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South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn into office after being elected at the parliament in Cape Town on Thursday. Photograph:  Mike Hutchings/AFP/Getty Images

Cyril Ramaphosa, the African National Congress’s recently elected leader, has become South Africa’s new president following Jacob Zuma’s resignation f(...)

Jacob Zuma: Tuesday’s vote on Mr Zuma’s future will be the eight vote of confidence in his presidency to take place since he first came to office in 2009. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete has announced that Tuesday’s motion of no confidence vote in the country’s embattled president, Jaco(...)

Security officials and members of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters engage in a brawl in the National Assembly in Cape Town  during a speech by South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma on Thursday. Photograph: Sumaya Hisham/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance party is to take court action over the an outbreak of violence in the National Assembly on Thursday. Sp(...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is greeted by assistant minister for defence Stuart Robert and Queensland’s premier Campbell Newman on his arrival in Australia today in advance of the G20 summit. He left behind a controversy over a multimillion-euro overspend on upgrades to his home. Photograph: Steven Holland/Getty

South African opposition parties today called for a new speaker to be elected after pandemonium erupted in the National Assembly over a report that a(...)