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'I know nothing' - South Africa’s Zuma ducks and dives at corruption inquiry

2:46pm BST

JOHANNESBURG Former South African President Jacob Zuma ducked and dived on his second day of testimony at a corruption inquiry on Tuesday, saying he knew nothing about his business friends the Guptas allegedly offering a former lawmaker a ministerial position.

Defiant at inquiry, South Africa's Zuma denies breaking law with business brothers

15 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG Former South African President Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday that enemies had plotted to bring him down, and he had never broken the law with the business family at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal.

UPDATE 2-South Africa's Denel asks for cash injection, rebuffs Saudi bid

05 Jul 2019

* Will not sell equity stakes to Saudi's SAMI (Writes through with quotes, details)

UPDATE 3-South Africa weighs new support measures for struggling Eskom

03 Jul 2019

* Officials think existing $16 billion bailout not enough (Adds more on potential implications for Eskom, government)

Explainer: ANC row over South African central bank unnerves investors

11 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG A row within South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) about the role of the central bank has unnerved investors and exposed deep divisions in the governing party.

ANC rifts behind push for new South African central bank mandate

07 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON A row within South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party about the role of the country's central bank is unnerving investors because it is being driven by bitter factional battles rather than sober policy debate.

South African central bank row exposes ANC divisions

05 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG A row centring on the South African central bank exposed deep divisions in the governing ANC party on Wednesday, as a faction loyal to President Cyril Ramaphosa opposed calls from a rival group for the bank to do more to boost employment and growth.

Departures at South African state firms could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms

05 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways (SAA), could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other. | Video

South African central bank mandate back in crosshairs after GDP shock

04 Jun 2019

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG South Africa's governing party has agreed to expand the central bank's mandate to include employment and growth as well as inflation, a senior party official said on Tuesday, hours after data showed the worst economic contraction in a decade.

Departures at South African state firms could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms

04 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG, June 4 President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways (SAA), could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other.

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