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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.…

Analysis: Cautious Gordhan keeps SA on the straight and narrow

Just a fortnight after the chaotic conclusion of South Africa’s State of the Nation Address – an unseemly melee involving security guards, opposition MPs and pepper spray – politicians of all parties proved a model of good behaviour as they sat quietly for Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech yesterday.  …

Zuma’s survival keeps South Africa on the edge

In early December, just a day after receiving the welcome news that South Africa would be spared a downgrade to junk status by S&P Global Ratings, President Jacob Zuma’s office dispatched a triumphant statement to the international press corps.…

South Africa: Pravin Gordhan charges dropped

Fraud charges against Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s embattled finance minister, have been dropped in a dramatic development to a long-running case that has threatened the country’s economic stability. …