Jacob Zuma

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Pravin Gordhan: South Africa’s finance minister and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, head into  to a court hearing in Pretoria. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma has been accused by a coalition partner in his ANC-led government of planning to fire his finance minister because (...)

Ahmed Kathrada with former South African president and fellow Robben Island prisoner  Nelson Mandela  in Cape Town in 1999. Photograph: Reuters

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an ope(...)

Sihle Bolani: The South African media consultant claims the ANC mounted a disinformation campaign against political rivals.

South Africa’s ruling party likes to portray an image of invincibility. The African National Congress will, in the words of President Jacob Zuma’s oft(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: decision taken by him and the minister of justice Michael Masutha to withdraw from The Hague-based court without parliamentary approval amounted was a breach of the separation of powers. Photograph: Nic Bothma

The South African government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) last October was unconstitutional, invalid and must b(...)

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(...)

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: some of her critics  believe she only took the job of chairwoman of the African Union Commission to enhance her profile back in South Africa. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

Outgoing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to soon enter the race to succeed her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, as p(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa (left) with Jacob Zuma  in Soweto on Sunday for a ceremony marking the ANC’s 105th anniversary. The ANC hopes that Ramaphosa’s return to politics after a spell in the business world will help repair the party’s battered image among voters. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Although the African National Congress election conference is still 11 months away, two senior party members have already emerged as leading contender(...)

Striking miners  on August 27th, 2012, near where police shot and killed 42 miners days earlier. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Some police officers involved in a notoriousshooting incident in which 44 people were killed during a week-long standoff between striking miners and p(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma  has survived a vote of no confidence. Photograph: Nic Bothma/AFP Photo/Getty Images

The African National Congress’s national executive committee (NEC) has decided to stand by South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma after calls from some o(...)

Jacob Zuma’s presidency has been plagued by accusations of corruption. File photograph: Luigi Guerciagian/Getty Imagaes

South Africa’s scandal-plagued president Jacob Zuma has survived a move by some members of his party to hold a no-confidence motion against him, loca(...)

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