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Ailing South African President Jacob Zuma hands more duties to deputy

South African President Jacob Zuma, who is suffering from exhaustion, has handed more duties to his deputy as he prepares a state of the nation address, the presidency said Wednesday. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will stand in for Zuma at the funeral……

ANC gets ‘overwhelming mandate’ from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC’s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela. With about three-quarters of ballots counted, the ANC had garnered a thumping 63 percent of the popular vote, spelling…

South African President Jacob Zuma sings controversial song at Nelson Mandela funeral

Khehla Shubane explains the controversy surrounding the song sung by Pres. Jacob Zuma at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.  …

South African President Jacob Zuma repeatedly booed and heckled at Nelson Mandela’s funeral

A rain-sodden crowd at the Nelson Mandela memorial repeatedly booed one of his successors as president, Jacob Zuma, Tuesday, in a sign of growing discontent at this generation of South African leaders. As images of Zuma flashed up on the big screens inside the Soweto stadium, there were sustained and…

South Africa sees record tourism

A record 9.2 million tourists visited South Africa last year, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, revealing a surge in visitors from China. The number of tourists travelling to South Africa grew by more than 10 percent, despite the global economic crisis. “This phenomenal tourism growth is evidence that we are…

Gaddafi accepts ‘peace roadmap’ from African leaders

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi has accepted a roadmap for ending the civil war in Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma said after leading a delegation of African leaders at talks in Tripoli. Zuma, who with four other African heads of state met Gaddafi for several hours at the Libyan…

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