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ANC will focus on Mandela’s non-racial, non-sexist vision, says Ramaphosa

EAST LONDON, January 13 – The African National Congress will renew its focus on former president Nelson Mandela’s vision of a non-racial society in which the social and economic barriers that have separated black from white South Africans are torn down, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday. Delivering the ANC’s annual January 8 statement […]

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SA business group, opposition concerned over ruling ANC’s stance on land

JOHANNESBURG, December 21 – Lobby group Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) said on Thursday it was concerned over the intention by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party to initiate amendments to the constitution in order to achieve land expropriation without compensation. BUSA said the decision would result in policy uncertainty with negative socio-economic impact. […]

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Further threats to kill North West Premier Mahumapelo surface

RUSTENBURG, December 15  – There are threats to kill North West premier Supra Mahumapelo and his family, the Premier’s office said on Friday. “This shocking information was brought to Mahumapelo’s attention by sources that are concerned about attempts to silence him. The sources, whose identity cannot be disclosed at this stage, have revealed that the plan […]

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Post matric qualifications for president, councillors – former ANC activist Mhlongo

PIETERMARITZBURG, December 12 – A post matric qualification and security clearance should be the minimum benchmark for public representatives, former African National Congress (ANC) activist Siyanda Mhlongo said on Tuesday. Giving evidence before the Moerane Commission, Mhlongo suggested that this could help in dealing with the political killings that have engulfed the ruling party in […]

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Unions threaten to resume strike at SABC

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 – Trade unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Monday threatened to resume their strike against the proposed salary increment following another impasse with the employer. The public broadcaster met with the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) last week on Friday and with the Communications Workers Union (CWU) […]

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All roads lead to Nasrec for ANC’s elective conference showdown

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– Preparations got underway on Monday at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg for the 54th national conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) where candidates will battle it out for the leadership of the continent’s oldest liberation movement.   The much-anticipated conference will see seven candidates battle it out for the ANC’s […]

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ANC conference to discuss downgrading of SA Embassy in Israel

JOHANNESBURG, December 6 – The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is expected to take centre stage in Johannesburg on Wednesday when the African National Congress (ANC) will update the media on its international policy recommendations during a press briefing at Luthuli House. Ahead of the ANC’s 54th National Conference, in Gauteng from December 16 to 20, a July […]