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South Africa

Population: 62.47m
GDP: $373.23bn
Debt: 75.4% of GDP (2024)

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Tumbling support for ANC ends liberation era

With forecasts that it will win under 50% of the vote in this year's elections, the ruling party prepares for a sea-change

The African National Congress (ANC) will be gravely weakened in this year's national and provincial elections with its share of the vote likely to fall below 50%, but it will not b...

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Jacob Zuma's revenge

Former President's vow not to vote for the ANC will damage the party in KwaZulu-Natal and may encourage other high-profile dissenters

President Cyril Ramaphosa's pre-election headaches intensified with the news that Jacob Zuma, the convicted former President, is promising to vote for a new political party named a...


The ANC hones its strategy for election survival

Our correspondent has been given a sneak preview of the ruling party's campaign strategy. It is brutally populist and divisive but it might just work

Undeterred by the confident assessments in multiple opinion surveys that its share of the national vote will fall below 50% in next year's elections for the first time, the ruling ...


Growing dissent pressures ANC from all angles

Opposition realignments and ruling party exits open up the field for next year's election

The resignation of Mavuso Msimang, deputy president of the African National Congress Veterans' League (ANCVL) and a respected lifelong activist, has widened cracks in the ruling pa...


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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