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ANC says firing Johannesburg finance boss is a ploy to obscure real problem

JOHANNESBURG, January 15  – The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg has slammed the firing of the member of mayoral committee (MMC) for finance, Rabelani Dagada, as “a feeble attempt” at detracting attention from what they call the real issue of mismanagement of the City’s finances. This comes after Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday […]

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ANC lauds matric class of 2017 for improved results

JOHANNESBURG, January 5 – The African National Congress has congratulated the Matric Class of 2017 for the improvement in the results of the National Senior Certificate examinations announced on Thursday evening, saying it represented the outcome of years of toil, dedication and determination by the learners, educators, parents and other education stakeholders over a concerted […]

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“Thuggery against media” at ANC elective conference condemned

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday expressed “deep disappointment” with the conduct of security personnel at the elective conference of the African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg, after several journalists raised complaints of intimidation and assault. “This regrettable act of thuggery should be nipped in the bud, and the […]

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SA business lobby group urges new ANC leadership to address inequality, unemployment

JOHANNESBURG, December 19 – Lobby group Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) on Tuesday urged the ruling ANC party’s new leadership led by Cyril Ramaphosa to urgently tackle inequality, unemployment and poverty bedevilling the country. Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president, was on Monday elected leader of the African National Congress, meaning he’ll likely succeed Jacob Zuma as […]

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Abide by outcomes of ANC conference, says Zuma

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – African National Congress (ANC) members should unite and support the new party leadership which will emerge from its ongoing, highly-contested 54th national elective conference, outgoing party leader Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. “We must all unite behind the leadership collective that will be elected here, regardless of our original preferences,” Zuma […]