Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption

Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption
In a sign that Ramaphosa is following up on his campaign promises to rid his party and government … 230 seats in South Africa’s sixth democratic parliament since the fall of apartheid in 1994. The …
Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption

Understanding South Africa’s government and electoral system

Understanding South Africa’s government and electoral system
With South Africa’s sixth democratic parliament beginning today, here’s a look at how the nation’s government really works. The general elections – held on 8 May 2019 – have ultimately determined …
Understanding South Africa’s government and electoral system

Free State government distances itself from Estina dairy court case

Free State government distances itself from Estina dairy court case
ruling in favour of the Democratic Alliance and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) who brought the application to court last year. The Free State government …
Free State government distances itself from Estina dairy court case

What’s behind the shifts in South Africa’s latest election?

What’s behind the shifts in South Africa’s latest election?
But the election was also a wake-up call for the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance. The official results reveal … below 50 percent and be forced to form a coalition government. One South …
What’s behind the shifts in South Africa’s latest election?

Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality

Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality
Much reporting and analysis has been devoted to this 250% increase which was achieved at the expense of the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance … whites in South Africa make up only …
Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality

Ruling ANC poised for re-election in South Africa, but with reduced power

Ruling ANC poised for re-election in South Africa, but with reduced power
held a commanding lead on Friday in South Africa’s parliamentary election with 90 per cent of the voting districts counted, according to the electoral commission’s website. The ANC led with 57.38 per …
Ruling ANC poised for re-election in South Africa, but with reduced power

How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa’s election

How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa’s election
Just 15 months ago, South Africa … to run the government. Demands from within the ANC to “recall” Zuma mounted. He resigned under duress in February 2018, and Ramaphosa replaced him as president. …
How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa’s election

South Africa: Democratic Alliance At 60 – Big Strategic Questions Lie Ahead

South Africa: Democratic Alliance At 60 – Big Strategic Questions Lie Ahead
At the one extreme, South … African National Congress (ANC), celebrates every possible historic anniversary of its life and struggles. At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic …
South Africa: Democratic Alliance At 60 – Big Strategic Questions Lie Ahead

South Africa's Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

South Africa's Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead
(MENAFN – The Conversation) At the one extreme, South Africa’s governing party … At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has so far not said one word that 2019 …
South Africa's Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead
At the one extreme, South … African National Congress (ANC), celebrates every possible historic anniversary of its life and struggles. At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic …
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

'We want to build one South Africa for all' – DA on the rise of nationalism

'We want to build one South Africa for all' – DA on the rise of nationalism
Despite the rise of nationalism believed to have caused a loss in support for the Democratic Alliance (DA … to its slogan ‘One South Africa for all’ and furthermore reject racial mobilisation. …
'We want to build one South Africa for all' – DA on the rise of nationalism

South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption

South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption
In South Africa, the ruling African National Congress (ANC … The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, won more than 20 percent of the vote, a decrease from 2014. The DA made big gains in …
South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption

South Africa elections 2019: widespread fury and big gains for the EFF

South Africa elections 2019: widespread fury and big gains for the EFF
The results of the Sixth National and Provincial elections on 8 May confirm that there is a deep ferment in South African society … The hopes of the ruling class to promote the liberal Democratic …
South Africa elections 2019: widespread fury and big gains for the EFF

South Africans Look to Re-Elected Government to Rebuild a Stagnant Economy

South Africans Look to Re-Elected Government to Rebuild a Stagnant Economy
For years South Africa’s majority was excluded from this democratic right by the minority apartheid government and the … with the Democratic Alliance, DA, receiving 22.23 percent while new …
South Africans Look to Re-Elected Government to Rebuild a Stagnant Economy

South Africa: Opinion – Nelson Mandela Party's Last Easy Win in South Africa

South Africa: Opinion – Nelson Mandela Party's Last Easy Win in South Africa
The elections in South Africa … While the African National Congress (ANC) governs, the opposition grumbles. Despite impassioned campaign efforts from the liberal Democratic Alliance (DA) and …
South Africa: Opinion – Nelson Mandela Party's Last Easy Win in South Africa

