Topic: African National Congress
Many South Africans worry that the African National Congress, which is considering a restrictive new media law, has lost sight of its founding principles.
09/10/2010 10:20 am
The Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Agence France-Presse sent a letter to South African President Jacob Zuma to express concern about a proposed law that could limit press freedom in South Africa.
09/07/2010 02:44 pm
The strike of 1.3 million South African government workers about salary levels shows the limits of union support for the ANC alliance and President Zuma.
08/31/2010 02:07 pm
The African National Congress (ANC) appears adamant about a new media appeals tribunal. The media are just as adamant that the tribunal is an attempt to muzzle critical reporting.
08/30/2010 05:35 pm
Security guards ejected South Africa media professionals from a meeting of the ANC Youth League on Thursday, another sign of the African National Congress's increasing discomfort with a free press.
08/26/2010 05:45 pm
After successfully hosting this summer's World Cup, the challenge for South Africa's government is to make a serious dent in urban crime, tackle corruption, lessen poverty, and shape South Africa as a model for a continent wracked by economic and political problems.
08/26/2010 04:39 pm
Youth League leaders from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party urged their counterparts in South Africa's ruling party to seize land and mines from minority white farmers to 'correct past imbalances.'
08/26/2010 03:55 pm
An ongoing national South Africa strike by government workers was calmer on Friday, after violent protests flared earlier in the week. Many schools remain closed and some hospitals are turning patients away.
08/20/2010 12:00 pm
The United States has joined those questioning proposed changes to South Africa's media laws, including a media tribunal and information bill that critics call 'draconian.'
08/19/2010 08:13 am
More than 1.3 million government nurses, teachers, and office workers went on strike in South Africa on Wednesday, pushing for higher wages.
08/18/2010 05:43 pm