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ANC regional KZN conference postponed

PIETERMARITZBURG, April 11  – The elective conference of the African National Congress (ANC) Moses Mabhida Region in KwaZulu-Natal which was set for this weekend has been postponed. This was confirmed by Provincial Interim Committee member Super Zuma, and comes in the wake of tensions between rival factions in the region. The tensions were laid bare […]

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Ramaphosa congratulates Botswana President Masisi on his inauguration

PRETORIA, April 2 – President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated recently elected Botswana President Mokgweetsi EK Masisi on his inauguration, the international relations and co-operation department said on Sunday. “President Ramaphosa extended his best wishes to President Masisi following his swearing in as president on 1st […]

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State paid Zuma’s legal costs because he was in government office – Ramaphosa

PRETORIA, March 23 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said the rationale for the state covering his predecessor’s legal costs was that the alleged crimes he committed took place while he was in the employ of government. Ramaphosa issued a statement in response to questions posed by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema last week […]

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SA President Ramaphosa congratulates Russia’s Putin on election victory

JOHANNESBURG, March 20 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following his election victory. Ramaphosa, on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, congratulated Putin, for his re-elected for a further five-year term. In a statement issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation Ramaphosa said the […]

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Land redistribution forced to centre stage in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, March 16  – South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been forced to move on the thorny issue of large-scale land redistribution more quickly than he probably would have liked by the challenge from an upstart opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). AfriBusiness will not accept land expropriation without compensation More than two decades […]

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CASAC’S failed ‘urgent application’ perhaps more political than constitutional!

  The role of civil society formations in democratic societies remains underscored as necessary, helpful, and useful. This role while in a general context understood in this frame, in South Africa’s post apartheid context is not as noble or honourable as is comfortably assumed.   We must ask again what then is the overarching meaning […]