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South Africa looks to December

The make-up of the new mining charter in South Africa is directly linked to the ruling African National Congress’s struggles with credibility after eight years of Jacob Zuma’s presidency, says a Chatham House researcher. Change could come soon, with December bringing a new ANC leader and a judicial review of the mining charter.

World > Africa

South Africa looks to December

The make-up of the new mining charter in South Africa is directly linked to the ruling African National Congress’s struggles with credibility after eight years of Jacob Zuma’s presidency, says a Chatham House researcher. Change could come soon, with December bringing a new ANC leader and a judicial review of the mining charter.

South Africa looks to December

On the out? Zuma will be out as ANC leader at the end of the year, and Zwane is a close ally

The ANC – seemingly embroiled in neverending scandal, the latest around the Gupta brothers’ links to Zuma and his ministry – is now borrowing policy themes from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, which calls for the nationalisation of mines.