African National Congress seeks to win back metropolitan areas lost to opposition-led coalitions in 2016, including respective political and commercial capitals Pretoria and Johannesburg.
This crisis presents the chance for the government to accelerate the undoing of the country’s corruption and apartheid inheritance — otherwise risk its survival.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says deadly violence and looting that have shaken the country over the past week were planned as death toll mounts to 212.
President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
At least six people died amid violence and rioting as the Constitutional Court heard an application to review its landmark decision to jail former president Jacob Zuma for contempt of court.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma handed himself over to authorities to obey the country's highest court order that he should serve a 15-month prison term for contempt.
The country’s top court found ex-president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear before corruption investigators examining allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.
The High Court in the southeastern city of Pietermaritzburg issued the warrant after it questioned the authenticity of a sick note signed by a military doctor.
Zuma will record tunes including one that demands the return of land, a song that resonates among many black South Africans demanding land reforms to redress grievances from the painful era of white domination.
A South African judicial commission investigating the alleged plunder of state funds begins public hearings on Monday.
Rising inequality in developing countries is making it increasingly difficult to deal with climate change. It also risks fuelling social instability.
Barely an hour after South Africa's ruling ANC announced they would back an opposition-led no confidence vote in parliament, the country's embattled president told the nation that he did not understand why there was such a rush to get rid of him.
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