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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,...

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    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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