Pravin Gordhan: South Africa’s finance minister and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, head into  to a court hearing in Pretoria. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma has been accused by a coalition partner in his ANC-led government of planning to fire his finance minister because (...)

South Africa’s new finance minister Pravin Gordhan (left) chats with Lesetja Kganyago, governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa, during a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s new finance minister – its third in four days – has moved to calm markets and investors unnerved by an astonishing week in South Africa(...)

David van Rooyen being sworn in to succeed Nhlanhla Nene as South Africa’s minister of finance, while President Jacob Zuma looks on, in Pretoria. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/EPA

The sacking of South Africa’s finance minister Nhlanhla Nene by President Jacob Zuma has been widely condemned, with critics claiming he lost his job(...)