Just 60 days into his 15-month jail term for contempt of court former South African President, Jacob Zuma, is out on medical parole.
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South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, VP under Zuma, appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Wednesday.
Owners of looted shops in Soweto accuse the South African government of neglecting them during this month’s violence and looting.
Zuma’s corruption trial has been postponed until August 10 as it is decided whether he must appear in person or by video from detention.
As South Africa prepares for local elections amid a deadly outbreak of Covid-19, it is vital to look into tech solutions that can ease the vote.
Claims of racial bias against black pupils at private schools are commonplace in South Africa, also a reminder of the country’s realities.
Women breaking high-profile corruption stories face an increasingly risky media landscape. The situation is worrying in South Africa.
Protests for free, fair education shaped South Africa’s history and constitution. The protests persist despite the end of apartheid in 1994.
Proportional representation hands power to party bosses which disempowers voters. It may be time for electoral reform in South Africa.
A top South African Minister says the crisis in Zimbabwe needs urgent action. Since the crisis started Zimbabwe has denied its existence.