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Ramaphosa denies witch-hunt against ANC MPs who voted against Zuma

PARLIAMENT, August 23  – There was no persecution of rogue African National Congress MPs (ANC) who have openly defied President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Assembly on Wednesday. During his monthly question-and-answer session, MPs grilled Ramaphosa on disciplinary action to be taken against ruling party parliamentarians who voted in favour of […]

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Is a possible Zuma removal the meal ticket for some politicians?

Zuma-must-go: A duly capitalised and targeted economy The South African political landscape remains a volatile and pregnant one. We are a week away from the much-made-of August 8, vote-of-no-confidence. There have been seven before this. This one is slightly different because we see before our own eyes a full-blown and heavily sponsored campaign at hand that seeks to […]

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Mamoepa knew how to bring clear, simple message to public – Makhura

PRETORIA, July 24 – Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Monday described the late anti-apartheid activist Ronnie Mamoepa, who served as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesman, as a distinguished civil servant and a model commumicator. “He is particularly remembered for his contribution to communicating a very clear and simple message that resonates with ordinary citizens, about the work […]

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TAC distances itself from disruption of health minister’s speech

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has distanced itself from the people who disrupted Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s speech on Wednesday during the funeral of HIV and gender activist, Prudence Mabele. A group of about 20 HIV activists twice disrupted Motsoaledi during his speech by breaking into song. They later walked out when deputy […]