South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is keen to hand over the reins of power to the mother of his children.
The leader of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, said on Friday it could win the 2019 election with the help of other parties as the African National Congress becomes increasingly divided under President Jacob Zuma.
Major cabinet reshuffle comes as calls for South African president to quit grow.
President gives huge boost to leadership ambitions of his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with comments about his party’s succession.
The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming South Africa’s next leader increase on Thursday.
South Africa‘s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming the country’s next leader increase on Monday when the powerful mining union he helped found before he made a fortune in business backed him to succeed President Jacob Zuma.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation recently released video footage which is believed to be Mandela‘s earliest recorded interview.
The race for South Africa’s top job is heating up.
South African opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) politician Dianne Kohler Barnard has been demoted after sharing a Facebook post which praised apartheid President PW Botha.
When Nelson Mandela strode onto a field in 1995—a year after the birth of South Africa’s democracy—images of him wearing the green and gold of the national rugby team became a stirring symbol of his commitment to racial unity.
Hollywood has an Africa problem. The latest manifestation of this is the trailer of Will Smith’s new film, Concussion, in which Smith plays the real-life Nigerian pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu.
“Kaya! You can’t score in your own goal. As a keeper you are supposed to pick the ball up!” The voice belonged to my uncle, shouting during a game of street soccer in Zwartwater, Lady Frere, Transkei.
South Africa on Wednesday promised to deliver a world-class event when the city of Durban hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the occasion would help the country overcome its turbulent past.
Under Apartheid, white minority rule segregated all aspects of life in South Africa. There were separate education system for blacks and whites, separate public amenities, and even separate sporting codes.
The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and Mac Maharaj, former confidant of Nelson Mandela and until recently the spin-doctor of President Jacob Zuma.
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa‘s current Deputy President, is the top candidate for next President of South Africa, with 71% of respondents picking him over other likely candidates.
In all the discussions about who’s responsible for the woes of this country and who will lead us forward, there’s one player that seems to get a free pass.
Looking back on the last 20 years, there is much to celebrate about South Africa’s progress. Indeed, we could easily have become a Syria, Libya, Iraq, or Ukraine—but our leaders had the foresight and the wisdom to give us the amazing gift of a united, inclusive, nonracial constitutional democracy.
Most people do not realize that the General Electric Company first came to South Africa in 1898—it was among our first offices overseas. For a brief period, and as part of the global effort to end apartheid, we left the country.
In 1992, one year after the end of the apartheid era in South Africa, the two leaders that would broker the country’s future trajectory appeared together at a forum in Switzerland.
South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader, a move the party hopes will widen its appeal. Mmusi Maimane, 34, was clear favourite to succeed outgoing leader Helen Zille.
Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches of the prosperity that attracted so many job-seekers to South Africa.
If you ask South Africans of my generation to name the most important political event of their lives, many will cite the assassination of Chris Hani.
South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the New York Times reports.
It has been two years since the passing of the world-renowned Nigerian literary icon and social critic, Chinua Achebe. The man of letters passed on January 21st, 2013 in a Boston hospital after a brief illness, leaving many Nigerians in shock and rattling the literary world.
What is the significance of a former statesman’s statue? This a question that has been doing the rounds in Cape Town in the last couple of weeks.
Namibia’s outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognize good governance that had been presented only three times before in eight years.
Two decades into South Africa’s democracy, several of its most notorious apartheid-era killers are bidding for freedom.
As a country that emerged from years of racial segregation, South Africa is often lauded for its reconciliation efforts, but cracks in the foundation of Nelson Mandela’s “Rainbow Nation” are starting to show.
A Cape Town highway was renamed after the last president of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government, FW de Klerk, on Wednesday despite fierce opposition.
In addition to the clamor for ‘change’, the next big thing arrayed against Jonathan by his tormentors is the looming notion that he is a ‘clueless’ President.
David Pearson has a vision: a new community of 800,000 — bigger than Boston — complete with factories, schools, clinics and a university that will help erase the legacy of apartheid in Cape Town.
I have always been optimistic about Africa, and Africa is where I make my money, without paying bribes…
Dear Brazil, when we hosted the World Cup in 2010, we taught the world some positive things about South Africa.