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    1. December 15, 2013

      Knowing Mandela, by John Carlin

      Knowing Mandela, by John Carlin, Atlantic Books, RRP£14.99, 160 pages By six days, Nelson Mandela outlived a white South...

    2. September 17, 2013

      South Africa mining bill sparks controversy

      South Africa is open to amending a controversial mining bill that has alarmed the industry at a time when mining companies...

    1. 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,...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 12, 2013

      Sibanye Gold: hello Amcu

      A victory for the upstart labour union in South Africa, Amcu (Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union). Sibanye...

    3. 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...

    4. July 8, 2013

      S Africa lays ground for mines deal

      As South Africa’s gold miners prepare crucial wage negotiations this week, Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president, says he is...

    5. beyondbrics

      July 3, 2013

      South Africa: mining impasse

      South Africa’s efforts to contain escalating tensions in its crisis-hit mining sector have once again faltered after the...

    6. beyondbrics

      June 21, 2013

      South Africa: miners push ahead with job cuts despite Motlanthe's plan

      Kgalema Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president, on Friday unveiled a draft agreement for sustainable mining – a...

    7. February 19, 2013

      Ramphele’s entry

      A new party has appeared on South Africa’s monolithic political scene. After months of speculation, Mamphela Ramphele, a...

    8. January 13, 2013

      Zuma blames global crisis for woes

      Jacob Zuma, the South African president, has rejected criticism of his first three years in office, blaming his country’s...

    9. December 19, 2012

      ANC politics reflected in T-shirt sales

      When South Africa’s governing African National Congress party opened its leadership conference last week, business was slow...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. December 12, 2012

      Motlanthe to challenge Zuma for ANC job

      Kgalema Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president, will challenge President Jacob Zuma for the African National Congress’s...

    15. December 12, 2012

      South Africa loses its Mandela sparkle

      Nelson Mandela’s characteristic sparkle has been fading, his wife, Graça Machel, lamented in an interview published as the...

    16. December 2, 2012

      Zuma set to win second term as ANC head

      South African President Jacob Zuma looks set to win a second term as head of the African National Congress after party...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Nissan warns of slowing China expansion * BP raises dividend after Russian deal * South Africa reaches ‘tipping point’ *...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2012

      London headlines

      * South Africa reaches ‘tipping point’ * US seeks Algeria help in Mali * Romney ad on Chrysler jobs to China attacked *...

    19. October 28, 2012

      Transcript of interview with Kgalema Motlanthe

      This is an edited version of an interview with Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president of South Africa, and William Wallis, the...

    20. 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”...

    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. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 5, 2011

      Trade, investment and the Dalai Lama

      Anyone who thinks China’s money comes with no strings attached will be thinking again after the Dalai Lama cancelled his...

    26. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2011

      China-South Africa: ever closer ties

      Another day, another raft of multi-billion dollar commercial deals between China and an African country. According to...

    27. January 28, 2011

      Mandela leaves hospital

      Journalists waiting outside the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg before Nelson Mandela was discharged Nelson Mandela, the...

    28. October 5, 2010

      Mining: Fears are for more than nationalisation

      Many foreign investors still fear that South Africa’s mining sector will be nationalised by leftist elements within the...

    29. September 20, 2010

      Trouble in the rainbow nation

      Labour pains: public servants on strike in Johannesburg last month. Industrial action is a constant concern for...

    30. September 18, 2010

      Thomson faith in digital future

      Canadian media family executive David Thomson rarely ventures outside his Toronto hometown, but he was in London for a board...

    31. September 17, 2010

      S Africa makes pledge on mines and media

      South Africa’s deputy president has offered assurances that his government will resist pressure to nationalise the country’s...

    32. August 6, 2010

      Lonmin and Anglo in fight over mine rights

      Lonmin and Anglo American, two of the biggest London-listed mining companies, are battling the South African government over...

    33. December 4, 2009

      World Cup draw starts clock ticking for S Africa

      David Beckham, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and - beamed in by video - the ever frailer Nelson Mandela: football...

    34. December 3, 2009

      South Africa prepares for World Cup draw

        David Beckham, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and – beamed in by video – the increasingly frail Nelson Mandela:...

    35. December 3, 2009

      South Africa set to kick off World Cup draw

      David Beckham, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and – beamed in by video – the ever frailer Nelson Mandela: football...

    36. March 17, 2009

      Madagascar’s president steps down

      Madagascar opposition leader Andry Rajoelina gives the V for victory sign as he parades through the streets of Antananarivo...

    37. February 22, 2009

      Tsvangirai puts recovery costs at $5bn

      Repairing Zimbabwe’s economy could cost as much as $5bn (£3.5bn, €4bn) and foreign direct investment would help, Morgan...

    38. February 6, 2009

      South Africa leader warns on recession

      South Africa’s president warned on Friday that the economy was being badly hit by the global slowdown and outlined plans to...

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