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Zuma’s survival plan: keep power in family

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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ANC wants to strengthen presidency

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

Is anyone actually running South Africa?

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

Gordhan probe a political stitch-up: business

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

ANC cracks bared as ministers row

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.