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Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi)

Date of Birth: 12 April 1942
Place of Birth: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province


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Mr Gigabyte's baptism of fire

Meanwhile the rand had already taken a beating on foreign exchange markets after tens of thousands of demonstrators including supporters of the governing African National Congress (ANC) poured into the streets to protest against Gordhan being fired and demanding that President Jacob Zuma stand down...


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 President Vladimir Putin say sources close to the Zuma family...


Zuma's edifice starts to wobble

Pro-democracy forces brought tens of thousands of protestors into South Africa's streets last week following President Jacob Zuma's ousting of Pravin Gordhan from the Finance Ministry and his replacement with Malusi Gigaba...

Foreign and domestic investors are worried by the plunge in the local currency the rand and the downgrading of South Africa's credit rating to 'junk' status that followed Gordhan's sacking (AC Vol 58 No 4 The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...

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Gigaba raises sights still higher

The controversial Malusi Gigaba the former Home Affairs Minister now elevated to the Finance Ministry has been proposed by influential sections of the African National Congress as a compromise candidate to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC and state President...

It believes the older generation of ANC leaders is failing to connect with young people and is at a disadvantage facing youthful party leaders such as the Democratic Alliance's Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema a former ANCYL leader (AC Vol 58 No 4 The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...


New script in KwaZulu-Natal

The powerful KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) branch of the African National Congress the governing party's largest lifted Jacob Zuma into the ANC presidency at its 2007 and 2012 national conferences and has long been considered his safest haven...


Omens and portents

This is an increasingly common refrain within the political class as evidence mounts that in emulation of neighbouring Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's survival strategy President Jacob Zuma has not been deflected from a policy of protecting widespread rent-seeking behind a populist smokescreen...

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SACP threatens JZ

The South African Communist Party intends to withdraw its members from President Jacob Zuma's cabinet if he goes through with the sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan party sources have told Africa Confidential...


How to repeat the Mugabe mantra

Just as mounting political crises again threatened to overwhelm President Jacob Zuma he pulled out the land card to buy himself breathing space before the African National Congress's elective conference in nine months' time...

Zuma has long appeased traditional leaders as he sees their power as crucial to ensuring his own political survival and that of the ANC in 2019 (AC Vol 58 No 4 The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...

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Zuma's anti-Gordhan play

President Jacob Zuma has become increasingly irritated with his respected Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan who was widely praised after presenting a balanced budget on 22 February amidst trying economic circumstances (AC Vol 58 No 4 The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...

Zuma learned the limits of his power when he was forced to abandon plans to replace the then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with David van Rooyen and ended up re-appointing Gordhan (AC 56 No 25 Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency

With ten more months as leader of the African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma tried to shore up his government with a flurry of populist policies – long on rhetoric and short on detail – at the opening of Parliament on 9 February...

For the past year he has been locked in battle with President Jacob Zuma over sundry investigations into the well-connected Gupta family's influence on state spending decisions and presidential plans for multi-billion dollar nuclear power contracts to be awarded to Russian state companies (AC Vol 58 No 1 Power struggle goes nuclear)...

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