Jacob Zuma

Captain Of South African National Football Team Shot Dead

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Sport

South Africa has been plunged into grief and anger after its international team's goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead. Two gunmen entered a house...

Can the ANC Still Be Successful After 20 years in Power?

Charity Knight | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Charity Knight

The ANC should be proud of the fact that they have been in power for 20 years, yet Jacob Zuma should see the next five years as a chance to prove to the nation and the world that he doesn't need the steady, moral gaze of Nelson Mandela to keep him in check.

Nelson Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Resurfaces In Disturbing Ad For Video Sharing App

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

The sign-language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial event has resurfaced in a disturbing advert for a video-sharing app. Thamsanqa Jantji...

50 Something In A 20 Year Old Democracy

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Trevor Kleinhans

Twenty years ago I was standing in a mixed race voting line, all of us petrified of what lay ahead and now here we are in a democratic South Africa. As a 50 something year old gay white male that has lived in this country his entire life, I can assure you it has been no bed of roses, and is still not anywhere near one.

South Africa's President "Respects" Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa stated on Tuesday he respects Uganda's right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

Mandela's Legacy Lies Elsewhere

Christopher Jackson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Christopher Jackson

There were many contenders, but the contest for the act that best sanctified the memory of Nelson Mandela was won by the handshake of Barack Obama and Raul Castro. That two such men could, but for a moment, be so cordial and content with one another attests to how he was regarded by so many sides. The eulogies and the emotions expressed by South Africans of all colours exhibited how much Mandela did for his people.

Mandela Laid To Rest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest in the remote South African village where he grew up. More than 4,000 people, including family members, Afric...

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

Daniel Warner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If Obama, Cameron and Thorning -Schmidt were inspired to whip out their camera phones and start clicking away then why wasn't Naomi Campbell somewhere in that stadium, in full hair and make up, being held aloft in front of a wind machine by Bono and Charlize Theron?

Is This The World's Longest Bus Queue?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

Thousands of mourners queued for hours just to catch a bus to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to see Nelson Mandela lying in state. The former Sout...

The 8 Most Unexpectedly Amazing Things That Happened At Nelson Mandela's Memorial (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

There were a few serendipitous meetings amongst some of the world's most powerful people at the memorial for Nelson Mandela in Soweto. We've learnt...

Outrage As Jacob Zuma Is Booed At Nelson Mandela Memorial

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

Jacob Zuma was roundly booed when he stood up to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. As crowds streamed out of the FNB Stadium, those that remained show...

Jessica Elgot

LIVE: Nelson Mandela Memorial (PICTURES) (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

The life of Nelson Mandela is being celebrated at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, where the former South African president made his last public appearance ...

South Africa's Stock Exchange Stops To Honour Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) stopped trading for 5 minutes at 9am today (11am local time) as South Africa's financial services industry honou...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: RIP Madiba

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The one thing you need to know on Friday 6 December 2013... RIP MADIBA The world is in mourning; a rare global icon has passed away. South Afric...

'Vultures Waiting For When The Lion Has Devoured The Buffalo'

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

Nelson Mandela's daughter has launched a verbal attack on the "racist" media describing coverage of the South African icon's declining health as being...

Will the Marikana Inquiry Halt the Violence on Its Own Doorstep to Deliver the Truth?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

The Inquiry has also been shaken by two apparent suicides of survivors of the massacre, the most recent taking place in May. A young miner, 27 year old Lungani Mabutyana, was found hanging from a tree after an earlier suicide attempt due to financial worries.

Nelson Mandela 'In Good Spirits' On Christmas Day

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela was in "good spirits" on Christmas morning, South African President Jacob Zuma has revealed. Zuma joined Mandela's wife Graca Mache...

ANC: End of the Party?

Damon Boughen | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK
Damon Boughen

The cracks in the dusty earth at the Marikana mine have come to represent so much more. They have come to symbolise not only the cracks in the ANC, bu...

South African Miners On Streets As Tensions Over Deaths Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Thousands of striking miners took to the streets in South Africa as tension continues to rise following the shooting of 34 by police, the worst incide...

South African Miners' Murder Charges Dropped

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK

Murder charges against 270 South African miners whose striking colleagues were shot and killed by police have been provisionally dropped. The count...

Inquiry After Miners Shot Dead In Violent Battle With Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma will open an inquiry into a "tragic" incident where police opened fire on miners, killing 34. Speaking on Frida...

Mandela Released From Hospital

Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela has left hospital, the South African government has said. The 93-year-old former South African president was undergoing tests after ...

Cameron Congratulates African National Congress On Marking Centenary

PA | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron hailed the African National Congress (ANC) as a "beacon for the world" in fighting discrimination and oppression as the South African pa...

Peter Guest

Government Urged To Probe Arms Trade's 'Shadow World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter Guest | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

It is a deal that will not die. South Africa is launching a new inquiry into allegations that illicit payments were made to secure a massive $10bn con...