Rivals hold rallies as polling day approaches in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed supporters in Ellis Park while a rival event was held in Soweto.

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Newborn baby pulled from storm drain after people heard crying

Crowds cheered as she was brought to the surface safely after the three-hour rescue operation near Durban, South Africa.

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A charity whose former worker was murdered in SA returns to renovate schools

Niall Mellon and 305 Mellon Educate volunteers from Ireland and the UK travelled to Cape Town.

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Zuma defiant as he brands corruption charges 'a conspiracy'

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has appeared in the dock of a packed courtroom to face corruption charges in a long-running case that fuelled the public anger that forced him from power.

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Latest: 'What is this hurry?' - Jacob Zuma reacts to no-confidence motion

Latest: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling party, the ANC, has not given clear reasons for him to resign and called his treatment "unfair".

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ANC say President Jacob Zuma must leave office

South Africa's ruling party has said President Jacob Zuma must leave office.

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South African ruling party leaders push for Zuma resignation

South African President Jacob Zuma was facing increasing pressure from the ruling ANC party to resign on Tuesday, as the government struggled to resolve a leadership crisis that has dragged on since last week.

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ANC committee to decide South African leader's fate

Senior officials in South Africa's ruling ANC are looking to finalise a power transition that would see the deputy president take over from Jacob Zuma, who is under pressure to resign amid corruption allegations.

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New leader elected for South Africa’s ruling party

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected the new leader of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress.

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African National Congress suffers its biggest election setback ever

South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) has lost the metropolitan area which includes the capital in its biggest election setback since it took power 22 years ago.

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ANC confirmed as winners of South African election

South Africa’s election commission completed a vote count that confirms the ruling African National Congress as the winner but also shows the strengthening of prominent opposition groups, according to results today.

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Zuma re-elected as ANC chief

South African president Jacob Zuma has been elected to remain head of the governing African National Congress political party.

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ANC to take legal action to remove painting of President from exhibition

South Africa’s governing ANC party is to take legal action to remove a painting from an exhibition that ridicules the party and the president with graphic imagery.

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Zuma elected South African president

South Africa’s parliament elected Jacob Zuma as president today, cheering the astonishing rise of a self-educated teenage goatherder who transformed himself into the leader of Africa’s economic powerhouse.

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ANC fails to get two-thirds majority

Final results from South Africa’s elections give the long-dominant ANC party a clear victory but not the two-thirds majority it hoped for.

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ANC supporters celebrate victory at a rally in Johannesburg last night.

Zuma prepares for power after ANC election win

South African elections results released today show the African National Congress might have fallen short of winning its cherished two-thirds parliamentary majority.

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ANC wins country but loses richest province

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress neared its aim of a two-thirds majority in elections today but lost power in the country’s richest province because of hostility from mixed-race voters.

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Nompumelelo Ntuli, the youngest wife of ANC president Jacob Zuma, raises her fist in victory after her husband cast his  ballot for general elections yesterday.

Zuma cruises to victory, but vital majority less certain

South Africa’s governing party led in preliminary results today in elections expected to propel Jacob Zuma to the presidency.

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South Africa goes to the polls

South Africa’s likely next president Jacob Zuma was looking beyond today’s national vote, eager to set up a new government that he said will bring “visible change” to improve the lives of the country’s black majority.

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ANC confirms Mbeki resignation

South African president Thabo Mbeki has agreed to resign following orders from the ruling party.

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Zuma confirmed as ANC presidential candidate

African National Congress president Jacob Zuma will be the party’s presidential candidate next year despite his pending trial for corruption, money laundering, fraud and racketeering, it was confirmed today.

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South Africans vote for ANC leader today

Voting began today in the bitter battle to become next leader of the African National Congress.

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ANC gathers to elect new president

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress today opened its conference in Polokwane to elect a new president amid bitter divisions between incumbent Thabo Mbeki and his deputy Jacob Zuma.

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Long queues as South Africa goes to polls

South Africans of all races voted today for a new government for the third time in a decade with the party credited with ending apartheid assured of another sweeping victory.

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South Africans go to the polls

South Africans vote in national elections for the third time today a mere decade after the country’s first vote to include all racial groups ended white minority rule.

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