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S.Africa parliament collapses in chaos as president grilled

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

South Africa's parliament collapsed into unprecedented chaos Thursday as a group of radical lawmakers hijacked presidential question time, standing and yelling repeatedly at President Jacob Zuma: "Pay back the money". Members of theShow More Summary

S.Africa's Zuma shifts blame on private residence upgrade

last weekNews : The Newsroom

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Thursday informed parliament that the minister of police should decide if he was liable for the controversial state-funded security upgrades on his private home. Zuma's rural homestead received an approximately $23 million facelift about four years ago, prompting a probe by the public watchdog. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Splash

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Luncheon with Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa at the National Press Club, 1:30 p.m. — Politico Playbook Lunch with David Plouffe at the Capital Hilton, 11:45 a.m. The Revolving Door Know someone...Show More Summary

This is your co-pilot speaking

2 months agoLocal Interest / Africa : Baobab

RIGHT now, Jacob Zuma (R) is taking a break. Having led the African National Congress to a slightly diminished majority in last month's elections, the 72-year-old South African president is said to be exhausted. He spent a night in a...Show More Summary

Blog: South Africa's new communications ministry causes concern

Freedom of expression advocates in South Africa are concerned that the new Ministry of Communications, announced by President Jacob Zuma when he unveiled his cabinet on May 25, will compromise the independence of the public broadcaster and serve as a propaganda office....

South African President Appoints Country's First Gay Cabinet Minister

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

South African President Jacob Zuma has named Lynne Brown as his public enterprises minister. Brown will be the first openly gay cabinet minister in South Africa, the Guardian reports: She is not seen as a gay rights activist but her...

Zuma’s cabinet falls short’

Jacob Zuma appointed a cabinet that economists and political analysts said fell short in inspiring confidence. ||| Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma appointed a cabinet that economists and political analysts said fell short in inspiring confidence in an economy battered by labour unrest and slowing economic growth. Show More Summary

Zuma inaugurated for second term in office

President Jacob Zuma took oath of office in Pretoria, becoming South Africa's fifth head of state.

South Africa's ANC in landslide victory

President Jacob Zuma said victory an affirmation of his leadership and the ruling party despite reduced share of votes.

ANC wins fifth successive S African election

Provisional results mean second term in office for President Jacob Zuma, while main opposition sees increase in votes.

ANC Wins 5th Election in South Africa

The party of President Jacob Zuma coasted to its fifth consecutive election victory today in South Africa, but failed to grab a two-thirds majority or stem the opposition's slow rise, the Guardian reports. With more than 99% of votes counted, the African National Congress has 62.2% (3.7% less...

ANC ends campaign with huge S Africa rally

Tens of thousands attend final election rally of President Jacob Zuma and the ANC, ahead of May 7 general elections.

South Africa Celebrates 20 Years Of Democracy

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

President Jacob Zuma led Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria Sunday, as South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of democratic rule. Back in 1994, voters sent Nelson Mandela to the presidency.

South Africa’s “Moves for Life” moves on!

4 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

South Africa continues to forge ahead with “Moves for Life” initiative launched in 2010. President Jacob Zuma gave the program his full backing and the program has sprouted to offer chess instruction to thousands of young boys and girls. Malusi Lekalakala and Marisa van der Merwe, Founder/Trustee. DescribeSome of the takeaway benefits are motor skills, […]

South Africa "Respects" Right Of Uganda To Enact Anti-Gay Legislation

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

South African President Jacob Zuma said today that his government respects Uganda's anti-gay legislation. Responding to a parliamentary question on whether he intended to clear South Africa's policy position regarding Uganda's anti-homosexuality...Show More Summary

Gordhan reflects on what good stories SA can tell

There seems to be a loud chorus from all government officials that “South Africa has a good story to tell”. It was started by President Jacob Zuma at his State of the Nation address in February. ||| There seems to be a loud chorus from all government officials that “South Africa has a good story to tell”. Show More Summary

Security: SIA asks Zuma to reconsider

The private security industry called on President Jacob Zuma yesterday to reconsider a bill that limits foreign ownership in private security companies. ||| Security SIA asks Zuma to reconsider The private security industry called on President Jacob Zuma yesterday to reconsider a bill that limits foreign ownership in private security companies. Show More Summary

Zuma signals SA black ownership push

South African President Jacob Zuma said the government must push for increased black ownership. ||| Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma said the government must push for increased black ownership of the continent’s biggest economy, signaling his policy focus as he prepares for a second term in office. Show More Summary

Zuma: China treats SA as business equals

China does business with South Africa on an equal footing, unlike Western former colonial powers who still act like its master, President Jacob Zuma has said. ||| Johannesburg - China does business with South Africa on an equal footing, unlike Western former colonial powers who still act like its master, President Jacob Zuma has said. Show More Summary

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