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It’s payback time for President Jacob Zuma as his ruling ANC censures its lawmakers who openly backed a move to oust him, increasing his sway over who’ll succeed him. The ANC fired Makhosi Khoza as chairwoman of

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the gloves off in the contest to become South Africa’s next leader, delivering a scathing speech criticising “the rot” and widespread patronage plaguing the ANC. Ramaphosa stopped short

President Jacob Zuma is considering firing ministers who backed calls for him to step down last year and defied his instructions, according to senior leaders of the ruling ANC. The rand slumped. Zuma told the party’s national executive

The social development department’s ability to continue to make monthly welfare payments to about 17m people is in jeopardy because it ignored advice from the central bank, two people familiar with the situation said. The department

President Jacob Zuma has warded off calls to resign over the scandals that have marred his administration and spread dissent in the ruling party largely thanks to a bloc of politicians known as the “premier league” that has his back. With urban voters deserting

South Africa’s embattled president, Jacob Zuma, is staying put. The writing appeared to be on the wall for Zuma, 74, as recently as last week, with more than 100 ANC veterans joining labour unions, civil rights groups and opposition parties

With his job on the line, fraud charges hanging over his head and university students rioting for free education, finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s resolve to maintain fiscal discipline and avoid a junk credit