Nkandla

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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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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 4th, 2014
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In a world where many are continuing to tighten their belts and complain of the “financial pinch” there are some entities that seem to remain on the gravy train. Among the usual culprits one entity stands tall, a constant that no one questions or suspects. The church. It’s easy to speak of how big bu...
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Mar 18th, 2013
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As the ballots are being counted after a one-day referendum that will decide whether Zimbabwe votes for reform and brings in a new constitution, that country’s treasury is begging minerals companies to pay what they owe to government coffers. But a shady diamond company, reportedly linked to Mugabe, ...
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Mar 14th, 2013
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By John Campbell Corruption is one of the most important public issues in South Africa and it receives exhaustive media coverage. And well it should. Transparency International ranked South Africa at sixty-ninth out of 176 countries in its 2012 “Corruption Perception Index.” Botswana, ranked at thirt...
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Oct 12th, 2012
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The funny thing about the Mangaung leadership race is that Jacob Zuma’s supporters do not deny his failures and weaknesses. They joke about them, play them down or explain why he needs greater support. There is a litany of reasons why Zuma has turned out to be a bad president – one explanation is tha...
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Oct 9th, 2012
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President Jacob Zuma has no respect for the country’s Constitution, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said. “How can Zuma ask miners to respect the Constitution if he does not,” Malema asked striking mineworkers in Virginia in the Free State. He was referring to a recen...
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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By: Shain Germaner, EWN Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked to probe reports that taxpayers will be footing a R203-million bill for renovations to President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. On Sunday, Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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Rhoda Kadalie Rhoda Kadalie says the ANC and the ANCYL don’t seem to understand how the world works The ANC’s Gallagher Estate Conference was its last chance to inspire hope in South Africans. God knows we need it. The latest happiness index shows that we are indeed rock bottom. We can no...
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May 18th, 2012
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JOHANNESBURG: A portrait of President Jacob Zuma posing as Lenin with his genitals hanging out has sparked outrage in South Africa, but the gallery on Friday refused demands from the ruling ANC to take it down. Zuma’s African National Congress has demanded that the private gallery in Johannesburg wit...