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South Africa

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

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Disunited unions

Despite some stage-managed glad-handing, quarrels over tactics and ideology haunt Cosatu’s conference

A political fix negotiated on 16 September allowed the leaders of the Congress of South African Trade Unions to paper over their differences as Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi ag...


The Marikana massacre

The ANC’s anti-Zuma faction tries to use the shootings to help depose the President

Senior politicians, not least of all President Jacob Zuma, are failing to deflect public anger about the massacre of 34 miners by police on 16 August at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in R...


Battle of the unions

The dispute at the Lonmin mine is as much about rivalry between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the National Union of Mineworkers as about wages. The AMCU...


Dlamini-Zuma takes charge

South Africa finally won the battle for the AU Commission chair, amid high hopes for reform and more effective interventions

Security crises in five countries and pressing economic problems confront the new Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Although she has three months...


A diplomatic coup in Addis

Just hours before voting began for the new chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa on 15 July, veteran diplomats were predicting a repeat of the deadlock that ha...


No bang (this time)

The authorities have tried to hush up a break-in that took place at South Africa’s largest nuclear research centre, the Pelindaba facility near Pretoria, on 28 April. The Departmen...


Zuma delays judgement day

Arguments over personalities rather than ideas dominate the ANC’s policy conference in the Free State

Policies were not changed nor presidents toppled when the African National Congress met last week. Yet everyone – supporters of President Jacob Zuma and of his two main rivals, Dep...


Bank to bank

The Southern African Development Community, anxious to free its financial operations from domination by the large, state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa, plans to set up ...


A new battle to control the mines

The collapse of an opaque scheme to set up a multi-billion dollar national mining company prompts recriminations in Conakry and South Africa

The Guinean government’s decision this week to shut down a bid by South African businessmen who wield high-level political connections, to run its national mining company follows g...


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