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South Africa's Zuma Under Pressure In Major Policy Speech

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June 17, 2014 AT 4:30 AM
South African President Jacob Zuma delivers the first State of the Nation address of his second term on Tuesday, under pressure to outline plans for reviving growth and creating much-needed jobs in Africa's most advanced economy. A double blow from ratings agencies last week underlined the precarious state of the economy, which contracted in the first quarter. South Africans will also be closely watching Zuma himself, after he was hospitalized this month with fatigue.