Posts by tag: South Africa

South Africa's Historic Election: Potential Major Political Shift in 2024

South Africa's Historic Election: Potential Major Political Shift in 2024

South Africa stands on the brink of a pivotal political transformation as it readies for national elections. For the first time since 1994, the African National Congress (ANC) faces the possibility of losing its unbroken grip on power. Grappling with high unemployment, poverty, and corruption, the ANC’s popularity is in decline, opening the door for opposition parties to challenge its dominance.

05.27.2024

Zara Kriel
Jacob Zuma Barred from South African Election: Constitutional Court Rules Former President Ineligible to Run

Jacob Zuma Barred from South African Election: Constitutional Court Rules Former President Ineligible to Run

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, cannot run for Parliament in the national election due to a criminal conviction. The Constitutional Court's ruling means he must wait until five years after his 2021 contempt of court sentence ends. As leader of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party, Zuma's disqualification still impacts the African National Congress's chances amid ongoing political tensions.

05.20.2024

Zara Kriel