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South Africa

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

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Cracks in the ANC monolith

The alliance between ANC, communists and labour is weakening. Anti-Zuma factions seem to be carrying all before them

Eight unions in the Congress of South African Trade Unions are raising funds abroad to start a new labour-based political party and a new union federation. They want the former to ...


Public sectarians

State-owned enterprises are in disarray as political appointees and managers clash. Much of it is to do with the ANC


Left and right on the Rand

The South African Competition Commission’s investigation of alleged bank manipulation of foreign exchange dealing is dividing government economic departments, Africa Confidential u...


Seeing red on Zuma

The supporters of President Jacob Zuma in the South African Communist Party leadership have narrowly averted a split with the governing African National Congress.


Petrol projects trouble

PetroSA is the latest state-owned giant to suffer labour and financial problems, with managers first in the firing line

The Board of the state-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa has suspended two senior executives three weeks after the government demanded they go on gardening l...


Save the children

New visa regulations for children travelling to South Africa have been criticised as 'economic sabotage' by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tourism contributes ...


Money worries

Deepening financial problems in the African National Congress could hamper its campaigning for next year’s local elections

The governing African National Congress is in such dire financial straits that it could not pay staff salaries at the end of May. So it is looking to rich black economic empowermen...


Uneasy lies Zuma’s head

The President’s rivals are using the ANC’s expected poor showing in the coming local elections as a rallying call against him

Next year's local government elections are widely seen as likely to be the most competitive since the end of white-minority rule in 1994 and that has got leaders of the governing A...


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