South Africa is ready to send troops back to Central African Republic a month after suffering its worst military casualties since the end of apartheid in clashes with rebels, President Jacob Zuma said.
South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe ruled himself out as a rival candidate to President Jacob Zuma, who is losing support from labor unions and the African National Congress’s Youth League.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is bracing for a divisive leadership fight as President Jacob Zuma prepares to fend off a challenge similar to the one he mounted five years ago to depose Thabo Mbeki.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress removed leaders from its youth wing and the Limpopo province as President Jacob Zuma moved against opponents a year ahead of elections, according to the Centre for Politics and Research.
South African President Jacob Zuma won the most nominations to lead the African National Congress, putting him on track to remain the ruling party’s head and to be its presidential candidate in elections in 2014.
South African authorities are unlikely to impose a tax on portfolio investment to curb the rand’s rally, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in interviews today.