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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Dineo Bendile & Govan Whittles.]

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma are demanding that ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma take over as the country’s interim president as a condition for him to step down, ANC insiders told the Mail & Guardian this week.

Party insiders familiar with the behind-the-scenes negotiations on Zuma’s future say the former ANC president and his supporters have also demanded that some of his key Cabinet appointments, such as Energy Minister David Mahlobo and State Security Minister Bongani Bongo, be retained.

Soon after he was appointed in October, Mahlobo made it clear he would make the implementation of nuclear energy a priority, a goal the Zuma administration apparently wants to have secured.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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