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By Bekafa Adela Silver Spring-MD. Though it doesn’t happen often, it’s not so rare that the action of one individual changes the course of history. One example would involve an Ethiopian soldier of great character, Captain Guta Dinka, and Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s freedom fighter and most import...
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May 15th, 2014
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Jacob Zuma Pride Mkono THE South African election has come and gone and the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) and its tripartite alliance of labour under COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP), romped to victory with 62 percent of the vote. The opposition attempted...
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May 13th, 2014
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Julius Malema Verashni Pillay Correspondent Julius Malema, like the rest of the Economic Freedom Fighters, was euphoric once the 2014 election results were counted on Saturday. His equally euphoric spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Nldozi, carted me over to have a word with the commander-in-chief, as he is kno...
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May 13th, 2014
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By Martin Plaut “ANC wins yet another landslide” – was the RAS take on the South African election on Friday. A catchy headline but not entirely accurate. Certainly no-one can argue with the figures. The ANC is to be congratulated for winning 62.15% of the vote. But nor should one ignore the achieveme...
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May 7th, 2014
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The 2014 South African general election will be held on 7 May 2014, to elect a new National Assembly as well as new provincial legislatures in each province. [View the story “South Africa Election 2014 – Live feeds, Results” on Storify]...
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Apr 25th, 2014
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Johannesburg – A total of 8651 candidates from 45 political parties are standing for the general elections, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Friday. “This is slightly fewer than the 9117 candidates who appeared on the final lists for the 2009 election,” spokeswoman Kate Bapela said ...
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Apr 25th, 2014
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is adamant that despite criticism of corruption, crime, poverty and inequality, it has a “good story to tell” voters ahead of general elections next month. The party dominates the national government and holds a majority in all but one of South Af...
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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By Perry Munzwembiri Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa`s biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki`s vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independence, the rainbow nation is at a precipice. Unemployment, particularly amongst the yo...
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Julius Malema Bernard Bwoni South Africa, with its worryingly significant and unsustainable inequalities, is on the verge of a compelling socio-economic and political malfunction.Someone somewhere forgot or failed to fully address the obvious inequalities which define and are deeply entrenched in thi...
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Jan 30th, 2014
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Many South Africans long for something new and refreshing in the South African political landscape as a counter to the decadence and violence of the Zuma-led ANC government. That is why numerous people welcomed Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s entry into formal politics. Whether her latest move is a game-chang...