Jacob Zuma

  • Tutu speaks out on 20 years of South African freedom

    Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a "heck of an achievement", while confirming that he would not vote for the ruling party in upcoming elections. Anglican archbishop emeritus Tutu, 82, is still regarded as a moral beacon for South Africa…

    • Kerry: Russia has 'refused to take a single step' to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

      Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia is not abiding by last week’s Geneva agreement to de-escalate the crisis in the Ukraine and “has refused to take a single step in the right direction.”

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        • SA row over 'banned' Malema advert

          Julius Malema was once a close ally of President Jacob Zuma, but launched his own party in July last year Working Lives: South Africa South Africa's public broadcaster has said it refused to broadcast a campaign message from the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) as it incited violence.

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          • South Africa's 'Born-Frees' head to polls without Apartheid memories

            When Nkululeko Simelane was born on April 27, 1994, her parents did not have to think twice about her name. Her birth coincided with South Africa's first multi-racial elections, the momentous day that ended three centuries of white domination and 46 years of formalized oppression of the black…

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            • S.Africa public broadcaster bans firebrand Malema's ad

              South Africa's public broadcaster has refused to run an election campaign advert by the party of populist politician Julius Malema, alleging it is inflammatory, the party said Wednesday. All political parties participating in the May 7 general elections are entitled to slots of free airtime on the…

              • South Africa's Archbishop Tutu says he will not vote ANC

                Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the champions of South Africa's struggle for democracy, said on Wednesday he will not vote for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in an election on May 7. "I won't vote for them (ANC). I say that with a heavy heart," Tutu told reporters in Cape…

                • Pretoria’s Problems Go Beyond Zuma

                  The Opinion Pages|Pretoria’s Problems Go Beyond Zuma Led by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, a lawyer who turned down a prestigious Harvard scholarship in 1994 to focus on helping draft her country’s landmark constitution, the protector’s office, akin to a national ombudsman, found that Mr. Zuma…

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