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Free State premier reprimands mayor for calling President Ramaphosa ‘a sellout’

JOHANNESBURG, June 5 – Free State Premier Sefora Sisi Ntombela on Tuesday reprimanded Dihlabeng Municipality mayor Lindiwe Makhalema for calling President Cyril Ramaphosa a ”sellout” in a Facebook post. The Facebook page is closed to at least 80 000 members of the African National Congress (ANC). One of the users reportedly asked the members whom […]

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Dlamini-Zuma assumes duties in the presidency

JOHANNESBURG, March 3 – Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, assumed her duties in the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said. Dlamini-Zuma was welcomed by the senior management of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) led by the Director General, Mpumi […]

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ANC KZN interim leaders will meet disgruntled members next week

DURBAN, January 29 – African National Congress (ANC) protestors who were picketing outside the party’s provincial headquarters in Durban on Monday, were told the interim leadership team would meet with them next week. A group of about 60 protestors started picketing and singing outside the provincial headquarters on Stalwart Simelane Street from noon onward as convenor of the […]

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President Zuma congratulates deputy Ramaphosa on taking ANC reigns

JOHANNESBURG, December 21 – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday congratulated the new leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa and his “leadership collective” the National Executive Committee elected at the ruling party’s just-ended 54th National Conference held at Nasrec, Johannesburg. “I wish to heartily congratulate Comrade President Cyril Ramaphosa for his election to lead this giant […]

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ANC delegates reconvene on last day as ‘missing votes’ dispute lingers on

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – Delegates at the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference on Wednesday afternoon reconvened in plenary on the last day of the dispute-ridden gathering that faces a possible court action from disgruntled members. The conference has completed voting for the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), whose results would be announced in plenary. […]

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Curiosity mounts over disappearance of 68 ANC votes as conference draws to a close

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – The steering committee of the African National Congress (ANC) had by Tuesday night, not announced the way forward regarding the missing 68 votes of delegates who are part of the thousands gathered in Johannesburg to elect new national leadership of South Africa’s ruling party. Fears of the decisive conference collapsing were […]

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ANC in vote recount poser

JOHANNESBURG, December 19 – As much as he accepted the outcome of ANC leadership election, North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo said a recount should not be only for the position of secretary general but for the entire top six. The ANC steering committee was holding an urgent meeting after former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu’s supporters […]