Mar 21, 2013 01:01 EDT
The meeting of BRICS leaders in Durban next week could uncharitably be described as a summit of the world's emerging economic powers, plus South Africa.
Mar 18, 2013 11:15 EDT
South Africa's ruling ANC party on Monday fired the leaders of its youth league and a rebellious northern province, after they voted against President Jacob Zuma's leadership.
Mar 16, 2013 11:39 EDT
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday called on the BRICS nations to intervene to end the conflict in his country, in a letter delivered by his adviser Bouthaina Shaaban during a trip to South Africa.
Mar 14, 2013 11:16 EDT
South Africa's police chief Riah Phiyega Thursday told a judicial inquiry into the shooting of 34 striking mineworkers at Marikana that the incident was "regrettable."
Mar 10, 2013 13:55 EDT
Global peace icon Nelson Mandela was back home on Sunday after spending a night in hospital for a "scheduled medical checkup", the president's office said.
Mar 10, 2013 10:24 EDT
Global peace icon Nelson Mandela has spent the night in hospital after being admitted for a "scheduled medical checkup," with no official word on his condition on Sunday.
Mar 09, 2013 14:19 EST
Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the South African presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.
Mar 09, 2013 12:02 EST
The party of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is concerned about the "hygiene" and integrity of crucial elections expected later this year amid voter registration and violence issues, the finance minister said on Saturday.
Mar 08, 2013 13:37 EST
Zimbabwe police charged a top rights activist with a litany of offences Friday, her lawyer said, but the government denied a widespread crackdown just days before Zimbabweans vote on a new constitution.
Mar 08, 2013 13:07 EST
Zimbabwe police charged a top rights activist with a litany of offences Friday, her lawyer said, deepening an apparent government crackdown just days before Zimbabweans vote on a new constitution.
Mar 07, 2013 11:18 EST
South African President Jacob Zuma, piqued that his country might be seen abroad as crime-ridden and violent, on Thursday insisted it was a peace-loving and stable nation.
Mar 06, 2013 11:00 EST
Friends, family and supporters held a memorial service Wednesday for a Mozambican man who died in custody after being dragged behind a South African police van, an incident that again threw the spotlight on the much-maligned force.
Mar 04, 2013 05:55 EST
Eight South African police officers suspected of the murder of a Mozambican man who had been dragged to custody behind a police van had their bail hearing delayed Monday.
Mar 04, 2013 03:30 EST
Eight South African police officers charged with the murder of a Mozambican man they dragged to custody behind a police van had their bail hearing delayed Monday.
Mar 02, 2013 11:15 EST
The South African government said Saturday it has begun efforts to help repatriate the body of a Mozambican man who died in police custody after being dragged behind a patrol van.
Mar 01, 2013 11:07 EST
South Africa on Friday arrested eight police officers on suspicion of murder over the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged through the streets tied to a police van, prompting an international outcry.
Mar 01, 2013 05:35 EST
South Africa's police commissioner on Friday suspended eight police officers accused of dragging an immigrant taxi driver behind their patrol car and killing him, prompting an international outcry.
Feb 28, 2013 15:25 EST
South Africa on Thursday opened a murder investigation into the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was filmed being dragged by a police van through the streets, in a case that has sparked widespread outrage.
Feb 28, 2013 09:47 EST
President Jacob Zuma launched an anti-rape campaign in South Africa's schools on Thursday, saying it was a necessary step to tackle the "sickness" of rampant sexual assaults.
Feb 24, 2013 23:33 EST
Regional African leaders signed a deal to try to bring peace to the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with plans to reinforce a UN-led mission to combat rebels after years of unrest.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
9 May 2009
|Preceded by||Kgalema Motlanthe|
|Assumed office |
18 December 2007
|Preceded by||Thabo Mbeki|
1999 – 2005
14 June 1999 – 14 June 2005
|Preceded by||Thabo Mbeki|
|Succeeded by||Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka|
|Born||12 April 1942 |
Inkandla, South Africa
|Birth name||Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma|
|Political party||African National Congress (1959–present)|
|Communist Party (1963–present)|
|Spouse(s)||Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo (1973–present)|
Kate Zuma (1976–2000)
Nkosazana Dlamini (1982–1998)
Nompumelelo Ntuli (2008 – present)