South African Communist Party (SACP) News

President Jacob Zuma is coming under increasing pressure to step down

South Africa unions to Zuma: Time to go

South Africa’s powerful trades union federation Cosatu has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Pravi Gordhan, South Africa's former Finance Minister

South Africa's President Zuma sacks Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in major cabinet reshuffle

Major cabinet reshuffle comes as calls for South African president to quit grow.

Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa

South African union backs unionist-turned-tycoon Ramaphosa as next President

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.

Mac Maharaj in Durban, June 2015

Full transcript: FT interview with Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

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

Cyril Ramaphosa tops list of candidates for next President of South Africa, according to New World Wealth survey (Infographic)

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.

Chris Hani was the leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC)

South Africa's Rainbow Nation myth: Would Chris Hani have made a great president?

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.

Eugene de Kock

Apartheid's legacy: Dr Death and Prime Evil. When to forgive, when not to forget

Two decades into South Africa’s democracy, several of its most notorious apartheid-era killers are bidding for freedom.

Frederik de Klerk, the last President of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government

Cape Town votes to name highway after Frederik de Klerk despite opposition

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.