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    Mr. Zuma’s term as the nation’s president ends with national elections scheduled for 2019. But since Mr. Ramaphosa’s victory, there have been rumblings inside the A.N.C. that Mr. Zuma should be compelled to step down sooner and make way for Mr. Ramaphosa, to give the party time to repair its reputation. Photo Supporters of a ...
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    After a sharp slowdown mainly caused by the falls in global commodity prices, sub-Saharan Africa finally emerged from an economic slump in 2017. According to the World Bank, year-on-year economic growth is expected to rise to 2.4% this year, an improvement on the two-decade low of 1.3% in 2016. The growth came as the continent’s ...
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    During the Africa Hotel Investment Forum hosted in Rwanda in October, delegates from across Africa’s hospitality sector were toasting a bumper year for African tourism and travel.  In the plush Kigali Convention Centre, which features a spiralling dome inspired by traditional Rwandan culture, representatives from 45 different countries were bullish about the direction and speed ...
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    “Ramaphosa has a better chance of renewing confidence, not only in the markets, but also inside the A.N.C., where reformers may now feel they have a place,” said William Gumede, the executive chairman of the Democracy Works Foundation, a good-government group. “The mood in this country in the last couple of years has been so ...
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    Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), positioning the millionaire businessman as the probable next leader of South Africa as the party prepares for a crucial general election in 2019.   The veteran politician and former trade unionist overcame rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a tense vote at the party’s elective congress ...
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    As memories of Nelson Mandela’s presidency and apartheid’s demise faded by the early 2000s, the economic hopes of millions of poor South Africans hung by a thread.   With unemployment growing and household incomes stagnating, citizens found themselves trapped between a government struggling to deliver basic services and a risk-averse, white-dominated banking system reluctant to extend ...
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    Two front-runners are locked in a tight race to succeed him, embodying starkly different strains within a deeply divided party. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a medical doctor and anti-apartheid veteran who served in several roles in previous governments, is also a former wife of Mr. Zuma. She has his support and that of many of his allies, ...
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    In late November 2017, S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa’s credit rating further into junk territory, while Moody’s allowed the authorities more time to patch things up by putting them on notice of a potential downgrade in the first quarter of 2018, when a review is scheduled. What Moody’s, and indeed market participants, were really hoping, ...
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    This article makes a case for how stakeholder relationships could be managed in an African manner using practices from the Bafokeng (“People of the Dew”), whose kingdom, the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RNB) is located in the North West province of South Africa. They survived the negative effects of colonialism and apartheid and have emerged into ...
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    Advertisement Dwarf mongooses, the African social mammals that are cousins to the ever popular meerkats, are not actually people. And new research about migration from one mongoose group to another has nothing to do with the current world political situation. It’s necessary to make this point because the temptation to anthropomorphize these creatures is extreme. ...