(March 10, 2006) This report estimates “apartheid-caused debt” at UKP28 billion. That is the UKP11 billion that South Africa borrowed to maintain apartheid, and the UKP17 billion that the neighbouring states borrowed because of apartheid destabilisation and aggression. This is 74% of the present regional debt of UKP38 billion.
(June 30, 2005) Ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma has been released on bail until October after appearing in court on corruption charges.
(June 20, 2005) South Africa’s popular former Deputy President Jacob Zuma will be charged with corruption in a case which has already seen his aide sentenced to 15 years in prison, the prosecution authority announced.
(June 19, 2005) World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said developed countries have an obligation to prevent bribery in Africa by Western firms.
(June 14, 2005) South African President Thabo Mbeki sacked his graft-tainted deputy and presumed successor, Jacob Zuma, after he was implicated in a high-profile corruption trial.
(August 4, 2004) The fight against corruption is a thankless battle, observed Southern Africa Forum Against Corruption (SAFAC) out-going chairman Major General Anatory Kamazima yesterday.
(April 16, 2004) South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) surged towards its most dramatic victory election yet today as the country’s voters showed their loyalty to the party that led them out of apartheid.
(April 12, 2004) A striking feature of the 2004 election manifestoes is the similarity between political parties’ promises while they are collectively silent on some major issues.
(April 1, 2004) The South African government plans to enact legislation that will make it possible to prosecute South African companies accused of corruption in foreign countries.
(February 13, 2004) The Swiss government has spoken out against an American court deciding a class action lawsuit seeking reparations for apartheid from dozens of international companies.
(February 12, 2004) The descendants of African American slaves are pressing on with what is being called an historic class-action lawsuit claiming 19 corporations profited from the forced labour of their ancestors.
(February 10, 2004) An American court should not decide a class action law suit seeking reparations for apartheid from international companies, the Swiss government said on Tuesday.
(February 9, 2004) The government is considering writing off the debt owed to it by several African countries, said Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
(February 2, 2004) “If the archbishop had sat down with the Minister of Justice (Penuell Maduna) to discuss the issue, he would have had a clearer understanding of the government’s position on the litigation in the United States.”
(February 2, 2004) Mr Tutu has broken with the government over the issue South Africa’s former archbishop, Desmond Tutu, has backed compensation claims filed by apartheid victims.