Battle lines were drawn on Monday for South Africa’s ANC as voting began to elect a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but faced scandals and corruption allegations.
South Africa's High Court has rebuked President Jacob Zuma for challenging the recommendations of the country's corruption-fighting Public Protector for a graft probe against him, ordering the president to appoint a judicial inquiry into state influence-peddling within 30 days.
South Africa and Morocco will resume diplomatic ties more than a decade after Morocco withdrew its ambassador from Pretoria, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.
Addressing a meeting with Iranian Diaspora in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said, “Once again, we hear whispers from political newcomers; we need to recount that Iran has fought all the corruptions, sanctions, wars, and aggressions successful.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane stressed the need for development of political and economic relations during a meeting in Pretoria on Monday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif held talks on Monday with his South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the two explored ways of enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress is fending off fresh crises as the bitter fight for control of the former liberation party grows before President Jacob Zuma steps down as party leader in December.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described South Africa a 'good friend' to Iran, particularly in times of sanctions, saying that Tehran can serve as a good and reliable partner for Pretoria in the region.