APRNEWS - Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrived in court on Monday as he fights to have corruption charges against him over 1990s arms deal dropped before the case comes to trial.
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APRNEWS - "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has finished filming a new thriller where he plays a white anti-apartheid activist who escaped from one of South Africa's toughest jails, its distributor said Tuesday.
APRNEWS - South Africa’s president on Sunday vowed to purge his party of “bad and deviant tendencies” as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections.
APRNEWS - The African National Congress faced its toughest electoral test on Wednesday as it sought to reverse a slide in support from voters frustrated by graft and racial inequalities a generation after it won power in South Africa’s first all-race poll.
APRNEWS - South Africans voting for a new national parliament on May 8 will have 48 parties to choose from — more than at any election since the end of white minority rule in 1994.
Many more political parties are contesting elections for nine provincial legislatures to be held on the same day.
APRNEWS - South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has been addressing rallies across the country, hoping to persuade an electorate of 27 million to back the ruling African National Congress (ANC) one more time in the May 8 general elections.
APRNEWS - The African National Congress has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, and will be hoping to extend its 25-year-reign, at this years polls expected in May.
REUTERS - A South African court postponed hearings in a culpable homicide case against former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane until Oct. 26 on Thursday, after his lawyers asked for more time to prepare his defense.
APRNEWS - Chairman of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has backed calls for land expropriation in the country.
According to Reuters, Gwede Mantashe was quoted as saying that the state should take land from those who own more than 12,000 hectares without compensation.
GUARDIAN - South Africa’s national government is to take over the administration of North West province where riots over corruption forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short a trip abroad, parliament said Sunday.
The unrest in the province is one of the first serious challenges to face Ramaphosa, who took office in February promising to stamp out corruption.