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South Africa

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

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The state of Zuma’s nation

The promises sound good but money may be short as the President stakes his claim to another term at the helm

President Jacob Zuma gave his third, and best, State of the Nation Address to a joint session of Parliament on 9 February. To show their growing power, the intelligence services to...


Big projects, money pressures

Central to President Jacob Zuma’s plans for 2012 is a massive infrastructure development programme. It is to be driven and overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating ...


Zuma goes for broke

Ructions in the ANC and the President’s grim fight to hold on to power will have economic as well as political consequences

The election that matters is the one within the governing African National Congress, whose December conference in Mangaung in the Free State will pick its presidential candidate fo...


Economic jitters as Tshwane looks East

Foreign investors will find the political climate discouraging. Exports, apart from gold, are likely to slow. The fall of the rand against the US dollar will help some manufacturer...


Zanele Matlala

Chief Executive Officer, Merafe Resources Ltd.

Despite the fact that China has no chrome reserves of its own, it became the world's top producer of ferrochrome in the first half of 2012. It unseated South Africa, which has som...


South Africa looks east

Lethargy in US and European markets has pushed the ANC government to fast-track deeper ties with Asia, but not everyone is convinced that it will work

European officials expressed anger in early June about the governing African National Congress’s new strategy to sideline South Africa’s traditional trading allies and forge closer...


Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

Human rights campaigner Desmond Tutu is not winning many friends in Beijing. The Archbishop drew China’s ire in October last year by inviting the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, to h...


The unions turn up the pressure

Chinese companies’ treatment of trades unions in South Africa has come to national attention again, just as the elections in Zambia have highlighted the government’s role in managi...


Gwede Mantashe

African National Congress Secretary General, South Africa

Gwede Mantashe may have hoped for a quiet study tour in China, but it was not to be. The African National Congress Secretary General led a delegation to Beijing on 4-20 October, fo...


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