Jacob Zuma

The future of South Africa's rising middle-class

The Soweto Wine Festival attracts thousands over a three-day period to taste more than 950 African wines.South Africa has become one of the most unequal societies in the world. But although its growing black middle class is bridging inequality and creating a domino effect on the larger economy, will the country be able to strike the right balance?

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Mandela: A new statue for an African icon

File Photo©ReutersA new statue in honour of South African icon, Nelson Mandela is set to be unveiled at the country's historic Union Buildings in December.

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South Africa: Marikana Commission of Inquiry's tenure extended

On 16 August 2012, police shot dead 34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, wounded 70, and arrested 250 at Marikana. Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma has extended the mandate of a commission investigating the killing of 40 miners during a strike last year.

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The future of democracy in Zimbabwe

Tolerance of opposition parties suggests pluralism, but it’s only of the theoretical kind. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/aP/siPaMDC and civic activists will have to reinvent themselves as the West shifts its interest to other regions.

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Days of luxury over for South African politicians

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the move will save the country money. Photo©ReutersThe days of first class business travel, five star hotels and fancy cars will soon be a thing of the past for South African government officials.

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Trade: South Africa and France look beyond politics

Although South Africa and France have not always seen eye to eye politically, Hollande and Zuma’s relationship is cementing business above politics. Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma said his country and France are working from a "strong base and that the French President's visit "would increase trade" between the two countries.

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S.Africa factory output down in August as strikes hit auto sector

A worker walks near a row of cars at BMW's manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, South Africa. September 13, 2010. Photo©Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko South Africa's manufacturing output fell in August as strikes hit car production, pointing to sluggish growth for the continent's biggest economy in the third quarter.

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Hannibal - Whistleblowers can win against wrongdoing

File Photo©ReutersKilled, jailed or threatened, the common fate of whistleblowers in Africa, as in much of the world, discourages honest people from exposing wrongdoing.

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Sub-Saharan Africa growth to rise, but sluggish global demand weighs-IMF

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should accelerate in 2014, although regional powerhouse South Africa remains vulnerable to weak investor and consumer confidence and the impact of labour unrest, the IMF said on Tuesday.

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He Who Cannot Be Allowed to Lose

They voted as a people who wanted to live, although on Facebook only dead people were known to have voted ZANU-PF.

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Will Africa leave the World Bank behind?

The China- built new AU headquarters in Ethiopia, perhaps the foretaste of a coming re-alignment in Africa over development pathways? Photo©©XINHUA/ZUMA/REAGovernments across the continent are looking for new development models after the policies of privatisation and liberalisation seem to have run their course.

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No South African troops injured in DRC - Zuma

South African President Jacob ZumaNo South African troops have been seriously injured in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Jacob Zuma has said.

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South Africa: No confidence vote against Jacob Zuma dismissed

DA's parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko tabled a motion of no confidence in Zuma in November 2012/Photo©Getty ImagesSouth African opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) suffered a blow on Tuesday when the Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed its application to have a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated in Parliament.

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Eyes on Pretoria and Harare

South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and veteran Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R)/Photo©ReutersThe international spotlight has been firmly on Pretoria in recent months, but it is political events in neighbouring Zimbabwe that will be the biggest challenge for South African foreign policy.

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South Africa: Controversial arms deal case hit by withdrawal

File photo©ReutersA lawyer representing former South African President Thabo Mbeki has withdrawn from a commission investigating a controversial deal involving the purchase of arms worth millions of dollars.

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South Africa: One year after Marikana massacre, Zuma and ANC blamed

Thirty-four miners were killed on August 16, 2012 when police fired on them while trying to disperse and disarm them at the Lonmin mine/Photo©ReutersLawyers' representing Marikana miners have failed in their bid to force the State to pay their legal fees.

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Zimbabwe's elections: What the media says

Photo©ReutersAfter getting elected with 61 percent of the total votes cast, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has failed to garner international support amid allegations of widespread election fraud. Reactions from both domestic and international media have been mixed.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: For better or for worse

Winnie madikizela-mandelaNelson Mandela's ex-wife has been basking in media spotlight since the former South African President was admitted to hospital, two months ago.

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Nelson Mandela spends second month in hospital

Former South African President, Nelson Mandela/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's first black president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela on Thursday was marking his second month in hospital as well wishers continued to pray for his recovery.

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South Africa's commission of enquiry on arms deal hits first snag

South African President Jacob Zuma appointed the commission of enquiry in 2011It has been years in the making, but finally the hearing into the country's multi-million arms deal has commenced.

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