Posts Tagged ‘African National Congress’

Update 5/7/09: Jacob Zuma was elected South Africa’s president on Wednesday by parliament and will be inaugurated on Saturday. He’s expected to name his new government on Sunday. Speak your peace. (4/27/09) Although the African National Congress, the ruling political party in South Africa since Nelson Mandela’s presidential election in 1994, didn’t win the symbolically significant […]


The African National Congress, South Africa’s leading political party, staged a rally on Sunday in Johannesburg’s largest rugby stadium to solidify support for 67-year-old presidential candidate Jacob Zuma, just three days before the election. There are 40 different national and provincial parties competing in the elections. Former President Nelson Mandela, 90, appeared with Zuma at the […]


Congress of the People (COPE), a new political party in South Africa formed by dissenting members of the African National Congress (ANC), the country’s ruling party (controls 8 of 9 provinces), has nominated a Methodist bishop, the Rev. Mvume Dandala, as COPE’s presidential candidate. The election will take place in April. Dandala is known as a […]