President Jacob Zuma may maintain his political clout well after he relinquishes office if his ex-wife and mother of four of his children, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, succeeds him. While Zuma, 75, hasn’t openly anointed
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South Africa’s ruling party said the nation’s presidency should have stronger powers to drive government policy and allocate budget resources. “The presidency must be strengthened as the strategic centre of power in the state
A political firestorm over an aborted attempt to charge finance minister Pravin Gordhan with fraud has ignited a power struggle between the head of a special police unit that carried out the investigation and the
It’s hard to know who’s leading South Africa. Last week, the presidency repudiated the mines minister when he caused a storm of protest from business leaders by saying the cabinet authorised a judicial
Business leaders have rallied around finance minister Pravin Gordhan as he faces police investigations into allegations that he oversaw the establishment of an illicit investigative unit during his tenure as head of the national
A series of public spats between South African cabinet ministers, state companies and departments are exposing divisions in the ruling party and risk spooking investors in an economy the central bank forecasts will record zero growth this year.