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).…

McKinsey: Africa’s prospects strong despite headwinds

In 2010 McKinsey, the global consulting firm, published its Lions on the Move: The Progress and Potential of African Economies report, highlighting the changing fortunes of the continent’s economic and commercial prospects.