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    1. July 2, 2015

      Vanessa Gounden, owner and creative director, Vanessa Gounden Fashion

      Vanessa Gounden laughs, nervously. Her career history is “not a normal one”, she explains. We are meeting in her newly...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Three reasons to remain cheerful about South Africa

      I arrived in Johannesburg to find it sunk in gloom — literally. The lights go out regularly, often for hours at a time....

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    1. Special Report: FT View

      The capital of the United Kingdom has welcomed migrants since Roman times and now this...
    2. Lesotho 2013

      The ripple effects of sluggish South African growth have concentrated minds on the nee...
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    1. May 28, 2015

      Police clear Jacob Zuma of having to repay Nkandla cash

      A South African police investigation has ruled that President Jacob Zuma does not have to repay any of the millions of...

    2. May 12, 2015

      Jacob Zuma: Power failure

      With a characteristic mix of defiance and mirth, Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has chuckled his way through some...

    3. May 10, 2015

      South Africa’s opposition party elects first black leader

      South Africa’s main opposition party elected its first black leader on Sunday, marking a significant shift in the political...

    4. March 25, 2015

      South Africa corruption fears grow

      When the call came from a senior official at a state-owned company, the South African businessman was nervous. His company...

    5. February 23, 2015

      South Africa: Staking a claim

      On the surface, Alfred Mahlangu and his brothers look like a success story of post-apartheid South Africa. One year after...

    6. February 16, 2015

      Parliamentary punch-up bodes ill for Zuma’s South Africa

      The omens were bad long before fists started to fly. As President Jacob Zuma prepared to deliver his key policy speech at...

    7. February 12, 2015

      S Africa parliament erupts as Jacob Zuma is grilled over scandal

      Chaos flared at the opening of South Africa’s parliament on Thursday when armed security officials ejected opposition MPs...

    8. January 30, 2015

      Apartheid murderer Eugene de Kock given parole in South Africa

      PRETORIA, January 30 — Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil” for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South...

    9. December 26, 2014

      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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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