from Financial Regulatory Forum:

ANALYSIS-Mining rights issue tarnishes S.Africa’s image

By Reuters Staff
August 24, 2010

By Agnieszka Flak and Julie Crust

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - South Africa's handling of two disputed mine right awards has damaged the resource-rich country's reputation and raised investor concerns over transparency and governance.

from Africa News blog:

“Kill the Boer”: History or hate speech?

March 30, 2010

SAFRICA-ELECTIONSThe African National Congress has defended the singing of an apartheid-era song with the words "Kill the Farmer, Kill the Boer", saying it is no incitement to violence but a way of ensuring a history of oppression is not forgotten.

from Africa News blog:

Does Zuma’s polygamy matter?

January 5, 2010

SAFRICA-ZUMA/During the run-up to South Africa’s election last year, there were plenty of jibes about which of Jacob Zuma’s wives would become first lady once he was president.

from Africa News blog:

Support slumps for rival to South Africa’s ANC

December 18, 2009

SAFRICA-ELECTION/CELEBRATIONIt would be hard for the leaders of South Africa’s COPE party to put a positive spin on its latest poll rating of just over 2 percent. If the breakaway group from the African National Congress gave the ANC a bit of a jolt before elections in April, the ruling party doesn’t seem to have much to worry about from that quarter now.

from Africa News blog:

What is COSATU fighting for?

September 27, 2009

South Africa’s largest trade union federation was quick to break into stirring songs of class struggle during its recent congress and COSATU members showed an impressive ability to sign along in unison.

from Fan Fare:

Nicole Richie gives birth to Sparrow

September 9, 2009

If it's tough being a celebrity these days, and it's getting even harder finding a unique name for a celebrity baby.richie

from Africa News blog:

South Africa’s unions flex their muscles

May 18, 2009

After South Africa’s unions came close to blocking the listing of mobile phone group Vodacom, new President Jacob Zuma may want to keep a closer eye on his left wing allies.

from Africa News blog:

Holding President Zuma accountable

May 7, 2009

Making sure South Africans hold their new government accountable is essential if the country is to succeed under Jacob Zuma, believes Mamphela Ramphele, an anti-apartheid activist and prominent South African businesswoman.

from Africa News blog:

Zuma sweeps in

April 23, 2009

It was South Africa’s most exciting election campaign for a long time, enlivened by the split in the African National Congress and the personality of Jacob Zuma, the man who is now pretty much assured of becoming president despite the best efforts of plenty of people within his party as well as the opposition.

from Africa News blog:

Will Mandela effect help ANC?

April 20, 2009

Nelson Mandela, a global symbol of reconciliation after the end of apartheid in 1994, appeared at the ruling ANC's last election rally before Wednesday's vote, delivering a last minute campaign boost for party leader Jacob Zuma.