South Africa

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.

A new era for South Africa?

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s moves toward economic reform have aroused optimism in the business community, but he faces strong challenges from both inside and outside the ANC.