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      Police clear Jacob Zuma of having to repay Nkandla cash

      A South African police investigation has ruled that President Jacob Zuma does not have to repay any of the millions of...

    2. May 12, 2015

      Jacob Zuma: Power failure

      With a characteristic mix of defiance and mirth, Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has chuckled his way through some...

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    1. April 21, 2015

      Army deployed to quell xenophobic attacks in South Africa

      South Africa said on Tuesday it was deploying the army to hotspots that have been hit by a wave of xenophobic violence to...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Zuma condemns wave of immigrant attacks in South Africa

      A wave of xenophobic violence in the continent’s most developed economy has highlighted social tensions related to...

    3. March 25, 2015

      South Africa corruption fears grow

      When the call came from a senior official at a state-owned company, the South African businessman was nervous. His company...

    4. February 23, 2015

      South Africa: Staking a claim

      On the surface, Alfred Mahlangu and his brothers look like a success story of post-apartheid South Africa. One year after...

    5. The World

      February 18, 2015

      Putin and his many pals

      In the West, Vladimir Putin is often viewed as something of an international pariah. Shift your perspective, however, and it...

    6. February 16, 2015

      Parliamentary punch-up bodes ill for Zuma’s South Africa

      The omens were bad long before fists started to fly. As President Jacob Zuma prepared to deliver his key policy speech at...

    7. February 12, 2015

      S Africa parliament erupts as Jacob Zuma is grilled over scandal

      Chaos flared at the opening of South Africa’s parliament on Thursday when armed security officials ejected opposition MPs...

    8. February 11, 2015

      South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces populist challenge over scandal

      When Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, stands to deliver his state of the nation address and open parliament on...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Guest post: a key moment for South African mining legislation

      By Peter Leon, Webber Wentzel As the great, the good and the not so good descend on Cape Town in midsummer for next week’s...

    10. November 26, 2014

      Cyril Ramaphosa to divest stake in Shanduka

      Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and one of its most prominent businessmen, is to complete his divestment...

    11. November 14, 2014

      South Africans await verdict on Marikana massacre

      John “Papi” Ledingoane, a South African miner employed by Lonmin, the London-listed platinum company, died instantly when he...

    12. November 8, 2014

      South Africa union split divides ruling alliance

      South Africa’s biggest union has been expelled from the main trade union federation in the most serious split in the...

    13. The World

      November 7, 2014

      Autocrats and their palaces

      Viktor Yanukovich's despotic decor This is shaping up as the year of the controversial presidential mansion. In February,...

    14. November 3, 2014

      Cracks in the Brics start to show

      Historians may record that Brics mania reached its height during the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. President Dilma...

    15. The World

      October 27, 2014

      Senzo Meyiwa's death adds to South Africa's pain

      Senzo Meyiwa, the captain of South Africa’s national football team, was clearly a popular and talented player whose star was...

    16. October 6, 2014

      South African Reserve Bank names deputy as new governor

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, on Monday appointed Lesetja Kganyago as governor of the central bank, at a time when...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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