Recurring difficulties with supply from South Africa's national electricity company Eskom are pushing opposition-controlled municipalities to turn to independent producers. The aim is to win the urban vote in the 2024 general election.
The South African metropolitan municipality, which is controlled by the Democratic Alliance party, is striving hard to free itself from its dependence on public sector electricity utility Eskom. Two members of the newly elected mayor's team look set to play a particular role in the ongoing battle.
After having long been a breeding ground for future party officials, ministers and presidents, the ANC Youth League has been a shadow of its former self since the ousting of its charismatic leader Julius Malema in 2011.
Southern Africa's highly popular lotteries, which offer the prospect of colossal winnings for modestly priced tickets, have over the last two decades become a highly profitable business for the private sector companies awarded government licences to operate them.
In the new cabinet picked out by the re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa on May 29, Jeff Radebe, the all-powerful minister of [...]
The South African President, Jacob Zuma, 70, has probably managed to stem the seeds of revolt inside the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against the renewal of his mandate to head the party at its conference at Mangaung (Bloemfontain) from [.