Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa begins his commitment to support country’s poor black majority Updated Feb.21, 2018 1:37 p.
15, 2018 8:15 a.ET Expectations that South African President Jacob Zuma would be forced out have already made the country’s currency a strong performer this year against the dollar.
The rand rallied to its highest level since February 2015 as South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to step down, ending weeks of maneuvers by the ruling African National Congress to remove him from office.More from Bloomberg.
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Senior ANC members say they want the scandal-plagued president to leave so the party has time before next year’s elections to restore its image Updated Feb.m.
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CAPE TOWN—The speaker of South Africa’s parliament Tuesday postponed the highly-anticipated State of the Nation address scheduled for Thursday, amid an acrimonious standoff in the ruling African National Congress over the future of President Jacob Zuma.Baleka Mbete, who is an ANC member, said the decision was taken because the leaders of the assembly’s political groups felt the speech was likely to face chaos and disruptions inside parliament.
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Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress party (ANC), speaks during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, Dec.Amid rising speculation that Ramaphosa will soon replace Zuma, he said he doesn’t want to “humiliate” the president and divide the nation.
Members of South Africa’s newly elected African National Congress’ executive committee will meet with President Jacob Zuma to advise him to step down, Johannesburg’s City Press reported, citing unidentified people.The ruling party’s leaders have been discussing a “conflict-free exit” for Zuma, after his term as president of the ANC came to an end last week, with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa taking the helm, according to the newspaper.
Supporters say he will end an era of corruption scandals plaguing the ruling party ahead of national elections next year Updated Dec.18, 2017 6:50 p.
SOWETO, South Africa—In his final speech as leader of the African National Congress, a defiant President Jacob Zuma attacked the media and his opponents within and outside the party, which has been roiled by allegations of corruption and falling poll numbers.Heading into the ANC’s national conference, which started Saturday, Mr.
The smartly dressed audience filing into Johannesburg's Market Theatre is a mix of young and old, black and white.At the Market Theatre last week there were howls of knowing laughter from the audience when Zuma's stage persona was asked: "Did you protect your penetrative member?
Freedom of speech is protected in South Africa but Zuma's governing African National Congress (ANC) believes that, in this instance, it has a case beyond mere censorship of its critics.Gwede Mantashe, its secretary general, said on Monday: "It's rude, it's crude, it's disrespectful.
The ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, argued that the painting proved black people were still regarded as objects in South Africa.But on Wednesday the Times of South Africa devoted its front page to photos of the young Murray wearing an ANC T-shirt and examples of his anti-apartheid artwork, under the sarcastic headline: "Murray, the 'racist'".
Jacob Zuma, the South African president, is going to court to argue that a painting that depicted him with an exposed penis should be banned.Zuma's governing African National Congress (ANC) is bringing a legal action against the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg over the work, entitled The Spear, by artist Brett Murray.
Exhibition of the week: Doris Salcedo You can still see the traces of it if you look down at the concrete floor of Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.• Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, until 2 December Robert HolyheadWatercolour drawings and paintings in his first solo show at a public gallery.
The ANC urged "all South Africans, members of the ANC and the alliance, to indefinitely boycott buying the City Press newspaper" until it removes images of The Spear, which shows him with his genitals exposed, from its website.It said: "The City Press has, therefore, become a paragon of immorality, abuse and perpetrator of injustice and slander.
” This tweet was widely shared in South Africa as voters in last week’s local government elections delivered a body blow to the ruling African National Congress party.“would rule South Africa until Jesus comes back.