Going by social media alone, one might think a race war is erupting anew in South Africa. A slew of racist incidents in recent months has captivated the Rainbow Nation, more than 20 years after the end of the racist … Continue reading Will South Africa Ever Rise Above Race?
The spokesman of South Africa’s ruling party has accused the U.S. government of trying to “undermine the (country’s) democratically elected government” – though representatives from both governments dismissed the claims and say their relationship is strong. African National Congress spokesman … Continue reading South Africa’s ANC Accuses US of Pushing ‘Regime Change’
JOHANNESBURG—Political tensions are rising in South Africa as parliament begins debating a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma. It’s a first for South Africa, and tempers were running hot as the parliamentary session opened Tuesday. The debate comes less than … Continue reading South Africa MPs Debate Zuma Impeachment Motion
South African President Jacob Zuma apologized Friday for spending more than $20 million in state funds on his private residence, but he did not, as some had predicted, offer to step down to atone for his actions. Addressing the country … Continue reading Zuma Apologizes for Spending Scandal, But Won’t Resign
JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ordered President Jacob Zuma to repay some of the $16 million in public funds used for upgrades at his private home. The ruling Thursday comes as authorities investigate Zuma for another more recent scandal, alleged … Continue reading South African Court Orders Zuma to Pay Up