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African press review 30 September 2017 - RFI

Raila Odinga will talk about next month's Kenyan election re-run, on one condition. He wants government attempts to change electoral law stopped. Was this week's fighting in the Ugandan parliament provoked by the police? What have the authorities in ...and more »

Advice for investing in the run-up to the ANC's elective conference - Business Day

With the outcome of December's ruling-party leadership contest impossible to forecast, a South African money manager says the best strategy is not to position for the event, but rather to look beyond it. Instead of assuming the worst and piling into ...and more »

Why Zweli Mkhize Could Very Well Be The ANC's 'Unity Candidate' - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Two months ago, the ANC's Alfred Nzo region offered up Zweli Mkhize as what they called "a third way", an alternative presidential option who may have the political sense to unify a party buckled by factionalism. It was at a time when the party's ...and more »

Is the ANC preparing to choose a 'compromise candidate'? - Rand Daily Mail

As the battle to succeed South African President Jacob Zuma as leader of the African National Congress grows increasingly fractious, party Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize is emerging as a possible compromise choice to keep the continent's oldest ...and more »

ANC: Zweli vs Cyril - News24

The final stretch of the ANC succession race could turn out to be a straight sprint between deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize. With the campaign by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said to be losing steam and those of other ...and more »

LETTER: Demise or compromise - Business Day

The two factions that seem to have coalesced around ANC president Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, present the party with two simple options: compromise or suffer significant losses in the 2019 election. This political reality appears to ...and more »

R175m festival 'used as ANC tool' - Independent Online

Durban - The city has defended the antics of mayor Zandile Gumede, who took to the stage at the Essence Festival to sing songs of praise for Doctor Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Gumede was on stage at a women's empowerment breakfast, part of the festival's ...and more »

Politics is adding to hurdles facing Reserve Bank, says Lesetja Kganyago - Business Day

Politics is complicating efforts by the South African Reserve Bank to set monetary policy and keep inflation under control, according to Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago. "Our job is already difficult," Kganyago said in an interview with ...and more »

Calm rand likely to swing back to volatility as ANC conference approaches - Business Day

The notoriously volatile rand has been sailing into calmer waters in recent months, with price swings narrowing to the lowest level in almost three years. That's about to change, options pricing suggests. The rand's three-month implied volatility ...and more »

Biography of woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape sparks debate in South Africa - The Globe and Mail

South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma (bottom, R) sits, on May 8 2006, in the dock during his trial in the Johannesburg High Court in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zuma was acquitted of rape, salvaging his career with a verdict that capped ...and more »