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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(...)

 South African president Jacob Zuma has suffered a blow in his efforts to ensure his preferred candidate is elected to succeed him. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has suffered a blow in his efforts to ensure his preferred candidate is elected to succeed him as leader of the (...)

 South African president Jacob Zuma speaks during a question-and-answer session in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa,  August 31st, 2017. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Three legal cases taking place in South Africa in September look like ending the political respite President Jacob Zuma has enjoyed since a no-confide(...)

Disgruntled members of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party demonstrate near party headquarters, demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma and the national executive committee, on Monday. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

The internal divisions destabilising the African National Congress have again come to the fore, with powerful party members criticising the movement’s(...)