South Africa president reiterates corruption clean up after poll win

South Africa president reiterates corruption clean up after poll win
South Africa’s president on Sunday vowed to purge his party … The ANC slipped to holding 230 parliament seats, while the main opposition Democratic Alliance now holds 84 and the populist Economic …
South Africa president reiterates corruption clean up after poll win

South Africa's ruling ANC comes back to power by winning national election

South Africa's ruling ANC comes back to power by winning national election
South … African National Congress (ANC) has won the national election by winning 57.51 per cent of the votes, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced. The official results showed on …
South Africa's ruling ANC comes back to power by winning national election

SACP: SACP statement on the conclusion of South Africa's sixth democratic general election

SACP: SACP statement on the conclusion of South Africa's sixth democratic general election
The ANC-led government however … To this end the Alliance and progressive South Africans, over and above the ANC on its own, played an exceptionally important role. South Africa’s sixth democratic …
SACP: SACP statement on the conclusion of South Africa's sixth democratic general election

Dalai Lama congratulates South African President Ramaphosa on his victory

Dalai Lama congratulates South African President Ramaphosa on his victory
Tibet, May 12 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday congratulated President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa for his … internal divisions.The main opposition party, the Democratic …
Dalai Lama congratulates South African President Ramaphosa on his victory

S.Africa: Ramaphosa urges all parties to accept South African election results

S.Africa: Ramaphosa urges all parties to accept South African election results
SHOTLIST PRETORIA, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA. 11 MAY 2019SOURCE … The ANC’s closest rival, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), trailed at a distant 20.7 percent or 84 seats. The radical left …
S.Africa: Ramaphosa urges all parties to accept South African election results

S. African voters urge ruling party to fix economy, combat corruption

S. African voters urge ruling party to fix economy, combat corruption
As voters have chosen the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa’s national election … to below 60 percent since 1994 when it first came to power. The Democratic Alliance, the …
S. African voters urge ruling party to fix economy, combat corruption

South Africa's ANC will maintain a strong majority in government

South Africa's ANC will maintain a strong majority in government
JOHANNESBURG – For the sixth time in a row since the end of apartheid, the party of the late Nelson Mandela will form the majority in South Africa’s parliament … The ANC’s main challenger, the …
South Africa's ANC will maintain a strong majority in government

South Africa: Ramaphosa holds power as memory of Mandela fades

South Africa: Ramaphosa holds power as memory of Mandela fades
Perhaps the biggest “loser” of the major parties is the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA … call it a “miracle.” With South Africa’s democracy maturing, the memory of Mandela’s era is …
South Africa: Ramaphosa holds power as memory of Mandela fades

ANC wins South African election, despite worst result in its history

ANC wins South African election, despite worst result in its history
The African National Congress has won … had improved since the 54% they won in the 2016 local government poll and were “picking up from that disaster”. The main opposition, the liberal Democratic …
ANC wins South African election, despite worst result in its history

South Africa elections: ANC coasting to victory despite worst electoral performance in party's history

South Africa elections: ANC coasting to victory despite worst electoral performance in party's history
The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) was on 20.79pc and the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had 10.78pc It would be the worst electoral performance by the late Nelson Mandela’s former …
South Africa elections: ANC coasting to victory despite worst electoral performance in party's history

New ANC government must urgently stabilse economy, says Kathrada Foundation

New ANC government must urgently stabilse economy, says Kathrada Foundation
Johannesburg – The incoming government … congratulated the African National Congress and President Cyril Ramaphosa on their victory nationally and in eight of the nine provinces. It also …
New ANC government must urgently stabilse economy, says Kathrada Foundation

South Africa's ANC wins majority in parliamentary election – electoral commission

South Africa's ANC wins majority in parliamentary election – electoral commission
PRETORIA (Reuters) – The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party won the majority of parliamentary seats with a 57.5% share in this week’s South African vote, the electoral commission said …
South Africa's ANC wins majority in parliamentary election – electoral commission