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Pan-African passport launched at AU Summit

The promised pan-African passport was launched and the financing of the African Union (AU) was among the many issues discussed by heads of state...

First time voters in South Africa speak out

She was motivated to register to vote in the upcoming local elections because she hoped South Africa would be a better country than it...

Africa’s biggest democracy votes: ‘Whoever wins, Nigeria has the victory’

Despite rain and the death of 41 people in an attack by terrorist group Boko Haram, millions of Nigerians turned out to vote in hotly contested elections to choose the president of Africa's most populous country.

Guy Scott: Zambia’s impolitic white leader

His lineage bars Guy Scott from running for president – only those with Zambian-born parents may do so – but for the next 90 days he will run the nation until elections are held. Outside the country, his race is of the most significance; in Zambia, however, his ability to do the job is far more relevant.

All systems go for President's inauguration

All systems go for President’s inauguration

After successfully staging its fifth democratic elections, South Africa is finalising its preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Jacob Zuma, who will be sworn in for a second term of office at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday.

Thank you for playing your part for our democracy

  South Africa can once again be proud of itself as we successfully conclude our fifth democratic elections – the first since the passing of...
Counting under way in South Africa's elections

Counting under way in South Africa’s elections

Politicians showed off their party colours at the national Results Operations Centre in Pretoria on Thursday morning as the focus shifted from voting to counting in South Africa's fifth democratic elections. Over 35% of votes had been counted by 9am, just 12 hours after polling stations closed at 9pm on Wednesday.
This is our right that we fought for: Zuma

This is our right that we fought for: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma cast his vote in South Africa's general elections at Ntolwane Primary School near Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning. "I hope that all voters will cast their votes freely, without any problems," Zuma said. "This is our right that we fought for."

A freedom timeline: 20 years of democracy

The past 20 years have transformed South Africa. Once sanctioned, vilified and on the brink of civil war, the country is now a stable democracy and respected player on the global stage. In video and text, we explore the major milestones in our democratic journey.

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We have an obligation to vote: Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki was among those who cast their special votes on Tuesday. The former president, who will be in Nigeria for the World Economic Forum on Africa summit on Wednesday, urged his fellow South Africans to go out and vote, saying: "We have an obligation to those thousands who died for this freedom".

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