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South African president  Jacob Zuma during the ANC’s National Executive Committee meeting in Pretoria on Saturday. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived an attempt to unseat him as head of state in a crunch meeting of his ruling African National Congress(...)

Jacob Zuma: the  South African president and his entourage could be seen on live TV leaving the podium and being whisked away from the rally in the central city of Bloemfontein. Photograph:  EPA

Jacob Zuma, the South African president, made a hasty exit from a May Day rally on Monday after the crowd of workers that he was due to address became(...)

Demonstrators march in protest against South African president Jacob Zuma, to ask for his resignation, in Pretoria. Photograph: Luigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

As South African president Jacob Zuma celebrated his 75th birthday on Wednesday, the country’s opposition parties launched a united campaign outside g(...)

The rand currency has fallen more than 12 per cent since March 27th

Ratings agency Fitch is likely to follow rival Standard & Poor’s and cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to below investment-grade, analyst(...)

South African President Jacob Zuma: facing a growing challenge from within his own party. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/Getty Images

Unprecedented opposition to South African president Jacob Zuma’s continued rule has emerged since the African National Congress leader sacked his fin(...)

There was an intensely political quality to last week’s funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada who had been sentenced to life impri(...)

Across Europe, the French Cac 40 and the German Dax rose 0.6% and 0.4% respectively, with the Dax zeroing in on its record high. Photograph:  Reuters

European stocks rose, with gains for property companies offsetting a slump in miners, as the benchmark index ended the first quarter of the year at th(...)

“Complete nonsense”: Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan with the intelligence report  president Jacob Zuma used to justify firing him. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

An overnight cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma plunged South Africa into political chaos on Friday, publicly dividing the ruling party’s leade(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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