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South Africa’s economy is looking up

South Africa’s economic growth accelerated for the first year in four in 2017 as agricultural output surged following a recovery in output after the worst drought in more than a century. GDP expanded 1.3% last year, more

Zuma risks everything on Gordhan fight

President Jacob Zuma is taking a gamble as he ups the ante in his battle with his finance minister Pravin Gordhan for control of the nation’s finances. If he fires Gordhan, as he told Communist Party officials

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Gordhan holds line as Zuma conflict simmers

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan held his ground in a feud with President Jacob Zuma over control of the nation’s finances as he stuck to deficit targets and warned his detractors not to “mess” with the national treasury. In the budget presented

Zuma, Gordhan battle takes centre stage

A year after President Jacob Zuma began feuding with finance minister Pravin Gordhan over control of the nation’s purse strings, the conflict appears to be coming to a head. When he presents his annual budget in parliament on Wednesday

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