Don’t give in to Zuma’s ‘demands’ in exit talk— DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it was an insult to South Africans that President Jacob Zuma, according to reports, demanded a host of conditions as part of his removal of president.

The DA’s federal council chairperson James Selfe said on Sunday it was unthinkable and an insult to South Africans should he be granted his wishes after breaking his oath of office and disrespecting the constitution.
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Zuma digs in heels ahead of SONA

President Jacob Zuma is adamant he will deliver his State of the Nation address (Sona) on Thursday, despite calls for him to step down.

The Mail & Guardian has reliably learned that Zuma told senior ANC leaders during a meeting at his official residence this week that he would reject any attempts to force him out as the country’s highest office before Sona.

“He [Zuma] has made it clear he would not accept any decision influenced by any ‘counter-revolutionaries’, including opposition parties. He said if it meant he should face impeachment and lose all his presidential benefits, he was prepared for that as a matter of principle,” said an ANC insider close to Zuma.
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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to head commission of inquiry into state capture

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has made the decision to appoint deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, the Presidency announced in a statement on Tuesday evening. In the statement, President Jacob Zuma announced that he is officially appointing a commission of inquiry into state capture. Zuma said that the Pretoria high court’s order for him to appoint […]
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Ramaphosa: Taking land will turn SA into the Garden of Eden

South Africa could turn into the ultimate paradise with the implementation of the policy of expropriation of land without compensation, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said in Nongoma, Kwazulu-Natal on Sunday. “In fact, it is possible for us to begin a process of working the land and improving agriculture – making it a very successful factor […]
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Zuma now firmly in the firing line

Jacob Zuma’s future hangs in the balance in the wake of the ANC national conference, with party president Cyril Ramaphosa’s more militant backers pushing for the head of state to be recalled early next year at the latest. With the conference endorsing greater powers for the ANC’s integrity committee and the immediate appointment of a […]
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De Lille: I’m still waiting for reasons for suspension

Suspended Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she is still waiting for reasons for her suspension after the ruling party in the Western Cape took action against her on Thursday, following allegations of maladministration in the City. Democratic Alliance (DA) national spokesperson Phumzile Van Dame released a media statement on Thursday officially suspending De […]
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These Online Messages Could Soon Be A Crime In South Africa – And Will Land You In Jail For Up To 3 Years

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has published responses to the public comments received on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, which was tabled in parliament in February 2017. Part of these responses include information surrounding new offenses contained in the bill as well as the punishments for these unlawful acts. According to Kerri Crawford, […]
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Don’t be fooled by Ramphosa’s ‘New Deal’ or NDZ’s ‘radical economic transformation’

It is now abundantly clear that the race to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC president next month is between his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma — the president’s former wife and preferred successor. No one else matters. All our attention should be focused on these two. Not that the other supposed candidates for the […]
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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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Ramaphosa nowhere to be found on ANC Women’s League NEC nomination list

It’s clear that there’s no love from the ANC Women’s League for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His name is nowhere on the league’s list of 223 members nominated for the all-powerful National Executive Committee (NEC). The league is backing Ramaphosa’s rival Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the party’s presidential campaign that comes to a head at […]
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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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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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Saudi tensions could increase SA fuel prices

The recent political upheaval in Saudi Arabia will lead to South African motorists paying an additional 70 to 80 cents more for fuel in December. And there could be a further increase of about 60 cents in January if current tensions persists, says Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine. Oil, which has traded at about $50 […]
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The State Security Agency makes second attempt to gag Jacques Pauw’s book

The State Security Agency has sent yet another cease and desist letter to get The Presidents Keepers withdrawn from bookshelves, but this time the letter was sent to its title editor Russel Martin. Authur and veteran journalist Jacques Pauw announced during the official launch of his book that the SSA’s cease and desist letter gave […]
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Treasury letter – Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office

A letter by National Treasury to acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office (SAPO) from three possible services in the social grants scheme. Treasury was given a week last Wednesday to review all the deal points of the then-collapsing deal […]
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