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August 30, 2011

Politics and Government
South Africa’s Julius Malema Faces the Music—Maybe

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema (C) addressees his supporters as he is flanked by Pule Mabe (L) and ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa outside the party headquarters in central J…

South Africa’s Julius Malema Faces the Music—Maybe

February 13, 2018

South Africa
Timeline: Zuma's Departure Draws Nearer

The timeline indicates that the ANC “recalled” Zuma (directed him to resign the presidency) on February 13, and that he has refused. Now he faces a vote of no-confidence in parliament or possible impeachment.


February 9, 2018

South Africa
Timeline: Opposition Grows as Zuma Remains in Office

The impending resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa was not necessarily unexpected following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the African National Congress’s (ANC) elections for party leader. However, it is happening more quickly than many observers predicted, including this one.


June 28, 2017

South Africa
South African Youth Fed Up With Formal Politics

As in the United States and many other countries, the rate of participation of those aged fifteen to twenty-five in South African politics is disappointing. Some observers had breathlessly anticipate…

South Africa Election Boycott Voters

May 18, 2017

South Africa
Dlamini-Zuma at Top of the ANC Table

On May 14, South African president and African National Congress (ANC) party leader Jacob Zuma endorsed his ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, for party leadership. The ANC party elections will be held…

Dlamini-Zuma at a meeting of the African National Congress.

March 31, 2017

South Africa
Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet Reshuffle Bad News for South Africa

As part of a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle, President Jacob Zuma has fired highly respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, along with other long-time stalwarts of the…

Zuma Cabinet Reshuffle

February 16, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Parliamentary Brawls Threaten South African Governance

Since 1994, South Africa’s constitutional institutions have strengthened, as has the independence of the judiciary, which now regularly rules against an increasingly discredited Zuma administration. …

EFF Parliament

February 1, 2017

South Africa
South Africa’s ANC Horserace

Everybody loves a horserace among political personalities. South Africa is no different. The December 2017 African National Congress (ANC) leadership contest is commonly seen as a race between Deputy…

South Africa Horserace

January 26, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters Breaks with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is a voice of radical causes, including the expropriation of white-owned land without compensation. It is led by Julius Malema, former head of the Afric…


January 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Identity Politics in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC), which has governed South Africa since the 1994 transition to “non-racial democracy,” traditionally eschewed identity politics. Though its electoral support was ov…