As South Africa’s passionate debate over land redistribution grows, one city outside Johannesburg is preparing what the mayor calls a “test case” for the nation — the seizure of hundreds of acres of land from private owners, without paying for it, to build low-cost housing.
South Africa’s ruling party said Monday it is considering whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state.
South Africa summoned the United States’ senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump’s recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.
Voting for the next president of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party continued through the night and was wrapping up Monday morning, with the new leader of Nelson Mandela’s storied liberation movement expected to be announced later in the day.
The stakes for Africa’s oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is fending off fresh crises as the bitter fight for control of the former liberation party grows before President Jacob Zuma steps down as party leader in December.
Room 1026 of Johannesburg’s Central Police Station looks like any mid-century office in need of a fresh coat of paint: Dusty vertical blinds hang in the window, opening onto an unremarkable view of a chip shop, a lunchtime favorite for police officers.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa as his wife is accused of assaulting a young model.
Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners’ living conditions are as “squalid” as ever.
The wife of Zimbabwe’s president handed herself over to police in South Africa on Tuesday after being accused of assaulting a young woman Sunday night at an upscale Johannesburg hotel, South Africa’s police minister said.