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Explainer: ANC row over South African central bank unnerves investors

11 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG A row within South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) about the role of the central bank has unnerved investors and exposed deep divisions in the governing party.

ANC rifts behind push for new South African central bank mandate

07 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON A row within South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party about the role of the country's central bank is unnerving investors because it is being driven by bitter factional battles rather than sober policy debate.

South African central bank row exposes ANC divisions

06 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG A row centring on the South African central bank exposed deep divisions in the governing ANC party on Wednesday, as a faction loyal to President Cyril Ramaphosa opposed calls from a rival group for the bank to do more to boost employment and growth.

UPDATE 3-South African central bank row exposes ANC divisions

06 Jun 2019

* Major economic slump adds fuel to the fire (Adds quotes from new governor and ANC officials, context)

Departures at South African state firms could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms

05 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways (SAA), could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other. | Video

South African central bank mandate back in crosshairs after GDP shock

05 Jun 2019

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG South Africa's governing party has agreed to expand the central bank's mandate to include employment and growth as well as inflation, a senior party official said on Tuesday, hours after data showed the worst economic contraction in a decade.

Departures at South African state firms could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms

04 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG, June 4 President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways (SAA), could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other.

South Africa's Ramaphosa says to speed up economic reforms, fix Eskom

15 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that he would use a new five-year term to speed up economic reforms and fix ailing state power firm Eskom, a week after his African National Congress party was re-elected with a reduced majority.

South Africa's ANC celebrates election win with street party

12 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last week's election despite a lower share of the vote.

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

12 May 2019

PRETORIA The African National Congress easily won South Africa's general election on Saturday but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power. | Video

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