President Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation

State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,
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How does Zumas recall work?

Cape Town – The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule announced on Tuesday.

Magashule said that it had communicated a decision to recall Zuma as the country’s head of state, but he has not yet responded.
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‘Tomorrow the president will respond’ – Magashule

The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has not set an official deadline for President Jacob Zuma to respond to their decision to recall him, but the party expects him to reply on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow the president will respond,” Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secretary general, said on Tuesday.

Magashule was answering questions during a press briefing on the NEC outcomes after a 13-hour meeting yesterday where the ANC’s highest decision body decided to fire Zuma.
“Tomorrow the president will respond,” Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secretary general, said on Tuesday.
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Zuma digs in heels ahead of SONA

President Jacob Zuma is adamant he will deliver his State of the Nation address (Sona) on Thursday, despite calls for him to step down.

The Mail & Guardian has reliably learned that Zuma told senior ANC leaders during a meeting at his official residence this week that he would reject any attempts to force him out as the country’s highest office before Sona.

“He [Zuma] has made it clear he would not accept any decision influenced by any ‘counter-revolutionaries’, including opposition parties. He said if it meant he should face impeachment and lose all his presidential benefits, he was prepared for that as a matter of principle,” said an ANC insider close to Zuma.
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MPs to continue debate on process to impeach president

Parliament’s sub-committee on the rules of the National Assembly will meet on Tuesday to finalise issues around the process of impeaching a president. The sub-committee met on Thursday last week to discuss the proposal of a “hybrid panel” of MPs, retired judges and legal minds that would handle the in-depth processes of impeaching a president. […]
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Zuma camp vies for control of KZN and Free State

ANC branches in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State are crying foul over the composition of the provincial task teams appointed by the party secretariat this week, saying they favour the disbanded provincial executive committees that were suspended by the party’s national executive committee (NEC). On Tuesday, ANC secretary general Ace Magashule announced a provincial task […]
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South African president-in-waiting wants to ‘confiscate white farms without compensation’

The newly elected leader of South Africa’s ruling ANC (African National Congress), Cyril Ramaphosa, has come out strongly in favour of a Zimbabwe-style land grab in the country, promising to confiscate white-owned farms without compensation. In recent speeches Ramaphosa has also vowed to change the country’s constitution, which nominally guarantees private property rights, with the […]
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Zuma Saddled South Africa With Financial Bomb

Free tertiary education cannot be conjured up out of thin air, it has to be paid for somehow. Jacob Zuma may well be having the last “heh, heh, heh” on his opponents both within and outside the ANC, having left what is effectively a loudly ticking financial time bomb behind him after he stepped down […]
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ELECTION GIMMICK AFTERALL? – Free Higher Education Won’t Be Implemented Immediately: Mkhize

South Africa’s free higher education plan will not be implemented immediately, Higher Education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize said on Thursday. She said the new system would be phased in within the next five years. In 2018, only applicants who have received a firm offer from a university or TVET college, will be assessed for funding. Mkhize […]
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Was Ramaphosa Election Rigged? Did he know before the result who would win?

It appears that Paul Mashatile got Ramaphosa early results with a  votes rigging plan possibly executed by his lover Bontle Mpakanyane. Sources have suggested a shocking revelation regarding the new treasury general elect Paul Mashatile, and his long-time illicit partner and lady love Bontle Mpakanyane, breaking protocol of ANC elections to divulge minute-to-minute updates of the […]
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SACP party governs its first municipality – former Sasolburg Municipality

The South African Communist Party (SACP) is in charge of a municipality for the first time, after forming a coalition government with the ANC and three smaller parties in Metsimaholo in the Free State. The party secured the position of mayor on Thursday, in the second council seating following the by-elections last month. Lindiwe Tshongwe […]
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How Cyril Ramaphosa Sold His Soul to The Oppenheimers For $900 Million. How Much Will He Sell SA For?

Has South Africa just jumped from the frying pan into the fire by having Cyril Ramaphosa elected as the President of the ANC and next President of SA? Are our memories that short that we forget that Ramaphosa is simply just a better liar than Zuma, and not only in the “African Way” is he […]
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Nasrec 68 turn election on its head

With the “Nasrec 68” seemingly holding the fate of the ANC secretary general post in their hands, newly elected ANC deputy president David Mabuza sprung a surprise when he reportedly came out in support of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu. The Mail & Guardian has learnt that during the ANC national conference steering committee meeting […]
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uBaba’s left us two Dark Lords

Things are getting tense at the ANC’s national elective conference. Comrades are suffering finger-fatigue from the continuous number-crunching that accompanies all the backstabbing and double-crossing that passes as lobbying before the party’s “top six” vote. None more so than Enoch Godongwana, the Cyril Ramaphosa lobbyist and ANC national executive member. The comrade has been permanently […]
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BREAKING: ANC meeting over 68 missing votes

It has been confirmed that a meeting of the ANC’s steering committee is underway to probe the “disappearance” of 68 delegates’ votes. The total number of voting delegates attending conference is 4776, but only 4708 voted. The steering committee is in charge of organising the conference. A senior ANC delegate told News24 the EleXion Agency, […]
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