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    1. May 23, 2016

      South Africa’s plans for its first ‘black bank’

      Black economic empowerment has been an important goal for South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. The aim has...

    2. 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...

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    1. May 20, 2016

      The lessons of South African anti-corruption watchdog Thuli Madonsela

      Leadership is as much about the way that you lead as the results that you deliver. Advocate Thuli Madonsela embodies...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. Fast FT

      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...

    8. April 7, 2016

      Battered Jacob Zuma and ANC survive at a cost

      South Africa has a proven record of defying naysayers and successfully negotiating a path through the turbulent periods...

    9. April 6, 2016

      ANC stalwarts call for Zuma’s resignation

      A day after Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment vote, several prominent civil society leaders and African National...

    10. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Rand tumbles as Zuma survives impeachment vote

      News that South African president Jacob Zuma has survived an impeachment vote brought against him by the country’s main...

    11. April 5, 2016

      Zuma’s bad week gets worse with impeachment motion

      President Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment vote on Tuesday but the South African leader emerged from the episode...

    12. March 31, 2016

      Jacob Zuma defied constitution, South African court rules

      South Africa’s highest court on Thursday ordered President Jacob Zuma to reimburse some of the taxpayers’ money spent...

    13. March 20, 2016

      ANC backs Zuma but turns on Gupta family amid political storm

      The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, said on Sunday that it retained full confidence in...

    14. March 18, 2016

      Zuma must be pushed to rescue South Africa

      Amid an economic downturn and the threat of its sovereign debt being reduced to junk status, South Africa faces a...

    15. March 17, 2016

      Pressure on South Africa’s Jacob Zuma grows over Gupta storm

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, was the centre of a fierce political storm on Thursday as new allegations emerged...

    16. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      South African rand slides amid finmin spat with police

      South Africa’s rand plummeted by more than 3 per cent against the dollar on Tuesday as a dispute dramatically escalated...

    17. March 8, 2016

      South Africa: The power of the family business

      As South Africa grapples with arguably its deepest economic crisis of the democratic era, two names have become a...

    18. February 26, 2016

      South Africa finance minister accuses opponents of intimidation

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, launched an extraordinary attack against political enemies whom he...

    19. February 26, 2016

      South Africa must end state-led patronage

      South Africa used to be the great hope of Africa. When the African National Congress came to power in 1994, its task...

    20. February 24, 2016

      Jacob Zuma has betrayed South Africa’s economic promise

      Of all those I encountered on a visit to Johannesburg last week, the person closest to the problems facing South...

    21. February 11, 2016

      Zuma highlights South Africa’s risk of credit downgrade

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that Africa’s most industrialised...

    22. February 5, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Julius Malema

      For a supposedly dangerous revolutionary, Julius Malema looks a lot like a giant baby. As I enter the room, the...

    23. January 7, 2016

      South Africa: Self-inflicted wounds

      When Jacob Zuma takes the stage on Saturday to deliver his first major speech of the year, South Africa’s president can...

    24. December 18, 2015

      Jacob Zuma, a political soldier fighting for survival

      At around 4pm last Sunday, cars started pulling up at the president’s elegant official residence in Pretoria. South...

    25. December 16, 2015

      Jacob Zuma faces major challenge to regain South Africans’ trust

      When President Jacob Zuma replaced two finance ministers and reappointed a third in less than a week, he triggered an...

    26. December 15, 2015

      The high price of Jacob Zuma’s politicking

      Today should end better for Jacob Zuma than last Wednesday. Then, hours after a cabinet meeting dominated by his...

    27. December 15, 2015

      ANC rallies round Jacob Zuma after finance minister debacle

      South Africa’s ruling African National Congress rallied round President Jacob Zuma yesterday in the wake of a debacle...

    28. December 14, 2015

      South Africa’s Zuma counts cost of fiasco over finance minister

      As the rand tumbled and billions of dollars were wiped off the local stock market, a wave of anger within senior ranks...

    29. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      David who? Meet South Africa's new FinMin

      What is more worrying? The shock move last night by the South African government to sack its finance minister or the...

    30. December 10, 2015

      Finance minister sacking undermines South Africa’s reputation

      By sacking his finance minister, South African president Jacob Zuma has in a stroke undermined the country’s hard-won...

    31. December 10, 2015

      You're fired: Analysts react to South African finmin shock

      How does the market not like the defenestration of South Africa’s finance minister? Let us count the ways. It really...

    32. December 10, 2015

      Zuma faces backlash over sacking of South African finance minister

      South African president Jacob Zuma faced a backlash from financial markets on Thursday as his abrupt decision to sack...

    33. December 9, 2015

      South African rand dives after finmin sacking

      A shock move by the South African government to replace its finance minister has sent the rand into a tailspin. The...

    34. October 23, 2015

      Zuma backs down on university fees

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, on Friday scrapped the proposed increase in university tuition fees for next year...

    35. October 20, 2015

      Kingmakers hold key in race to succeed Zuma at helm of ANC

      Without any apparent irony, Jacob Zuma used a recent speech to African National Congress delegates to decry the...

    36. September 29, 2015

      Hitachi agrees settlement on ‘improper payments’ in South Africa

      Hitachi, the Japanese group, has agreed to pay $19m to settle US regulatory charges that it inaccurately recorded...

    37. September 21, 2015

      South African government rides to steel giant’s aid

      For years, South Africa’s steel producers and the government have been the worst of enemies, with ArcelorMittal’s...

    38. 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...

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