Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa and the JZ fight

Laughter at the top fails to mask divisions in the ANC - Jacob Zuma (left), Kgalema Motlanthe (centre) and Cyril Ramaphosa (right) after the ANC leadership election/Photo©SipaSouth Africa's president decisively won a second term as leader of the ANC. But will he remain the nation's president after elections in 2014? And will his new deputy help redefine his legacy?

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South Africa: Jacob Zuma trounces Kgalema Motlanthe

South African President Jacob Zuma trounced his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe for ANC's top post after emerging winner at the 53rd national conference in Manguang.

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Zuma faces tough challenge as ANC votes

South African President Jacob ZumaDelegates attending South Africa's ruling ANC's conference were on Monday evening expected to vote in an election pitting under fire President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe for the party's top post.

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The unacceptable face of capitalism

It was Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath who coined the phrase "the unacceptable face of capitalism" – to refer to the activities of Lonrho, predecessor to Lonmin, the mining company operating at Marikana, South Africa, where police massacred 34 workers on 16 August.

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Grieving Lonmin workers won't budge amid ultimatum

only a quarter of Lonmin's labour force reported for work on Monday morning/Photo/ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma has declared a week of mourning starting on Monday following the brutal killing of 34 miners by police last weeek.

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