South African Politics in Ferment

As South Africa approaches an election in the coming months, political contests between parties on a range of different issues are gathering momentum.

ANC supporters at a rally (file photo).

  • South Africa:  Gauteng Wants a Change From Zuma's ANC

    Democratic Alliance, 13 January 2014

    Election 2014 is an historic opportunity for change in democratic South Africa, the likes of which we have not seen since 1994. read more »

  • South Africa:  Zuma Launches Election With Jobs Promises

    Radio France Internationale, 12 January 2014

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma unveiled the ruling African National Congress's manifesto for the toughest general election it has ever faced at a rally in the north-eastern ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Youth Wage Subsidy - DA Urges Employers to Claim Tax Breaks Despite Threats in ANC Manifesto

    Democratic Alliance, 13 January 2014

    Proposed changes to the Youth Wage Subsidy in the ANC manifesto undermine the legislative process and will put youth jobs at risk by creating confusion in the minds of employers. read more »

  • South Africa:  An Activist's Manifesto for 2014 - Ten Social Justice Issues to Champion

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 14 January 2014

    The fanfare at the beginning of a New Year is usually celebratory and full of hope. This celebration is a way for people to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. read more »