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South Africans head to the polls amid frustrations with crime, corruption and immigration

by Andy Uhler May 8, 2019
Polls indicate the ANC is likely to retain control.
People queue to vote for South Africa's national and provincial elections at a polling station in the Tlhabologang township in Coligny on May 8, 2019. - South Africans voted on May 8 in the country's sixth democratic general election since the end of apartheid in 1994.
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Oil prices and inflation hit emerging economies

by Kimberly Adams Oct 1, 2018
Emerging economies have had a tough time in the global economy recently. We’re talking about countries like India, Turkey, South Africa and Argentina. They’re deeply engaged in the world economy, and, in some ways, very vulnerable to its ups and…
An Indian security guard walks inside Amazon's largest Fulfillment Centre (FC) in India, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on September 7, 2017.
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"South Africa's economy is in dire straits" with no short-term fix

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 9, 2017
In South Africa, there’s political disquiet this week along with economic discontent. The South African parliament tried and failed to oust President Jacob Zuma in a secret-ballot vote of no confidence. While the failure wasn’t a shock, the final vote…

Allegations of presidential corruption still dog South Africa’s economy

by Andy Uhler Aug 9, 2017
South Africa’s  president, Jacob Zuma, is thanking supporters after surviving a no-confidence vote in the nation’s parliament yesterday. The secret vote was more narrowly in his favor than expected, with some 40 lawmakers from his own African National Congress party supporting…

South Africa falls unexpectedly into recession

by , and Jun 7, 2017
The gross domestic product of South Africa, one of Africa’s largest economies, contracted nearly a full percent between the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of this year. Some  blame President Jacob Zuma for the country’s lackluster performance.…

Economic, political forces harm South Africa's rating

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 11, 2015
Africa's second-largest economy could have its debt downgraded to junk level.

South Africans disappointed by growing inequality

by David Gura May 7, 2014
A tale of two economies living in the same country.

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South Africa hosts major mining conference amid labor strife

by David Brancaccio Feb 3, 2014
A mining conference kicks off in Cape Town as platinum workers go on strike.

Mandela ended political apartheid in South Africa, but economic apartheid continues

by Krissy Clark Dec 6, 2013
South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world in terms of income distribution, and the differences often fall along racial lines.

How divestment helped stop apartheid in South Africa

by David Brancaccio Dec 6, 2013
In 1982, the University of Maine became one of the first 10 universities in the country to completely divest from South Africa.