South Africa’s ruling African National Congress faces its toughest-ever election on May 7 as some voters expected quicker improvement in their lives 20 years after the end of apartheid, party Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize said.
G4S Plc, the world’s biggest provider of security services, and rivals including Securitas AB and Tyco International Ltd. face having to relinquish control of their South African units as the government restricts foreign ownership of the industry.
The National Union of Metalworkers, South Africa’s largest labor organization, said it’s accepting miners who have started to turn to it as a strike at the world’s biggest platinum mines drags on for an 11th week.
South Africa’s HIV prevalence rose in the four years since 2008 due to 1.2 million new infections and the expansion of treatment for existing patients, according to a survey carried out by the Human Sciences Research Council.
Transaction Capital Ltd., which finances minibus taxis used by millions of commuters in South African townships, is seeking a bank loan so it can extend credit to plumbers and gardeners to buy pickup trucks.
A former cabinet minister and national executive committee member of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, Pallo Jordan, has called President Jacob Zuma’s administration “littered with scandal.”