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      South Africa’s Cosatu expels Zuma critic in labour shake-up

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    1. 15 hours ago

      Chairman steps down at South African utility Eskom

      The chairman of Eskom, South Africa’s embattled utility, agreed to step down on Tuesday after he became embroiled in a...

    2. March 30, 2015

      Comedy Central taps Trevor Noah to host ‘The Daily Show’

      Comedy Central has tapped Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who is little known in the US, to succeed Jon Stewart as...

    3. March 27, 2015

      Art and design exhibitors flock to Cape Town

      The luxurious frivolities of art and design are a hard sell in South Africa, which is focused on redressing the inequalities...

    4. March 27, 2015

      Protests at Rhodes statue gain momentum across southern Africa

      For years Cecil John Rhodes, the Victorian-era mining magnate and politician, lorded it over South Africa, building an...

    5. March 26, 2015

      Africa’s soldiers of fortune join fight against Boko Haram

      A cast resembling the South African guns for hire who inspired the Hollywood thriller Blood Diamond is starring in Nigeria’s...

    6. March 26, 2015

      Swaziland: A kingdom under pressure

      Like any successful parent whose child has suffered a serious setback, Nathan “Natie” Kirsh, the billionaire founder of a...

    7. 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...

    8. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      Guest post: US needs to ditch Cold War thinking in Asia

      By Noor Menai, CTBC Bank USA In a thinly veiled admonishment, the White House recently accused the UK – our closest ally –...

    9. March 23, 2015

      South Africa: hiding its light

      The wheels on the bus go round and round — when there is diesel. The power goes on and off, too, and even the water. South...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Sports and politics: not always a happy marriage

      The poor innocents from the England and Wales Cricket Board timed their announcement of a squad to tour the West Indies for...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      March 20, 2015

      Anti-poaching rangers undergo training

      Qualified anti-poaching rangers and new recruits train during an “Op-Fok” training session at the Nkwe Tactical Training...

    12. March 20, 2015

      BHP’s Graham Kerr facing South32 mission

      BHP Billiton has been so much a part of Graham Kerr’s life that he recently claimed to have orange blood in his system. But...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      EM currencies: back on course as dollar reasserts supremacy

      Blink and you missed it. The day after the US Federal Reserve appeared on Wednesday to put back the date of its...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      March 18, 2015

      Tharindu Kaushal bowls

      Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the Sydney...

    15. March 12, 2015

      Struggling South African power utility suspends its CEO

      The board of Eskom, South Africa’s creaking state power utility, suspended its chief executive and three other senior...

    16. March 11, 2015

      Platinum takes Chinese jewellery hit

      Platinum, a precious metal used for jewellery and vehicle catalysts, is trading at its lowest levels since 2009 on the back...

    17. March 10, 2015

      Emerging market currencies extend slide

      South Africa’s rand joined a host of emerging market currencies including Turkey, Mexico to Brazil that were under sustained...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: ethical banking - delivering on Islamic finanance's charitable responsibilities

      By Dr Abdul Halim The last decade has been transformative for Islamic banking. While the practices involved in...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2015

      Fire at Noordhoek Manor old age home

      Firemen battle a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa. A fire fanned by gale force south...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Guest post: electricity in emerging markets brings power to women

      By Tassos Stassopoulos of AllianceBernstein What’s the connection between electricity and women? Electricity is an agent of...

    21. February 25, 2015

      Power crisis knocks South Africa economy

      A deepening power crisis that has triggered almost daily outages across South Africa, hitting key industries as well as...

    22. February 24, 2015

      South Africa records worst growth in 5 years

      South Africa recorded its worst economic growth in five years in 2014 as Africa’s most developed economy counted the cost of...

    23. 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...

    24. MBA blog

      February 19, 2015

      How global is an MBA really?

      “More than 40 per cent of the class of 2016 is international!” This is one of the first stats Stanford touted when I walked...

    25. February 18, 2015

      Undervalued rand may stage a recovery

      The South African rand (ZAR), at about 11.70 per dollar, is hovering near its weakest level in nearly 13 years. But in a...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. February 13, 2015

      Diamond profit helps Anglo American amid commodities downturn

      Surging profit from diamonds last year brought some relief for Anglo American, which reported a $2.5bn net loss for 2014...

    29. February 13, 2015

      Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

      The annual Mining Indaba event in Cape Town has become a place to take the pulse of the world’s industry. So what state is...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. February 11, 2015

      Anglo American’s divestment plan faces hurdles in South Africa

      Anglo American is in talks with South Africa’s government over conditions for selling stakes in several coal mines as the...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Guest post: Africa's role in addressing China's dominance of rare earths

      By Ian Coles of Mayer Brown Mining professionals are gathered in Cape Town this week for Indaba, one of the largest mining...

    34. February 8, 2015

      André Brink, South African novelist, 1935-2015

      André Brink, the South African author who died at the weekend aged 79, was for five decades at the forefront of literary...

    35. February 6, 2015

      Terroir incognita

      Like all journalists, I love a scoop. So when the South African wine writer Tim James suggested we make a day trip to...

    36. 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...

    37. Nick Butler

      February 1, 2015

      The dangerous tragedy of Nigeria

      News has diminished value if it comes from far away. Just as terrorism gets more coverage if it occurs in Paris, much of the...

    38. January 30, 2015

      The Twelve Apostles, Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, Jason Bakery, Sababa, Chefs Warehouse Canteen

      A rich lamb terrine, a fillet of fresh, flaky kingklip and a luscious dessert of milk and honey: this was a good meal,...

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