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South Africa

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

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Poll shock alarms ANC

Anger over broken promises is slashing the party’s once unassailable lead. With elections at most six months away, the opposition is more hopeful than ever

The governing African National Congress is seeing a sharp decline in support in recent opinion polls, less than six months before legislative and local elections. South Africans a...

Zuma fights for his job

April's elections will be more about the standing of President Zuma than about loyalty to the governing ANC

There is no serious doubt that the governing African National Congress will easily win the general election likely to be held in the last two weeks of April. The real question will...

Mamphela Ramphele

Leader, Agang South Africa

According the party’s website, ‘Agang, which means “build” in Sesotho, stands for clean government to restore the promise of freedom to all South Africans: ...

Solomon Kerzner

Chairman, Kerzner International, South Africa

South Africa’s hotel and casino billionaire Sol Kerzner is going into business with China’s Fosun International. The deal is for a huge new resort on China’s Hain...

When the clouds cried

The nation’s grief at the loss of its founding father was brusquely interrupted by the next struggle for power

It was a day of the sharpest political contrasts when South Africans and the wider world celebrated the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on 10 December at the FNB stadium in Sowet...


The time of Mandela

People are together on the streets as they were in the 1994 liberation elections but this time, to celebrate the life of their globally venerated leader

Nelson Mandela's face appeared magisterially on a tableau draped over the front of the Elysée Palace as African leaders and European bureaucrats walked across the courtyard ...

Economic giants change places

New trends in trade and finance will change political as well as economic ties on the continent

In the coming weeks, some statisticians in Abuja could shake up Africa’s economic and diplomatic hierarchy. The boffins look set to chart the rise of Nigeria’s economy ...


Self-inflicted wounds

Many of South Africa’s difficulties are primarily internal, caused by policy paralysis and the governing African National Congress (ANC)’s intense disputes with its par...

Political mould starts to break

The poorest people and the middle class are voicing growing doubts about the ANC – even though its rivals don’t look much more convincing

The African National Congress approaches elections next April-May – and the 20th anniversary of majority rule – with party and country alike in poor shape. Social and e...

How the parties will go into 2014

If the Economic Freedom Fighters took just 5% of the national vote, that could be a significant and lasting breakthrough

None of the opposition parties can seriously challenge the African National Congress for power at the centre in the next elections but growing political volatility gives them oppor...

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