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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    June 5, 2014

    ANC protest against the media

    Gianluigi Guerci/AFP Members of the African National Congress Youth League, and supporters of the South African president...

  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. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 9, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 10-14

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Syrian peace talks, a Brics scientific conference, Islamic financiers meet in London and...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 2, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 3-7

    The week ahead in emerging markets: PMI manufacturing indices for many major EMs; Thailand elections; ICC to look at...

  23. 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...

  24. December 23, 2013

    How to eulogise the dead and departing

    There is a lot of talk at funerals: the funerals of politicians especially; the funerals of revered elder statesmen...

  25. December 20, 2013

    Largest South African trade union calls for Zuma to resign

    South Africa’s largest trade union piled more pressure on President Jacob Zuma on Friday after calling for him to resign and...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    December 16, 2013

    Mandela statue unveiled

    Oli Scarff/Getty Images A military fly-past above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly after it...

  27. December 13, 2013

    See you, see me

    For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther King,...

  28. The World

    December 11, 2013

    In the Picture: Celebrating Nelson Mandela

    (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Thousands gathered in Soweto’s enormous stadium for a lively memorial service celebrating...

  29. December 9, 2013

    Nelson Mandela’s death puts spotlight on ANC leadership

    When Thabo Mbeki rose to speak at a prayer service held in memory of Nelson Mandela, the icon he succeeded as president, he...

  30. December 6, 2013

    South Africa sets December 15 for Nelson Mandela funeral

    World mourns Mandela World leaders and stars of entertainment and sport joined South Africans in eulogising Nelson Mandela...

  31. December 6, 2013

    ANC looks to life after Nelson Mandela

    There was a time when Nelson Mandela only needed to catch a cold and the uncertainty would cause tremors on international...

  32. November 29, 2013

    Report claims Jacob Zuma spent public funds on his homestead

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, came under renewed fire on Friday after a leaked report alleged he personally...

  33. November 21, 2013

    S Africa orders media ban over pictures of Zuma’s house

    The contrast between President Jacob Zuma’s sprawling private Nkandla residence and the homes of most South Africans offers...

  34. November 1, 2013

    Africa? Why there’s no such place

    Sometimes a politician’s accidental phrase can reveal a world view. The other night in Johannesburg, South Africa’s...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    October 14, 2013

    Presidents plot way ahead

    Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters François Hollande, French president, introduces his delegation to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma...

  36. September 19, 2013

    S Africa police lied, says Marikana mine inquiry

    A South African government commission charged with investigating the shooting and killing of 34 striking miners by police at...

  37. September 12, 2013

    South Africa’s Zuma says ‘secrecy bill’ draft ‘unconstitutional’

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has sent back to lawmakers a “secrecy bill”, which campaigners said would hit press...

  38. September 3, 2013

    Gold miners begin strike in South Africa

    Thousands of miners in South Africa’s gold sector downed tools on Tuesday as a fresh wave of industrial unrest hit the...

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