ANC same time government same time opposition
Once more, there are rumours that those ANC (African National Congress) members who lost the presidency of the party to Ramaphosa intend to break away to form a new party. This new rumoured party with no name yet would be the fourth party that has come into existence after major disagreements within the ANC.
Ally of ousted South African president Zuma steps down
A key ally of former South African president Jacob Zuma announced Wednesday he would resign as premier of North West province after violent protests over alleged corruption and mismanagement.
2,000 South African unions protest over minimum wage
No fewer than 2,000 South African union members marched in Johannesburg in a nationwide protest on Wednesday against a proposed national minimum wage, presenting a test for new President Cyril Ramaphosa who champions the policy.
South Africa riots force new president to hurry home
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested. Ramaphosa, who took power in February, expressed "serious concern" over the clashes between police and protesters, and called for calm as…
South Africa's new president vows faster land redistribution
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who came to power last month, vowed on Wednesday to "escalate the pace" of redistributing land from wealthy whites to poorer blacks.
Dark cloud over South Africa
Following the desperate push to get him out of office and eventual capitulation of former President Jacob Zuma to the intense pressure by his own party to quit, dark clouds hanging over the country since the December elective national conference of the ruling party, which narrowly produced Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa......
South Africa must resist another captured president: this time by the markets
The African National Congress (ANC) has made a dangerous habit of bringing post-apartheid South Africa to the brink of instability and the common ruin of all. The resignation of former President Jacob Zuma and his replacement by Cyril Ramaphosa was such a moment.
South Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget
South Africa braces for a tough budget speech Wednesday amid renewed optimism spurred by the country's new reformist president who has promised to drive the economy out of the doldrums.
South Africa new president to stamp his mark in key speech
South Africa's newly-minted president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver his first major policy speech Friday, seizing the chance to offer the country a fresh start after nine bruising years under Jacob Zuma.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom would have defaulted without PIC loan
South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Africa’s biggest investment fund, said on Tuesday that without a 5 billion rand ($420 million) loan it advanced to cash-strapped utility Eskom, the utility would have defaulted on its existing debts with lenders. The PIC, which holds a large chunk of government bonds and stakes in leading South African…