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South Africa

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

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Which ANC will win?

Jobs, living standards and the liberation legacy will dominate the elections but it’s the political aftermath that counts

Although the victory of the African National Congress is not in doubt, general elections on 7 May will show the pace and extent of political realignments (AC Vol 54 No 20, Politica...


Restrained budget could be Gordhan’s last

The Finance Minister faced the challenge of keeping public sector pay down while increasing state investment in infrastructure

Pravin Gordhan confounded widespread predictions that this would be a feel-good budget aimed at assuring African National Congress victory in the May election. The Finance Minister...


Zuma talks up the state

The strain of the last five years seemed to show on the President's face as he gave his final State of the Nation Address before the elections

Nearly 6 million rand (US$560,000) was spent on the ceremony for the State of the Nation Address as a tired-looking President Jacob Zuma put a brave face on the economy and avoided...


Poll shock alarms ANC

Anger over broken promises is slashing the party’s once unassailable lead. With elections at most six months away, the opposition is more hopeful than ever

The governing African National Congress is seeing a sharp decline in support in recent opinion polls, less than six months before legislative and local elections. South Africans a...


Zuma fights for his job

April's elections will be more about the standing of President Zuma than about loyalty to the governing ANC

There is no serious doubt that the governing African National Congress will easily win the general election likely to be held in the last two weeks of April. The real question will...


Mamphela Ramphele

Leader, Agang South Africa

According the party’s website, ‘Agang, which means “build” in Sesotho, stands for clean government to restore the promise of freedom to all South Africans: ...


Solomon Kerzner

Chairman, Kerzner International, South Africa

South Africa’s hotel and casino billionaire Sol Kerzner is going into business with China’s Fosun International. The deal is for a huge new resort on China’s Hain...


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