President Jacob Zuma

Zimbabwe's poll pressures mount

Zimbabweans register to vote in a Harare school/Photo©ReutersTension is mounting as security force chiefs threaten to disrupt elections.

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South Africa: We are not punching above our weight - Ebrahim

Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, South Africa's Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation/Photo©AFPWhen Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, South Africa's Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, talks about his country's foreign policy it's almost an echo chamber for the views of President Jacob Zuma himself.

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South Africa: Zuma expresses outrage at circumcision related deaths

South African President, Jacob Zuma the “rogue initiation schools” must be treated as criminalsSouth African President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and outrage at the deaths of 30 young men at a traditional circumcision clinic in the country's Mpumalanga province.

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South Africa and Nigeria cement political and economic ties

Jonathan is on his first official State visit to South Africa since he took office in 2011/Photo©ReutersNigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma have met in a move to strengthen relations between Africa's two economic giants.

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Zuma zooms in ahead of Zimbabwe elections

South African President, Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma is heading to Zimbabwe to tackle a deepening political crisis a few months before crucial elections.

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New political party, South Africa first formed

Members of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) salute in front of posters of former presidents of the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela (L) and Thabo Mbeki, during the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein Jan. 8, 2012/Photo©SIPHIWE SIBEKO/ReutersYet another political party has been formed in South Africa to challenge the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ahead of next year's elections.

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South Africans are desperate for change - Mamphela Ramphele

Leader of Agang, Mamphela RampheleA leader of South Africa's newest political entity says citizens are desperate for change amid corruption and patronage, but they are not comfortable raising such concerns.

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Zuma extends soldiers terms in Sudan and DRC

South African President Jacob Zuma says SA soldiers are contributing to African renewal and developmentWith South Africa still questioning the deaths of 13 soldiers in the Central African Republic, President Jacob Zuma informed parliament of service extensions of South African Defence Forces in the Democratic Republic Congo and Sudan.

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Zuma visits Mandela, blasts media for obituary

Former South African President Nelson Mandela/Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital.

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South Africa: Politicians applaud troop withdrawal from CAR, DA wants inquiry

The ANC said the of the deployment of SA troops was based on the bilateral agreement with the government of CAR in 2007/Photo©ReutersPolitical parties in South Africa have welcomed the withdrawal of troops in the Central African Republic.

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Court to rule on Zimbabwe's disputed poll dates

Zimbabwe High Court was on Wednesday expected to deliver a judgment in a case where President Robert Mugabe wants elections to be held by June 29.

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Zuma eulogises fallen soldiers amid criticism

South African President Jacob Zuma/Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma has vehemently defended the deployment of soldiers in the Central African Republic, saying the troops went there to defend national and continental interests.

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South Africans outraged over death of soldiers in Central African Republic

President Jacob Zuma has come under after 13 South African Soldiers lost their lives in combat in Central African Republic/Photo©ReutersPolitical players in South Africa are outraged at the death of 13 soldiers in combat in the Central African Republic and have questioned their troops' role in the war torn nation, saying they should return immediately.

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A Timbuktu moment for the African Union

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn (L) and AU Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (R) at the closing ceremony of the 20th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Jan, 2013/Photo©ReutersThe standing ovations and the glad-handing were genuine.

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Top South African politician to form a new party

A respected South African academic and anti-apartheid activist, Mamphela Ramphele is reportedly on the verge of forming a political party, saying she will soon announce her intentions.

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South Africa: Scepticism over Zuma's new private home after enquiry report

Zuma's private homestead has caused widespread speculation, with some alleging outright corruption/Photo©ReutersA commission of enquiry on Sunday said no public money had been used in the extensive renovations of South African President Jacob Zuma's private homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

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African Union: It's never too late to avoid war! - Dlamini Zuma

NKOSAZANA DLAMINI-ZUMA Chair, African Union Commission/Photo©Vincent Fournier for JAThe new chair is taking a leading role in negotiating an intervention force for Mali. Expectations are high that she will reform the institution and push development projects, but she cannot do so without the approval of member states.

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Thousands of South African farm workers resume strike

Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy says South Africa's Farm workers in the grape growing region of South Africa have resumed their strike action demanding a salary increase.

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ANC clarifies SA mines nationalisation, new rules proposed

Nationalisation of South African mines could cost more than R1 trillion/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has ended speculation on the nationalisation of the country's mines after its conference resolved that the contentious issue is "off the table".

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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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