South Africans are trying to decode Ramaphosa (and getting it wrong)

During the Cold War, a new profession emerged – “Kremlinologists”, a hodge-podge of academics, journalists, other scoundrels, and commentators, who would study every minute detail of the behaviour of Soviet Union leaders when they were in public. They examined who stood next to whom, whose chair was closer or further away from the leader, who […]
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The ruling party moves for land, and the Reserve Bank

The ANC will seek to amend the constitution of the country to allow for expropriation of land without compensation and will also nationalise the South African Reserve Bank, the party announced on Wednesday night. The contentious announcement was made just before the close of its 54th national conference on Wednesday night. The sectoral commission on […]
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ANC Ekurhuleni backs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The ANC Ekurhuleni region announced that it will back former African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their candidate to succeed Jacob Zuma as the next party president. Briefing journalists in Benoni on Tuesday, ANC regional chairman Mzwandile Masina said the regional general council currently underway, has resolved that Dlamini-Zuma was the best candidate […]
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The constitution is getting in the way, take the land without compensation

It’s time to change the constitution in areas where it doesn’t suit the ANC’s purposes, according to minister Lindiwe Zulu. Minister of small business development Lindiwe Zulu has added her voice to the ‘land without compensation’ drive seen among some in the ANC who have realised that they’ve been doing next to nothing for the […]
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