African National Congress

Zuma lashes out at judges after election ban

World
David Turner

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has said the country’s constitution must be changed after he was barred from running for parliament ...

South Africa in eight charts ahead of crucial vote

World
David Turner

South Africa, one of the continent’s richest and most influential countries, goes to the polls on 29 May amid concerns about unemployment, ...

How Mandela’s once revered ANC lost its way with infighting and scandals

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — For years, the African National Congress rose above politics in South Africa. It was a movement ...

South Africans’ desperate search for jobs overshadows election

World
David Turner

Hundreds of South Africans have turned up at the job fair, CVs and school certificates in hand, hoping that they may get ...

Ndou ‘shares Mandela’s dream’ in fight for SA office

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David Turner

Lovemore Ndou forged a career in the boxing ring and became a world champion three times, but he is now fighting for ...

South Africa’s election could bring a defining moment — and new complications. Here’s what to know

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s election will determine how weary the country has become of the ruling African National ...

A campaign ad by a South African party showing a burning flag is called treason by the president

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A campaign video for South Africa’s opposition party showing the country’s flag in flames has stoked ...

South African anger over flag-burning poll advert

World
David Turner

South Africa’s main opposition party is facing criticism over an election advert in which the national flag is seen engulfed in fire. ...

Zuma’s Comeback Is a Headache for South Africa’s ANC

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David Turner

(Bloomberg) — Jacob Zuma, who led South Africa for almost nine scandal-ridden years before the ruling party forced him from office, has ...

It’s 30 years since apartheid ended. South Africa’s celebrations are set against growing discontent

World
David Turner

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa marked 30 years since the end of apartheid and the birth of its democracy with ...