Thuli Madonsela used to be a loyal member of South Africa’s African National Congress. Now she’s at loggerheads with the ruling party after exposing alleged wrongdoing by top politicians including President Jacob Zuma.
Former senior members of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress have called on voters to spoil their ballot papers in the May 7 election to register their disillusionment with President Jacob Zuma’s government.
South Africa’s main opposition party named two parliamentary officials to a panel that will probe President Jacob Zuma’s response to misconduct allegations as it seeks to capitalize on the scandal before next month’s elections.
South Africa will make sure its population benefits when it develops its shale gas and offshore oil industries and won’t repeat the errors it made with mining, said Zweli Mkhize, treasurer of the ruling party.
South African President Jacob Zuma said he won’t respond to the graft ombudsman’s findings that he improperly benefited from a state-funded 215 million rand ($20 million) home upgrade until state investigators complete their probe.
G4S Plc, the world’s biggest provider of security services, and rivals including Securitas AB and Tyco International Ltd. face having to relinquish control of their South African units as the government restricts foreign ownership of the industry.
The Public Investment Corp. plans to lead investment in energy projects in Africa by buying into South African shale gas projects and helping to fund what could be the world’s biggest power generation complex in Democratic Republic of Congo.