Former South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel defended the government’s $5 billion purchase of weapons in the late 1990s that opposition parties criticized for robbing health care and education of funds.
South African President Jacob Zuma is due to appoint his cabinet today after he was sworn in for a second term to face the same challenges of his first five years: fighting graft allegations while boosting economic growth.
South African President Jacob Zuma was sworn in for a second term today to face the same challenges of his first five years: fighting graft allegations while boosting economic growth and creating jobs.
Sudan is ready to resume negotiations to end clashes in the border state of Southern Kordofan, former South African President Thabo Mbeki said, denying that Umar al- Bashir’s government had pulled out of the talks.
The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s biggest opposition party, is tapping the services of U.S. pollster Stanley Greenberg to bolster its challenge to the ruling African National Congress in May 7 elections.