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The ANC's Cyril Ramaphosa was re-elected president of South Africa after the country's lawmakers voted during the first sitting of the New South African Parliament in Cape Town on Friday.
Jun 17, 2024
A historic deal sets South Africa on a new path
There's enough overlap between the ANC and its main coalition partner, the Democratic Alliance, to allow President Ramaphosa to try and fix the beleaguered economy.
African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives ahead of the National Executive Committee meeting in Johannesburg last Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
South African parties straddle opposing visions to build unity government
Efforts to form a broad-based unity government are set to test Nelson Mandela's 1994 aspiration for a "rainbow nation at peace with itself."
Jacob Zuma, former South African president, left, visits the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK Party) stand at the Independent Electoral Commission national results center in Midrand, South Africa, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 3, 2024
Jacob Zuma the disruptor has South Africa’s fate in his hands after vote
Six years after being pushed from office, Zuma successfully upstaged his successor Cyril Ramaphosa in national elections this week.
Japan Times
May 25, 2019
Promising jobs and to deal with corruption, Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South Africa's new president
Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in Saturday as South Africa's president, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2018
ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president but doesn't specify timing
South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid "Rainbow Nation."
WORLD / Politics
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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2016
At BRICS summit, Modi accuses Pakistan of being 'mother-ship of terrorism'
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a "mother-ship of terrorism" at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of its South Asian archrival.
Apr 7, 2016
Zuma adds to South Africa's woes
An economic recovery will be impossible for South Africa as long as it has a leader who is viewed as tainted and unreliable.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2016
South African parliament schedules debate on Zuma impeachment motion
South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday will debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said Sunday, after a top court ruled the president had violated the constitution.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2016
Is Zuma to blame for South Africa's malaise?
President Jacob Zuma does bear the blame for the collapse in international confidence in the South African economy — but not for its long-term failure to grow as fast as was expected.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2013
Invest in South Africa, Zuma tells Japanese firms
South Africa's economy is rapidly growing and it welcomes investments from Japanese firms, South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday in a speech in Tokyo.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals