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23 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
Confronting the Corrupt
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
The infamous Seriti Commission into the arms deal. The Glenister case following the disbanding of the Scorpions. Busting open the bread manufacturers' cartel.
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22 Feb 2017
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
DA: James Selfe on ICC judgement: ANC government must rethink the wisdom of ICC withdrawal
STATEMENT
The DA welcomes the judgement handed down this morning by the North Gauteng High Court confirming that the ANC-led government’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
DA: James Selfe on ICC withdrawal: DA receives confirmation that judgement will be handed down on Wednesday
STATEMENT
The DA has received confirmation that the judgement in our application to the North Gauteng High Court to have South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) set aside on the...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
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...
 
 
Township businesses need protection
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
On the last Monday of January, we woke up to the news that the manager of the internationally renowned Sakhumzi restaurant, in Vilakazi street, in Soweto was murdered in an attempted robbery. In...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
SA: Buti Manamela: Address by Deputy Minister in the Presidency, on occasion of the debate on the State of the Nation, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
Last week, in the build up to the State of the Nation Address, the Economic Freedom Fighters made several statements in the media to the effect that they will disrupt the sitting and will not allow...
 
 
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...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
SA: Susan Shabangu: Address by Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, during the debate of the State of the Nation Address, Parliament, Cape Town (14/02/2017)
Topics
We continue to draw inspiration from the words of wisdom from our icon President Nelson Mandela – in his statement – I quote: “We out to imprint in the supreme law of the land, firm...
 
 
SA 'not declining as continental power' under Zuma
POLITICS
Is South Africa declining in stature as a power in Africa? It depends on how you look at it, African National Congress MP and chair of Parliament’s porftolio committee on international relations,...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, during day one of the debate on the State of the Nation Address, Parliament (14/02/2017)
Topics
The weight of our history lies heavy upon all of us. We must never forget past injustices. And we must put right the wrongs of the past.
 
 
SACP: Tail behind the wrecking-ball Parliamentary disruptors at your own peril
STATEMENT
On the evening of the State of the Nation (SONA) address last Thursday, and in the days following, a problematic media-created narrative still prevailed. However, it is a narrative whose...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
12 Feb 2017
 
SA: Archbishop-Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane says vigilance needed from right-thinking South Africans
STATEMENT
As long as Jacob Zuma and his present government are in power, all right-thinking South Africans need to be extra vigilant to protect South Africa’s constitutional democracy. So said one of South...
 
 
 
                       
 
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