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.
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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 Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will kick-start the economy and deal with corruption, it vowed on Sunday, three days before elections at which its overwhelming majority faces its sternest test since the party rose to power.
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 - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday extended by one year sanctions against Zimbabwe saying that the new government’s policies continue to pose an “unusual and extraordinary” threat to U.S. foreign policy.
APRNEWS - Formed to “celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music and dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world,” the Soweto Gospel Choir grabbed its third GRAMMY at the 61st the annual ceremony which took place in Los Angeles on February 10. They bagged home Best World Music award for their latest recording ‘Freedom’.
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.
APRNEWS - A High Court in South Africa has ordered former president Jacob Zuma to pay for legal costs of criminal prosecutions brought against him whiles in office.
The North Guateng court’s decision means that Zuma will have to pay legal costs dating back to 2005. All decisions by the state attorney and presidency were set aside by the court.
APRNEWS - South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to work with a lean cabinet of ministers, in order to cut costs of running the executive.
Ramaphosa, who announced a mini cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, said the merging of ministries is the ‘first wave’ of many more changes in the pipeline.