The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the African National Congress doesn’t mean that the country is out of the woods. Political instability remains a real possibility.
Known for launching black-majority rule under the leadership of Nelson Mandela 23 years ago, the ANC has been deeply divided over scandal and graft allegations in Zuma’s presidency.
The ANC will announce current president Zuma’s successor as party leader on Sunday, concluding a bruising leadership battle that threatens to split the 105-year-old liberation movement.
“Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding democracy.”
Redi Tlhabi’s book has stepped into the political space with a clear-eyed argument about the small and everyday violations of women that make possible a culture of rape.
A report a year ago by South Africa’s anti-graft agency known as Public Protector recommended a judicial probe be held to look into allegations of systemic corruption by Zuma, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned companies.
KwaZulu Natal province, situated on the east coast of South Africa, is the ancestral home of the scandal-prone president and will also command most votes at the ANC’s national conference in December.
About 30 ANC MPs sided with the opposition in the secret ballot, leaving Zuma with what one commentator said might prove to be a pyrrhic victory.
Zuma’s critics have been calling for a secret ballot in the hope it will embolden lawmakers from his African National Congress party to support his removal.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will face no-confidence vote on August 8, five days later than originally planned because of a scheduling clash.
After repeated indictments at South Africa’s courts and a rising tide of discontent from his population, President Zuma seems to be at the end of the line.
The high unemployment rates and recession that have been rampant ever since Jacob Zuma came into power in 2009 will take time to heal and will need a callback of the Government of National Unity.
South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime but a string of grisly murders of women and children has sparked widespread outrage.
Opposition parties said the motion would be more likely to succeed if held by secret ballot, allowing for anonymous dissent.
Zuma’s authority has been steadily undermined as his administration has staggered through a series of blunders and scandals.
South Africa’s ombudsman has documented the close connections of the Gupta family to President Jacob Zuma.
Kathrada, who dedicated his life to fighting the racial injustice of white-minority rule, was also a critic of Zuma as allegations of corruption mounted.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles and the state further into the past. It’s also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
The legitimacy and credibility of those in power has been eroded by bad governance, patronage and the obsession to claim an exclusive agency representing the people.
A revolt within the African National Congress against President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
However, the Brazilian president did not publicly indicate any big change in the country’s stance on the issue.
Pakistan a ‘mother-ship’, ‘terrorism its favourite child’ – with phrases like these, the Indian side kept reminding BRICS members of what its priority at the multilateral forum really was.
The ministerial team was formed to help bring an end to weeks of clashes at university campuses between the police and students demanding free education
The protests were triggered by a government recommendation that 2017 tuition fee increases be capped at 8%, well above the current inflation rate of 5.9%.
The South African outreach, which has defence ministry officials stressing how blacklisting will happen only in rare cases, comes in the run-up to the signing of the US defence pact.
The ANC’s popularity in urban areas seems to be decreasing steadily, even as it remains popular in rural areas.
Support for the African National Congress has waned, particularly among urban residents whose lives have not improved much since white oppressive rule was toppled 1994.
Jacob Zuma has 45 days, excluding weekends and public holidays, to pay back the money, according to the court’s ruling in March.
The prime minister’s first trip to Africa has widely been heralded as a success, but his brand of diplomacy has left the most pressing issues for the continent unaddressed.
Zuma has faced mounting calls to quit from the opposition and even some of his own supporters after a series of scandals and court rulings against him.
The main opposition party stepped up its criticism, saying the state prosecutor’s decision was an attempt to shield the president and buy him time before elections in August.
The fall-out from the crisis has engendered political uncertainty and weakened the rand.
The Constitutional Court judgment in the opposition’s case against President Jacob Zuma for using public money on his private home represents the exercise of judicial authority and expertise at the highest level by international standards.
Mandarin’s addition to South Africa’s school curriculum appears to be more of a political ploy than a sound educational policy.