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.
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.
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.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress faces its toughest-ever election on May 7 as some voters expected quicker improvement in their lives 20 years after the end of apartheid, party Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize said.
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.