Violence erupts: Protesters in PE are demanding houses – we don’t like to live the life of squatters

Violent protests have continued in Motherwell following mass evictions that began two weeks ago and restarted on Monday. Hundreds of shacks were demolished in NU29 and NU30 sections this week. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth) recently obtained a court order instructing the office of the sheriff to carry out the evictions. After shacks […]
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Bronze statue of Jacob Zuma will chase tourists away, not attract them.”

The SABC reports that construction work for a monument of President Jacob Zuma is under way at the site where Zuma and other struggle comrades were arrested while trying to flee to Botswana. The SABC quoted the EFF’s Alfred Motsi, an opposition leader in North West, as saying that he and his party remain committed […]
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Back onto the Gupta ship, their citizenship tale is full of holes !!

The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is, furthermore, hardly any time to hit the pause button to puzzle through what we already know. But it is crucial to do exactly that. That is […]
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Massive increase in deaths from police brutality in South Africa

A report from the Independent Police Investigative (IPID) has caused alarm after revealing an increase in the number of people who die in custody and as a result of police action. During the period of April to September 2016, there were 51 deaths in KwaZulu-Natal as a result of police action. In the same period, […]
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It’s Getting Worse! Irregular Municipal Expenditure Jumps By Over 50%

Almost R17bn of ‘irregular expenditure’ exposed, as only nine out of 263 municipalities record a clean audit – AG report The auditor general’s local report for 2015/16 was released today, but I can think of 254 municipalities that will be horrified by the results. Unsurprisingly, these results are a regression from those published in the […]
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Are you aware of The Riot Act – Malema reads this Act to property owners !!

“The land is everything.” This was Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema’s unequivocal message to the South African Property Owners Association when he addressed the conference under the theme “disruption” at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Wednesday. In a no-holds-barred speech, Malema scolded the property owners for not doing enough to change property ownership […]
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Mugabe loyalist tells white farmers to Leave their land and go play golf

Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzi Chipanga has reportedly urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to eject all remaining commercial white farmers in the country’s Manicaland province, saying they should relocate to Harare’s leafy Borrowdale suburb “where they can relax and play golf”. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Chipanga said this during a rally that was also addressed by […]
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Zuma states that poverty in South Africa began when land was taken away

President Jacob Zuma believes the question of land in South Africa must be resolved within the realm of the country’s laws and constitution. Zuma tackled the controversial issue in a speech at a Youth Day celebration in Hammarsdale, near Durban, yesterday. “The land question is very much related to the economy,” he said. “The day […]
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Durban municipality digs up old graves to recycle it – It could be your loved ones grave next?

A Durban North man is left wondering if his family grave in Glenwood will last. When Stephan Bruwer’s family decided to install a new granite tombstone on the grave in Stellawood Cemetery, he visited the grave two weeks ago and was astonished to find eThekwini Municipality employees digging up an old grave a few spaces […]
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THE ISSUE WITH THE TERM COLONIALISM USED BY THE NEW SOUTH AFRICAN POWERS

Much as is the case with the term “democracy”, the term “colonialism” is frequently used by the New South African powers that be without any clear understanding of what exactly it means. Over the last 2 decades we have heard that colonialism is to be blamed for almost everything from poverty to unemployment to racism […]
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