The apartheid regime created its own traditional leadership at the expense of authentic leadership in some communitiesS. Africa to dissolve six monarchies Jul 30, 2010
The brother leader delegation [of Gadhafi] has accepted the road map as presented by usRebels reject African Union peace proposal Apr 11, 2011
We are pleased that he is now well enough to travelMandela asks to go home to Qunu May 23, 2011
While we mourn her loss, we must thank her most profoundly for the selfless service to all South Africans and humanity at large, for her generosity of spirit and for teaching the nation humility, respect for human dignity and compassion for the weak, the poor and the downtroddenApartheid fighter Albertina Sisulu dies Jun 03, 2011
Our relations today hold significant promise for the growth of economic relations and co-operation in key economic areas for the development of South Africa and the African continent. Norway understands Africa's developmental needs and has already contributed to the empowerment and uplifting of the living standards of many of our South African peopleNorway urged to invest in African energy security Sep 02, 2011
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.
Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi. Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990. On 20 September 2008, Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee, following a conclusion by Judge Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.
Zuma has faced significant legal challenges. He was charged with rape in 2005, but was acquitted. In addition, he fought a long legal battle over allegations of racketeering and corruption, resulting from his financial advisor Schabir Shaik's conviction for corruption and fraud. On 6 April 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority decided to drop the charges citing political interference.