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Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress  (ANC), at the party’s 54th  national conference  in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The African National Congress has clipped the wings of its outgoing president, Jacob Zuma, who remains South Africa’s leader, by adopting a resolution(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and newly-elected president of the ANC, embraces opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The African National Congress’s new leader must secure the balance of power in its top decision-making body, the national executive committee, to impl(...)

By Sunday evening the race was between ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, above, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South Africans must wait until Monday to find out who the new leader of the ruling African National Congress will be, after delegate registration disp(...)

African National Congress presidential candidate Cyril Ramaphosa: opponents say he is too close to  business and does not have poor black South Africans’ interests at heart. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is about to elect a new leader, but it enters its national conference this weekend deeply divided over(...)

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa: The  930 voting delegates   from branches that did not finalise their nominations   on time could change the shape of the ANC leadership race. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have an early lead in the race to become the next president of the ruling African National (...)

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa takes part in a press conference in London, England. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

With less than three months to go to the poll that decides who will become the next leader of South Africa’s ruling ANC party, the election campaign b(...)

Protesters calling for the removal of South African  president Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma may have infringed ethics laws, and allegations of “state capture” over his ties to the powerful Gupta business fa(...)

Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters, at a media briefing in Alexander township on Wednesday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The major urban municipalities in South Africa’s economic and administrative heartland will be run by minority councils following the Economic Freedom(...)

Leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane talks to the press at the election results centre in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Verwey/AP

The African National Congress (ANC) lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gav(...)

South African president and ANC president Jacob Zuma: he has been accused of high-level corruption which led to calls by the public and  within his party for him to step down. Photograph:  Michael Sheehan/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress’s embattled president Jacob Zuma launched the ruling party’s local-election manifesto at the weekend, promising to hold (...)

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