South African opposition calls for new election, accused of hallucinating

Jacob Zuma, who has held power since 2009, has now survived nine no-confidence votes despite a record in office marred by allegations of sleaze and influence-peddling. He hailed his win as a victory for the ANC.

Aug 09, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
South Africa's parliament Speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa's parliament Speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

The rand extended its gains after her announcement.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:40 PM IST

South Africa's top trade union tells Zuma to go

South Africa's powerful trade union federation Cosatu, a key coalition partner of the ruling ANC, on Tuesday called for embattled President Jacob Zuma to resign following a deeply unpopular cabinet reshuffle.

Apr 04, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

South African opposition seeks court order to bar military from parliament

South Africa`s opposition Democratic Alliance said on Friday it was seeking a court ruling on the deployment of armed soldiers in parliament saying the move, during President Jacob Zuma`s state-of-the-nation speech

Feb 10, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

ANC concedes local election defeat in key South Africa city

South Africa`s African National Congress (ANC) conceded defeat Friday in the city of Port Elizabeth as local election results underlined the declining popularity of the party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.

Aug 05, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

ANC suffers major setback in South Africa local polls

South Africa's local elections delivered a sharp setback to the African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday, as partial results showed falling support for the party that ended apartheid.

Aug 05, 2016, 00:53 AM IST

ANCA using juveniles to smuggle arms

The newly floated militant organisation, Achik National Cooperation Army (ANCA), is using juveniles to smuggle arms and terrorise people in the Garo Hills region, a senior police official said on Friday.

Aug 30, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

S Africa`s ANC dissociates itself from anti-Indian song

South Africa`s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has dissociated itself from a racist song which calls for local Indians to "go back across the sea or face action."

Aug 23, 2014, 15:09 PM IST

Jacob Zuma elected president of South Africa

Jacob Zuma was Wednesday elected President of South Africa by members of the National Assembly.

May 21, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

Election sketches new South African political landscape

South Africa`s ruling ANC bagged three times as many votes as its nearest rival in the recent general election, but 2014 may be remembered as the dawn of multi-party politics in the "Rainbow Nation".

May 13, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Zuma promises to work with all in new South African govt

A victorious President Jacob Zuma on Saturday pledged to work with all South Africans, irrespective of which party they voted for, to build a better life for the all the country`s citizens.

May 11, 2014, 01:13 AM IST

All votes counted in South Africa, results in the evening

The South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has counted 100 percent of the votes in the 2014 general elections, media reported Saturday.

May 10, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

South Africa`s victorious ANC shrugs off slide in support

South Africa`s ruling ANC shrugged off a slide in its support as results Friday showed it had won an overwhelming election victory, while the opposition hailed its own improved showing.

May 09, 2014, 22:35 PM IST

ANC gets `overwhelming mandate` from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC`s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela.

May 09, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

Weakened ANC on course for new term in South Africa

With around a third of the votes counted in South Africa`s landmark general election, the ruling ANC looked set to win a fifth consecutive term in office Thursday, but with a significantly reduced margin.

May 08, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Voting concludes in South Africa polls, counting begins

Voting ended peacefully in the fifth all-race polls in South Africa that are expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was first elected as president in 1994.

May 08, 2014, 04:45 AM IST

South Africa set for polls, ANC expected to win again

Despite widespread discontent with the current government over corruption and unemployment, the ruling ANC is expected to win tomorrow`s fifth democratic election in South Africa since anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela first took power in 1994 after decades of white rule.

May 06, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

South Africa: ANC suspends Indian-origin leader for racist remarks

South Africa`s ruling ANC has suspended a senior party leader for allegedly branding his fellow Indian-origin citizens as "whiners" and telling them to "go back to India".

May 03, 2014, 22:49 PM IST

S Africa MPs delay inquiry into Zuma house makeover for polls

The South African parliamentary committee looking into the USD 23 million state-funded renovations of President Jacob Zuma`s private residence today delayed their inquiry until after May 7 elections, sparking a furious reaction from the opposition.

Apr 29, 2014, 03:30 AM IST

De Klerk hails 20 years of South Africa democracy but scolds ANC

FW de Klerk, apartheid South Africa`s last president, hailed Friday the successes seen in two decades of democracy, but scolded the ruling ANC for gross mismanagement and "increasingly aggressive" racial discrimination.

Apr 25, 2014, 22:02 PM IST