Don’t be fooled by Ramphosa’s ‘New Deal’ or NDZ’s ‘radical economic transformation’

It is now abundantly clear that the race to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC president next month is between his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma — the president’s former wife and preferred successor. No one else matters. All our attention should be focused on these two. Not that the other supposed candidates for the […]
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Malema: Any fool can be president

Presidents are just people who go around cutting ribbons and any “fool” can be one‚ including President Jacob Zuma. This is according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema who told the BBC that just like anyone else he could also be a president. “I think I can be a president… presidents are just […]
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Ramaphosa nowhere to be found on ANC Women’s League NEC nomination list

It’s clear that there’s no love from the ANC Women’s League for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His name is nowhere on the league’s list of 223 members nominated for the all-powerful National Executive Committee (NEC). The league is backing Ramaphosa’s rival Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the party’s presidential campaign that comes to a head at […]
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Dlamini Zuma To Transfer White Minority If Elected – “Wishful Thinking”

 The presidential hopeful says it’s ‘fine’ if the country’s white business community refuses to endorse her bid to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at a cadres assembly in Evaton. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said on Thursday it was fine if the country’s white business community declined to endorse her bid to succeed […]
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Mixed reaction to Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘slate’ especially with Naledi Pandor as VP

Deputy President, and one of the frontrunners for ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa will have a tough time convincing some of his supporters to throw their weight behind his preferred deputy ahead of the party’s December elective conference. The surprise announcement that he wants current ANC National Executive Committee member Naledi Pandor to be his deputy […]
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Ramaphosa takes an early lead as ANC branches cast their vote

Of the 1 138 ANC branches (out of a total of about 3 800 branches in good standing) that had held their branch general meetings (BGMs) by Thursday, 768 nominated Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president Jacob Zuma’s successor and 360 nominated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. All other presidential hopefuls — Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, ANC treasurer general Zweli […]
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Road to December conference: Pandor announced as Ramaphosa’s running mate

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed Naledi Pandor, the minister of science and technology, would be running as his deputy president candidate in the leadership campaign for the party’s elective conference to be held in Johannesburg this December. Ramaphosa was speaking at a rally at the Tafelkopp Stadium outside Groblersdal in Limpopo when he urged […]
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Anti-Immigration “Czech Trump” Wins Elections With Major Victory

Andrej Babis even has a trophy wife younger than him by 20 years (Monika Babišová) just like Donald Trump. With over 99 percent of the vote counted, the party of the former communist who has now turned into populist Czech billionaire described by some as the ‘Czech Trump’ has achieved a considerable victory in the […]
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Ramaphosa leads Gauteng nominations in the presidential race

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the Gauteng presidential race following this weekend’s round of nominations by branches in the province. But, it’s early days, insiders say. According to them, nominations are yet to meet the halfway mark, which will give a more clear indication of Ramaphosa’s performance in the race. Outcomes of branch […]
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Jacob Zuma’s criminal status key for ANC rules

If corruption charges against Jacob Zuma were to be re-enrolled, a fraught responsibility would fall on ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. Under the ANC’s constitution, the party’s secretary general “may suspend” a member or office bearer indicted to appear in a court if that seems necessary — “on the authority of” the party’s national executive […]
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