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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. August 26, 2013

    South Africa: Killed for crying foul

    Nkululeko Gwala always said that he would rather take a bullet than run. On the day he died, the normally jovial...

  23. 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,...

  24. July 9, 2013

    Zuma dismisses former rival Tokyo Sexwale

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, on Tuesday dismissed Tokyo Sexwale, the business tycoon and former rival, in his...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    June 27, 2013

    Prayers for Nelson Mandela

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Ninety-five children release 95 balloons outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital, Pretoria, after...

  26. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2013

    New York headlines

    * PBoC hints at new status quo for China’s banks * Repsol rejects Argentina settlement over seizure of YPF * Zuma pulls out...

  27. June 27, 2013

    South Africa’s Zuma says Mandela ‘much better today’

    The condition of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s iconic first black head of state, has improved overnight, a government...

  28. June 25, 2013

    Ramphele’s party puts pressure on South Africa’s ANC

    Among the crowds of mostly young South Africans gathered at a showground in Pretoria, the chatter centred on the desire for...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    June 24, 2013

    Nelson Mandela flags

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Children walk past former South Africa President Nelson Mandela souvenir flags being sold...

  30. June 23, 2013

    Mandela’s health remains critical

    The health of Nelson Mandela, the revered former South African president who has been in hospital for two weeks, has...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    June 13, 2013

    Mandela well-wisher in Pretoria

    Ben Curtis/AP Well-wisher Daniel Sello cries out his thanks to Nelson Mandela in front of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2013

    What South Africa needs: leadership

    When Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, got up to address parliament on Wednesday he did his bit to boost the spirits of...

  33. June 12, 2013

    President Zuma says Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, said Nelson Mandela was responding better to treatment on Wednesday, the first hint of...

  34. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2013

    Zuma under pressure as S African mining chaos deepens

    It’s been a rocky start to the week for South Africa, with the hunt for an urgent solution to its mining chaos going...

  35. May 30, 2013

    Glencore Xstrata hit by South Africa chrome-mine strikes

    Glencore Xstrata has been forced to reduce its operations at three of its chrome mines in South Africa after hundreds of...

  36. May 30, 2013

    Zuma voices fears on South Africa’s economy

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has voiced concern about the poor performance of Africa’s largest economy after weaker...

  37. May 3, 2013

    South Africa suspends five officials in plane scandal

    South Africa has suspended five senior officials, including air-force and police officers, in a widening scandal over an...

  38. 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...

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