Liberation movements in southern Africa came to power with promises to deliver a better future for people. But once in power they failed to deliver
The discourse of “othering” has been gaining traction in national and global politics.
As Francis Fukuyama said: "Populism is a label placed by elites on policies that ordinary people like but that they don’t like."
The disruption was the latest in a series of showdowns in parliament as pressure mounts on Zuma to resign or be axed as president by the ruling ANC
South Africa radical party draws huge crowd ahead of vote, as it attacks white privilege and ruling ANC
Party leader Malema promises to seize white-owned land without compensation and nationalise the banks
On Freedom Day, hundreds of people demonstrated in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to demand Zuma step aside
Move follows Malema comments that if the government used violence to suppress protest "we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun".
'We will run out of patience very soon and remove this government through a barrel of a gun', populist opposition leader says in upcoming interview.
Zuma survives impeachment in stormy Parliament; radical MP says president wants to convert nation into a 'banana republic'
He was not seriously threatened by the vote, which requires a two-thirds majority to succeed
With extensive grounds, multiple structures and several security features already in place, Zuma's place is good to go, and can be easily remodelled.
Pravin Gordhan is seen under siege, but he can't quit as that could send the economy into a tailspin. What to do?
Zuma says S. Africa opposition 'useless' and 'ignorant' after they disrupt then walk out on his speech
Zuma announced plans for "an effective turnaround plan" for country's ailing economy, amid dire warnings about growth from the IMF and the World Bank
"Zuma...has stolen from us, he has corrupted the economy.. he has made this country a joke and after that, he has laughed at us" - EFF leader Malema
New Oxfam report: Richest 1% own more than the rest of us—and Africans have as much as 30% of their wealth in tax havens
The inequality in South Africa is particularly staggering: just two men own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 50% of the population.
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New wealth report throws a spanner in the narrative of a rising Africa, but even if you don’t like it, it is hard to dismiss the numbers.
This much-courted vote had long been thought as up for the grab by Mmusi Maimane's DA. And even the ruling ANC has much to be worried about.
EFF chief: SA wouldn’t be like Zimbabwe if blacks repossessed land. “You’re poor without anything. Zimbabweans are poor but they’ve got land”.
“[SA] getting to the point of the ‘West African facilitation fee’ approach, where people always need a facilitation fee to get a tender through”.
Zuma profited from the opposition tactics, as he avoided answering questions including on the "escape" of Sudan president Bashir from South Africa.