Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes

President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds various lessons for his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, as the latter too, considers his prospects towards the end of his presidency. The first, obviously, is that while, from the pinnacle of power, a country’s president may feel the monarch of all he can survey, it is always […]
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How you will pay for Zuma’s free education plan

The government is considering drastic budget cuts to fund free higher education, including cutting social grants, freezing the roll-out of RDP houses and increasing taxes. With the country facing an unpre-cedented R50.8‑billion revenue hole, a treasury document has been put before President Jacob Zuma by the presidential fiscal committee, outlining possible areas where budgets could […]
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Public protector vows to ‘set the record straight’ on Reserve Bank allegations.

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will file court papers to “set the record straight” in response to an affidavit submitted by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Monday which alleges Mkhwebane plotted with the presidency and the State Security Agency (SSA) to change the constitutional mandate of the bank. Cleopatra Mosana, the spokesperson for the […]
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Dlamini-Zuma warns against bad losers in ANC presidential race

Contenders for the presidency of the ANC should not let losing cause divisions in the movement, presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Sunday. “Comrades, if the branches elect you, and they put you in the contest and you accept it, then you must go in there with a spirit to win, but understanding that you […]
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Zuma will use the army to cling to power if he loses next week’s no confidence vote says Analyst – Can this be true?

Political analyst and a Professor at North West University André Duvenhage is 100% confident that Jacob Zuma will lose his vote of no confidence next week, and the country should prepare for his removal. Zuma heads into next Tuesday’s ballot with his presidency edging on the brink, following ludicrous political decisions and involvement in the […]
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