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.
South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to withdraw troops from Central African Republic after opposition parties and labor unions criticized a mission that led to the deaths of at least 13 soldiers.
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.
A South African police van weaves through rocks and trash used to barricade the streets of Stofland, as its three occupants monitor a truce brokered with residents of the shantytown after days of violent protests.
Julius Malema , president of the youth league of South Africa’s ruling party, may have cost the party votes in elections last week by making comments that some perceived as racist, Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said.