South Africa's ruling party banned its controversial youth leader Julius Malema from taking part in any party activities Wednesday, after he gave a speech that was critical of President Jacob Zuma.
Africa's growing economies should put jobs creation at the heart of their development policies, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund.
Robyn Curnow talks with Tokyo Sexwale, a senior ANC executive member, ahead of the 100th anniversary celebration.
The African National Congress marks its 100th anniversary this weekend, a milestone for the liberation movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa.
S. Africa's nat'l assembly passed legislation some say is a threat to journalistic freedom and anti-corruption efforts.
Security will be stepped up Thursday ahead of what is expected to be one of the biggest anti-poverty protests since democracy came to South Africa in 1994.
Officials in Norway insist that airport security operated properly in subjecting baggage belonging to South Africa's top diplomat to security checks earlier this month.
South African President Jacob Zuma arrives in Libya to push for a ceasre-fire between Gadhafi forces and rebel fighters.
President Jacob Zuma will visit Tripoli next week for talks with embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to a statement on the South African leader's website.
Rights groups are calling for the release of the body of a South African freelance photojournalist and investigation into the role Moammar Gadhafi's forces played in his death in the Libyan desert.
Tough and charismatic, South African opposition leader Helen Zille is one the country's most powerful women.
CNN's Robyn Curnow meets Helen Zille, leader of the Democratic Alliance and Premier of the Western Cape Province.
Ubuntu: it's a treasured Bantu word roughly translated as "unity". But unity doesn't quite do it justice. Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee defined it as a concept meaning, "I am what I am because of who we all are." During South Africa's decades long struggle against apartheid, ubuntu meant unity of purpose of the country's black majority against a brutally oppressive system. It meant the assertion of humanity in the face of an inhuman system.
They may be out of the World Cup, but French lawmakers haven't lost interest in the team. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
Fans and iReporters share their enthusiasm for the opening World Cup match between South Africa and Mexico.
South Africa responded late Friday to published terrorist threats by insisting that this summer's World Cup will be safe.
Racial tension was high outside a courthouse where two were charged in the murder of a white supremacist.
The right-wing white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche was probably one of the most divisive and least likable characters in recent South African history.
A South African white supremacist group has retracted its statement vowing to avenge the killing of its leader, Eugene Terreblanche, a spokesman for the group said Monday.
South African President Jacob Zuma appealed for calm Sunday amid fears the killing of notorious white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche could stoke racial tensions in the country.
Eugene Terreblanche, one of South Africa's most notorious white supremacists, was killed Saturday in an apparent dispute over wages with workers on his farm.
Nelson Mandela is honored by South Africa's parliament on the 20th anniversary of his release from prison.
Former South African freedom fighter-turned-president Nelson Mandela made a rare public appearance Thursday as the nation's parliament met to honor him on the 20th anniversary of his release from prison.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse takes a look back on the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's prison release.
Freedom lovers everywhere over a certain age recall the thrilling news 20 years ago that Nelson Mandela had been released from a Cape Town, South Africa, jail.
South Africa's president has apologized for fathering a child out of wedlock after his admission prompted an outcry from critics who said he was undermining the nation's health campaign.
Fears grow that World Cup could create bigger market for prostitution in South Africa. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
The United States temporarily closed its government facilities in South Africa on Tuesday after a "possible threat" to its embassy, the U.S. State Department said.
South Africa is condemning Canada's decision to grant asylum to white a South African. CBC's Krista Erickson reports.
An attorney for a white South African man says his client was rightfully granted refugee status in Canada because he was the victim of racial violence and discrimination in his homeland.
Secretary of State Clinton's visit to South Africa could give both countries a new start. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday stood by South Africa's much-criticized quiet diplomacy with neighboring Zimbabwe.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse speaks to South Africa's organizing committee about preparations for the 2010 World Cup.
The parliament of South Africa elected Jacob Zuma as the nation's president Wednesday.
A voter shares her feelings with CNN's Robyn Curnow about the ANC and a new player, Congress of the People.
South Africans headed to the polls Wednesday, in elections that the ruling African National Congress is expected to win in a landslide.
There are 40 parties vying in South Africa's elections, with 26 participating nationally and 14 provincially. Though South Africa's opposition parties remain generally weak, the ruling African National Congress worries that, collectively, they may eat away at its majority.
Jacob Zuma will almost certainly become South Africa's next president despite controversy, as CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
The ruling African National Congress is expected to win Wednesday's elections in South Africa by a landslide, but polls predict it might lose its two-thirds parliamentary majority.
Prosecutors dropped corruption charges Monday against South Africa's ruling party president Jacob Zuma, who is expected to win the presidential race later this month.
He's been drawing conclusions about South African politics for over 15 years: cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro, talks about the power of the pen.
