Zuma battles to save presidency as dirt piles up and ANC warns of 'mafia state'; top party organ meets this weekend>
The good news: bonds have surged this week and the rand rallied for the second day, as investors reckon Zuma's grip on power is loosening
Inside behind-the-scenes intrigue by powerful S. African bankers that forced Zuma’s change on Finance minister> Franz Wild, Bloomberg
Partly informed by business lobbying, partly of their own accord, senior ANC officials confronted president as banking index lost 19% of its value.
US officials claim vote for 2010 tournament was rigged as sensational probes rocked football world.
Zambian president gives World Bank the cold shoulder, lifts freeze on civil service wages and hiring> Franz Wild, Bloomberg
Country however faces a tough balancing act however as public pay absorbs as much as 75% of state revenue, prompting donors to urge caution
The conflict with IS “does create opportunities,” Ichikowitz says. However, South Africa’s lack of global political influence won't help orders.