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ANC takes strong early lead in closely-watched South Africa poll

May 09, 2019 - 9:04 PM

With more than two-fifths of voting districts tallied, the Electoral Commission puts the ANC well ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing with a distant 25%

ELECTIONS. President of South Africa and the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa (C) greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto, on May 8, 2019. - South Africans began voting today in national elections which the ruling ANC, in power since 1994, is favourite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth and record unemployment. The ANC has won all the past five elections, but today's vote is set to be an electoral test on whether the party has staunched a decline in popularity. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)

South Africa to seek constitutional change for land reform

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:51 AM

'It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. In this file photo, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018. File photo by Themba Hadebe/AFP

Rival South African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED Zuma s recent sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan unleashes public anger over government corruption scandals record unemployment and slowing economic growth

JACOB ZUMA. South African President Jacob Zuma answers questions at the South African Parliament, on September 13, 2016, in Cape Town. File photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP

Fistfight in South African parliament as guards eject lawmakers

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The brawl erupts during the State of the Nation Address of South African President Jacob Zuma

Security officials force out South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members during South African President's speech for the 2017's State Of the Nation Address(SONA), on February 9, 2017, in Cape Town. A violent brawl broke out in South Africa's parliament on February 9, 2017 as guards exchanged punches with opposition lawmakers who had shouted down President Jacob Zuma as he tried to deliver his state of the nation address. In chaotic scenes, about 30 guards dressed in white shirts forcibly ejected about 25 members from the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party who had prevented the president from speaking for about an hour. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SUMAYA HISHAM

South Africa opposition coalition talks fail after vote

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Liberal center right Democratic Alliance DA and the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters EFF vow to prevent the ruling ANC from taking control of the capital Pretoria and business hub Johannesburg

In this file photo, an Election Commission worker tears a ballot paper at a voting station during local municipal elections in Meyerton, Midvaal Municipality, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, August 3, 2016. Kevin Sutherland/EPA

South Africa's ANC under fire 4 years after Marikana massacre

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:11 AM

There has been no justice that has taken place for those who died in Marikana

Miners dance during commemorations to mark the fourth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in Rustenburg on August 16, 2016. Mujahid Safodien/AFP

ANC faces tough test in South Africa local elections

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:21 PM

South Africans vote in municipal elections widely seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma

South African political parties municipal elections posters hang from a pole on July 28, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Mujahid Safodien/AFP

Brawl erupts in South Africa parliament as opposition party ejected

May 17, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters EFF party members fight to remain in the parliament chamber after refusing to let President Jacob Zuma speak

JACOB ZUMA. A file photograph dated August 6, 2015 shows South African president Jacob Zuma reacting while answering questions from opposition parties in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

S.Africa's Zuma vows economic revival in disrupted speech

Feb 12, 2016 - 7:45 AM

President Jacob Zuma pledges that wasteful government expenditure would be cut and that black economic empowerment would remain a foundation of economic policy

STATE OF THE NATION. South African President Jacob Zuma (C) gives his sate of the nation address in parliament Cape Town, South Africa 11 February 2016. Schalk Van Zuydam/EPA

South Africa's Zuma under fire over chaos in parliament

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:21 AM

Opposition leaders launch bitter attacks against Zuma as they get their first chance to reply to his State of the Nation Address which was disrupted by police entering the national assembly to evict lawmakers who accused him of corruption

South African President Jacob Zuma arrives ahead of the State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. Mike Hutchings/Pool/EPA

Unrest in S. Africa township following vote

May 10, 2014 - 8:16 PM

The Inkatha Freedom Party has made claims of vote rigging in Johannesburg s Alexandra township where the army has been deployed to help quell the unrest

ANC gets 'overwhelming mandate' from S. African voters

May 09, 2014 - 3:43 PM

With 62 5 of the vote it still falls short of the two thirds majority needed for constitutional amendments and is also down from 66 at the last poll

High turnout in landmark South African poll

May 08, 2014 - 10:22 AM

The African National Congress is expecting to win a fifth consecutive term in power but a strong turnout in South African cities may aid the party s political foes

VOTING. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela casts her vote at the Orlando West High School in South Africa's general elections, May 7, 2014. Ihsaan Haffejee/EPA

South African opposition unites, Ramphele to challenge Zuma

Jan 28, 2014 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED In Ramphele the DA appears to believe it has found a leader that can nudge the dial in its favor or at least neutralize the African National Congress s ANC attack and tap into deep voter unease

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? World Bank Director Mamphele Ramphele pictured in this file photo dated 22 March 2004, taken in Brasilia, Brazil. Lucio Tavora/EPA