African National Congress

  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of white-minority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95. You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems December 6, 2013

    Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist...
  • Presidential penis portrait riles S Africa's ANC May 18, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ruling ANC threatened to take legal action against a Johannesburg gallery for displaying art which lampoons President Jacob Zuma and accuses the party of corruption. The African National Congress wants the Goodman Gallery to remove a painting of Zuma called 'The Spear', which depicts the president with...
  • Jacob Zuma sworn in as South African president May 9, 2009

    Pretoria: Jacob Zuma was sworn in as South Africa's new president on Saturday.Zuma becomes fourth democratically-elected president of the country since the end of apartheid in 1994. His African National Congress party won a resounding victory in April 22 general elections. Taking the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Pius Langa,...
  • Zuma elected as African National Congress leader December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Jacob Zuma has defeated South African President, Thabo Mbeki to become the leader of the country's ruling African National Congress party. Zuma won the votes of more than 60 per cent of the delegates at the leadership conference to claim victory. Zuma will now become the...