Jacob Zuma

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Aug 25th, 2014
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By Perry Munzwembiri The South African parliament degenerated into chaos this past Thursday as the Economic Freedom Fighters; led by the firebrand Julius Malema staged a sit-in whilst parliament was in session. This, after a less than satisfactory response from President Jacob Zuma when asked to answ...
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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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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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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 7th, 2014
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Kagure Mugo Recently a young man lost his penis.The member in question was lost during an initiation ritual and when he attempted to ask the elders what to do about it (raising the matter in a public forum) he allegedly received a beating. The reason he got this beating? Because by speaking out the i...
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Apr 1st, 2014
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Aldo Dell’Ariccia Abayomi Azikiwe A planned summit between the European Union and the African nation-states has been met with controversy and rejection. The Republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa which won their independence through formidable mass and ar...
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Jan 29th, 2014
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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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Jan 28th, 2014
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The African National Congress (ANC) is expected to confirm today that President Jacob Zuma will be its candidate for president in this year’s elections when it releases its national list. The party has been meeting over the last few days to determine who will represent it in parliament and the ...
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Jan 27th, 2014
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South Africa’s ruling ANC party has vowed to launch its own investigation into allegations that public funds released for Nelson Mandela’s memorial services may have been misappropriated. “Our conscience is alarmed by these allegations, that at the time of sadness, there could be su...