JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading
South African President Jacob Zuma criticises marches last week, accusing some demonstrators of racism.
South Africa’s speaker of parliament says she will consider a request from opposition parties to hold a no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.
President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading
Various,South Africa (China Global Television) – Tensions between South Africans and foreigners rose again in Pretoria and parts of Johannesburg recently.
South Africa opposition parties have lost their bid to remove President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence debate on Thursday.
Members of South Africa’s opposition parties arrive at the High Court in Pretoria to push for the release of a report which alleges political interference by wealthy friends of President Jacob Zuma.
Former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema tells crowds of South African opposition supporters gathered at a rally in Johannesburg that “victory is certain”, after asking the country’s top court to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma broke the law by spending 250 million rand (then $23 million) on a state-funded security upgrade to his home.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told African leaders his country would pump $60 billion into development projects, cancel some debt and boost agriculture under a three-year plan that will extend Beijing’s influence in the continent. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading
Australia reach the Rugby World Cup final with a 29-15 victory over Argentina at Twickenham that includes a hat-trick for winger Adam Ashley-Cooper.