Jacob Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32871/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Zuma urges 'unity' to tackle rape in South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/urgent-zuma-urges-unity-tackle-rape-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African President Jacob Zuma used his annual state of the nation address on Thursday to call for "unity in action" to end the scourge of rape, which plagues the country.</p> <p>"The brutality and cruelty meted out to defenceless women is unacceptable and has no place in our country," Zuma told parliament, just days after the rape and disembowelment of a 17-year-old girl shocked the nation.</p> <p>arb/bm </p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:39:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755577 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa to review mining taxes: Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/safrica-review-mining-taxes-zuma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said mining taxes will be reviewed in a move likely to renew uncertainty in the key sector hit by wildcat strikes and nationalisation threats.</p> <p>Zuma's announcement is the first clear indication that royalties were up for review in the mining sector -- the bedrock on which Africa's weathiest economy was built.</p> <p>"Later this year, the minister of finance will be commissioning a study of our current tax policies, to make sure that we have an appropriate revenue base to support public spending," Zuma told the opening of parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/safrica-review-mining-taxes-zuma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Jacob Zuma mining South Africa Zulu people AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:23:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755925 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-South African police arrested, to face murder charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-south-african-police-arrested-face-murder-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with arrests)</p> <p>By Jon Herskovitz</p> <p>PRETORIA, March 1 (Reuters) - Eight South African policemen have been arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man tied to the back of a police truck through a busy Johannesburg street in an incident broadcast around the world, a government watchdog said on Friday.</p> <p>The video-recorded treatment of the Mozambican taxi driver has further damaged the reputation of the police force in South Africa where more than 1,200 people a year die in police custody.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-south-african-police-arrested-face-murder-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Jacob Zuma Law South Africa Zulu people Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:00:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771011 at http://www.globalpost.com Thirteen South Africa soldiers dead in Central Africa fighting - Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/at-least-13-south-african-soldiers-dead-central-africa-fighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRETORIA (Reuters) - At least 13 South African soldiers were killed and another 27 wounded in fighting with rebels in Central African Republic, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday, the worst military setback for Pretoria since the end of apartheid.</p> <p>Rebels seized the riverside capital of Bangui in fierce fighting on Sunday, forcing President Francois Bozize to flee and sowing confusion over who rules the mineral-rich heart of Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/at-least-13-south-african-soldiers-dead-central-africa-fighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Jacob Zuma South Africa War Zulu people Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5793059 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ No immediate plans to pull S.African troops from C.Africa: Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/urgent-no-immediate-plans-pull-safrican-troops-cafrica-zuma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa has no immediate plans to pull out its troops from the Central Africa Republic, President Jacob Zuma said after 13 soldiers were killed in clashes at the weekend.</p> <p>"We have not taken a decision to withdraw," Zuma told reporters. </p> <p>sk-sn/yad</p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:16:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793079 at http://www.globalpost.com 13 S.African troops killed in C.Africa: Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/13-safrican-troops-killed-cafrica-zuma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 13 South African troops deployed in the Central African Republic were killed and 27 wounded in clashes with rebels who captured the capital Bangui over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma said Monday.</p> <p>"During the battle 13 of our soldiers fell, one is unaccounted for," said Zuma.</p> <p>South Africa deployed 200 soldiers to Central Africa in January to support the poorly trained, ill-equipped government troops following an offensive launched by the Seleka rebel coalition in early December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/13-safrican-troops-killed-cafrica-zuma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793085 at http://www.globalpost.com Zuma says no plan to pull troops from C.Africa despite deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/zuma-says-no-plan-pull-troops-cafrica-despite-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa has no immediate plans to pull out its troops from the Central Africa Republic, President Jacob Zuma said Monday after 13 soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels at the weekend.</p> <p>"We have not taken a decision to withdraw," Zuma told reporters. </p> <p>"There is no reason for us to leave... we are looking at how to reinforce our forces and how to move forward," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/zuma-says-no-plan-pull-troops-cafrica-despite-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:16:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793114 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa sees worst troops loss in years in C.Africa battles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/safrica-sees-worst-troops-loss-years-cafrica-battles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa on Monday said the country had suffered its heaviest military loss since apartheid after 13 soldiers were killed in weekend clashes with rebels seizing power in the Central African Republic.</p> <p>The troops died in a nine-hour "high-tempo battle", President Jacob Zuma said, as the Seleka rebel coalition advanced on the Central African capital Bangui.