President Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation

State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,
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SA health system was better under apartheid, says Malema

Public healthcare services were better during apartheid than they are now under the ANC government, EFF leader Julius Malema claimed on Monday. 

Malema was referring to what he called a “national health crisis”, which, he said, the EFF is planning to expose.
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KZN amakhosi enraged over ANC land reform bid

KwaZulu-Natal’s traditional leaders appear to be on a collision course with the ANC about the governing party’s decision to dissolve the Ingonyama Trust, which controls three million hectares of tribal land on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini. The ANC’s national conference last month passed a series of resolutions aimed at accelerating the pace of land […]
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Basson aka doctor Death wins challenge on professors deciding his sentence for misconduct

An application by controversial apartheid-era doctor Wouter Basson to have two Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) members recused from the committee deciding his sentence for unethical conduct has succeeded on appeal. Basson‚ dubbed “Doctor Death”‚ was head of the apartheid government’s chemical and biological warfare programme‚ Project Coast. He was found guilty of […]
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Clashes break out at Hoërskool Overvaal

Tensions simmered on Wednesday outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Gauteng‚ which has been at the centre of a language row. A parent was punched by an EFF protester on Wednesday morning after he made an offensive gesture towards a group of protesting red beret supporters‚ after dropping off his daughter for #backtoschool2018. There is a heavy […]
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Dlamini: Forgive State Capture Like You Forgave Apartheid – NE??????

Dlamini also said citizens and the media had not given those mentioned in the Gupta emails sufficient right of reply ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini says South Africans must practice forgiveness when it comes to state capture, in the same way they forgave apartheid. Dlamini sat down with News24 Politiki on Sunday at the […]
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“Mixing Cultures will NOT lead to Higher Quality of Life, but a Lower One” – Did Hungary’s PM Just Pinpoint SA’s Problem?

Hungary should learn from the errors of the West, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but to a lower one. This should be forestalled while there is still time, he said. Many of those purporting migration “believe truly” that mixing cultures is the path to […]
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Will mandela’s Admission of Guilt in the Murder of 156 Innocent Civilians be made public with Rivonia Trial Tapes?

Nearly two years after edited tapes from the South African Rivonia trial were “restored” and handed to the ANC regime by the French Audiovisual Institute, the Department of Arts and Culture has finally launched them online. The trial saw  Nelson Mandela and other African National Congress (ANC) terror leaders charged with 221 counts of sabotage […]
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Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus denied parole

Former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani’s assassin has been denied parole. Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced his decision at a press briefing on Friday. This follows a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in August which gave the minister 90 days to make a decision. Walus, a Polish immigrant, and Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis, […]
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Zackie Achmat: SA is on the verge of ‘chaos’ – Yes we know that already!

We must accept we are in an extremely dangerous situation where, unless we do something, we will create the moment of chaos.” This is the warning to South Africa from 55-year-old anti-apartheid activist and acclaimed Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) co-founder Zackie Achmat. “Everyone I know, all of us just hope Cyril [Ramaphosa] will win [the […]
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The mafia state is in full swing

There is no longer a crystal-clear difference between the current state of our democracy and the telltale signs of a mafia state. That, in its essence, is the nexus insight from Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers, which is why the responses from various parts of the ANC-led government and state are as hysterical […]
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Be More Patriotic, Blame Apartheid, Says Zuma

Zuma further went on to list free services provided by the government to the poor as being among government’s achievements. “Attacking South Africa and badmouthing the country when she is most vulnerable is irresponsible, especially if done by South Africans themselves.” President Jacob Zuma on Thursday called on South Africans to be patriotic and not […]
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OLX axes old SA flag because it carries the apartheid-era symbol

Global classifieds group OLX has banned the old South African flag from its platform. The decision comes after TimesLIVE last week revealed that the old flag and different types of memorabilia bearing the apartheid-era symbol were widely available for purchase on the internet. The report came a few days after the Black Monday protests‚ during […]
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Ronnie Kasrils asked Mbeki to stand for a third term to stop Zuma

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says he asked former president Thabo Mbeki to contest for the role of ANC president in the lead up to the party’s Polokwane conference in an attempt to stop President Jacob Zuma from taking over the position. He made the comments last night at metalworkers’ union Numsa’s Vincent Mabuyakhulu conference […]
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Poverty in SA a ‘direct baby’ of apartheid – Zuma

Poverty is a direct baby of apartheid and not the making of the ANC-led government, said President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on Thursday. Zuma was responding to questions when he was confronted by statistics about the gradual increase in poverty levels in the country. In August this year, Statistics South Africa released the Poverty Trends […]
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