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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...

    1. July 24, 2014

      South Africa open to curbs on strike action

      South Africa has opened the door to a change in labour laws that would weaken the power of the unions to strike, just as the...

    2. May 26, 2014

      Cyril Ramaphosa to merge $1bn investment vehicle

      Cyril Ramaphosa, the business tycoon who was sworn in on Monday as South Africa’s deputy president, is to merge his $1bn...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata to list in Jo'burg despite S Africa's troubles

      Commodities bosses have spent the last two years trying to put as much rhetorical distance as possible between their...

    10. July 14, 2013

      South Africa’s deputy president voices fears as ANC risks crisis

      Few people know the inner workings of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress as intimately as Kgalema Motlanthe,...

    11. The World

      May 1, 2013

      Why Jacob Zuma's visit to see Nelson Mandela backfired so badly

      The “exclusive” footage by SABC, South Africa’s state broadcaster, was rich in content as the country’s top leaders chuckled...

    12. March 27, 2013

      South Africa should forget the Brics era

      This week’s Brics summit in Durban feels like a relic of the previous decade. After a boom in the 2000s, the pace of growth...

    13. March 26, 2013

      The Boers make a plan for China

      South Africa to become China’s 35th province? To be called Safdong? And to follow China’s authoritarian ways and reinstate...

    14. January 30, 2013

      South Africa’s Motsepe joins Giving Pledge

      Patrice Motsepe, South Africa’s first black billionaire, has pledged to donate at least half of the wealth generated by his...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 24, 2013

      ANC & business: troubled times, despite Ramaphosa's appointment

      When Cyril Ramaphosa was elected deputy president of the governing African National Congress last month his re-emergence...

    16. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2012

      S Africa: Zuma good for the rand?

      South African president Jacob Zuma was re-elected as ANC party leader on Tuesday, meaning he will almost certainly win a...

    17. December 18, 2012

      Zuma calls for unity after ANC poll win

      South African President Jacob Zuma urged party unity after he won a landslide victory to retain his post as head of the...

    18. December 17, 2012

      Zuma faces ANC leadership challenge

      The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, was set for a leadership battle on Monday after Kgalema...

    19. December 16, 2012

      ANC conference focuses on economic woes

      Jacob Zuma, South African president, pledged on Sunday that his ruling party would provide strong economic leadership as he...

    20. December 14, 2012

      Ramaphosa returns to S Africa spotlight

      For a man who shies away from the limelight, Cyril Ramaphosa, the stalwart of the South African struggle who is now a...

    21. September 7, 2012

      Malema stokes flames of black empowerment

      As Julius Malema, the former youth leader of the ruling African National Congress, has addressed mineworkers in the wake of...

    22. August 21, 2012

      Glencore can justify calling Qatar’s bluff

      Merger partners, eh? Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Or perhaps you can, if you are Glencore. The extended...

    23. July 10, 2012

      INM explores sale of South African arm

      Independent News & Media, the indebted Irish media group, has appointed advisers to work towards a sale of its South African...

    24. February 2, 2012

      MTN to probe Iran bribery allegations

      MTN, the South African telecommunications group, said on Thursday that it was setting up a special committee to investigate...

    25. December 22, 2011

      CIC buys 25% stake in Shanduka

      The China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, has paid about $243m for a 25 per cent stake in Shanduka...

    26. FT Alphaville

      September 2, 2011

      Glencore confirms Optimum interest

      Glencore has confirmed its interest in taking over South Africa’s Optimum Coal for $1.2bn, in a deal that would transform...

    27. September 1, 2011

      Melrose defies headwinds with share-driven offer

      The 850p per share indicative offer with which turnround specialist Melrose has prised open the books of lacklustre engineer...

    28. September 1, 2011

      Ramaphosa a symbol of black empowerment

      Cyril Ramaphosa is a towering figure of post-apartheid South Africa who eschewed his political prospects in order to become...

    29. September 1, 2011

      Glencore confirms Optimum interest

      Glencore has confirmed its interest in taking over South Africa’s Optimum Coal for $1.2bn, in a deal that would transform...

    30. April 8, 2011

      Mondi in South African spin-off

      Mondi, Europe’s leading supplier of office paper, is to spin off its South African packaging division, moving it further...

    31. July 14, 2010

      Cyril empowers

      South African businessman Cyril Ramaphosa has joined the board of platinum miner Lonmin, after his investment company...

    32. June 24, 2010

      Big vuvuzela for SA brewer

      Bad luck for SABMiller chief Graham McKay , whose South African flagship beer Castle lager sponsors Bafana Bafana - the...

    33. September 14, 2009

      Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN merger

      A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

    34. September 13, 2009

      Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN deal

      A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

    35. July 11, 2009

      South African government appears to give off conflicting signals over appointment

      Susan Shabangu, South Africa's mineral resources minister, yesterday welcomed Anglo American's decision to appoint Sir John...

    36. July 10, 2009

      Conflicting signals in S Africa over appointment

      Susan Shabangu, South Africa’s mineral resources minister, on Friday welcomed Anglo American’s decision to appoint Sir John...

    37. July 10, 2009

      Anglo American set to name Parker as new chairman

      Anglo American is today set to name Sir John Parker as its new chairman in a move likely to reassure the international...

    38. July 9, 2009

      Anglo American picks new chairman

      Anglo American on Friday named Sir John Parker as its new chairman in a signal that the international mining group believes...

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