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South Africa: ANC's coalition overtures rejected, loses metros

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema. Photo© Herman Verwey/AP/SIPASouth Africa's ruling African National Congress' efforts to hang on to three major metros after a disappointing performance in recent local government elections suffered a major blow on Wednesday after a break-away party rebuffed coalition overtures.

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ANC breakaway party emerges kingmaker after close polls

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema, centre, smiles during a news conference at the election results center in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Photo©Herman Verwey/AP/SIPAA breakaway party of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has emerged a kingmaker following last week's hotly contested local government elections.

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Polling the people of South Africa

Ahead of the August local elections, The Africa Report organised a survey to take the temperature of South Africans' attitudes to a range of political and economic issues.

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South Africa's city hall cliffhanger

Photo©MICHAEL SHEEHAN/AFPAs municipal elections hit the country on 3 August, Nelson Mandela Bay is a litmus test for the ANC. If Mayor Jordaan has shored up some of the party's popularity locally, deep faultlines of poverty and discontent make this a knife-edge contest with national repercussions.

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Zuma sweats as South Africa votes

Photo©Denis Farrell/AP/SIPATens of millions of South Africans braved the winter chill to post their ballots in the country's local elections, widely seen as a litmus test for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its corruption-tarnished leader Jacob Zuma.

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Special voting begins in South Africa's local elections

Photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAll eyes will be on South Africa this week, as millions head to the polls in what many describe as the most crucial local government election since the end of apartheid.

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South Africa opposition leader fears ANC poll rigging

United Democratic Movement (UDM) president Bantu Holomisa. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAA South African opposition leader says he has lost faith in the country's independent electoral body as the country gears for high stakes local government elections later this year.

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South Africa's opposition reject an 'utterly discredited and illegitimate president'

President Jacob Zuma and Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Photo©Mike HutchingsSouth Africans are increasingly getting agitated by what they believe is the weakening of democratic institutions following this week's boycott of President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary response to the presidency budget vote.

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South Africa: ANC seeks to intensify land reform programme

President Jacob Zuma. File Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma says the 1913 cut-off date for land claims should be pushed back and that the government cannot address poverty, inequality, unemployment without fundamentally addressing the land issue.

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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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SA party won't acknowledge Zuma as president

South African President Jacob ZumaOpposition parties once again predictably berated South African President Jacob Zuma following his state of the nation address last week, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) saying the president is not an honourable man, while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said they did not acknowledge Zuma as president of the country.

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South Africa: Julius Malema's EFF given ultimatum over threat

EFF leader, Julius Malema. Photo©ReutersThe Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been given until Tuesday to retract their threat against journalists from a politically connected media group.

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Outspoken South African opposition leader under fire over threats against journalists

Leader of Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema. Photo©Reuters An outspoken South Africa opposition leader has come under fire for threatening journalists working for a media group owned by associates of President Jacob Zuma.

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SA president fails to pacify critics despite Nkandla upgrade payment pledge

Seven years after its construction, Zuma's Nkandla homestead still remains a hot talking point in the country. Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma's pledge to pay back millions of dollars used in the upgrading of his rural homestead has failed to pacify his critics who feel the president's promise is not good enough.

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Orania, a South African country without colour

Photo©Pierre BoisseletA handful of men and women in Orania, a small town tucked away in the South African hinterlands, dream of a Christian, Dutch-speaking independent State. Orania is an only-white enclave created towards the end of apartheid in 1994.

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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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"Pay Back the Money" continues to haunt South African leader

An unapologetic President Jacob Zuma declined to entertain questions on money spent on developments on his private home, defiantly telling South Africa's parliament that he had already answered the question.

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South Africa: Julius Malema back in court

File photo©ReutersSouth African opposition leader, Julius Malema appeared in court on Monday facing charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering, accusations his supporters believe are part of a conspiracy by the government and the ruling ANC party.

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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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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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