South Africa

African automobile sector motors ahead

Global automobile manufacturers are investing in Africa and local brands are making progress, but what are the real prospects for the industry across the continent?

South Africa: Cyril rebound falls flat

Hopes that Cyril Ramaphosa would quickly revitalise South Africa’s economy have been dashed, while political turmoil within the ruling ANC threatens his authority.

Tariffs exacerbate US-South Africa rift

The state of relations between the US and South Africa may reflect President Trump’s limited interest in developing world countries, but they could presage a longer-term chill.

Defending Mandela’s legacy

The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation explains why the organisation felt impelled to call for the resignation of President Zuma and take a stand on its founder’s principles.

How much does Trump care about Africa?

Africa is not high on the priority list for the US president, but given his approach to foreign policy, such indifference may not be a bad thing.