He becomes the nation's fifth president, following Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the African National Congress party to its weakest point since it took power in the 1990s.
His resignation, which follows years of corruption scandals, comes after the ruling party instructs him to leave office or face a no-confidence vote.
After years of scandals, the African National Congress has ordered President Jacob Zuma to resign. His regime is clouded by incompetence, corruption and low economic growth.
Journalist John Pilger delivers a lecture in Cape Town in memory of anti-apartheid campaigner Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee.
A longtime resident reports on the water crisis in the South African city, where the supply to homes and businesses is expected to be cut off in May, and his own efforts to slash consumption.
The term "white monopoly capital” speaks to the reality of South Africa's political economy.
More than a third of India’s electricity supply is at risk from water shortages, which also threaten urban life in parts of South Africa.
More than a third of India’s electricity supply is at risk from water scarcity, which also threatens urban life in parts of South Africa.