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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      August 9, 2016

      Rand roars to 10-month high after ANC election flop

      The rand’s prolific rally has gathered pace after the ruling African National Congress suffered its worst election...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. Fast FT

      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. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Rand rises as election strengthens ANC opposition

      The rand is still pushing higher as results from yesterday’s municipal elections show the greatest opposition to the...

    12. 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...

    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...

    15. 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...

    16. July 13, 2016

      South African public broadcaster accused of censorship

      During white minority rule, the South African Broadcasting Corporation grew into a powerful tool of the apartheid...

    17. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      IMF slashes South Africa growth forecast to 0.1%

      The IMF is set to cut its growth forecasts for South Africa for the second time in three months, as low commodity...

    18. July 3, 2016

      South Africa on track to avert junk status

      South Africa will defy market expectations a second time by avoiding a ratings downgrade to junk this year, according...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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