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Why must people bleed before they listen?

The Honourable Blade Nzimande is currently the Minister of Higher Education and Training and the Secretary General of the South African Communist Party. In recent reported headlines Nzimande supports the calls of the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for an inquiry into the previous Public Protector’s “State of Capture”. According to Nzimande, there’s lack of […]

Opinion South Africa

The 106-year-old centre of the ANC must hold – beyond personal discomfort

In the aftermath of the reshuffle of Cabinet the first statements from members of the ANC top six appeared conflicting. We heard from the secretary general. deputy president and treasurer general that they were not consulted, but informed. We also heard the deputy secretary general, chairperson and President confirming lengthy discussions the Monday night that […]

In The News South Africa

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 […]

In The News South Africa

Ramaphosa says South Africans should live by Kathrada’s example

CAPE TOWN – Warm, courageous, compassionate and resolute – these were the words South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the founding chairman of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, used to describe the anti-apartheid stalwart following his death on Tuesday. “He will be remembered as an unassuming freedom fighter, whose wisdom, tolerance, humility, steadfastness […]