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26 May 2017
                       
 
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25 May 2017
 
 
ANC and DA agree: Farm attacks must stop
VIOLENCE
There is at least one thing on which the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) agree: The killing of farmers and farm workers must stop. When presenting his budget to...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
1.8m ha of land transferred to communal trusts since 1994
LAND DISTRIBUTION
Almost 2-million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations (CPAs) and trusts since 1994, Land and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti has revealed. In a...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
 
 
Govt sits on 4 000 farms, yet hints at expropriation
LAND EXPROPRIATION
While the African National Congress (ANC) increasingly hints at land expropriation without compensation, the state is struggling to transfer more than 4 000 farms which have already been bought to...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
MVC welcomes ANC's plans on party funding
POLITICS
The civil society organisation My Vote Counts (MVC) welcomes the African National Congress' (ANC's) steps toward addressing the regulation of private political party funding. "The proposal to set...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
Calls for Zuma’s head increase after S&P downgrades South Africa to junk status
ECONOMY
Pressure mounted on President Jacob Zuma to resign on Monday night as political parties laid South Africa’s downgrade to junk status by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) squarely at his feet. The country’s...
 
 
UDM adds voice to calls for urgent motion of no confidence against Zuma
POLITICS
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has added its voice to those of politicians calling for the urgent debate of a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The party on Monday wrote a...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
Cope calls for mass Cabinet resignation
POLITICS
The Congress of the People (Cope) has called for a mass resignation by Cabinet in protest against President Jacob Zuma's reshuffle, which saw Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
Afriforum: AfriForum condemns ANC’s attitude during parliamentary sitting
STATEMENT
AfriForum has condemned the behaviour of certain members of the ANC during the parliamentary sitting on farm murders. Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Community Safety, and Lorraine Claasen, Crime...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
If you see a beautiful piece of land, take it – Malema
LAND CLAIMS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema led a debate in Parliament on Tuesday on amending Section 25 of the Constitution, calling for land expropriation without compensation. Malema...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Critics of economic transformation are racist – Zuma
POLITICS
Responding to critics of the government’s drive for radical economic transformation, President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said they were bent on entrenching white privilege while the African National...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
FF Plus: FF Plus leader warns Julius Malema over land grabs
STATEMENT
The leader of the EFF, Julius Malema, is playing with fire with his comments and proposed plan to occupy unoccupied land by supporters of the EFF on the 6th April of this year, Dr. Pieter...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
'Mr Zupta', 'black face' unparliamentary
POLITICS
The terms “Mr Zupta” and “black face”, and comparing African National Congress (ANC) members to wolves have been declared unparliamentary. Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...
 
 
10 Nov 2016
 
Motion of no confidence in Zuma to be debated
POLITICS
A motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma is expected to be debated in the National Assembly on Thursday. This is after the Democratic Alliance (DA) wrote to parliamentary Speaker...
 
 
21 Sep 2016
 
I take responsibility for not telling Parliament about Ntlemeza – Nhleko
POLITICS
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has taken full responsibility for his department's failure to notify Parliament of Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza's appointment a year ago. It was an oversight due to lack...
 
 
06 Sep 2016
 
Nhleko must resign over McBride ConCourt judgment – DA
POLITICS
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko should resign following the Constitutional Court's decision regarding the suspension of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride, says...
 
 
 
                       
 
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