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South Africa counts votes as Ramaphosa's ANC looks to retain power

The elections for a new parliament and nine provincial legislatures are the first barometer of national sentiment since President Cyril Ramaphosa replaced Jacob Zuma as head of state in February 2018.

May 09, 2019, 06:52 AM IST

South Africa's ANC seeks to reverse sliding support in tough election

Queues built up at polling stations through the morning as South Africans started voting in parliamentary and provincial elections.

May 08, 2019, 15:27 PM IST

Cyril Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows to fight corruption

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa`s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday.

Feb 16, 2018, 00:13 AM IST

South African President Jacob Zuma holds on despite resignation order

The struggle for power in South Africa intensified Wednesday as President Jacob Zuma raged against a resignation order from his own party.

Feb 15, 2018, 00:09 AM IST

South Africa's top court to rule on Jacob Zuma impeachment motion today

Jacob Zuma is in a weakened position after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected leader of Zuma`s ruling African National Congress.

Dec 29, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma

The vote is perhaps the most pivotal moment for the ANC since it launched black-majority rule under Nelson Mandela`s leadership 23 years ago.

Dec 18, 2017, 11:31 AM IST

South Africa`s troubled ANC meets to elect new leader

President Jacob Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief, but remain as head of state ahead of general elections in 2019.

Dec 16, 2017, 07:32 AM IST

South African Minister resigns over women assault claims

A woman has accused Manana of kicking and punching her and her cousin at the exit of a nightclub in the early hours of August 6. The incident sparked outcry from the civil society and the opposition parties.

Aug 20, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

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

The rand extended its gains after her announcement.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:40 PM IST

South Africa confronts apartheid-era custody deaths

Timol, a 30-year-old activist with the then-banned South African Communist Party (SACP), was arrested in Johannesburg on the night of October 22, 1971.


Jun 24, 2017, 11:50 AM IST

Top South Africa court okays secret ballots in Zuma no-confidence vote

"The speaker of the National Assembly has constitutional power to prescribe that voting in a motion of no-confidence in the President of the Republic of South Africa be conducted by secret ballot," the chief justice said.

Jun 22, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Less than 20% of African National Congress voters support President Jacob Zuma: Poll

Only 18 per cent of traditional voters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party still support President Jacob Zuma, according to a survey on Tuesday.

May 30, 2017, 21:04 PM IST

South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

Protesters in South Africa are gathering for a demonstration against President Jacob Zuma, who turns 75 Wednesday amid calls for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal of a widely respected Indian-origin finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

Apr 12, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

South Africans protest against Zuma; violence hits Johannesburg

Violence broke out in Johannesburg as more than 30,000 people marched in South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

South Africa's ANC stands by Zuma, rejects calls for president to quit

South Africa's ruling African National Congress backed President Jacob Zuma after two key allies of the party called for his resignation following a cabinet reshuffle that cost the country one of its investment-grade credit ratings.

Apr 05, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

South Africa new finance minister vows to enforce ANC policies

 South Africa`s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba Saturday pledged to implement the policies of the ruling ANC as the party remains deeply divided over the sudden firing of his predecessor.


Apr 01, 2017, 19:18 PM IST

South African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

The South African rand plunged more than five percent after President Jacob Zuma on Thursday sacked his finance minister, a man widely seen as a competent manager of one of the world`s most important emerging economies.

Mar 31, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

South Africa's Zuma plans to sack finance minister: ally

South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to sack his respected finance minister.

Mar 30, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Affectionately known as "Uncle Kathy", the 87-year-old liberation struggle stalwart was hospitalised in Johannesburg earlier in March after surgery to relieve blood clotting on the brain.

Mar 28, 2017, 10:39 AM IST