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South Africa

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

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Guptas fly out

The Gupta family has flown out of South Africa and relinquished all posts in their companies, despite strenuous denials that they were leaving for good. They threatened Africa Conf...


Night of the generals

Increasing surveillance of ANC dissidents and burglaries of journalists and activists point to paranoia at the top

A veteran of the pre-liberation African National Congress armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK, Spear of the Nation), General Siphiwe 'Gebuza' Nyanda doesn't scare easily. Yet when a ...

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Gordhan and Zuma slug it out

When the Finance Minister went on an investment tour the President arranged for a nasty surprise to meet him on his return

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan went to London, Boston and New York from 7-11 March to persuade investors, ratings agencies and the world that South Africa is still a safe bet. The...


Trial of strength at the top

The President asserts himself over Gordhan but the Finance Minister pushes back. An epic contest is shaping the country's future

Beleaguered President Jacob Zuma has just lost another round in his battle with a growing coalition of forces seeking his early exit. He is under attack from within and without the...


Guptas 'to leave SA'

The Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, are in the process of moving to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, say sources in the governing African National Congress. Several of the famil...


ANC heads for the hills

The party is leaching urban support as the polls approach and hopes to compensate for it in the countryside

Under pressure from party leaders and supporters, and from a variety of bad decisions and a stagnating economy, President Jacob Zuma appears to have abandoned formerly key African ...


Zupta Inc.

The Gupta business family – brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – has been catapulted on to South Africa's front pages since their friend President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance...


Zuma bows to business

A beleaguered president, facing charges of violating the constitution and under pressure on the economy, has grasped a lifeline thrown by business leaders

Delivering the State of the Nation address yesterday at the opening of what promises to be the South African Parliament's most turbulent year, President Jacob Zuma announced a seri...


Gordhan's short leash

The contract of the new South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan runs only until this year's local government elections, Africa Confidential hears from Treasury sources. The d...


Political earthquakes ahead

The local polls will be this year's first arena of conflict and re-alignment as the ANC fights for survival and the President picks his successor

The opposition has smelt blood and aims to give the African National Congress its toughest run since majority rule arrived in 1994. The ANC may lose key cities, especially the fina...


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