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Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa received in Pretoria

JOHANNESBURG, December 21 – South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday warmly received Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is on his first working visit. After midday, the two counterparts, accompanied by their delegations, were in closed door discussions at Zuma’s Mahlamba Ndlopfu official residence in Pretoria. Before the closed meeting started, Mnangagwa joked that […]

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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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#ANC54: ANC wants new mechanisms to hold government officials accountable

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – The African National Congress (ANC) needed to come up with effective tools to hold people it deploys to government accountable, especially at state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the party’s Legislature and Governance Commission proposed on Wednesday. ”Regarding MPs [Members of Parliament], MPLs [Members of provincial legislatures], councillors in [local] government and matters relating […]

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‘We’ll fight it’ – Jacques Pauws on SARS taking him to court

CAPE TOWN, December 19 – The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court against Jacques Pauw, investigative journalist and author of The President’s Keepers. SARS accuses him of transgressing the Tax Administrations Act by disclosing confidential taxpayers’ information. Pauw told African News Agency he was astonished when he […]