South African President Jacob Zuma said the government must push for increased black ownership of the continent’s biggest economy, signaling his policy focus as he prepares for a second term in office.
A South African lawmaking committee agreed to revise draft laws to give the state has the right an unspecified share in all new oil and gas ventures at an “agreed price” or part of output, in addition to a previous provision handing it a free 20 percent stake the projects.
South Africa’s main opposition party is turning to a 33-year-old former resident of the township of Soweto to help it challenge the ruling African National Congress in the nation’s richest province, Gauteng.
The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, said the leader of political party Agang SA has reversed her decision to run as the DA’s presidential candidate in this year’s national elections.
Incensed over the lack of electricity, water and houses that endures two decades after apartheid ended in South Africa, shantytown residents near Pretoria rioted, torching a community hall, library and clinic.
To chants of his nickname, “Juju, Juju,” Julius Malema strode by women blowing kisses and men raising clenched fists as he campaigned to whip up support for this year’s election with a call to nationalize South Africa’s mines, banks and land.
South Africa will hold its fifth general election since the end of apartheid on May 7 in what may be the toughest vote yet for the ruling African National Congress after series of corruption scandals and protests over a lack of jobs and services.