Kgalema Motlanthe

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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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Feb 12th, 2013
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President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address this year will be the first to be delivered in the context of the National Development Plan (NDP), the Presidency said on Sunday. “In Sona 2013, the president will provide an update on all key programmatic areas, especially the five prior...
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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 21st, 2012
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By Clement Moyo, zimeye.org ANC a true reflection of practical democracy and political stability While it is a cliché that politicians are like diapers and must be changed at the right time, in the case of South Africa, the tenets of democracy have guaranteed the cleanliness of the diapers and all ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 18th, 2012
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South African President Jacob Zuma has been reelected as leader of ruling party, the African National Congress. This permits him to be the head of state of the country for a further seven years. Businessman Cyril Ramaphosa has been chosen as his deputy. Over 4000 ANC delegates packed a marquee in Blo...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will go head to head in the battle to lead South Africa’s ruling ANC, after both were nominated by party members. At a party conference, Motlanthe disregarded calls to avoid an embarrassing internal power struggle, as well as pundits w...
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Dec 16th, 2012
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Spirits were high among members dressed in black and white African National Congress T-shirts. “We have arrived. We are members of Umkhonto. The bazooka is going to shoot,” they sang in isiZulu. Most of the delegates held up two fingers, signifying a second term for President Jacob Zuma. ...
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Dec 15th, 2012
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(AP) — South Africa’s governing African National Congress political party will return to where it was first formed to fight apartheid a century ago to pick its next leader, at a time some believe the movement is struggling to regain its moral high ground. Some 4,000 delegates will gather at its...
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Dec 7th, 2012
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by Mail & Guardian Online Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s political career may be at an end as the potential for him to be reinstated at Mangaung diminishes. Malema’s political career looks just about finished as the potential for an unlikely return to the ruling par...
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Dec 4th, 2012
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Ahead of the ANC conference, where the country’s next president will likely be anointed, Martin Plaut examines the internal divisions plaguing the party. By Martin Plaut President Jacob Zuma delivers a speech at the Parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Getty Images In less than two weeks the Af...