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21 January 2017
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16 Jan 2017
What is at stake in the ANC “succession” race?
“The good news is that it was the last time we saw Jacob Zuma delivering the keynote speech at an ANC January 8 birthday celebration.” ‒ Max du Preez...
Ramaphosa disappoints supporters after applauding Eastern Cape matric results
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa caused a stir when he congratulated the Eastern Cape for its 2.5% improvement in the 2016 matric exam results, despite it being the country's worst performing...
10 Jan 2017
Youth leader wants "second revolution"
The African National Congress (ANC) needs a bold leader to launch a "second revolution" redistributing wealth to the black majority, said the head of the party's youth wing, which helped propel...
09 Jan 2017
The ANC’s January 8 anniversary statement: then and now
Until the 1990s, the ANC’s January 8 anniversary statement was a very important day in the calendar for very many people. For my generation, and many who are older and still alive, and many who are...
30 Dec 2016
Economic growth and jobs priority for 2017, says Zuma in New Year’s message
Igniting economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful...
15 Dec 2016
We, the People – Insights of an Activist Judge
This stirring collection of essays and talks by activist and former judge Albie Sachs is the culmination of more than 25 years of thought about constitution-making and non-racialism. Following the...
12 Dec 2016
ANC has lost support, needs to regain it: Nathi Mthethwa
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has called on members of the African National Congress (ANC) to focus on issues on the ground saying the party has lost votes. "The fact is that in some...
07 Dec 2016
Madiba broke ranks when necessary
Over the last few months, I have been thinking quite a bit about Nelson Mandela – ‘Madala’ as he and I called each other. My mind wonders along the hills of Qunu, asking them to narrate to me...
ANC “self-correction”, self-examination and rebuilding democracy
Raymond Suttner
Since the recent ANC National Executive Committee meeting, where a call was made for President Jacob Zuma to step down, conflicting perceptions have emerged. Many sensed that he had been fatally...
30 Nov 2016
Zuma pays tribute to Castro, “one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century”
President Jacob Zuma paid tribute to the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, hailing him as “one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th...
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the mass memorial rally of former President of the Republic of Cuba Fidel Castro, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba (29/11/2016)
The people and government of the Republic of South Africa learned with sadness of the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century,...
18 Nov 2016
Tide beginning to turn against Jacob Zuma
What a week! In the same week, the National Prosecuting Authority dropped charges of fraud against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a judge ordered that the report on the investigation into...
15 Nov 2016
ANC takes further steps towards self-destruction. What is our role as citizens?
It is reported in the City Press that President Jacob Zuma attended a caucus of the parliamentary ANC and instructed MPs to vote against the DA’s motion of no confidence in his leadership....
09 Nov 2016
SA: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, at the Presidential gala dinner of Invest in Namibia International conference, Windhoek, Namibia (09/11/2016)
I would like to convey my sincerest personal appreciation and gratitude to President Geingob for coming to address an Investment Seminar in my country on 06 October in preparation for this...
08 Nov 2016
DIRCO to launch the 2017 Annual Ubuntu Awards
What's On
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will launch the 2017 annual Ubuntu Awards on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 in Pretoria where media will be briefed on this...
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