Tag Archives: Zuma

Pressure mounts on President Zuma

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Nic Cheeseman reflects on the political life and times of Jacob Zuma, and questions whether he will survive the State of Capture report, which uncovered the hold that the Gupta family have secured on the state.

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President Zuma responds to student protests

Following mass protests by students across South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has moved to freeze tuition fees. However, this strategy is unlikely to pacify students or to enable the ruling party to win back the confidence of urban voters. The future success of the ANC will therefore depend on recalibrating its support base away from […]

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South Africa – President Zuma survives no-confidence vote but many questions remain


In this post, Michaela Collord explores Zuma’s survival of the no-confidence in the National Assembly, and future parliamentary prospects in this dominant party democracy.

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President Zuma escapes censure for no show in South Africa

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

In this post, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman explores recent events in South Africa’s National Assembly, which led to a motion to censure President Jacob Zuma. This post originally appeared on the Presidential Power blog. 

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South Africa at the polls, and beyond.

Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock

In this blog piece our Co-editor, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, takes a look at the run-up to South Africa’s polls, and the longer-term political questions that remain for citizens in South Africa. Sarah Jane is a Fellow at the London School of Economics. 

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There may be trouble ahead: South Africa and the ICC


In this article, our Co-editor, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, looks at the relationship between the African Union and the International Criminal Court in the light of Kenya’s ongoing case. She highlights the importance of South African support for the ICC and asks whether this support could be waning in the run-up to the AU meeting next month. […]

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