Jacob Zuma

Court actions put South Africa's Parliament under the spotlight

Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete invoked Section 11 during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on February 12. Photo©ReutersA South African court has ruled that an order by the country's Speaker of Parliament to have security forces eject rowdy opposition members was unconstitutional, as the legislature increasingly finds itself under the spotlight.

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South Africa: Growing pressure on Zuma to release findings on mine killings

South African President Jacob Zuma has come under renewed pressure to release findings of an investigation into the 2012 killing of striking mine workers that soiled the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party's image.

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South Africa: No goodbye to Vavi yet

Zwelinzima Vavi has not revealed what his next move may be. Photo©Lebohang MashiLoane/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesCosatu's outspoken general secretary has gone, but deep divisions remain.

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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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Foreign nationals abandon Johannesburg shops

Foreign shop owners in South Africa's commercial capital Johannesburg were taking away their wares on Thursday after receiving threatening messages.

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South Africa xenophobia is 'afrophobia'

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's leading trade union has joined the chorus of condemnation of the latest wave of deadly attacks against foreigners in KwaZulu- Natal province.

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South Africa's president Zuma under pressure to release Marikana report

34 of the 44 people killed during the unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine died on August 16 when mostly striking mineworkers were shot dead in clashes with the policeSouth African President Jacob Zuma has come under pressure to make public findings of a commission he set up to probe the massacre of striking mine workers in 2012.

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South Africa's power utility's chairperson resigns

Zola TsotsiSouth Africa's power utility Eskom's chairman has finally thrown the towel amid pressure from fellow board members to deal with turmoil threatening to torpedo the electricity supplier.

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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 African president mourns minister, Collins Chabane

Collins Chabane. Photo©Sthembiso Sithole/SABCSouth African President Jacob Zuma has mourned the death one of his top ministers saying he was like a son to him.

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma hits back

South African President Jacob Zuma finally had his moment in Parliament after an absence of several months and did not disappoint.

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South Africa: Personal income tax raised

South Africa’s Finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene delivered his maiden budget speech, increasing personal taxes, while social safety net programmes also received a significant slice of the budget cake.

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Zuma silences critics with State of the Nation reply

South African President Jacob Zuma has appealed to the country's opposition.

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South Africa's political parties square off in parliament

EFF's Julius Malema called Zuma a "hooligan" for the tactics used to evict his MPs. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's legislators are expected to square off for the second day running on Wednesday as they discuss President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address delivered last week.

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South Africa media in court over jamming of Zuma's State of the nation address

Freedom of expression activists and media houses have launched an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court to ensure that there is full media access to a debate the president's state of the nation address on Tuesday and to prohibit the use of mobile network jamming devices in parliament.

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South Africa: Zuma faces tough questions following address

Members of South Africa's parliament are preparing for yet another showdown this week as parliamentarians are to respond to President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address (SONA).

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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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South African court rules on SMS row between main parties

Photo©ReutersIn South Africa political parties have opted to fight some of their political battles in court.

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Nelson Mandela's former aide Zelda La Grange in Twitter race meltdown

Zelda la Grange and the late Nelson Mandela in 2004. Photo©ReutersSocial media platforms have become a powerful tool for people to express themselves or vent their anger against politicians, and Zelda la Grange, the late Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, has become the new sensation.

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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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