


Vavi and the unions fall out

The power struggle to control the trades union federation will reignite after the elections and damage the ANC

The deal between rival factions of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, mediated by Cyril Ramaphosa on 8 April, is likely to prove temporary. Hostilities are set to resume a...


Nkandla report hurts Zuma

The damning conclusions of the Public Protector on the financing of the President’s homestead will upset the balance of power within the ANC

The findings of an official investigation that President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from the multi-million dollar refurbishment of his Nkandla homestead will weaken his positi...


The ANC’s top hundred

The ANC has drawn up a candidates list that is a messy compromise of effective campaigners and die-hard presidential loyalists

The rows over state spending on Nkandla and recurring protests at the lack of public services prompted the governing African National Congress leadership to look very carefully at ...


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