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World 29 Jul 2019 | 6:59 PM

South African court suspends public protector's orders against Gordhan

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court on Monday suspended the public protector's orders for disciplinary action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, a relief for President Cyril Ramaphosa who is counting on Gordhan to revive struggling state firms.

World 17 Jul 2019 | 10:44 PM

South African corruption inquiry adjourns after Zuma’s lawyers say questioning unfair

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge adjourned until Friday morning a public inquiry into state corruption, after lawyers for former President Jacob Zuma said he was being questioned unfairly.

World 25 Jun 2019 | 4:48 PM

Ex-South Africa president Zuma to attend 'prejudiced' graft inquiry - lawyer

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma, unseated as South African president last year over corruption allegations, will attend a judicial inquiry into government graft during his tenure even though he believes it is prejudiced against him, his lawyer said.

World 17 Jun 2019 | 1:29 PM

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

HAIZER, Algeria (Reuters) - While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

World 06 Jun 2019 | 1:25 AM

South African president meets state firm chiefs after resignations

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa held talks on Wednesday with executives of key state companies, including power utility Eskom and South African Airways (SAA), to discuss challenges they face, his office said.

World 25 May 2019 | 9:01 PM

S&P keeps South Africa in 'junk' status, sees post-election reforms

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings kept South Africa's foreign- and local-currency credit ratings in "junk" territory with a stable outlook late on Friday, saying the new government was expected to focus on reforms to revive the economy.

World 06 May 2019 | 2:31 PM

Key issues in South Africa's May 8 election

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is due to hold parliamentary and provincial elections on Wednesday, amid frustration with a lack of progress 25 years after Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) swept to power at the end of white minority rule.

World 05 May 2019 | 11:15 PM

South Africa's ruling ANC vows to act on corruption; EFF promises radical reforms

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will kick-start the economy and deal with corruption, it vowed on Sunday, three days before elections at which its overwhelming majority faces its sternest test since the party rose to power.

World 18 Apr 2019 | 10:15 PM

South Africa faces escalating unrest if ANC doesn't reform, opposition says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa faces escalating unrest if the governing African National Congress (ANC) party retains power in next month's election and fails to introduce major reforms, the leader of the country's biggest opposition party said on Thursday.

World 30 Mar 2019 | 1:51 AM

Brazil ex-president Temer hit with new corruption charges -prosecutor

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's former president Michel Temer was hit with corruption charges on Friday, just a day after being charged in a separate graft case, the federal prosecutors office in Rio de Janeiro said.