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South African President Jacob Zuma saw off his opponents and re-established his position at the top of the ANC. Now he could be in a stronger position to deliver on the nation’s post-apartheid hopes, with the return to frontline politics of his new union and business-friendly deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa.
JACOB Zuma, re-elect...
Dr. Jaime Nogueira Pinto
President Jacob Zuma faces a tough test to hold on to the leadership of the African National Congress. He has been criticised for failing to deliver on his promises, mishandling the aftermath of the police shootings at the South African mining protests and smeared by allegations of corruption. But questions remain over whether South Africa’s Deputy President Kgale...
Anonymous GIS Expert
The horror of South African police shooting into a crowd of striking miners killing 34 and seriously injuring 78 could have long-term political ramifications for its president Jacob Zuma and for the country. Further outrage was caused when the 270 protesting miners were initially arrested and charged with the murder of their colleagues. Even though these charges we...
ANC youth leader Julius Malema, who has upset foreign investors and white farmers in South Africa with his extreme views, is fighting his five-year suspension from the ruling party. Mr Malema is considered one of the most influential public figures in the country but suspension effectively removes him from the country’s politics.