South Africa: Mixed reviews follow Ramaphosa’s ANC win

South Africa: Mixed reviews follow Ramaphosa’s ANC win

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa has been named president of the African National Congress, after edging out Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in voting results released Monday. He replaces embattled President Jacob Zuma in the ANC leadership role, a move that takes Ramaphosa, now serving as deputy president, one step closer in the run-up…

SADC turns attention from Lesotho crisis to Mugabe

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an emergency meeting in Botswana Thursday to focus on the crisis in Zimbabwe, subsequently issuing a statement expressing their concern over “the unconstitutional removal of democratically elected governments.” Representatives of Angola, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia met to consider the unfolding situation in…

McKinsey under new scrutiny in South Africa’s corruption scandals

McKinsey is under renewed scrutiny following a report from Reuters that suggests the global business consulting firm in South Africa ignored warnings about business contracts with Eskom, the nation’s power provider, that were linked to the growing scandal surrounding the Gupta business family. The Reuters report, published Wednesday, cited two…

SADC welcomes new member Comoros, puts Burundi on hold

 Comoros has become a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), following the formal acceptance of the nation’s application during the SADC summit that ended Sunday in South Africa. It joins the island nations of Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles in attaining its SADC membership. Comoros, led by President Azali…

South Africa: HAWKS unit launches #Guptaleaks investigations

South Africa’s elite police service says its investigators have opened a case into the “Guptaleaks,” following the agency’s silence after thousands of emails were leaked to South African media outlets and first surfaced in May. The cache of emails – some estimates put it as high as 200,000 – are…