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Zuma convenes Presidential Local Government Summit

JOHANNESBURG, April 6 – President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday morning convene the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit in Midrand, Johannesburg, under the theme “Transforming Municipal Spaces for Radical Social and Economic Development”. The Presidency said the two-day summit is being convened to provide “strategic direction for the new term of local government and discuss […]

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CAR to erect monument to honour SA soldiers

Photo caption: President Jacob Zuma at a join media briefing with visiting Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. Picture: ANA   PRETORIA, April 05 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said he was “very happy” because the Central African Republic (CAR) will be erecting a monument in […]

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ANC NWC resolves that top officials airing dirty laundry should not happen again

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the National Working Committee (NWC) agreed that top officials criticising the ANC and Zuma in public “should not happen again”. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mantashe went public and condemned the reshuffle, and said publicly that the list was developed somewhere and not from […]

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Opposition try to position their anti-Zuma alliance as pro-SA and not regime change

JOHANNESBURG – Leaders of the Democratic Alliance (DA), the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Inkatha Freedom Party IFP, United Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Congress of the People (Cope) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) held a meeting in Johannesburg today saying they would march to Union Buildings next week. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the parties […]

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Zuma appoints three JSC members

JOHANNESBURG, April 3 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma has appointed Advocate Thandi Norman SC, Advocate Thabani Masuku and Sifiso Msomi as members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). In a statement issued by Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on Monday, the Presidency said Zuma made the appointments in terms of the Constitution after consulting leaders of parties […]

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Ramaphosa publicly calls Zuma’s Cabinet move ‘unacceptable’

JOHANNESBURG – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday expressed his dissatisfaction with the sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, adding that President Jacob Zuma presented the top African National Congress (ANC) leadership with a “ready made” list of the new Cabinet without consultation. Ramaphosa said many in the ANC were also unhappy with the removal […]