Hopes that Cyril Ramaphosa would quickly revitalise South Africa’s economy have been dashed, while political turmoil within the ruling ANC threatens his authority.
Consumers are spending more and investors are showing greater confidence in the South African economy under the new president. However, question marks remain over the direction of reform.
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.
The freshly reappointed South African finance minister talks to African Business about pursuing the tough but essential reforms that South Africa so desperately needs.
President Zuma has unveiled a plan to make higher education free for poor students, but with the country’s budget already under pressure this risks causing big financial strains.
The ANC’s new leader is consolidating his power, but President Jacob Zuma’s influence persists.
Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new party leader of the African National Congress following a fiercely contested election.
After a year of political scandals, poor economic performance and ratings downgrades, does 2018 hold anything better for South Africa?
Conflict between the Zuma and Ramaphosa factions is turning ANC policy into a political football.
South African President Jacob Zuma has for the eighth time survived a vote of no confidence in his leadership. What next for the divided nation?