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South African Airways secures state-led rescue

South African Airways was placed under a state-led rescue plan on Thursday as part of a massive restructuring following a costly week-long strike last month.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma loses bid to stop corruption trial

A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal by former President Jacob Zuma that sought to prevent his prosecution on corruption charges over a 2 billion dollars arms deal.

UK lawmaker blames HSBC, others over corruption in South Africa under Jacob Zuma

British lawmaker Peter Hain said corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, companies, and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped to launder.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

Reports: Jacob Zuma owes bank, school fees for daughter

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears to be facing a financial downturn, unable to pay a debt of R7.3million ($496,000) to VBS Bank, now in liquidation and also pay the school fees for one of his daughters.
Workers at South African Airways (SAA) downed tools on Friday to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts in a strike that has forced the troubled state-owned carrier to cancel all flights and left its future hanging in the balance.

South African Airways hit by crippling strike

South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier's retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-strapped airline to ground hundreds of flights.
FILE PHOTO- Mulugeta Desalegn, an owner of a convenience store, or “spaza shop”, picks an item for a customer as he holds a candle, in Senaone, Soweto, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

South Africa hit by rolling blackouts as state utility struggles

South Africa was hit by rolling blackouts on Wednesday in a blow for the continent’s most developed economy as it shows signs of rebounding.

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma to appeal graft trial

South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, his lawyer said Tuesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

South Africa’s ex-leader to face corruption charges

South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face a corruption trial, a court ruled on Friday, dismissing his application for a permanent stay of prosecution.
In that inquiry, the Gupta brothers -- Ajay, Atul and Rajesh -- are accused of fraudulently profiting from government contracts including energy and transport deals through their close association with Zuma.

US blacklists South Africa’s Gupta family over ‘widespread corruption’

The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday on South Africa's Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, calling them a "significant corruption network" that dispersed bribes and misappropriated millions in state funds.

Duduzane Zuma: I’m not corrupt, but victim of South African political ‘storm’

The son of South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma, accused by witnesses of acting as a conduit in a major web of state graft, said on Tuesday he was not corrupt but was caught up in the political crossfire.

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

South African business leaders urge President Ramaphosa to reform faster

South African business leaders on Wednesday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to push through reforms faster to lift the economy and curb investment outflows, as executives and policymakers gathered for a continental economic summit.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma pulls out of South African graft inquiry – lawyer

Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into state corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma gets death threat

Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said he had received a death threat after his testimony the previous day to an inquiry on corruption.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Corruption: Jacob Zuma alleges character assassination

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma on Monday told a corruption inquiry that he has been belittled.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

Jacob Zuma to make first appearance at South Africa corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to face corruption inquiry

Former South African, President Jacob Zuma, appeared before a commission of inquiry on Monday, to respond to damning testimony accusing him of widespread corruption in the country’s leadership.

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