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ANC chaplain general pulled from January 8 celebrations after derogatory statements

DURBAN, January 2 – The African National Congress (ANC) said on Wednesday that it would no longer be using its chaplain general, reverend Vukile Mehana, to officiate at its January 8 celebrations due to “disappointment” at the “utterances” he allegedly made. Mehana reportedly made sexist comments about women in a recording that was posted on […]

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ANC deploys MPs to parliamentary committee tasked with drafting constitutional amendment

PARLIAMENT, December 7 – The African National Congress (ANC) caucus on Friday announced it has deployed eight of its MPs to serve on an ad hoc committee to draft a constitutional amendment explicitly allowing for land expropriation without compensation.   ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said Thoko Didiza, Vincent Smith, Stanford Maila, Rosina Semenya, Lindiwe […]

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Report recommending Constitutional change to property clause adopted after majority vote

PARLIAMENT, December 5 – The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a report recommending that section 25 of the Constitution should be changed to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation following a majority vote. The report, compiled by the Constitutional Review Committee, was supported by 209 MPs and opposed by 91, following robust debate in […]

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DA threatens legal action ahead of National Assembly vote on land expropriation

PARLIAMENT, December 4- If the National Assembly adopts a report recommending the Constitution be amended to explicitly allow for land expropriation without compensation on Tuesday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) will start legal proceedings to challenge the constitutionality of the move, the opposition party said.   “Should the ANC and EFF vote to adopt this flawed […]

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Ex-minister Hogan testifies about political interference by former president Zuma

JOHANNESBURG, November 12 – Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan on Monday told the state capture inquiry about how a faction within the African National Congress (ANC) usurped her authority over state-owned enterprises, dictating who should be appointed. Hogan decried Zuma’s interference at Eskom. ”I was appointed in 2009, shortly after the Polokwane conference, known […]

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Cosatu slams Mboweni’s “reckless” statement that SAA should be closed down

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Friday it was deeply alarmed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s statement that South African Airways (SAA) should be closed down. Speaking at an investor conference in New York televised live on SABC on Thursday night, Mboweni said that decisions over the future of the […]

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Leaders implicated in VBS scandal should resign’, says ANC integrity commission

JOHANNESBURG, October 29 – The African National Congress (ANC) Integrity Commission has recommended that all party members and leaders implicated in the collapse of the VBS Mutual Bank should step down from leadership positions and party activities. The commission met over the weekend to consider the explosive SA Reserve Bank report naming some of ANC […]