US-Japanese trade talks - South Africa - corrupt and increasingly poor
President Zuma has faced numerous corruption allegations in court. As the ANC is due to elect a new party leader, could Zuma's support of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be a move to save himself?
Africa's third-biggest economy contracted in the first quarter of this year, entering recession for the first time in eight years amid weak manufacturing output and slumping trade.
Credit ratings agency Moody's has reduced South Africa's rating, putting the nation's economy one notch above "junk status." The reasons for the move include political turbulence, rising debt, and weakening institutions.
Storm clouds are gathering over President Jacob Zuma. As S&P downgrades South Africa's credit rating to junk, a powerful trade union organization has now branded him as not the "right person" to lead the country.
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