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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. February 26, 2014

    South Africa cuts growth forecast as deficit narrows

    South Africa has been forced to cut its growth forecast for the year as the continent’s largest economy struggles, but the...

  34. February 16, 2014

    Shanduka braces for departure of key investor Ramaphosa

    As South Africa’s election campaign gathers pace, Cyril Ramaphosa, the business tycoon, has ditched his pristine suits for...

  35. February 9, 2014

    Helen Suzman: Bright Star In A Dark Chamber, by Robin Renwick

    Helen Suzman: Bright Star In A Dark Chamber, by Robin Renwick, Biteback, RRP£16.99, $28.95 A month or so before Nelson...

  36. February 2, 2014

    South Africa opposition turns on Ramphele

    South Africa’s main opposition party has accused Mamphela Ramphele, the prominent black rights activist, of reneging on an...

  37. January 28, 2014

    Mamphela Ramphele to run for president in South Africa

    Mamphela Ramphele, the prominent academic and activist, is to lead South Africa’s main opposition party in its battle...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 20, 2014

    S Africa: little respite as pressure for rate hike rises

    With elections just months away, President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress party would have been wishing...

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