Mzoxolo Magidiwane hobbled on a crutch down the gravel path to his home past the hill where he was shot seven times a year ago when South African police fired on striking mineworkers in their most lethal use of force since the end of apartheid.
Julius Malema, who was expelled from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress and is fighting corruption charges, is rallying support for his new party by reviving a call for the state seizure of mines, banks and land.
Julius Malema , the firebrand youth leader of South Africa’s African National Congress , is likely to win re-election this week, keeping pressure on the ruling party to boost state control of the country’s mines.
Mamphela Ramphele, the former chairwoman of Gold Fields Ltd., said she’s forming a political party to challenge the ruling African National Congress because corruption and inequality are ruining Africa’s biggest economy.
A strike by South African teachers, nurses and other state workers may spread in coming days, eroding an alliance between the ruling African National Congress and labor unions and harming the country’s image with investors.
South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance took an early lead in votes counted from today’s municipal elections that may see the ruling African National Congress lose control of some towns and cities.
Julius Malema, leader of the youth wing of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, lost an appeal against charges of bringing the party into disrepute and sowing discord, undermining his political ambitions.