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Zuma says he won’t foot the bill to defend himself against corruption charges

PARLIAMENT, November 16 – President Jacob Zuma said the legal fees to be paid by the State for him challenging the reinstatement of 783 corruption, fraud and racketeering charges was not his problem, but was the fault of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA).       Answering questions in the South African Parliament’s National Council […]

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SACP contesting Free State by-election ‘regrettable’, says ANC

JOHANNESBURG, November 14 – Although the African National Congress (ANC) is disappointed by the SA Communist Party (SACP) decision to go solo and contest Free State’s Metsimaholo municipality by-elections next month, the governing party will ”further engage” with its alliance partner again, said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. “The ANC NEC (national executive committee) views […]

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The devil’s in the detail – Universities South Africa CEO on Heher report

CAPE TOWN, November 13 – Universities South Africa (USAf), representing higher education institutions in the country, says while it welcomes recommendations contained in the report by a commission tasked by President Jacob Zuma to probe the feasibility of free higher education, it wanted more detail on funding models.   Speaking to eNCA from New York on […]