Malusi Gigaba – Prepare for a tough budget

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been pressuring the finance ministry to reduce spending and increase revenue, and South Africans should thus prepare for another tough budget, finance minister Malusi Gigaba told the Mail & Guardian.

Amid speculation that Gigaba could be reshuffled out of the paramount ministry by Ramaphosa after his takeover as head of state,
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‘Whose land will you take? Who is not our people?’ – Lekota

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament who will decide who gets the land, if they go ahead with plans for land expropriation without compensation.

Ramaphosa told Parliament, during his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday, that the ANC will go ahead with plans to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.
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#FARMATTACK: Couple Remain Calm During Farm Attack – Shoot One Thug In The Face – Vredendal

A family of Vredendal in the Western Cape says they are “grateful to still be alive” after they were the victims of another farm attack on Saturday shortly before midnight.
 
On Sunday Nico Greeff said he and his wife, Rene, woke up at 23:30 when their dogs barked aggressively.
 
Greeff says although the couple did not immediately notice anything suspicious, they were awoken a few minutes later by very loud hammering and noise.
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Only stagnant pools remain after the Zunami

Former president Jacob Zuma’s rambling monologue on the SABC on Wednesday afternoon wasn’t just an arrogant, delusional act of defiance in the face of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) instruction to step down as head of state.

It was his final act of working outside the structures of the governing party, and of the state, and of using the resources that his deployment to government had enabled him to pursue his own agenda, often to the detriment of both.
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‘Zuma is going to have his day in court soon and it’s going to be ugly’

Former president Jacob Zuma is set to face the music — soon he will be charged with the arms-deal corruption case and he might face ill-discipline charges by his party.

The Sunday Times can reveal that the National Prosecuting Authority is going to recommend that some of the charges against Zuma be reinstated, having lined up more than 200 witnesses to testify against him.
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We’ve Not Seen The Last Of  Zuma?

What a difference eight hours makes! Or was Jacob Zuma’s late-night resignation on Wednesday predictable? His interview with the public broadcaster’s Mzwandile Mbetshe earlier in the day suggested that he’d rather face a vote of no confidence than resigning voluntarily. In hindsight, however, the afternoon interview appears to have been necessary, paving the way for the resignation. The interview also signaled that his resignation might not mean the end of this saga.

For starters, Mbetshe’s interview was quite insightful, especially because, and correctly so, he allowed Zuma to express his thoughts and emotions. Zuma saw the interview as a way to influence how the public should see his resignation. His merely reading his resignation speech on television, as he did on Wednesday night, created an impression of a meek figure being hounded out of office. That goes against everything Zuma believes about himself.
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#FARMMURDER: Man (73) Murdered In Cold Blood, Dogs Shot Dead – Charl Cilliers, Mpumalanga

A 73-year-old man died and his wife was extremely traumatised after the couple was attacked on their farm in Charl Cilliers in Mpumalanga on Friday night. Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, Police Spokesperson, confirmed the incident. He identified the couple as Johannes Cornelius (73) and Ilse Jakoba Meyer (69). According to Hlathi the incident took place at approximately 22:30. He […]
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‘Sex-For-Marks’ Scandal Rocks Eastern Cape School

Angry parents have shut down a school in the Eastern Cape in the wake of a scandal in which schoolgirls were extorted for sex in exchange for passing the year, and which left one schoolgirl pregnant.
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‘Tired’ Dlamini-Zuma Wants Out Of Parliament – Or Is She Jumping Ship?

Will ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be part of Cyril Ramaphosa’s new administration? Maybe, maybe not.

After losing a bruising battle for the presidency of the ANC in December, the former African Union Commission chairwoman has apparently told Ramaphosa she wants to step down as a  National Assembly member.
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Minister, Carrying His Louis Vuitton Handbag, Ditches State House For R7000-A-Pop Showers

A cabinet minister who wants to dodge Cape Town water restrictions has booked himself into an R7 000-a-night hotel. “The joke is he didn’t want to take a bucket bath in Cape Town”.

Instead of occupying his official state residence, State Security Minister Bongani Bongo checked into the five-star Taj hotel three weeks ago, complaining about the 90-second time limit he has to take showers.
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TZANEEN: Home Affairs Horrors

Queuing for hours, no seating and rude staff. This is what what you can expect if you need to visit Home affairs in Tzaneen and residents had enough. Tzaneen residents queuing for the Home Affairs services.

A Tzaneen resident, Karel van der Gryp, says that he is still unable to collect his passport because of the long lines.
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‘Zuma Is Going To Have His Day In Court Soon And It’s Going To Be Ugly’

Jacob Zuma is set to face the music —  soon he will be charged with the arms-deal corruption case and he might face ill-discipline charges by his party. The Sunday Times has revealed that the National Prosecuting Authority is going to recommend that some of the charges against Zuma be reinstated, having lined up more than 200 witnesses to testify against him.
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#FARMMURDER – Farm Worker Brutally Killed – Hammanskraal

*WARNING IMAGE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS* A farm worker was brutally killed on a farm close to Hammanskraal, GP. He was found with his trousers pulled down, a cloth wrapped around his head and a cloth stuffed in his mouth. Furthermore, his hands were tied behind his back with wire. The farm worker […]
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Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans and ANCYL praise Zuma for his work and regard him as one of their best leaders

While many are relieved of the “resignation” of Jacob Zuma, the ANC Women’s League and Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans, praise Zuma for his work and regard him as one of their best leaders.

Political analysts say if it is the standard set by a leader, one can only realize what level the community has fallen when one of the most corrupt leaders of the country is honored.
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