Threat To South African Democracy Runs Deeper Than State Capture – Sociologist

CAPE TOWN — We’ve got it mostly wrong, argues Benjamin H Bradlow, a sociologist from Brown University, who has made South Africa his pet project. That’s because all local political parties and social movements believe – like the Zuptoid ruling cadre – that State institutions must be captured for state action to achieve a desired goal. It’s […]
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SCORPIO: In The Non-Surprise Of The Year, WMCLEAKS.com Smear Campaign Tracked To A Gupta Associate

With the costly, UK-based PR spin doctors Bell Pottinger paid-up and shipped out, South Africa’s First Family, the Guptas, scrambled to find a replacement spin machine after damning revelations of their involvement in the capture of ministers and government officials, gleaned from #GuptaLeaks, began to be made public last month. Soon afterwards, several websites and […]
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Concourt asks for a ‘bad faith’ enquiry on Dlamini and social grants.

The Constitutional Court on Thursday declined to hold social grants minister Bathabile Dlamini personally liable for legal costs in the social grants fiasco – for now. Instead it ordered a legal inquisition of sorts centred on whether she had misled the court, a process that could still force her to pay legal costs out of […]
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Survé, Guptas Imitate Ethos, Practices Of Apartheid Newspapers

CAPE TOWN — One of the most attractive things about the Fourth Estate is that it manages to equalise the otherwise deeply skewed power balance between billionaires and politicians, and humble, hard-working, honest scribes who can take them on, blow for blow. In the battle for hearts and minds, bent and manipulative politicians and captains […]
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Sassa’s R2bn funeral insurance rip-off

Yet again we’ve been reminded of just how awkward a liability social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is for her department as it battles to resolve the overwhelming difficulties with social grant distribution. Horror at the prospect of the department and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) managing “26A deductions” — third-party deductions from social grants […]
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REPORT – Motsoeneng found guilty in SABC internal disciplinary hearing!!

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been found guilty in an internal disciplinary hearing, a reliable source close to the hearings shared this news. Motsoeneng faced charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer. The charges related to his four-hour long press briefing on April 19, where […]
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Evil Mastermind Victoria Geoghegan: How Does She Sleep At Night? #GuptaLeaks

It has taken only a few years for Geoghegan and her associates to help bring South Africa to its knees EDINBURGH- Many in South Africa wonder how Victoria Geoghegan sleeps at night. A partner at London-based Bell Pottinger, she has made it her business to undo the work of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and other freedom […]
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Nothing Seems Sacred Anymore As R1bn Drought Relief Fund Joins Captured List – Herbst

Nothing Seems Sacred Anymore As R1bn Drought Relief Fund Joins Captured List – HerbstIn yet another timely contribution, Ed Herbst once again highlights the depths of theft everyday taxpaying South Africans are having to fund. No stone is left unturned, and as Herbst puts it, if that stone isn’t bolted down…it’s stolen. Making mention of […]
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Zuma please wake up and smell the stench you are causing.

Jacob Zuma has again escaped the axe after the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) decided to retain him as the country’s number one citizen. But this decision cannot be interpreted as a victory for the embattled ANC president. The second motion by his comrades in less than six months to force him to step down […]
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Why is Bathabile Dlamini licking a cup in parliament?

Whatever the social development minister is drinking must have been so good she could not let a single drop go to waste. A video of Social Development Minister and ANC Women’s League leader Bathabile Dlamini in parliament has emerged that once again triggers questions about her sobriety. In the video, the minister can be seen […]
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