</p> <p>Zuma said 13 soldiers died fighting against "bandits", while one soldier was unaccounted for. The clashes, which erupted on Saturday, also left 27 troops injured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/safrica-sees-worst-troops-loss-years-cafrica-battles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Jacob Zuma War AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793371 at http://www.globalpost.com Zuma rejects criticism of deadly C.Africa military presence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/zuma-rejects-criticism-deadly-cafrica-military-presence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday dismissed claims that South African troops deployed in restive Central Africa were protecting private business interests as "conspiracy theories."</p> <p>Zuma is facing anger at home after 13 soldiers were killed and 27 wounded as rebels in the Central African Republic carried out a bloody coup a little over a week ago.</p> <p>South Africa's heaviest military loss since apartheid has raised questions about the nature of the deployment, and prompted the opposition to demand an immediate pull out of the troops.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/zuma-rejects-criticism-deadly-cafrica-military-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799213 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa's Zuma rejects criticism of Central African mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/south-africas-zuma-rejects-criticism-central-african-mission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday defended his decision to send troops to Central African Republic, saying 13 soldiers killed by rebels there had died fighting for Pretoria's foreign policy, not his party's business interests.</p> <p>The South African force was involved in a nine-hour firefight with thousands of rebels who poured into Central African Republic's (CAR) capital Bangui last month and seized control of the country, which has rich deposits of gold, diamonds and uranium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/south-africas-zuma-rejects-criticism-central-african-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa War Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:46:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5799372 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa pulls troops from C.Africa after deadly firefight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/safrica-pulls-troops-cafrica-after-deadly-firefight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday that South Africa will pull troops out of the Central African Republic, after 13 paratroopers died in a nine-hour firefight with rebels.</p> <p>"We have taken a decision to withdraw our soldiers," Zuma said, as he faced a firestorm of critism over South Africa's biggest military loss since the end of apartheid. </p> <p>At least 13 troops died and 27 were wounded on March 23 when they came under fire from around 3,000 Seleka rebel fighters near the capital Bangui.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/safrica-pulls-troops-cafrica-after-deadly-firefight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Jacob Zuma South Africa AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801531 at http://www.globalpost.com Zuma warns debate on dead soldiers could threaten security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/zuma-warns-debate-dead-soldiers-could-threaten-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Jacob Zuma on Friday hit back at people demanding answers about the deaths of 13 South African soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic, warning they threaten state security.</p> <p>"Political parties and commentators should be careful not to delve into operational matters that could endanger state and personnel security," the presidency said in a statement.</p> <p>Zuma on Thursday announced that the remaining South African soldiers would be withdrawn from the poor and violence-prone country after a bloody rebel coup.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/zuma-warns-debate-dead-soldiers-could-threaten-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802583 at http://www.globalpost.com All S.African troops out of Central Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/all-safrican-troops-out-central-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa said Tuesday it had pulled all troops out of the Central African Republic after a deadly coup that killed 13 troops and raised questions about opaque business deals.</p> <p>The handful of soldiers that had remained in Bangui after a bloody coup last month "have been withdrawn and are back home safe", the defence force said in a statement.</p> <p>The deaths of the 13 soldiers was South Africa's worst military loss since the end of apartheid.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/all-safrican-troops-out-central-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Maynier Jacob Zuma South Africa AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807411 at http://www.globalpost.com Zuma says apartheid still to blame for S.Africa woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/zuma-says-apartheid-still-blame-safrica-woes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday rejected a cabinet minister's suggestion that government could no longer use apartheid as an excuse for poor public service.</p> <p>"To suggest that we can't blame apartheid for what we are doing now or for what is happening in our country, I think is a mistake, to say the least," Zuma said.</p> <p>His comment was a reference to a recent statement by Trevor Manuel, one of South Africa's top-ranking cabinet ministers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/zuma-says-apartheid-still-blame-safrica-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:15:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808840 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa sees record number of tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/safrica-sees-record-number-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A record 9.2 million tourists visited South Africa last year, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, revealing a surge in visitors from China.</p> <p>The number of tourists travelling to South Africa grew by more than 10 percent, despite the global economic crisis.</p> <p>"This phenomenal tourism growth is evidence that we are successfully setting ourselves apart in a competitive marketplace," Zuma said.</p> <p>Britons continued to come to South Africa in droves and were the most frequent visitors, followed by the Americans and Germans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/safrica-sees-record-number-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma South Africa Zulu people AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:30:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825048 at http://www.globalpost.com