African National Congress

Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change - ANC official

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.<p>FILE PHOTO: South …

South Africa

South Africa nervously awaits reviews for rand-priced debt

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Whether ratings agencies will cut South Africa’s rand-denominated debt to junk status split economists in a Reuters poll, just three days before an announcement that could trigger a selloff in local bonds and currency.<p>South African bank notes featuring an image of former …

Economy

African press review 21 November 2017

The Daily Nation leads with the story on the international reactions to Kenya’s Supreme Court upholding Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.<p>Kenyatta’s win in …

European News

ANC KwaZulu-Natal member killed in Camperdown area

A former African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal branch chairperson was killed on Monday morning, in the Camperdown area, in what the party has …

News (South Africa)

Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairman, South African President Jacob Zuma (L), hugging Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on June …

Africa

Mbeki: ANC needs to be recaptured

JOHANNESBURG - Former President Thabo Mbeki has decried the state of the African National Congress (ANC), saying it has been infested by a rot and …

South Africa

Ramaphosa wants 'stolen' SoE funds to be returned

File: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as Leader of Government Business addressed the 22nd Annual Summit of NEDLAC in Kempton Park on …

News (South Africa)

This is redistribution for Zimbabwe’s elite, not revolution in a ruined nation

Comrade Bob and Grace may go, but little good will come if power is retained in the hands of Zanu-PF septuagenarians<p>Drive any distance anywhere in Zimbabwe beyond the upmarket Borrowdale neighbourhood in Harare, where Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are detained in their sprawling mansion, and the …

Africa

Ramaphosa calls on corrupt officials to come forward

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa has called on corrupt officials who have looted state coffers to …

Cyril Ramaphosa

French weekly magazines review 19 November 2017

On this weekend's contents pages, sexual harassment, the first party congress of Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move, a look at the chaos of …

France

Ramaphosa backers stage own rally close to rally addressed by Dlamini-Zuma

A group of about 200 supporters of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa held a rally in KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga on Saturday about 200 metres away from …

News (South Africa)

ANC stalwarts: Zuma state capture denial no surprise

JOHANNESBURG - While President Jacob Zuma has denied the existence of state capture, some of his colleagues in the African National Congress (ANC) …

Jacob Zuma

#ANCStalwarts: 'Government has become a thief'

Johannesburg - The scourge of corruption and the perceived reluctance from law enforcement to act against transgressors shows that the South African …

Pravin Gordhan

ANC stalwarts go at it alone

File: The one theme that has been reverberating throughout the gathering, is that of state capture. Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko<p>JOHANNESBURG - …

News (South Africa)

How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography …

Farming

Ramaphosa too is reading ‘The President’s Keepers’

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday told the National Assembly he was reading investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s best-selling expose of …

News (South Africa)

#ZumaQandA: Nothing illogical about Cabinet reshuffles, says president

Parliament - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday told MPs that he does not have to provide reasons for a Cabinet reshuffle and those looking for reasons …

Malusi Gigaba

We must take a stand against the killing of farmers – KZN premier

The premier of KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, said it was time to take a stand against farm murders and talk openly about “the problem”.<p>“I think it is …

News (South Africa)

A Coup de Grace: South Africa’s perfect foreign policy storm?

Most non-meteorologists became familiar with the term “the perfect storm” when they came across it either in the book by Sebastian Junger, or in the …

South Africa

Southern Africa:A Coup De Grace - South Africa's Perfect Foreign Policy Storm?

(Photo: The Standard)<i>The perfect storm is coming to South Africa and the country's leaders do not appear to be very good weather people. J. BROOKS</i> …

German History

ANC retains seats in Gauteng, Western Cape by-elections

The African National Congress (ANC) has retained two seats in Gauteng and Western Cape during by-elections, the Independent Electoral Commission of …

News (South Africa)

Front runner Cyril Ramaphosa remains an enigma

Some describe him as an enigma. Others know him as a wealthy man who once splashed out R18 million to buy a single buffalo.<p>His detractors place him …

News (South Africa)

The Worrying Talk of 'Colour Revolution' By Ruling Party

The term "colour revolution" has recently found its way into South Africa's political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping up in …

Geopolitics

Zweli Mkhize, the dark horse in ANC presidential race

Seen as the dark horse in the African National Congress (ANC) presidential race, current treasurer-general of the African National Congress, Zweli …

News (South Africa)

Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe And The Countries They Shaped

<i>Editor's Note: This is an updated version of a story that was originally published on July 28, 2013.</i><p>When South Africa's Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at age 95, the international community celebrated him as an iconic figure, a symbol of hope and statesmanship, the man who guided a troubled country …

Africa

South Africa's Debt Costs Leap on Record 3.3 Billion-Rand Sale

South Africa’s embattled Treasury had no trouble selling a record amount of debt at its weekly fixed-rate auction Tuesday -- but at a cost.<p>Primary …

Economy

S. Africa's ruling party concerned about situation in Zimbabwe

S. Africa's ruling party concerned about situation in Zimbabwe<p>Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace attended the 21st Movement …

Africa

MPs debate new revenue bill, lambast Zuma for ‘undermining budget process’

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma’s been accused in Parliament of undermining the budget process.Debating the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill on …

Jacob Zuma

'Knees together' judge makes case to return to law, says: 'I made a mistake'

CALGARY -- A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is making his case today for why he should be allowed to …