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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.

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.

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...