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South Africa

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

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South African troops under fire

A political row erupted in South Africa after 13 troops were killed and some 27 wounded on a mission to Central African Republic which is poorly understood locally and little trust...


Guns, jobs and strikes

With the police and judiciary under international scrutiny, President Zuma has told officials to crack down hard on protests that turn violent

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address to Parliament in Cape Town on 14 February was drowned out by news of the arrest of Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius earlier that ...


The left-right clash on economics

The National Development Plan is ‘a road map to a South Africa where all will have water, electricity, sanitation, jobs, housing, public transport, adequate nutrition, education, s...


Gordhan's budget balm

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan managed to calm business and assuage the public with an assured budget speech. The programme is slick and Gordhan is winning praise for his attempt...


BRICS tug-of-war

At its Mangaung conference in December, the African National Congress resolved to put economic diplomacy at the heart of the South Africa’s foreign policy. Now a bitter battle is r...


Swearing deputies

Cyril Ramaphosa, the African National Congress’s new Deputy President, is finding that the smooth path to power that was promised him may be strewn with boulders. He agreed to beco...


Ramaphosa’s price

For years to come, Jacob Zuma will be paying for the deals he made with both allies and enemies to secure the ANC presidency

President Jacob Zuma is to be the face of the African National Congress in the 2014 elections and after winning them will gradually transfer power to Cyril Ramaphosa. Before Decemb...


The party isn’t over yet

The real test of Zuma’s crushing victory over the ANC dissidents will be whether the party retains its political dominance in the 2014 elections

A host of policy, factional and personal battles lie ahead for Jacob Zuma in 2013, despite his resounding re-election as President of the African National Congress at the Mangaung ...


The economic fightback

Downgraded by the rating agencies and facing spiralling trade and budget deficits, South Africa needs its policy makers to make some tough decisions this year. Many will involve a...


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