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ANC loses massive votes in South Africa’s election

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set for a clear victory in South Africa’s election but with a lower vote share, both for it and its main rival, the Democratic Alliance.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during a press briefing in Johannesburg on 21 May 2018. Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

South Africa main opposition looks to 2024 as ruling party leads poll

The main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane pledged to “bring change’’ in the next national polls in 2024, as the ruling party led in South African elections on Friday.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa voting on Wednesday. His party ANC projected to win the poll

ANC projected to win South Africa election

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was in touching distance of election victory Friday but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the country’s flagging economy and fight corruption, results showed.
African National Congress - ANC

Early results suggest ANC to retain power in South Africa

Early vote tallies suggest South Africa’s ruling ANC party will retain power after an election on Wednesday, but analysts said its share of the vote could fall below 60 percent for the first time since the end of white minority rule.
South Africans are lining up outside of polling stations Wednesday to cast their ballots in a national election overshadowed by years of sluggish economic growth and rampant corruption.

South Africans vote in parliamentary elections

South Africans are lining up outside of polling stations Wednesday to cast their ballots in a national election overshadowed by years of sluggish economic growth and rampant corruption.
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South African opposition leader urged voters to give ‘change a chance’

The leader of South Africa’s main opposition party urged voters Saturday to give “change a chance” in next week’s general election after 25 years of ANC rule.
Bheki Cele

South Africans accuse police minister of ignoring province’s security problems

South Africa’s Western Cape provincial government on Sunday accused National Police Minister, Bheki Cele, of violating the Constitution by ignoring the security concerns in the province.
A person shows a scar on his neck as he takes refuge outside a local park near the Sydenham Police Station soon after foreign nationals were displaced during xenophobic attacks in Durban on March 27, 2019 following violence against immigrants and other foreigners. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP

South Africa government condemns xenophobic attacks

The South African government has condemned attacks against immigrants after a spate of assaults this week that raised fears of a resurgence of deadly xenophobic attacks.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma used intel services to target Cyril Ramaphosa: probe

Former South African president Jacob Zuma used the country's intelligence services for his own political and personal interests, most notably against his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, a government report charges.

South Africa’s ANC under pressure to repay ‘kickbacks’

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been challenged to repay the millions of rands it received from controversial management company, Bosasa.
Tito Mboweni

South Africa announces $1.6 billion bailout to keep lights on

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced Wednesday a $1.6 billion-a-year bailout for the country’s electricity utility in a bid to stave off further downgrades to Pretoria’s credit rating as he unveiled a new budget.
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa to give policy speech amid graft allegations

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday deliver his last state-of-the-nation address ahead of elections in May with his party smarting from corruption allegations.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma hits back at Cyril Ramaphosa

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has hit back at his successor Cyril Ramaphosa for referring to his nine-year tenure in office as the “nine lost years”.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Moses Mabhida Statdium in KwaZulu-Natal where he delivered the ANC's 2019 election manifesto on January 12 2019 . Twitter-@myanc

South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions and economic growth.
A collection of mixed denomination South African rand banknotes sit in an arranged photo in Johannesburg. Waldo Swiegers-Bloomberg

South Africa launches minimum wage ahead of election

South Africa introduced its first minimum wage on Tuesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa saying millions of workers would be better paid as he readies for a tricky election in May with the national economy struggling for growth.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

South Africa’s parliament backs land reform report

South Africa's parliament has approved a report endorsing a constitutional amendment that would allow expropriations of land without compensation - a decision the main opposition party said on Tuesday it could challenge in court.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa president to pay back $35,000 campaign funds

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will pay back 500,000 rand ($35,000) donated to his campaign fund by a firm with links to his son after admitting he misled parliament, an official said.
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa to hold elections in May 2019

South Africans will head to polls in May 2019, officials said Wednesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party seeking to reverse growing voter discontent over the weak economy.

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