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Land – a tale of summits, bloodshed threats, political games and a denied Khoisan identity!

Clyde Ramalaine  JOHANNESBURG- In a month and week that South Africa commemorated Freedom Day, several summits on the land question were staged. These gatherings organized by civil society formations were aimed to bring diverse groups of people together from different sides of the many divides on the touchy and very emotive subject of land. South […]

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ANC announces new NEC as, 54th National Conference wraps up

JOHANNESBURG, December 21 – Former treasurer-general of the African National Congress (ANC), Zweli Mkhize, tops the list of South Africa’s ruling party’s 80-member National Executive Committee (NEC) – the highest decision-making body. Mkhize, who shockingly withdrew from the party leadership race on Sunday for the sake of “unity”, made a strong comeback. Announcing the results in the early hours […]

Business In The News South Africa

DA fails to find support for claim that SAA’s R3 billion lifeline was illegal

PARLIAMENT, October 5 – The Democratic Alliance’s objection that last week’s R.3 billion bailout to South African Airways was illegal seems unlikely to go far after Parliament’s standing committee on finance received a legal opinion Thursday suggesting there was not a clear case to be made for this. Parliamentary legal advisor Frank Jenkins told the […]

In The News South Africa

Hanekom faces ANC chop

JOHANNESBURG, August 21 – The African National Congress (ANC) has moved to “protect its integrity and reputation” by asking Derek Hanekom, the chairperson of the party’s National Disciplinary Committee (NDC), to give reasons – with in 10 days – why he must not be removed from his post.   Hanekom, who was fired as tourism minister after […]

In The News South Africa

Gigaba warns of wider consequences of an SAA default

 PARLIAMENT, August 5 – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Friday voiced frustration at the slow pace at which South African Airways (SAA) was taking steps to stem its financial losses and warned that defaulting on its debt payments could trigger a wider reaction from state-owned entities’ lenders. Gigaba said one example was the fact that the technically-bankrupt […]