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      South Africa's Gordhan will not heed police summons

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    2. August 14, 2016

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      South Africa’s political parties are discussing coalition options for several major cities, thrusting Africa’s most...

    7. August 5, 2016

      ANC mood darkens after poll setback as Zuma star fades

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    8. August 5, 2016

      South Africa’s Obama leads opposition to strong showing at polls

      If Jacob Zuma was the big loser of this week’s elections, Mmusi Maimane was the winner. At just 36, the Soweto-born...

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      August 5, 2016

      Post-election rand rally continues

      Bad news for Jacob Zuma is good news for the rand. The rand’s post-election rally is continuing today, heading below...

    10. August 4, 2016

      ANC should respond to voters’ reprimand

      South Africans voted this week in a watershed election. The African National Congress is heading for its worst result...

    11. August 3, 2016

      South Africa has a rescue plan — it needs to implement it

      What we are is because of who we have been — South Africa’s National Development Plan 2030 They call it the spatial...

    12. August 3, 2016

      ANC faces critical test as South Africans vote in local elections

      South Africans vote in local elections on Wednesday that are being seen as the biggest electoral test the African...

    13. August 2, 2016

      South Africa: Losing faith in the ANC

      The African National Congress was meant to be different f rom other liberation movements on a continent where freedom...

    14. July 31, 2016

      South Africa’s local elections set to challenge ruling ANC

      It is winter in South Africa — and in the grand Edwardian surroundings of Johannesburg City Hall, an almost entirely...

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      July 29, 2016

      Rand rides EM rally to eight-month high

      The South African rand has leapt to an eight-month high this week as the emerging market rally rolls on. The rand has...

    16. June 27, 2016

      Zuma told to repay R7.8m spent on estate in ‘Nkandlagate’ scandal

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, should repay some R7.81m ($506,000) in public money spent on non-security...

    17. June 24, 2016

      Court dismisses Jacob Zuma’s appeal bid against corruption charges

      A high court has dismissed an attempt by Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, to appeal against a ruling that...

    18. June 22, 2016

      Violent South Africa protests expose ANC internal rifts

      Violent protests in South Africa that have left at least two people dead and paralysed areas around Pretoria, the...

    19. June 5, 2016

      South Africa’s painful path to junk status

      South Africa has dodged its moment of truth with Standard & Poor’s, which had threatened on Friday to become the first...

    20. June 3, 2016

      South Africa avoids feared downgrade to junk status

      South Africa avoided a feared downgrade to its credit rating to junk status on Friday, in a reprieve to officials who...

    21. June 1, 2016

      South Africa stares junk status in the face

      In the weeks after President Jacob Zuma triggered a crisis that wiped billions off the country’s markets and sent the...

    22. May 23, 2016

      S Africa prosecutor challenges revival of Jacob Zuma corruption charges

      South Africa’s national prosecutor said on Monday he would appeal a court order to revive corruption charges against...

    23. May 20, 2016

      The lessons of South African anti-corruption watchdog Thuli Madonsela

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      May 18, 2016

      Citi: This is 'end of the EM FX honeymoon'

      Here we go again. Emerging market currencies enjoyed a stellar rebound rally in the first quarter, but that has quickly...

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      May 16, 2016

      Rand drops to two-month low on finance minister arrest rumours

      South Africa’s currency is taking a hit today after the government was forced to deny its finance minister faces the...

    26. May 15, 2016

      S Africa presidency denies finance minister faces arrest

      South Africa’s presidency has dismissed a report that Pravin Gordhan, the finance minister, faces “imminent arrest” as...

    27. April 29, 2016

      Court revives corruption charges against Jacob Zuma

      Jacob Zuma risks facing more than 780 charges of fraud, racketeering and corruption after a South African high court...

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      April 29, 2016

      Zuma suffers setback with new court ruling

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffered a damaging blow on Friday after a court ruled that a decision to drop...

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      April 27, 2016

      Protesting Zuma on Freedom Day

      A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party...

    30. April 21, 2016

      South Africa inquiry clears Zuma in arms deal case

      An inquiry into a controversial R30bn ($2.1bn) South African arms deal has found no evidence of fraud or corruption, in...

    31. April 19, 2016

      Battered ANC eyes local elections with apprehension

      South Africa’s ruling party boasted that more than 100,000 supporters would attend the launch of its manifesto ahead of...

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      April 15, 2016

      Thousands protest against Zuma

      Thousands of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance supporters march to the Constitutional Court to...

    33. April 13, 2016

      Gupta family committed to South Africa despite scandal

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    34. April 8, 2016

      ANC divisions laid bare in wake of Zuma scandal

      As President Jacob Zuma and his entourage descended a steep staircase in Pretoria on Thursday evening, the crowd...

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      April 8, 2016

      Shake-up at South African miner after 'sustained political attack'

      South African mining company Oakbay Resources has overhauled its board in response to what it calls a “sustained...

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      April 7, 2016

      Zuma woes deepen amid internal ANC dissent

      South African president Jacob Zuma is facing a growing fight for political survival after prominent members of his own...

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      Battered Jacob Zuma and ANC survive at a cost

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      ANC stalwarts call for Zuma’s resignation

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