Ramaphosa sworn-in as president of South Africa vowing 'new era'

Ramaphosa sworn-in as president of South Africa vowing 'new era'
Cabinet tensions – Main opposition Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said he wanted to work with Ramaphosa to improve the lives of South Africans. “Today is a historic day in South Africa … …
Ramaphosa sworn-in as president of South Africa vowing 'new era'

Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa today

Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa today
The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has castigated the government for what it called “wasteful” expenditure of 120 million rand ($8.3 million) for the ceremony. “It is no secret that the South …
Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa today

White South African farm activist stabbed and battered to death with hammer in her home

White South African farm activist stabbed and battered to death with hammer in her home
She had once been a councillor with the opposition party Democratic Alliance … His party, the African National Congress, has denounced the violence against farmers. 72 per cent of the land in South …
White South African farm activist stabbed and battered to death with hammer in her home

South Africa: At 21, Itumeleng Ntsube Is South Africa's Youngest Ever MP

South Africa: At 21, Itumeleng Ntsube Is South Africa's Youngest Ever MP
South Africa’s youngest legislator ever … Other young MPs include 23-year-old Sibongiseni Ngcobo of the Democratic Alliance, 25-year-old Naledi Chirwa of the Economic Freedom Fighters and …
South Africa: At 21, Itumeleng Ntsube Is South Africa's Youngest Ever MP

South Africa needs a functioning parliamentary budget office: now’s the time to fix it

South Africa needs a functioning parliamentary budget office: now’s the time to fix it
South Africa … in any democratic system by providing impartial, expert advice to parliamentarians about public finance issues in a transparent manner. This strengthens oversight of government …
South Africa needs a functioning parliamentary budget office: now’s the time to fix it

South Africa: Makhura Mum On His Incoming Cabinet, Hopes to Announce It By Friday

South Africa: Makhura Mum On His Incoming Cabinet, Hopes to Announce It By Friday
He was nominated alongside the Democratic Alliance’s (DA … “Comrade Tau’s contribution as president of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) and as president of the United …
South Africa: Makhura Mum On His Incoming Cabinet, Hopes to Announce It By Friday

South Africa: Young, Bright and Experienced – Gauteng Provincial Cabinet to Get a Makeover

South Africa: Young, Bright and Experienced – Gauteng Provincial Cabinet to Get a Makeover
Winning by just 38 votes, Makhura had been nominated alongside the Democratic Alliance’s Solly Msimanga … people that have experience in municipal government and also those who were in the …
South Africa: Young, Bright and Experienced – Gauteng Provincial Cabinet to Get a Makeover

Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption

Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption
In a sign that Ramaphosa is following up on his campaign promises to rid his party and government … 230 seats in South Africa’s sixth democratic parliament since the fall of apartheid in 1994. The …
Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption

Understanding South Africa’s government and electoral system

Understanding South Africa’s government and electoral system
With South Africa’s sixth democratic parliament beginning today, here’s a look at how the nation’s government really works. The general elections – held on 8 May 2019 – have ultimately determined …
Understanding South Africa’s government and electoral system

Free State government distances itself from Estina dairy court case

Free State government distances itself from Estina dairy court case
ruling in favour of the Democratic Alliance and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) who brought the application to court last year. The Free State government …
Free State government distances itself from Estina dairy court case

What’s behind the shifts in South Africa’s latest election?

What’s behind the shifts in South Africa’s latest election?
But the election was also a wake-up call for the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance. The official results reveal … below 50 percent and be forced to form a coalition government. One South …
What’s behind the shifts in South Africa’s latest election?

Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality

Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality
Much reporting and analysis has been devoted to this 250% increase which was achieved at the expense of the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance … whites in South Africa make up only …
Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality

Ruling ANC poised for re-election in South Africa, but with reduced power

Ruling ANC poised for re-election in South Africa, but with reduced power
held a commanding lead on Friday in South Africa’s parliamentary election with 90 per cent of the voting districts counted, according to the electoral commission’s website. The ANC led with 57.38 per …
Ruling ANC poised for re-election in South Africa, but with reduced power

How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa’s election

How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa’s election
Just 15 months ago, South Africa … to run the government. Demands from within the ANC to “recall” Zuma mounted. He resigned under duress in February 2018, and Ramaphosa replaced him as president. …
How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa’s election

South Africa: Democratic Alliance At 60 – Big Strategic Questions Lie Ahead

South Africa: Democratic Alliance At 60 – Big Strategic Questions Lie Ahead
At the one extreme, South … African National Congress (ANC), celebrates every possible historic anniversary of its life and struggles. At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic …
South Africa: Democratic Alliance At 60 – Big Strategic Questions Lie Ahead

South Africa's Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

South Africa's Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead
(MENAFN – The Conversation) At the one extreme, South Africa’s governing party … At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has so far not said one word that 2019 …
South Africa's Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead
At the one extreme, South … African National Congress (ANC), celebrates every possible historic anniversary of its life and struggles. At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic …
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance at 60: big strategic questions lie ahead