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Dlamini-Zuma turns from Addis Ababa to South Africa

Chair of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma says she will step down at the end of July. Photo©Elias Asmara/AP/SIPAAfrican Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she will step down at the end of July, fuelling speculation that she will run for president in her native South Africa in elections slated for 2019.

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African Union: All about number one

Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, at the centre of the AU summit group shot – and of unofficial speculation. Photo©ReutersThe AU goes into election mode as member states decide who to back for AU Commission chair at the next summit in July. The big question is whether Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will stand again or repair to South Africa to join the race for the presidency.

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South Africa: Deputy President, Ramaphosa on charm offensive

South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo©Obed Zilwa. AP/SIPASouth Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says the government wants to increase black people's stake in the economy as a way of addressing unemployment in the country.

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As Zuma sleeps at the wheel

Photo©Christopher Moagi/Daily Sun/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesThe surprise sacking of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene shocked the markets in late December, underlining the high stakes of the May local elections and the economic difficulties the country faces in 2016.

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South Africa: Police union shocked at criminal charges laid against commissioner

Suspended police commissioner, Riah Phiyega, is being accused of being complicit in the killings of up to 34 mineworkers in Marikana in 2012.The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has expressed astonishment that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) will would lay criminal charges against suspended police commissioner, Riah Phiyega.

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South Africa: Deputy President served summons over Marikana massacre

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo©ReutersDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been served with summons arising from the Marikana mining tragedy‚ the presidency confirmed.

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South Africa revises tough visa regulations

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa is reviewing its new stringent visa regulations after complaints that they had crippled the tourism sector, President Jacob Zuma has said.

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South African opposition to lay criminal charges against Deputy President over Marikana massacre

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril RamaphosaSouth African opposition, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say they will lay criminal charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Lonmin executives and police commissioner, Riyah Piyega for allegedly conspiring to kill miners at the Marikana police station.

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South Africa's vice president absolved in massacre probe

Farlam Commission report on the violence absolved his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa of culpability in the deaths. Photo©Reuters A South African commission set up to investigate the worst post-apartheid killing of protesting mine workers three years ago, has recommended that prosecutors should probe the massacre.

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Al-Bashir's escape from justice divides South Africans

South Africans are divided about the recent furore over their government's defiance of a court order that called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir.

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Who can turn South Africa's lights on?

At the Kliptown squatters’ camp in Soweto, South Africa’s poorest eke out a living without electricity. Photo©Lorenzo Moscia/ArchivoLatino-REAWith the economy facing power and debt challenges, ministers Davies and Patel have won out over their rivals with a nine-point plan to transform South Africa into an high-powered economy that processes its raw materials before export.

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South Africa: 'Less confidence in Eskom's corporate governance' - S&P

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's power utility, Eskom, appears to be lurching from one crisis to another.

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South Africa: Environmentalist lambasts Ramaphosa's energy appointments

South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament on Wednesday that the board was busy appointing members to the Energy CouncilA leading South African environmental group has criticised the government's choice of representatives to a newly created energy advisory body, saying their corporate history made them unsuitable for the task.

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South Africa: Deputy President appoints high profile members to energy council

South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo©ReutersSeveral high profile and respected South African business personalities have been appointed to the country's energy council.

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Hungry for more in South Africa

JessIe Duarte, Cyril Ramaphosa and Paul Mashatile singing from the same song sheet at the Gauteng provincial conference in October. Photo©Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesAfter losing support in elections, Gauteng ANC has passed an indigenisation resolution that targets the mining industry. How it will fare depends on the bigger political picture.

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ANC celebrates 103rd anniversary

File photo©ReutersAfrica's oldest liberation movement, South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) celebrated its 103rd birthday in Cape Town, drumming up support for the party, with its leader, Jacob Zuma telling supporters they were committed to the Freedom Charter.

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Cyril Ramaphosa - South Africa's leader in waiting

Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesAfter helping to found Africa's largest trade-union federation and establishing a multi-billion-rand conglomerate, Cyril Ramaphosa is back in frontline politics.

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Lesotho parties agree to February 2015 elections

Lesotho was plunged into a political turmoil after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled to South AfricaLesotho's warring political parties have agreed to ensure next year's elections are free and fair, South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa parliamentary truce in tatters

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the motion had undermined multi-party efforts to resolve the situation in parliamentA South Africa official opposition party has tabled an unsuccessful motion seeking to censure President Jacob Zuma for failing to appear before parliament.

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South Africa: Burial for TB Joshua church collapse victims under way

Several South African pilgrims died on September 12 when a building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by the preacher Temitope Balogun ‘TB’ Joshua collapsed in LagosSouth African families have begun burying their relatives who died in a church collapse in Nigeria two months ago, ending a long and painful wait.

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