Gwede Mantashe

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Tuesday was a befuddling day in politics. The Democratic Alliance leadership, led by Helen Zille (still the DA’s ELECTED leader) gave South Africans the impression that they could vote directly for their next president, whom they believe should be their new recruit, Mamphela Ramphele. (We can’t...
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Dec 22nd, 2012
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Paul Trewhela Paul Trewhela says the Mangaung elective conference was determined by fraud “Widespread irregularity” within the ANC – and the “forces of change” An important analysis has been published by Professor Pierre de Vos – professor of Constitutional Law at ...
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Dec 17th, 2012
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Julius Malema has given the ANC’s Mangaung conference an ultimatum to immediately reinstate him as youth league president with full powers, or else face the consequences. In a letter of demand written to ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe yesterday, Malema identified himself as a loyal member of th...
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Nov 1st, 2012
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The ANC’s pact to stop singing the song with words ‘Dubula i’bhunu’ is a failure – it should have been used to question the definition of hate speech. There was a moment at the end of the press conference to announce the Dubula i’bhunu (kill the boer) settlement be...
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Oct 30th, 2012
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I am elected to lead, not to read.”-  President Schwarzenegger, The Simpsons, US cartoon The ANC succession battles this year in the run-up to the party’s elective conference in Mangaung are making an objective and impassioned assessment of President Jacob Zuma’s leadeship of the AN...
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Sep 17th, 2012
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Greg Nicolson, dailymaverick As police raided the hostels of Lonmin miners it looked like the ANC had once again chosen force over discussion. It’s nothing new, but this specific raid will be what we remember as the beginning of the party’s decline. By GREG NICOLSON. This weekend’s crackdown on the s...
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Aug 28th, 2012
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Cape Town – A painting of President Jacob Zuma in traditional attire with his genitals exposed went on display at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town on Monday night. City artist Ayanda Mabulu’s painting Umshini Wam (Weapon of Mass Destruction) is part of an exhibition called Our Fathers, which featur...
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Jun 13th, 2012
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The ANC will not review the decision to expel former ANCYL president Julius Malema at its national elective congress at the end of the year, the party said on Tuesday. “There is no provision [in the ANC constitution] for congress to deal with the matter,” secretary-general Gwede Mantashe ...
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Jun 7th, 2012
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This year has borne witness to some staggeringly large student protests, with over 200,000 recently taking to the streets of Montreal in opposition to tuition fee hikes. But a less spotlighted action took place last week at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. On Sunday 20 May, a grou...
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May 25th, 2012
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JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress went to court on Thursday seeking to remove from public display a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed, saying the work is symbolic of the lingering racial oppression of apartheid. Proceedings were halted after...