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Firing of South Africa's Finance Minister Widens a Political Rift - New York Times

JOHANNESBURG — The two rival factions inside South Africa's governing African National Congress attacked each other publicly on Friday after President Jacob Zuma abruptly fired a well-respected finance minister who was considered a bulwark against ...and more »

Jacob Zuma: his exit might be anything but dignified - The Guardian

A veteran of the struggle, South Africa's president has a knack for survival. But he may have gone too far in sacking half his cabinet last week, and his time as leader is drawing to a close. Sat 1 Apr 2017 19.05 EDT Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 22 ...and more »

Stakes for South Africa's democracy are high as Zuma plunges the knife - The Conversation AU

Richard Calland is a partner of The Paternoster Group and a Board member of the Open Democracy Advice Centre and a member of the Advisory Council of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution. Partners. University of Cape Town ...and more »

South Africa's new finance minister to 'radically transform' economy - The Guardian

Malusi Gigaba: 'The ownership of wealth and assets remains concentrated in the hands of a small part of the population.' Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images. South Africa's new finance minister has pledged to “radically transform” his ...and more »

Jacob Zuma's move to fire the finance minister has thrown South Africa and the ANC into turmoil - Quartz

South Africa's government is in turmoil after president Jacob Zuma axed the finance minister and his deputy and shuffled 18 other cabinet members in a dramatic midnight move on Mar. 31. The removal of finance minister Pravin Gordhan followed months of ...and more »

President Jacob Zuma has fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan - Mail & Guardian

President Jacob Zuma is set to announce a major reshuffle of his cabinet. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been axed, and has been replaced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas has also been replaced by Sfiso ...and more »

South Africa's currency plummets after finance minister fired - CNNMoney

The rand nosedived 4% against the U.S. dollar after President Jacob Zuma ousted Pravin Gordhan and a slew of other top ministers overnight, tipping the country into a new round of political turmoil and economic uncertainty. Investors were already ...and more »

Zuma fires Gordhan as Treasury chief as he reshuffles cabinet - Financial Times

President Jacob Zuma has dismissed Pravin Gordhan as his finance minister, threatening further turmoil for South Africa's fragile economy and setting the stage for the biggest crisis yet for the ruling African National Congress under his leadership. Mr ...and more »

An ANC Implosion: The 'Comrade's Dilemma' - Daily Maverick

When the Presidency can only take the nation into their confidence at 20 minutes after midnight, it speaks volumes to the perilous state of affairs in the highest office in the land. As we have traversed this often bumpy road with President Jacob Zuma ...and more »

New South Africa finance minister Gigaba calls for radical reform - BBC News

South Africa needs to "radically transform" its economy, the country's new finance minister has said. The treasury has been seen for too long as belonging to "big business, powerful interests and international investors," Malusi Gigaba said. "This is a ...and more »