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South African President Jacob Zuma. He has survived a bid to have him removed and might strike back. Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zuma’s refusal to quit puts South Africa’s economy on an even weaker footing

All eyes are on the next move from President Jacob Zuma after he survived a bid from senior ANC colleagues to remove him. The fallout is expected to be focused on the economic cluster of government.
Children pump water at communal tap in Durban, South Africa. The country is facing a mounting water infrastructure challenge. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture

Massive state capture activity is taking place in the South African water sector under the guise of radical economic transformation, threatening financial sustainability and water supply.
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki at May Day celebrations in 2003. He failed to challenge a decision by the ANC to recall him in 2008. EPA

Thabo Mbeki undermined South Africa’s constitution by putting his party first

Former South Africa's President, Thab Mbeki, has made a remarkable intervention that condemns parliament's failure to act against President Jacob Zuma. But he is eight years too late.
Wang Qishan (centre), head of China’s anti-corruption watchdog, talks to President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Jason lee/Reuters

With its corruption crackdown, China is also stamping out innovation

President Xi Jinping has set himself up with an impossible task: keep the economy humming under state domination, while trying to eradicate corruption.
China’s economy continues to grow, but corruption remains a major issue. Wu Hong/EPA

Corruption looks different in China

Corruption is a political tool is China and it all depends on where you stand, as to who's to blame. One thing is for sure- Western standards don't apply.
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The do’s and don'ts of doing business in Nigeria

A decision by South African hotel and casino group, Sun International to pull out of Nigeria raises many questions about the conditions of doing business in the second largest economy in Africa.

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