The Big Story:- How ‘Spur man’ and Zille are alike

If the act of a black woman telling a white man to f*ck off had the same power as a raging white man, the past 400 years of South African history may have turned out differently. An act of language is stripped of its power when confronted by a historically constructed bulwark of race and […]
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Zille’s tweets the biggest headache for Maimane

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be “dealt with” for her praise of colonialism and expelled from the party, several DA leaders said on Wednesday. They believed that how the party handled her defence of colonialism would test the party’s commitment to non-racialism. The leaders, who spoke on condition of anonymity, include members of the […]
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Racism will soon be a crime punishable by law

Jacob Zuma claims that the ideology of racism remained firmly entrenched among some population groups. Practising racism and racial intolerance will soon be an offence punishable by law in South Africa, according to President Zuma. Addressing a small but very enthusiastic crowd at Victoria Grounds in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, to mark Human Rights Day, Zuma […]
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Interdict granted against EFF from inciting illegal land grabs

AfriForum and its business wing AfriBusiness have been granted a high court interdict against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema prohibiting him and his party from inciting illegal land grabs. AfriForum submitted the application to the High Court in Pretoria in November last year after Malema threatened that the EFF would occupy land across […]
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Replacing South Africa’s finance minister, or his deputy, would carry a heavy cost

Many see the decision by South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the National Treasury and to remove finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The decision to give Brian Molefe a seat in the country’s parliament has […]
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SAA to remain under intense government oversight – Gordhan – Budget 2017

SAA will remain under intense government oversight, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in his report contained in National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review, which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday. Referring to recommendations made by the Select and Standing Committees on Finance on the 2016 Revised Fiscal Framework, Gordhan said the committees recommend that National Treasury […]
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Zuma: We are not racist when we say whites own land

Addressing land ownership in South Africa does not make the government racist, President Jacob Zuma said in his reply on Thursday to MPs who had debated his State of the Nation address (Sona) earlier this week. Zuma was speaking inside the National Assembly in Parliament, where his comments on land reform were met with applause. […]
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ANC plans ‘constitutional revolution’ on land

The government is planning a “constitutional revolution” to fast-track land reform, including considering expropriation without compensation. The ruling party also wants land reform to include restitution for “precolonial dispossession” before the 1913 Native Land Act came into force, and a cap on the amount of land an individual can own. With most South African land […]
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DA, EFF slam Zuma deployment of SANDF to Sona

The Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters have condemned President Jacob Zuma for deploying 441 members of the South African National Defence Force to “maintain law and order” at the president’s State of the Nation address (Sona) on Thursday. The DA and the EFF released statements on Tuesday night immediately after the presidency had […]
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Cape Town’s Mayoress, Patricia de Lille, Announces Black Supremacist Management Board for Cape Town

The announcement by the Cape Town Mayoress, Patricia de Lille, about the composition of her new management team, for the City of Cape Town, is a slap in the face for the city’s white taxpayers, says Ms. Erika Botha Rossouw, FF Plus councilor for the city. Miss Botha Rossouw says that apparently no white person […]
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