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South Africa: Black Face On White Opposition

AFRICANGLOBE - Mmusi Maimane was recently elected the new leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA). He is the youngest and the first Black person to lead the official opposition after Helen Zille in April announced she would step down as party leader.

Cape Town: Two Tales In One City

AFRICANGLOBE - Africans continue to live in squalid conditions while whites live in unbelievable opulence in and around Cape Town. “I am really frightened at what is happening in our country right now. But I am more concerned about what is happening in the Western Cape. The place is plagued by unending services delivery protests,”

After ANC Victory, Internal Leadership Battles Begin

AFRICANGLOBE - The African National Congress overcame vigorous opposition to triumph in South Africa’s fifth democratic elections. Now the real battle begins — the one inside the ANC to succeed a scandal-prone president.

Election Outcome: South Africa Moving Away From One-Party State

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa has, yet again, conducted free, fair, and credible national elections. With 99 percent of the votes counted, the governing African National Congress (ANC) has won 62 percent of the vote, the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has won 22 percent, while a new populist, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won 6 percent.

The ANC Will Win 60%, But Will Need EFF In Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - If the predictions hold, the ANC will continue to dominate Parliament, but would need the support of virtually every smaller party, or just the EFF. Should the EFF throw its new-found weight behind its stated mortal enemies, the ANC, the two parties would stand unchallenged in the national legislature.

EFF Wins Over ANC, DA In The Weekend Of The Undecideds

AFRICANGLOBE - Malema kept his audience of around 30,000 enthralled for the entire duration of his speech, throwing out quotable quotes as he went. By contrast, ANC president Jacob Zuma got less than 10 minutes into his predictable speech before people started to drift away, and within 30 minutes his soporific delivery had emptied a third of the seats occupied.

EFF Attracting Black Voters From White Opposition DA

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's White controlled Democratic Alliance political party is losing African voters to Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). This is according to Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Theuns Botha, Beeld newspaper reported today.

New Political Alliance Collapse In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - A merger of two prominent South African opposition groups that was announced with much fanfare last week as a major realignment seemed to have collapsed in acrimony on Monday, further splintering resistance to the governing African National Congress.

South Africa: Political Merger Puts Black Face On White Opposition

AFRICANGLOBE - Opponents of South Africa’s governing African National Congress drew battle lines on Tuesday for national elections, announcing a political merger that will give the main opposition party its first Black candidate for president as it seeks a broader political legitimacy to challenge the long dominance of the A.N.C.

South African Oppositions Wants President Jacob Zuma Impeached

AFRICANGLOBE - If it becomes clear that President Jacob Zuma has misled MPs over spending on his Nkandla residence, the DA will move to have him impeached and removed from office. "I absolutely will. Absolutely," Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko told reporters at Parliament on Wednesday.

Democratic Alliance Scheming to Topple the ANC

The Democratic Alliance South Africa's mostly White opposition is planning to build on the divisions within the ANC and the unrest in most townships...

Tensions Rise as South Africa Battles High Unemployment

The hostility displayed by members of COSATU South Africa's largest trade union against a Democratic Alliance march in the Johannesburg city centre on Tuesday...

South African President Jacob Zuma Backs Sale of Zimbabwean Diamonds

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has shown his support for the sale of Zimbabwe's Chiadzwa diamonds, despite ongoing attempts by western countries to block Zimbabwean exports.