Browsing: Jacob Zuma

Current affairs
Zuma stays, for now

Jacob Zuma has retained his hold on South Africa’s presidency, defying speculation that he’d be forced to make way for his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who won control of the ruling party last month. The option of toppling Zuma wasn’t

How fake news and Elon Musk sent the rand haywire

What happens when fevered foreign-exchange speculation meets fake news at the same time a satellite that shares the name of South Africa’s president goes missing? You get the South African rand on Tuesday, which suddenly spiked more than

Zuma’s no-fee plan imperils SA universities

President Jacob Zuma’s move to scrap tuition fees for students from poor South African homes and freeze tariffs for those from working-class households may cause chaos during registration at public universities this month

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Make-or-break moment for SA as ANC decides

Almost a quarter of a century after Nelson Mandela led the ANC to power at the end of apartheid and the world heralded the birth of the “rainbow nation”, South Africa stands at a crossroads. As delegates of the ANC meet this weekend

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Ramaphosa has lead in ANC contest

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won endorsement from most ANC branches to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ruling party leader, giving him an edge – but not a guarantee of victory – in this month’s election. Ramaphosa was nominated

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