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Investors fear jump to left under Zuma
Investors fear jump to left under Zuma
Jittery investors will closely eye the African National Congress's (ANC) election conference next week, fearing a victorious Jacob Zuma would chart...
Zim meltdown: SA keeps counsel
Zim meltdown: SA keeps counsel
South Africa has steadfastly refused to join in the chorus of criticism of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe despite paying an ever higher price...
Zimbabwe election crisis: Where to from here?
Zimbabwe election crisis: Where to from here?
A crisis in Zimbabwe? What crisis? This question was debated by three high-ranking Zimbabwean opposition politicians at the Mail & Guardian's Critical Thinking Forum in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening....
Rumours swirl over Pikoli's suspension
Rumours swirl over Pikoli's suspension
The shock suspension of South Africa's National Director of Public Prosecutions amid silence by President Thabo Mbeki has led to concerns of...
All eyes on Zuma at ANC anniversary
All eyes on Zuma at ANC anniversary
Newly-elected African National Congress president Jacob Zuma will make his first keynote speech on Saturday, since taking over the party leadership...
ANC on knife edge ahead of Polokwane
ANC on knife edge ahead of Polokwane
President Thabo Mbeki, who has dominated power in South Africa since the end of apartheid, risks being cast aside by his party next week in favour...
ANC divisions run through Cabinet, says analyst
ANC divisions run through Cabinet, says analyst
A reported spat between Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya and Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota was an indication of how the divisions within...
Mbeki takes flak as ANC battle nears finale
Mbeki takes flak as ANC battle nears finale
After eight years at the helm of Africa's economic powerhouse, Thabo Mbeki cuts an increasingly lonely figure as the battle for the reins of the...
Casualties in the battle for succession
Casualties in the battle for succession
The country's chief prosecutor has been suspended, its top cop may be wanted for corruption -- and South Africans are wondering whether both are...
Death knell for floor-crossing
Death knell for floor-crossing
Floor-crossing will finally be scrapped, the Star reported on Thursday.
Absent Mbeki criticised over violence
Absent Mbeki criticised over violence
South African President Thabo Mbeki, already under fire for perceived policy failings that caused an anti-immigrant backlash in his country, now...
Xenophobia: Mbeki gives nod to army
Xenophobia: Mbeki gives nod to army
As violent xenophobic clashes that have claimed at least 42 lives spread from Gauteng to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, President Thabo Mbeki on...

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