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      Zuma backs South Africa finance minister but will not stop probe

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      13 hours ago

      Rand steadier as Zuma offers "full support" to finmin

      The rand has stabilised around its new, weaker levels, after South African President Jacob Zuma said he has “full...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Finance minister Gordhan defies police request to meet

      A power struggle at the heart of South Africa’s government looks set to escalate after Pravin Gordhan, the embattled...

    3. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Rand pares losses, but South Africa faces ratings risk

      The South African rand, which touched a fresh session low after the nation’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan said on...

    4. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      South Africa's Gordhan will not heed police summons

      South Africa’s embattled finance minister Pravin Gordhan has said that he will not heed a summons by police on...

    5. August 24, 2016

      Political tensions hit South Africa’s rand and Turkey’s lira

      Political tensions in South Africa and Turkey pulled their currencies lower, contributing to the wider sense of unease...

    6. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      South African bonds rocked by finance minister reports

      South African bonds are taking a battering today after reports the country’s finance minister could face charges as...

    7. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Emerging market rally takes a breather

      The emerging market rally is finally taking a breather, with equities set for their first drop in seven weeks,...

    8. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      South African inflation falls to year low

      The rand has been rocked by reports of a potential police investigation of the country’s finance minister this week,...

    9. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Hammerson to list on Joburg exchange

      One of Europe’s biggest retail property agents traded on the FTSE 100 is set to list on South Africa’s JSE next week,...

    10. August 17, 2016

      Opposition to run South African capital for first time in fresh blow to ANC

      The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, suffered a stinging blow after opposition parties rejected...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      August 16, 2016

      Dance of remembrance

      Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) dance and sing around Wonderkop Hill during the...

    12. August 14, 2016

      ANC allows Zuma off the hook over election failure

      The African National Congress will not ask President Jacob Zuma to step down over the party’s disastrous showing in...

    13. August 12, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production forecast

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials — copper....

    14. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials – copper....

    15. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Old Mutual: Break-up on track, but markets 'challenging'

      Insurer and asset manager Old Mutual says its break-up plan announced in March is moving along well, and should be...

    16. August 10, 2016

      The liberation of black South Africans from politics of guilt

      A few months before he became South Africa’s president in 1994, Nelson Mandela warned his compatriots to be as tough on...

    17. August 8, 2016

      The global democratic recession

      Sometimes one or two events can change the political mood all over the world. The release of Nelson Mandela from prison...

    18. August 7, 2016

      South Africa’s political parties forced into coalition talks

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

    19. August 6, 2016

      ANC slumps to worst electoral result since end of apartheid

      The African National Congress has lost control of the South African capital Pretoria in local elections, a crushing...

    20. August 5, 2016

      ANC mood darkens after poll setback as Zuma star fades

      Jacob Zuma has survived a rape trial, numerous allegations of corruption and racketeering, as well as rising dissent...

    21. 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...

    22. August 5, 2016

      South Africa’s ANC suffers worst election result since end of apartheid

      South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party has suffered its worst election result since it came to power in...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      August 3, 2016

      South Africa elections

      People stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal elections in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Lonmin continues cost cuts; but notes possible election impact

      London-listed platinum miner Lonmin trimmed costs further in the three months to June, but cautioned the next quarter...

    29. 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...

    30. July 29, 2016

      ‘We Are Not Such Things: A Murder in a South African Township and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation’, by Justine Van der Leun

      One of the chapters of We Are Not Such Things opens with a quotation from Antjie Krog, a South African poet who has...

    31. Fast FT

      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...

    32. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      AB InBev sales dented in Q2 earnings

      Earnings at Anheuser-Busch InBev missed estimates in the second quarter as sales volumes in South America declined....

    33. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      AB InBev raises offer for SABMiller to £45 a share in cash

      Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, has upped its takeover offer for SABMiller after a steep fall in the...

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      July 25, 2016

      Having already failed, the Rio Olympics may now succeed

      Judging by media reports and official statements, this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were a flop well before...

    35. July 25, 2016

      Amplats suffers 58% plunge in earnings

      Earnings at Anglo American Platinum fell 58 per cent in the first six months of this year as the world’s largest...

    36. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Turkish lira, stocks and bonds continue to rebound

      The Turkish lira is climbing for the third straight session after hitting a record low last Wednesday, while Turkish...

    37. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    38. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      South Africa keeps rates on hold

      South Africa’s central bank decided to keep interest rates unchanged at 7 per cent on Thursday, as it seeks to strike a...

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