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Jacob Zuma Re-Elected as Head Of the ANC

South African President Jacob Zuma easily won re-election yesterday to be the leader of the African National Congress at the ANC’s five-day conference in Mangaung.

Zuma Faces Tough Challenge as ANC Votes

AFRICANGLOBE - Delegates attending South Africa's ruling ANC's conference were on Monday evening expected to vote in an election pitting under fire President Jacob...

Kgalema Motlanthe Set to Challenge Jacob Zuma for ANC Leadership

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, has ended months of speculation by confirming he will run against Jacob Zuma for the top...

If ANC Fails, It Doesn’t Deserve Power – Kgalema Motlanthe

AFRICANGLOBE - If the ANC fails to listen to the people of South Africa, it does not deserve to be in a position of...

Veterans’ Warning Disturbs ANC

The ANC has expressed disquiet at the party's military veterans' warning to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe not to contest the position of president. “This statement...

Zuma Hits Back As Mining Unrest Spreads

A rousing welcome at a national trades union conference and a belated wage deal at the Marikana platinum mines are the first signs that...

Anti-Zuma Sentiment On the Rise Across South Africa

“No ANC leader is going to lead the organisation for life. It’s five years only.” So said ANC Gauteng chairman and Minister of Arts and...

New ANC Youth League President Wants Jacob Zuma to Go

The new ANC Youth League president has called on Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to become president, and made an indirect reference toward President Jacob...

ANC: Issues Behind the Divisions

With the expulsion of Youth League leader, Julius Malema from the ANC, Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale becomes Zuma's most dedicated adversary within the party. A...

South Africa: The ANC’s Faction Matrix

AFRICANGLOBE - In order to retain or contest leadership in the ANC, prospective leaders require strong backers and strategic lobbying in party structures. But the journey to Mangaung has sparked an assortment of indistinguishable factions who are campaigning more on the basis of vested interest than support for their candidates. This spells trouble for Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe and Tokyo Sexwale.

South Africa: ANC’s Leadership Race Opens Up

The battle for succession in the African National Congress is getting nastier as its outcome looks more uncertain. Supporters of the main protagonists fight...

South Africa to Turn to Nigeria for Oil Supply

With the uncertainty over supply of oil from Iran, South Africa is looking to Nigeria to purchase its oil, the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe...

‘Be a Boxer, Malema’ Get Back Up

Julius Malema's expulsion from the ANC should not end his political life, South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says. "I'd hope this does not mark...

Zuma Losing Support on the Street

It's a murmur of dissatisfaction rather than a roar of revolution right now, but then it is early days yet. As the ANC conference in Manguang draws closer, calls for Kgalema Motlanthe to do to Jacob Zuma what Zuma did to Thabo Mbeki are coming from all kinds of places - and high-level politics isn't coming into it.

South Africa's Vice President Talks Trade in China

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is in China in a bid to strengthen political and economic relations with that country.