More than 20 buses and several other vehicles were torched, while a major freeway leading into the capital was closed for several hours
“Africa is on the move...consumers are more affluent and better educated. Inflation has been tamed, armed conflict and violence is down”
South Africa escapes 'junk' rating; reprieve strengthens finance minister Gordhan in Zuma tug-of-war>Mike Cohen and Paul Vecchiatto
Analysts see the decision as a sign that "Zuma cannot survive without Gordhan, even though their relationship will continue to be very rocky"
South African student protests rattle Zuma’s party; in 10 days they achieved what the opposition couldn't in 20 years>Mike Cohen and Paul Vecchiatto
Public anger is mounting over a 25% unemployment rate, corruption, and one of the world’s highest levels of inequality.