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South Africa

Population: 52.5 mn.
GDP: $341.2 bn.
Debt: $139.8 bn.

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Cyril's musical chairs

The presidential hopeful depends on a delicate mix of favours, talent and self-interest to produce his leadership slate

The Deputy President of the governing African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, and his followers are performing an intricate balancing act. They are busy finalising nominations ...


Factional fireworks threaten party

Next week's policy conference promises to bring all the party's problems together in an explosive combination

Senior African National Congress leaders are deeply worried that the stresses within the governing party could tear the ANC apart as they look forward to next week's policy confere...


EFF-ANC alliance floated

A coalition with Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters gave the Democratic Alliance control of key cities, including Johannesburg and Tshwane (Pretoria) after August's local el...


Zuma's chaos theory

Facing down his many foes in the ANC, the President could be planning to use the crisis to prolong his leadership

Nothing seems to stick to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and the more he is attacked, the more powerfully he bounces back, albeit at the expense of his rapidly waning credibil...


Economically bankrupt

The embattled African National Congress is rapidly running out of money as funders desert the party because of the increasingly erratic behaviour of its leader, President Jacob Zum...


Everyone's fault but Zuma's

The beleaguered President believes the best defence is attack as he blames white business and the West for his woes

President Jacob Zuma has been trying to undermine his critics by claiming that all public attacks on his actions – whether in the media, from opposition parties or within the...


No place to hide

The once popular Jacob Zuma finds his room for manoeuvre ever more restricted as both supporters and enemies box him in

Humiliatingly shunned by both the powerful business community and the forces of labour and the left, President Jacob Zuma is on the defensive as never before. He has had to abandon...


Mr Gigabyte's baptism of fire

The new Finance Minister swings through New York and Washington trying to give an impression of business as usual

South Africa's fourth Finance Minister in two years, Malusi Gigaba, encountered bemusement and indifference when he visited the United States last week for the International Moneta...


The trillion rand thank you

Much of the raison d'être of the controversial 1 trillion rand (US$72 billion) nuclear deal with Russia rests on President Jacob Zuma's belief that he owes his life to Presid...


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