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South Africa tumbles into recession

South Africa has entered recession for the first time in eight years, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Tuesday, after the economy contracted in the first quarter, led by weak manufacturing and trade. The economy contracted by 0.7…

Split in ANC over Zuma shows after corruption claims

The ruling African National Congress said on Friday it is gravely concerned by leaked documents alleging influence-peddling by friends of President Jacob Zuma, deepening a divide in South Africa's ruling party over its leader. Some South…

South African men march against abuse of women and children

Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the South African capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children. One of the organisers, Kholofelo Masha, said men had to take collective responsibility…

Zuma endorses ex-wife as leader of ANC

South African President Jacob Zuma has endorsed his ex-wife and former AU chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the next leader of the African National Congress. The ANC is expected to pick a new leader in December and the winner will likely…

South Africa’s ANC wants reversal Eskom CEO decision

South Africa's ruling African National Congress wants the public enterprises minister to reverse her decision to re-appoint Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe five months after he was implicated in a report into corruption allegations, two…

[OPINION] THE ‘FUNNY DEMOCRACY’ OF JACOB ZUMA

President Zuma has not had the best week, starting with being booed off stage at the Cosatu May Day rally this past weekend. Party chairperson Baleka Mbete seemed confused when she too was booed off stage to chants of ‘Gupta!’. At the World…