Analysts also dismissed the likelihood of Zuma being removed or stepping down before his term as the African National Congress head ends in December.
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
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.
The accused were a part of a syndicate allegedly selling places to study medicine and other health science courses at a university where racial quotas restrict the number of places for Indian students.
Evidence of Homo naledi’s age suggests we need to rethink our understanding of human history and evolution.
East African states and South Africa believe that allowing South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the war-torn country would not “necessarily be positive at this stage.”
Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.
The Gandhi-Luthuli Salt March commemorates the beliefs and legacies of two leaders who believed in the principles of nonviolence and peace.
Opposition parties said the motion would be more likely to succeed if held by secret ballot, allowing for anonymous dissent.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them and now efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
With spectacular sets and song and dance, the play presents different episodes from Gandhi’s life.
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.
The biggest concerns for many South Africans include access to treatment for people with disabilities, unemployment, corruption, freedom of expression, police brutality and violence.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Scientists have found that the world’s largest land mammal sleeps two hours per day on average and some days not at all, and does so mostly standing up.
South African lawmakers on Tuesday approved an anti-money-laundering bill that will increase scrutiny of the bank accounts of “politically exposed people”, three months after President Jacob Zuma sent it back to parliament over concerns of its constitutionality.
The era of ‘positivism’ in international law, which championed state supremacy in international affairs (chiefly through the executive), appears to be in its final days.
A DNA profiling tool developed in South Africa could help catch rhino poachers in India.
Facing incessant droughts due to climate change, many women in southern Africa are adopting alternate practices like goat herding to sustain their families.
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.
Namibia said in March that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court that has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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.
Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil’s foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
Moscow never ratified the ICC treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.
Malusi Gigaba, the home affairs minister, said that the government is aware of people using South Africa as a logistic hub and a hideout with sleeper cells.
The impressive credentials of the other nominees is proof those countries understand the role international law plays in world affairs – even as India sees the ILC as just another parking slot for a person from the ‘parivar’.
There are numerous facts and instances that highlight just how much of an impact Gandhi’s passive resistance campaigns in India and South Africa had in West Africa.
As the global quest for an HIV vaccine continues, Linda-Gail Bekker explains the significance of the latest large-scale trial underway in South Africa.
The African Union has been persuading its member nations to withdraw from the ICC over the court’s alleged institutional bias against Africa and its leaders.
South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia have all left the international court in recent days after accusing it of a bias against Africa. The African Union is also calling for more countries to exit the court.
South Africa and Burundi’s exit will likely embolden other African states to leave the ICC.
The announcement comes soon after similar decisions this month by South Africa and Burundi to abandon the institution.
It is important to remember that the early Gandhi had little contact with Africans and did not understand their sensitivities.
Protests over university education costs – prohibitive for many black students – highlight the frustration at enduring inequalities since the end of apartheid.
Its political manoeuvring may have saved the day, but India is ill-equipped to confront the long term effects of the accord.
Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas at hundreds of students who marched through the university’s campus in Johannesburg.
Fewer than 100 ploughshare tortoises remain in the wild, conservationists estimate and continued poaching of these animals for the illegal pet trade is likely to wipe out the last few individuals in the next two to three years.
India has proposed key changes in an international deal to restrain aviation emissions so that measures by International Civil Aviation Organisation are in line with the Paris pact on climate change
As long as the oppressive regimes in Uganda and South Sudan are supported by local and foreign politicians, church leaders and the media, democracy will suffer.