An international peace conference in Johannesburg has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend the event.
South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg this week, a presidential spokesman said.
South Africans will hold general elections on April 22, the president announced Tuesday in Parliament, setting the stage for a campaign that will see the leading contender running despite his pending legal problems.
Corruption proceedings against Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa's ruling party, have been provisionally postponed until August 25, the High Court said Wednesday.
"Project Runway" star Jack Mackenroth talks about living with HIV on World AIDS Day.
The head of a breakaway faction of South Africa's ruling party told thousands of cheering supporters Saturday that the African National Congress had turned the country's post-apartheid hope into despair with corrupt, incompetent and divisive policies
Reversing years of inaccurate government policies, South African Health Minister Barbara Hogan is spreading the truth about AIDS
Irreconcilable differences between supporters of ex-President Thabo Mbeki and those of his rival Jacob Zuma may lead to the creation of a new party
An angry exchange of public denunciations between top leaders of the ANC suggests that some Mbeki loyalists may be planning to quit the party
AIDS activists on Friday celebrated the removal of South Africa's health minister, accused of causing countless unnecessary deaths by promoting nutritional supplements instead of conventional medicine for people with HIV
South Africa's Parliament chose the deputy president of the ruling ANC party, Kgalema Motlanthe, as interim president Thursday to replace outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, the African National Congress said.
Thabo Mbeki's resignation could test South Africa's stability as CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
Analysis: The political infighting between Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma has broken the ruling party's grip on the moral authority of a liberation movement
Kgalema Motlanthe, a former political prisoner and middle-ground consensus-builder, is expected to become South Africa's interim leader as it transitions to a Jacob Zuma presidency
Ten South African ministers and the deputy president have resigned as President Thabo Mbeki prepares to leave office.
The South African President's resignation opens the path to power for rival Jacob Zuma amidst questions about his country's future course
CNN's Ralitsa vassileva talks to a professor about South Africa's political issues after President Thabo Mbeki resigned.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is to name deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe as the successor to President Thabo Mbeki Monday, two government sources have told CNN.
South African President Thabo Mbeki announced his formal resignation Sunday during a televised address but did not say when he would leave office.
The leadership of the ruling African National Congress party in South Africa's call for President Thabo Mbeki to resign means the end of an era in South African politics.
South African President Thabo Mbeki agreed Saturday to resign, clearing the way for his longtime political rival, Jacob Zuma, to run for the office next spring.
South Africa's president has agreed to resign after the country's ruling party called on him to step down
South Africa's ruling ANC votes to oust President Thabo Mbeki as party leader and replace him with Jacob Zuma.
A South African judge has ruled Friday that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid, clearing the way for him to contest the presidential election early next year.
FIFA's decision to drop Port Elizabeth as a venue for the Confederations Cup next year is, on the surface, far from a cause for crisis. But given the negativity pervading South Africa's preparations to host the 2010 World Cup, it does come as an embarrassment.
Lawyers for Jacob Zuma, president of the African National Congress, urged judges Monday to declare Zuma's prosecution on corruption charges unlawful.
President Robert Mugabe faced deeper international isolation Wednesday, with African states demanding that a discredited runoff election be postponed and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela rebuking the Zimbabwe leader for the first time
Zimbabwe's election crisis will "explode" if other nations fail to take action, the leader of South Africa's ruling party said Wednesday.
CNN talks with Jacob Zuma about plans to form a unity government in Zimbabwe.
As Mugabe continues to resist his electorate's verdict, Zimbabwe's neighbors could be the key to resolving the crisis
The embattled police commissioner in South Africa appeared in court Friday in a case that casts light on a controversy between the country's ruling political party and an elite anti-crime squad.
Critics say the Scorpions, a police unit in South Africa, are a victim of their success. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress said Tuesday that Jacob Zuma will be its presidential candidate in the 2009 national elections, despite his pending trial on corruption and other charges, the South African Press Association reported.
Despite a checkered political career, Jacob Zuma is elected leader of the governing ANC. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
The triumph of Jacob Zuma in the race to lead the ANC marks a stunning veto of the course charted by its leader
Appealing for unity and taking a jab at his political rival, South African President Thabo Mbeki made a last-ditch attempt on Sunday to rescue his political career as he addressed a conference of the governing party.
The justice system becomes a battleground for a power struggle within the ruling party
President Mbeki fires the health minister who has tried to bring some sense to the nation's war against the disease
The once-banned political party that helped bring freedom to apartheid-era South Africa now stands accused of stifling democracy in that country's Mother City.
The former financial adviser to South Africa's Deputy President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges.
The ruling African National Congress is heading for a solid majority in South Africa's third post-apartheid election.
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