State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes

Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to rumours about his private life, on Sunday spoke of the manner in which state machinery is employed for a particular political agenda that is in favour of those who prefer a specific candidate to replace Jacob Zuma as the president of the ruling party. But is the Constitution not there to […]
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Pravin Gordhan – SA is not for sale

South Africa’s future lies in the hands of active citizens who must stand up and make sure that state coffers are not looted by individuals with personal motives, says former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Speaking at the Gandhi Lecture in Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg on Friday night, he decried alleged looting of state funds by the […]
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The True Reason behind the sacking of Gordan and what will happen next

What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The first is that the decisions were not irrational, but part of a calculated power-play designed to further entrench the Zuma-aligned faction of the African National Congress (ANC). The second is that Mr Zuma took the […]
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