Pravin Gordhan is seen under siege, but he can't quit as that could send the economy into a tailspin. What to do?
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David van Rooyen will replace Nhlanhla Nene, but the markets didn't like it, as the currency crashed to a record low.
African nations have fared worse than most due to the compounding effect of lower prices of commodities that account for the bulk of their exports.
About 585 million people, or 72% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa, still live in or at the brink of poverty.