Zuma’s plan to boost the economy is just BEE on steriods

Long live poverty! Where would the rich be without the poor? More particularly, where would Zuma be? Failure to recognise these questions leads to a too easy dismissal of the ANC’s currently loudest and most persistent war-cry: radical economic transformation. Eusebius McKaiser is hardly alone in rubbishing the term as meaningless. Supposedly without meaning, he […]
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SA’s struggling economy faces an uphill

If South Africa staves off a technical recession in the coming months, it will be a result of events unrelated to the country’s domestic political and policy environment. But economists said the more important question is what happens when the lingering positive effects of a recovery end in certain sectors, such as agriculture and mining. […]
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Another Farmer attacked on farm – Wepener district

In another merciless farm attack, a farmer of the Wepener district in the Free State and his domestic worker were shot dead on Thursday, April 20. Mr. Pieter Van Der Berg (49), and a domestic worker (55) were shot and killed after suspects gained entry into the residence. The suspects ransacked the house, and the […]
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“Die stem” must fall – Malema

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is demanding of the South African government to delete Die Stem from the country’s official anthem. EFF tabled the demand while they were marking the 120th anniversary of Sontonga’s Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. “…We mark the 120th anniversary of the death of Enoch Sontonga who composed Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika. “On this […]
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R58.8-million to be given to the Zulu king

The financial affairs of King Goodwill Zwelithini were once again in the spotlight on Tuesday when Premier Willies Mchunu tabled his office’s budget at the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature. The lack of direction of the Royal Household Trust and lack of accountability and state of the monarch’s farms caused some consternation among the ANC and opposition MPLs. […]
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“Stress is a ‘white man’s disease” comment got Zuma in hot water.

Clinical psychologists and a Zulu culture expert have punched holes in President Jacob Zuma’s claim that stress is a “white man’s disease”. Zuma said Zulu people did not suffer from it as it was a foreign concept to them. Brushing aside calls for him to step down during his 75th birthday bash in Kliptown‚ he […]
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Zuma refuses to be jailed

The defiant president was reportedly telling his opponents in the ANC why he is clinging to power. According to a report on News24 on Tuesday morning, President Jacob Zuma told the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) that he could never step down, as that would be like “handing himself over to the enemy”, which wants […]
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The Secret Balloting System might come back and bite us.

This past week, as another large protest against corruption and the rule of President Jacob Zuma took place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, it was hard not to compare it with the gathering at Kliptown in Soweto that Zuma himself presided over on the same day. It was the president’s 75th birthday, among other […]
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Zuma will only step down if ANC ask him to do so !!

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma lamented his pensioner days ahead and told African National Congress (ANC) supporters gathered at his 75th birthday celebrations in Soweto on Wednesday, that he would resign if asked to do so by the governing party. Speaking mainly in isiZulu, Zuma said he would be active at his branch once he […]
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“MPs must serve the people, not political parties” – Mbeki

Former President Thabo Mbeki has weighed in on the debate around Parliament removing the current president, saying MPs are not beholden to their party. Instead, they must vote according to the wishes of the people that put them there. In a letter in The Star on Tuesday, Mbeki said: “It is obvious and logical that […]
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