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South Africa

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

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President's fate rests with party

After months of horse-trading and under the shadow of another corruption scandal, the ANC will decide this week on who will lead the party and country

The African National Congress's long-awaited 55th elective conference kicks off on 16 December after a week of political turmoil and crippling rolling blackouts. Cyril Ramaphosa wi...

Conference countdown sharpens ANC contest

President Ramaphosa's backers worry that his chances of a second term are weakened by the 'Farmgate' saga which his rivals are exploiting

In front of the cameras the comrades beamed. Yet several senior African National Congress officials say that President Cyril Ramaphosa's position is weakening and don't rule out 'a...

Cyril in Empireland

King Charles III and Prime Minister Sunak see President Ramaphosa's forthcoming visit as marking a new era

It is symbolically and politically important to Britain that South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is the first leader to be hosted by King Charles III for a state visit from 22...

Ramaphosa names his party allies

The president will face off against the man controlling the ANC machine at the party’s upcoming elective conference

Discontent over the multiple powerful positions accumulated by African National Congress Secretary-General Paul Mashatile was behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision not to mak...

Prosecutor Batohi swings into action

The tide is turning against corruption despite a factionalised ruling party and failing state-run transport and power utilities

In the early hours of 27 October, Matshela Koko, former chief executive of the ailing state power utility Eskom, and 16 senior officials were arrested on fraud charges relating to ...

Transport dispute puts brake on economy

Big companies are using alternative routes and service providers to keep goods moving after a strike at the state-owned railway and port operator

Dysfunction at the cash-strapped transport behemoth Transnet has forced importers and exporters to bypass the country's ports and trains and resort increasingly to trucking goods. ...

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