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      Quotas cause ruck in South African rugby

      When Nelson Mandela handed the Rugby World Cup trophy to François Pienaar in 1995, Kaya Malotana was watching the event in a...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Upstart party shakes up South Africa’s parliament

      The parliamentary session began with customary politeness, as Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president, took...

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    1. November 10, 2014

      South Africa crisis deepens after union federation fractures

      The crisis blighting South Africa’s governing alliance deepened on Monday when seven unions pledged their support to the...

    2. November 8, 2014

      South Africa union split divides ruling alliance

      South Africa’s biggest union has been expelled from the main trade union federation in the most serious split in the...

    3. September 24, 2014

      Business alone cannot bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians

      In the midst of escalating conflict around the Middle East comes the depressing news that a joint Israeli-Palestinian...

    4. September 18, 2014

      Gill Marcus to step down as South Africa’s central bank chief

      Gill Marcus, South Africa’s respected central bank governor, surprised markets on Thursday by announcing she would be...

    5. August 12, 2014

      Marikana was a ‘collective failure’, says Cyril Ramaphosa

      South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said the police killing of 34 striking miners was a “collective failure” as...

    6. August 11, 2014

      Cyril Ramaphosa defends role in run-up to ‘Marikana massacre’

      Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday defended his role during the 2012 mining unrest that claimed 44 lives, as he appeared before an...

    7. July 1, 2014

      South Africa dealt fresh blow as metalworkers strike

      South Africa’s economy was dealt a fresh blow on Tuesday as 200,000 engineers and metalworkers downed tools, just a week...

    8. June 18, 2014

      South Africa to review mineral resources law

      South Africa is to review proposed amendments to its mineral resources legislation that threatened to stymie investment into...

    9. June 17, 2014

      Zuma pledges to ‘jump-start’ South Africa economy

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has pledged to “jump start” Africa’s second-largest economy as it struggles against a...

    10. June 9, 2014

      South Africa mining strike talks end

      Government brokered talks to end the five-month platinum strike that is battering South Africa’s economy collapsed on Monday...

    11. June 7, 2014

      Zuma admitted to hospital for tests

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma was admitted to a hospital for tests on Saturday, and doctors are...

    12. May 30, 2014

      Chief of $150bn S Africa fund resigns

      By Andrew England in Maputo Elias Masilela, the chief executive of South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation, Africa’s...

    13. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2014

      Zuma's new cabinet: can it deliver?

      After much speculation and hours of waiting Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, finally announced his new cabinet on...

    14. May 25, 2014

      Jacob Zuma announces new South African cabinet

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, announced sweeping changes to his new cabinet on Sunday, including new appointments to...

    15. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      Zuma's next cabinet: time for change?

      With South Africa’s May 7 election done and dusted and the African National Congress set to extend its 20-year dominance of...

    16. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      Mining strike seen slamming South Africa's Q1 growth

      When South Africa’s GDP growth numbers for the first quarter are announced at the end of the month, the destructive impact...

    17. May 9, 2014

      Jubilant ANC faces sobering challenge on sick economy

      As the final votes trickled in to seal a fifth consecutive win for the African National Congress in a South African general...

    18. May 8, 2014

      ANC set for victory in South Africa’s election

      The African National Congress looks set for a resounding election victory that will see it retain its 20-year dominance of...

    19. May 7, 2014

      ANC scandals overshadow South Africa poll

      When Valencia Ndlovu-Chavele voted for the first time she was unsure of which of the more than 20 parties contesting South...

    20. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2014

      The African National Congress: running the numbers

      The African National Congress, like other political parties, has a penchant for numbers. With South Africans preparing to...

    21. May 5, 2014

      Jacob Zuma defiant on ‘Nkandlagate’ ahead of S Africa elections

      South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma passionately defended himself against allegations of misconduct on Monday as he...

    22. May 5, 2014

      South Africa business sceptical that Ramaphosa can bring change

      When the African National Congress elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the ruling party’s deputy leader there was a palpable sense of...

    23. May 4, 2014

      S Africa’s stuttering economy adds to gloom in run-up to election

      With an energy that belies his age, President Jacob Zuma has criss-crossed South Africa for weeks with the message that his...

    24. May 2, 2014

      The chains of liberation

      It’s easy to look at South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma and think: he’s just an opportunist. There’s his lovely new...

    25. May 1, 2014

      ANC: Time to change track?

      The memories are vivid but Jerry Tlhopane struggles to put into words the feelings he had on April 27 1994, the day his...

    26. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2014

      Extremist workers party key in South Africa poll

      While the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to triumph at South Africa’s election on May 7, the...

    27. April 27, 2014

      Delivering for the born-free generation

      This weekend was the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s first free elections and the final dismantling of white rule. As...

    28. April 27, 2014

      South African opposition in tough fight to convince poor blacks

      A tall sign towers over the rickety tin shacks of Khayelitsha, telling residents that the city of Cape Town is taking an...

    29. April 24, 2014

      South Africa’s chance to repeat the Mandela miracle

      The world should expect a clear victory for the ruling African National Congress in South Africa’s national elections on May...

    30. April 10, 2014

      Twelve days in southern Africa

      Day One/Two South Africa Johannesburg to Mafikeng We have been waiting all day for the president. Now the hour is drawing...

    31. April 1, 2014

      South African mining: Stuck in the past

      Mcingelwa Maqotyna still remembers the humiliation that came with applying for the job: being forced to strip naked in a...

    32. March 31, 2014

      Jacob Zuma rebuffs claims of misuse of state funds for home

      Jacob Zuma, South African president, has rejected claims that he improperly benefited from a lavish multimillion-dollar...

    33. March 20, 2014

      ANC defends Jacob Zuma after scathing report reveals misconduct

      South Africa’s governing African National Congress stood by its leader, Jacob Zuma, a day after an ombudsman ruled he had...

    34. March 19, 2014

      Damning report finds Zuma spent tax millions on private estate

      South African President Jacob Zuma unduly benefited from a lavish, multimillion dollar upgrade to his private homestead and...

    35. March 16, 2014

      South Africa needs a better opposition

      For Julius Malema, the firebrand in South Africa’s forthcoming elections, the only thing that has changed in 20 years since...

    36. March 13, 2014

      Malema bids to turn division into votes

      Julius Malema speaks softly but carries a big political stick. Sitting in a plush lodge on the edge of Kruger National Park,...

    37. March 11, 2014

      Trevor Manuel to retire from South Africa politics

      Trevor Manuel, the former South African finance minister and one of the country’s most high profile lawmakers, has announced...

    38. March 9, 2014

      Jacob Zuma shrugs off jeers and is confident ahead of polls

      Three months ago, President Jacob Zuma was booed live on television at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela – a stinging...

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