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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 […]

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#ANC54: Campaign characterised by “dirty tricks” – Mantashe

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 – Outgoing secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC), Gwede Mantashe, said on Monday that the election campaign for the party’s leadership had been characterised by “dirty tricks”, but said that that is what politics was about. This comes as the ANC on Monday will announce its new top six officials following overnight election and […]

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KZN branches nominate Dlamini-Zuma in expected landslide

DURBAN, December  5 – The majority of KwaZulu-Natal branches of the African National Congress (ANC) nominated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate to lead the party come December.   Announcing the results during the party’s Provincial General Council (PGC) at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban on Monday night, EleXions Agency director, Bontle Mpakanyane, said […]

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Congratulations pour in for new Miss Universe Nel-Peters

JOHANNESBURG, November 27 – Messages of congratulations continue to pour in for Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters after she won the 66th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas latte Sunday (early Monday morning South African time).     Nel-Peters became only the second South African to win the title after Margaret Gardiner, who triumphed in 1978. […]

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ANCWL nominates Dlamini-Zuma as ANC president, names choice for top 6

JOHANNESBURG,  November 13 – The African National Congress Women’s League on Monday, named Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as it’s preferred candidate as president of the ruling party. Mpumalanga Premier and ANC provincial chairperson David “DD” Mabuza was named as the ANCWL’s deputy president, current Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa as national chairperson and Free State Premier Ace Magashule as secretary general. […]

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Johnny Mekoa was a remarkable musician and teacher, says Zuma

JOHANNESBURG, July 5 – World renowned trumpeter and music educator Dr. Ramakgobotla Johny Mekoa was a remarkable musician who contributed to the music sector, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. “We have lost a remarkable musician and teacher who contributed immensely to the music sector and selflessly imparted his musical knowledge and skills to aspirant […]

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ANC delegates get down to organisational matters at policy conference

JOHANNESBURG, July 1 – The second day of the African National Congress’s (ANC) 5th national policy conference in Johannesburg began on Saturday with delegates splitting up into closed commissions to discuss organisational renewal, strategy, and tactics. The day started with Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa presenting a report on strategy and tactics to the plenary. […]