/ Jan 8, 2017

Zuma's ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division. The ANC will pick a new leader at a ...

/ Mar 18, 2015

South Africa's Zuma easily survives no-confidence vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence in parliament Tuesday after being reviled by opposition parties as a thief who was destroying Nelson Mandela’s legacy. In a rambunctious session the parliamentary leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, Mmusi Maimane, ...

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

Feb 25, 2015

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

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Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. “Until high level Ministerial interaction has taken place it is evident that this relationship in all honesty is doomed,” a ...

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

/ Feb 15, 2015

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

South African President Jacob Zuma has proposed a law barring foreigners from buying real estate in the country under sweeping land reforms, his office said Saturday. The reforms are aimed at rectifying inequalities that have persisted since colonial days and apartheid, with white farmers ...

ANC gets 'overwhelming mandate' from South African voters

/ May 9, 2014

ANC gets 'overwhelming mandate' from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC’s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela. Final results were expected Friday, but with about three-quarters of the ballots counted, ...

South African opposition groups merge to challenge ANC

/ Jan 30, 2014

South African opposition groups merge to challenge ANC

Ahead of elections this year, South Africa’s main opposition party merged with a smaller group on Tuesday to jointly challenge the ruling party, whose immense popularity, buoyed by its anti-apartheid credentials and close ties to Nelson Mandela, has frayed amid corruption scandals and other ...