South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people, more than first planned, as ordinary citizens to foreign heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
South Africa’s main opposition party agreed to support race-based measures to overcome apartheid’s legacy while maintaining its rejection of employment quotas to give black citizens a bigger stake in the economy.
The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, is battling to quell infighting over its stance on race-based employment quotas that may stall its recent gains among the black electorate in next year’s vote.
Helen Zille is running unopposed for a new term as head of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. Her tougher task is to win enough support from the country’s black majority to challenge the ruling African National Congress.
Shireen Alexander takes a break from making French fries to point to bullet holes peppering the cafe she runs from her home that’s been caught in the middle of a three-month gang turf war in Cape Town’s Manenberg suburb.
Julius Malema, the president of the youth wing of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, may unravel Nelson Mandela’s legacy of a nonracial and inclusive society, the leader of the country’s main opposition party said.
South Africa’s Western Cape province should cancel a communications contract because the participation of adviser’s to the main opposition leader Helen Zille in the awarding process was “unlawful,” the Sunday Times said, citing a report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.