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South Africa

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

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Power cuts dash optimism on revenues

Bad economic news on almost all fronts complicates the ruling party's campaign to win over voters ahead of next year's elections

As the election campaign gets under way, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress confront an increasingly problematic economic legacy. It is sure to unde...


At last, the $8.5bn energy transition plan is ready

Delayed by the power crisis and fights with the coal lobby, the government says the green plan will launch at the UN Climate Summit

After two years of turf wars, the government's implementation plan for its US$8.5 billion (R160bn) Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) will be made public at the UN COP28 Cli...


Despite everything, the ANC charts a path to victory

Beefed up local organisation and a public spending push could help the ruling party avoid a coalition next year

Unheralded, the campaign for next year's national elections started this month. The ruling African National Congress will be fighting on multiple fronts: to cut state spending and ...


Beijing asserts global south leadership role

Bringing in new members and opening up more local currency trade point to a longer-term power shift

It was the biggest international gathering in South Africa since the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the country's first democratically elected leader in 1994, but the 22-24 Augu...


ANC leaders wade into new ethics row

Risks persist of a return to state capture by corrupt businesspeople and politicians, argues the prime mover of the three-year Zondo investigation

On 22 June, a year after he released the conclusions of his marathon investigation into corruption, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo lambasted parliament and the executive for failing t...


Kyiv and Moscow give peace mission short shrift

After days of awkward and unproductive diplomacy, the economic consequences of the war will worsen for Africa – starting with the collapse of the grain deal

The African peace mission to Ukraine and Russia has exposed the chasm between the two countries – with Kyiv insisting on Russian withdrawal from its territory and Moscow insi...


As economic polycrisis deepens, business lends a hand

Corporate chiefs are going public on their fears about the economic slide and social chaos

After months of intense preparation, the two leading business umbrella groups – Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) – launched a maj...


Arms in the night

Accusations of secret arms shipments to Moscow raise questions about Pretoria's non-alignment and its competence on security

Long-simmering tensions exploded when United States ambassador Reuben Brigety broke with diplomatic discretion last month and accused South Africa of secretly uploading weapons and...


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