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South Africa's Zuma seeks calm at mines, triggering rand fall

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma tried to play down the effect of labor unrest on the economy on Thursday but managed to trigger a nearly 3 percent plunge in the rand against the dollar instead. Full story

South Africa's Zuma rejects criticism of Central African mission

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday defended his decision to send troops to Central African Republic, saying 13 soldiers killed by rebels there had died fighting for Pretoria's foreign policy, not his party's business interests. Full story

S.Africa's Zuma equates mine closure plans with "blackmail"

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that mining companies were almost engaging in "blackmail" when they announce plans to close mines and lay off workers. Full story

Zuma home not built with public funds, South Africa government says

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Public funds were not spent on building South African President Jacob Zuma a house in his home village, state investigators said on Sunday in a report that sought to end one of the biggest scandals to hit Zuma before elections next year. Full story

South Africa's Zuma pledges ANC renewal to dispel doubts

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma, fresh from a landslide re-election as head of the ruling ANC, on Thursday promised to crack down on corruption and feuding that has shaken confidence in the party's leadership of Africa's top economy. Full story

South Africa's ANC re-elects Zuma, picks Ramaphosa as deputy

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) re-elected President Jacob Zuma as its leader on Tuesday, setting him up for seven more years as head of state of Africa's biggest economy. Full story

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