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South Africa’s judiciary expresses disquiet over #StateCapture

PRETORIA, December 13 – The High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday ruled that the widespread allegations of state capture – the hijacking of the official authority of the state by private interests, particularly the wealthy, politically-connected Gupta family – are deeply worrying and must be thoroughly probed by an independent panel. “Whether the remedial action [prescribed by […]

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Presidency rejects reports of state of emergency regulations draft

CAPE TOWN, December 12 – The Presidency on Tuesday rejected media reports that President Jacob Zuma had started composing draft regulations for a state of emergency. In a statement, the Presidency said: “The Presidency rejects the media reports alleging that The Presidency has started composing draft regulations for a state of emergency and that President Jacob […]

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Archbishop Makgoba urges ANC ‘to put partisan interests aside’

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 – Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town on Tuesday urged all African National Congress (ANC) branch representatives to use the forthcoming conference to “put all factional, partisan interests aside, follow their consciences and be the architects of a flourishing South Africa”. He made the appeal ahead of the ANC’s 54th National Conference, which starts on […]

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Africans must drive African trade, says Zuma

DURBAN, December 5 – President Jacob Zuma has said that Africa needs to develop its manufacturing capabilities, achieve industrialisation and drive intra-African trade to reverse the continental trend of exporting raw materials and importing finished goods. Zuma was speaking at the inaugural African Terminal Operators’ Conference Africa (TOC) at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre […]