President Cyril Ramaphosa applauds at the end of the results ceremony at the Independent Electoral Commission Results Center in Pretoria. Photo: AP Photo

South Africa’s ruling ANC party wins national election, but by its slimmest margin in 25 years

  • The African National Congress on Saturday secured 57.5 per cent of the vote, with a voter turnout of just 65 per cent
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President Cyril Ramaphosa applauds at the end of the results ceremony at the Independent Electoral Commission Results Center in Pretoria. Photo: AP Photo
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South Africans queue in the early morning cold to cast their votes in the mining settlement of Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg. Photo: AP

South Africa’s ruling ANC seeks to reverse sliding support as millions go to the polls

  • The national election is the first under President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma as head of state in February 2018
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South Africans queue in the early morning cold to cast their votes in the mining settlement of Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg. Photo: AP
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