South Africa deployed extra police across its platinum belt, the world’s richest deposit of the metal, to tighten security as at least 70,000 workers prepared to begin a strike at the start of today’s early shift.
South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people, more than first planned, as ordinary citizens to foreign heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe ruled himself out as a rival candidate to President Jacob Zuma, who is losing support from labor unions and the African National Congress’s Youth League.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is bracing for a divisive leadership fight as President Jacob Zuma prepares to fend off a challenge similar to the one he mounted five years ago to depose Thabo Mbeki.
Any elections in Zimbabwe should be overseen by foreign monitors and take place only after a new constitution has been put in place, Newsday reported, citing South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe .
South African authorities are unlikely to impose a tax on portfolio investment to curb the rand’s rally, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in interviews today.