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South Africa: Pravin Gordhan charges dropped

Fraud charges against Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s embattled finance minister, have been dropped in a dramatic development to a long-running case that has threatened the country’s economic stability. …

The long read: Can South Africa afford the ANC?

As the clock ticked down on preparations for South Africa’s local elections in August, the mood noticeably darkened in Johannesburg’s Luthuli House, the towering headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC).…

South Africa mines struggle as downturn continues

South Africa’s mining sector continues to struggle with flat revenues and increased costs as the global commodities slump and regulatory tensions undermine recovery, according to a report from consultancy PwC.…

Analysis: ANC’s well of urban support dries up

For many, the abiding memory of South Africa’s 1994 elections is the sight of millions of poor township dwellers, swaddled in the yellow and green of the ANC and queuing in the morning dark to vote for the first time.…