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South Africa still waiting on post-apartheid promises

Johanesburg - The election 25 years ago of South Africa's first black president, the late Nelson Mandela, who inspired the struggle against apartheid, was a time of soaring hope that the bruised country would reconcile after decades of discrimination and inequality....

Loyal but fed up: South Africans' patience with ANC running low

"In 1994 we voted for Nelson Mandela, then for Thabo Mbeki, then again for Jacob Zuma. But nothing has changed," sighed Aubrey Kutlawano after attending an election rally by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Five arrested in S.Africa over Zuma-era graft allegations

Johanesburg - Five suspects, including South Africa's former chief financial officer for prisons, were arrested on Wednesday in the latest move against alleged government corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.

Land, jobs are top priorities for radical S. African party

Soshanguve - The far-left South African EFF party unveiled Saturday its programme for legislative elections in May, with land expropriation and jobs at the top of the list.

S. African newspaper apologises for 'tainted' scoops

Johanesburg - One of South Africa's leading newspapers admitted Sunday it had run "tainted" scoops during the presidency of Jacob Zuma which turned out to be largely false, but insisted it had been the victim of political manipulation.

S.Africa crisis: The Ramaphosa era opens

Johanesburg - South Africa's parliament on Thursday chose Cyril Ramaphosa, an anti-apartheid activist who became a wealthy businessman, to be president after Jacob Zuma, tarred by scandal, was forced from office.

ANC leader vows to 'restore credibility' after Zuma graft scandals

East London - The new head of South Africa's ruling ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, pledged Saturday to "restore the credibility" of the party after a spate of graft scandals involving President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

Johanesburg - A South African court on Sunday gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

Amplats cuts loss in 2013, faces new strike

Johannesburg - South African mining group Anglo American (Amplats), the world's biggest platinum miner, reported on Monday a sharply reduced net loss for 2013 after long strikes hit results hard in 2012.
 

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