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ANC delegates in high spirits ahead of election results announcement

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 – African National Congress (ANC) delegates rose up in song praising their preferred leaders ahead of  the ANC’s leadership results announcement on Monday. The supporters of the two presidential candidates, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chanted around plenary in Nasrec Johannesburg. Markers were then whipped out with “CR17” and “NDZ” and […]

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‘We’ve defeated partriachy in the ANC’ – Mokonyane

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 – Women contesting the presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) for the first time showed that patriarchy within the governing party has been defeated, said ANC national executive committee member Nomvula Mokonyane. Patriarchy was “entrenched and deep in the movement”, she told reporters on the sidelines of the party’s national conference […]

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Abide by outcomes of ANC conference, says Zuma

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – African National Congress (ANC) members should unite and support the new party leadership which will emerge from its ongoing, highly-contested 54th national elective conference, outgoing party leader Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. “We must all unite behind the leadership collective that will be elected here, regardless of our original preferences,” Zuma […]

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ANC must honestly re-evaluate its own internal democracy – ANC stalwarts and veterans

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – No rational person would argue that there is judicial overreach when elected representatives find themselves in prison because they have been caught stealing, and the African National Congress must honestly re-evaluate its own internal democracy, the ANC stalwarts and veterans said on Saturday. “The ANC can rightfully be proud of our constitutional […]

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#ANC54: ‘We are not shaken’ by court ruling, says Sihle Zikalala

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – The African National Congress KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee (PEC) is “not shaken” by the recent court ruling to disband the PEC, provincial chairman Sihle Zikalala said on Saturday. On Friday, the Pietermaritzburg High Court granted an application for the PEC leadership to vacate office, but also granted the ANC leave to appeal […]

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MKMVA welcomes government’s commitments to free higher education

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that government will provide free higher education to “poor and working class” South African youth. The presidency announced earlier on Saturday that government would extend fully subsidised free higher education to “poor and working class” youth from […]