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24 February 2017
                       
 
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24 Feb 2017
 
 
UP: Justice Albie Sachs remembers OR Tambo's crucial role in South Africa's constitutional democracy
STATEMENT
Through his activism over the decades, lawyer, revolutionary and politician– Oliver Reginald Tambo– left a lasting impression on South Africa and its Constitution. In celebration of his legacy, the...
Updated 26 minutes ago
 
 
There’s more to Cameroon’s protest than meets the eye
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For three activists from western Cameroon who joined a call for the recognition of their linguistic preferences, last week didn’t bring any good news. The lawyer, teacher and journalist have been...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
Military policing of Parliament: what does SA law say?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Shortly before his annual State of the Nation address earlier this month, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma announced that he had authorised the ‘employment’ of 441 members of the South African...
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by President of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day, Durban (21/02/2017)
Topics
Let me begin by extending our deepest condolences to the families of the three naval officers and three staff members of the Department of Public Works who lost their lives tragically late last...
 
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, during a commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi on this day 100-years ago, Johannesburg (21/02/2017)
Topics
On this day, one hundred years ago, our country suffered its most devastating maritime disaster when 616 South Africans perished in the cold waters of the English Channel.
 
 
Zuma addresses Armed Forces Day event
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has begun his address at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations in Durban. Zuma was welcomed at Moses Mabhida Stadium just after 10:00 on Tuesday by a traditional military...
 
 
Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency, on the occasion of the centenary commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi, Southampton's Hollybrook Cemetery, UK (20/02/2017)
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It is a great but humble honour to be with you on this historic day, where we commemorate those South Africans who sacrificed their lives when the SS Mendi tragically sank one hundred years ago.
 
 
DA NW: Joe McGluwa says Zuma defends his monument to corruption
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance has learnt that Jacob Zuma has himself defended the building of a multi-million rand six-metre statue of himself, in the North West. On a community radio broadcast on Friday...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
SAPS: Police on Armed Forces Day commemoration
STATEMENT
As the build-up to the sixth annual Armed Forces Day celebration is gaining momentum, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure is well in place to ensure that the scores of people...
 
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, during the State of the Province Address, Green Hills stadium, Rand-West city, West Rand District Municipality (20/02/2017)
Topics
Please join me in acknowledging the presence of members of the Family Committee representing the bereaved families of the Life Esidimeni tragedy in which more than a hundred mental health patients...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Defence committee to ask minister about Sona army deployment letter
POLITICS
Parliament's joint standing committee on defence says it will ask Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula for more information around the deployment of 441 soldiers for the State of the Nation...
 
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
 
 
‘Regrettable mayhem’ and SONA 2017
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘I must declare upfront that the mayhem that transpired in this House last Thursday is highly regrettable.’ That’s how Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
SA: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Address by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, during the debate of the State of the Nation Address, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
Mr. President, the African National Congress aligns itself with the majority of South Africans, who have welcomed the tone of your SONA 2017, as a breath of fresh air - focused, tangible and...
 
 
 
                       
 
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