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New SABC board one step closer to being appointed

PARLIAMENT, September 7 – The National Assembly on Wednesday, gave the green light to appoint 12 non-executive members to the board of the crisis-ridden South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), despite strong objections from the opposition benches. The recommendation to appoint Khanyisile Kweyama, Mathatha Tsedu, Michael Markovitz, Nomvuyiso Batyi, Rachel Kalidass, Victor Rambau, John Matisonn, Jack […]

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Zuma condemns killing of Lesotho’s defence force chief

JOHANNESBURG, September 6 – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, condemned the killing of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, Lt-General Khoantle Motsomotso, who was killed reportedly by an army officer. “On behalf of [the Southern African Development Community] SADC, President Zuma condemns in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing of Gen Motsomotso, especially because […]

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Zuma back home from BRICS summit in China

JOHANNESBURG, September 6 – President Jacob Zuma returned home on Wednesday from the China, where he attended the 9th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Summit. The summit took place from 3-5 September under the theme: “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. Commenting on the summit the Presidency said Zuma “concluded a successful […]

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#9thBRICSSummit: Zuma calls for full implementation of sustainable development

JOHANNESBURG, September 5 – President Jacob Zuma has called for the “full implementation” of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a means to eradicate poverty. He made his remarks during the Dialogue of the Emerging Markets and Developing Countries on the margins of the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on Monday. The dialogue included leaders […]

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ConCourt to hear EFF’s bid to have Zuma impeached

JOHANNESBURG, September 5 –  The Constitutional Court is expected to hear the Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) bid on Tuesday, to have President Jacob Zuma impeached and held accountable for lying to Parliament over the Nkandla debacle. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the EFF application that Parliament “must institute” impeachment proceedings against Zuma came after the ruling by […]

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Zuma says he was not involved in granting Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

PARLIAMENT, August 31 – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, told the National Assembly he was not involved in the decision to extend diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace after she allegedly assaulted a South African woman this month. Answering a question from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, Zuma said it was wrong […]