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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Southern Africa Mining 2012

      The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
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      Promoting the green economy is starting to be seen as sound business...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. October 15, 2013

      New party adds to ANC’s challenges in South Africa elections

      Mixing charismatic oratory with populist rhetoric, Julius Malema, the former youth leader of South Africa’s ruling African...

    4. beyondbrics

      August 9, 2013

      S Africa's Masina: forget the mining vote, the ANC are here to stay

      Picture: BBC News By Adam Green of This is Africa Is the ANC’s dominance of South African politics waning? Unhappy miners,...

    5. October 28, 2012

      South Africa reaches ‘tipping point’

      South Africa is at a “tipping point” and the power of the African National Congress will decline amid public “despondency”...

    6. September 26, 2012

      Malema charged with money laundering

      Julius Malema, the militant former youth leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, was charged with money...

    7. September 25, 2012

      Security tightened for Malema court hearing

      South African police are taking no chances over the highly anticipated court appearance by Julius Malema, the militant...

    8. September 24, 2012

      Malema silent amid reports of graft warrant

      For the past few weeks, the characteristically belligerent statements of Julius Malema have dominated South African airtime...

    9. September 21, 2012

      Malema arrest warrant issued, says lawyer

      Pressure appeared to be mounting on Julius Malema, the firebrand former youth leader of the ruling African National Congress...

    10. September 12, 2012

      S Africa minister attacks mining groups

      South Africa’s mineral resources minister has criticised the mining sector for having been “caught napping” by an outbreak...

    11. 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...

    12. August 30, 2012

      Marikana weighs on Zuma re-election hopes

      When a memorial service was held last week for the 34 striking miners shot and killed by police near the Marikana mine...

    13. August 26, 2012

      Unions turn Marikana to political ends

      The day after police fired on striking platinum miners, killing 34 people, tears rolled down the cheeks of a mineworkers’...

    14. beyondbrics

      August 23, 2012

      S African mining: counting the cost

      South Africa on Thursday was preparing to mourn the death of the miners killed at the Marikana platinum mine with a memorial...

    15. August 19, 2012

      South Africa’s strikers face ultimatum

      Johannesburg: Striking workers at the world’s Number 3 platinum producer Lonmin, where 44 people have been killed in a week...

    16. beyondbrics

      July 30, 2012

      S Africa: nationalisation debate over? Perhaps not...

      To the frustration of the mining houses operating in South Africa – including many of the world’s largest – a debate about...

    17. June 29, 2012

      Lost tribe of the Rainbow Nation

      My parents come from South Africa, and we often used to go back on family visits. One Christmas about 30 years ago we left...

    18. June 19, 2012

      South Africa: Mining sector seeks way to repay debt to communities

      When South Africa’s mining industry became the subject of a debate over nationalisation a couple of years ago, those in...

    19. April 11, 2012

      Troubles remain as Zuma swats his bugbear

      With the clock ticking down to the African National Congress’s crucial five yearly elective conference, a political circus...

    20. beyondbrics

      April 7, 2012

      The weekender

      This week on beyondbrics: We had a case study in how to mismanage an airport, the distraction (to South African politics)...

    21. April 4, 2012

      ANC bars Malema after attack on Zuma

      South Africa’s ruling African National Congress suspended Julius Malema, its youth leader, from the party with immediate...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 4, 2012

      Malema and the struggle for the ANC

      In recent times, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has made a habit of fighting its internal battles out in...

    23. April 3, 2012

      ANC leaders call for party unity

      Senior officials of the African National Congress, including Jacob Zuma, the president, called for an end to indiscipline in...

    24. March 5, 2012

      Malema to appeal ANC suspension

      JOHANNESBURG, March 5 (Reuters) – South African political rebel Julius Malema will appeal a decision to suspend him from the...

    25. March 1, 2012

      ANC expels youth leader Julius Malema

      Julius Malema, the firebrand youth leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, struck a defiant tone on...

    26. February 10, 2012

      Zuma seeks to allay fears over nationalisation

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, on Friday added his voice to government attempts to allay investor concerns over a...

    27. February 10, 2012

      Pretoria’s treasures

      Thanks to its long and sorrowful association with colonialism and apartheid, the South African mining industry has been a...

    28. February 8, 2012

      Business should be driving empowerment of workers

      As the great and the good gather in Cape Town for this week’s mining indaba, many South African industry executives will be...

    29. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2012

      S Africa: clouds over miners' gala

      As executives and bankers gather in Cape Town to participate in the annual Mining Indaba, southern Africa’s premier...

    30. February 5, 2012

      ANC upholds Malema suspension

      An African National Congress appeals committee has upheld the five-year suspension against Julius Malema, the firebrand...

    31. February 1, 2012

      ANC to debate role of state in economy

      Debate is intensifying about how South Africa can tackle some of the world’s deepest inequalities and highest youth...

    32. January 6, 2012

      Cry, the beloved party

       An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the ‘New’ ANC, by Fiona Forde, Picador Africa, RRPR150, 264 pages The Unlikely...

    33. November 16, 2011

      Malema to fight ANC suspension

      Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of the African National Congress’s Youth League, on Wednesday blamed his suspension from...

    34. November 13, 2011

      Pretoria’s tough choices amid plight of poor

      As Thandi grapples with life’s challenges growing up in South Africa, her prospects appear grim. There is a 46 per cent...

    35. November 11, 2011

      Malema’s defeat

      The latest round of the power struggle gripping South Africa’s ruling coalition has gone to the president, Jacob Zuma. On...

    36. November 10, 2011

      ANC suspends Malema for five years

      Julius Malema, the militant leader of the African National Congress’s Youth League, was on Thursday suspended from the...

    37. beyondbrics

      November 9, 2011

      Moody's downgrade (2): South Africa

      Moody’s on Wednesday downgraded the outlook for South Africa to negative from stable, citing heightened political risk and...

    38. November 8, 2011

      South African politics has formidable new team

      From Lord Steel of Aikwood. Sir, Your otherwise excellent political analysis by Andrew England in last week’s South Africa...

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