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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

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.

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.

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.

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."

Jacob Zuma elected president of South Africa

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

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

South Africa`s ruling party may win majority in May elections

South Africa`s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is poised to win a two-third majority in the upcoming general elections May 7, a media report said Sunday based on a poll.

Zuma says S Africa a `better place` today in pitch to voters

President Jacob Zuma urged South Africans to recognise how far the country had come since the end of apartheid, in an election-year state of the nation address Thursday.

South Africa to hold election in May

South Africa will go to the polls on May 7, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday, in what is expected to be the most hotly contested elections since the ruling African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994.