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Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa

South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations. After three years of unprecedented drought, parts of the city have less than 90 days’ supply of …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Zuma resignation speculation rife

Speculation is rife that President Jacob Zuma could step down soon, although it is unclear when this might take place. The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has dismissed talk of a possible recall of Zuma as unnecessary. The MKMVA says recalling Zuma will divide the ANC. ANC NEC …

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Cyril Ramaphosa set to become the new South African President

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is in a strong position to become president in 2019 …

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What the hijacking of South Africa’s Treasury means for the economy

South Africa has been rocked by news that President Jacob Zuma has bulldozed the country’s National Treasury to adopt a fee free higher education proposal without following standard process and scrutiny. This is reportedly what’s behind the resignation of the Treasury’s respected head of budgeting, Michael Sachs. The Conversation Africa’s Sibonelo Radebe asked …

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