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A new era for South Africa?

For much of his first month at the helm of Africa’s second-largest economy, friend and foe alike warned President Cyril Ramaphosa to proceed with the caution of a blindfolded man in a minefield.…

Can South Africa afford free higher education?

In December, South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma announced that the government would introduce free higher education for poor and working-class students from 2018.…

South Africa: Ramaphosa navigates tricky transition

Bearing floral wreaths and observed by a crowd of local supporters, the newly elected leadership of the ANC marked 106 years of the party by solemnly visiting the East London gravesite of four founding presidents.

South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa elected new ANC leader

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), positioning the millionaire businessman as the probable next leader of South Africa as the party prepares for a crucial general election in 2019.  

South Africa: Markets weigh up the ANC’s next leader

Ilate November 2017, S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa’s credit rating further into junk territory, while Moody’s allowed the authorities more time to patch things up by putting them on notice of a potential downgrade in the first quarter of 2018, when a review is scheduled.…