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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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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...
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Apr 1st, 2013
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Former ANC Youth League president and political firebrand Julius Malema has joined the Democratic Alliance. “The courts are being used to target me, destroy my business and eliminate those who would speak truth to power to the showerhead,” Malema said. “The ANC has become the new Nationalists, they h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2013
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After the rape of Anene Booysen and other acts of violence outraged many South Africans, some organisations have publicly demonstrated their view that enough is enough. GREG NICOLSON & SHASHA MODIKE look at a few groups who have expressed their outrage and want to do something about violence agai...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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By Tim Wigmore The creation of a new political party in South Africa is the latest sign of the ANC’s pr The formation of the Agang party in South Africa is the latest reflection of the failings of the post-1994 settlement. Agang – Sesotho for “Let us build” – aim to capitalise on te...
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Feb 18th, 2013
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The number of national key points has increased by more than 50% in the last five years, as has the number of denied information requests directed at the state. Put in the Protection of State Information Bill, and the pattern points in one frightening direction. The South African state is becoming mo...
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Dec 13th, 2012
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It is insulting to Madiba and everything he has worked for to suggest that the country will fall apart when he dies Madiba is in hospital. Spokespeople assure us he is doing well. That he is old, sick and likely to die soon are avoided or dealt with euphemistically. The tip-toeing around Nelson Mande...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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RW Johnson says short term compromise will lead to long term disaster for party The Democratic Alliance (DA) is a unique opposition party in Africa: white- led, multi-racial and steadily gaining. From a base of 1.7% in the 1994 parliamentary election, it improved its position to 16.7% in 2009, and in...
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Oct 1st, 2012
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Despite being in charge of Africas biggest economy, it seems things are beginning to fall apart for the African National Congress (ANC). The party seems to be facing more than what they can handle at the moment. With Mangaung looming, they are busy fighting for their political survival in the dark co...
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Sep 11th, 2012
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SOUTH Africa exported more than R2bn-worth of weapons in the second quarter of this year but it is the R2,2m sale of equipment to Zimbabwe that has caused concern. The second-quarter report of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee, chaired by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, says the weapons ...