South Africa & African National Congress

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing political party, supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of non-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a disciplined force of the left . 5.0/5

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Mugabe said he had asked an African National Congress (ANC) minister why the whites still held so much power in South Africa.
"Welcome to Soweto, my brother from the USA!" . Johannesburg, South Africa 🇿🇦 . 105 year anniversary of the ANC (African Na…
Documentary from South Africa about the African National Congress, its massacres and its communist masters:
Correct they also supported the African National Congress in South Africa who completely ruined South Africa
African National Congress. Ruling party in South Africa. They didn't attend a meeting to discuss the crisis apparently...
shows South Africa's ANC is turning on itself: Members of the African National Congress Y...
DTN South Africa: ANC to send task team to KZN varsities: The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Nata...
African National Congress: "South Africa wants to deepen trade relations with
Could the decline of the African National Congress be a good thing for South Africa?
These 5 facts explain the decline of dominant parties like South Africa's ANC
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South Africa voters set to deliver biggest shake-up to ruling African National Congress since Mandela 
The US considered the African National Congress "terrorists," while supporting a regime that constantly terrorized blacks in South Africa.
"South Africa was experiencing corruption at all levels of the African National Congress-led administration," Buthelezi.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday that it is confident of winning a decisive...
On 12.06.1964, Nelson Mandela, Former leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa was jailed for life for sabotage.
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got 1 mark off a first in my essay on the African National Congress in South Africa, no
Note for April 26: In 1994, voting began in South Africa's first all-race elections, resulting in victory for the African National Congress.
ANC to sue Malema over threat to remove Zuma with...: South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) s...
South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) says it will push for tougher legislation to jail anyone guilty of...
Video: Students leaving the protest outside Luthuli House, headquarters of the African National Congress, in Johannesburg, South Africa - S…
Aggression!? Similarly, the African National Congress engaged in 'aggression' against apartheid South Africa.
To think that the African National Congress has had 2 decades to change South Africa for the better?
South Africa is a democratic but one party dominant state with the African National Congress in power.
On the blog: South Africa's ruling African National Congress disgraces itself by http…
70th anniversary of the African National Congress of South Africa - почта СССР, 3896 from Soviet Uni...
The African National Congress is under attack inside and outside South Africa's borders, the party's national...
It appears that South Africa's African National Congress and Chama cha Mapinduzi of Tanzania will remain strong political parties for long
formula for his success simple Zuma dominates ruling African National Congress, and the ANC controls South Africa
The leaders of the African National Congress in South Africa say that the "did not become freedom fighters, to be poor". There you have it.
welcome measures to deal with water and sanitation challenges in South Africa
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April 24, 1993: Oliver Tambo, leader of the African National Congress, dies in Johannesburg, South Africa.
There are 3 big organisations in South Africa 1.Methodist Church 2. African National Congress 3. Kaizer Chiefs
The ANC(African National Congress),the ruling party in South Africa is the second biggest political party in Africa.
Nigeria earned the aka 'Father Xmas' in the '80s for giving US$50M/year to South Africa's African National Congress to fight apartheid
The African National Congress is a BIG SHAME to Africa. For more than two decades, they are yet to empower the blacks in South Africa.
South Africa: ANC Sends Condolences On the Passing of Shoes Moshoeu: [ANC] The African National Congress has l...
The National Government of South Africa controlled by ANC- African National Congress under the leadership of Zuma...
Let's change the name of South Africa to African National Congress and our provinces to their leaders once and for all 🙋
that the headquarters of African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa was relocated to Zambia for safety.
Thabo Mbeki is the only decent President the African National Congress has ever had. Only Cyril Ramaphosa can fix the ANC & South Africa
Her extended family in South Africa were African National Congress supporters — the party of Nelson Mandela. They...
African National Congress... will for ever be a leading political Party in South Africa...
"Bob Simon kept corruption in check right inside the African National Congress government in South Africa."
Mandela became president of South Africa when the African National Congress won control of Parliament in 1994.
Oliver Tambo, pres of African National Congress (1960-1990) led opposition to apartheid in South Africa
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Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the Occasion of the 103rd Anniversary of the ANC 8 January 2015, Cape Town, Western Cape Comrades, Compatriots and Friends, We are celebrating 103 years of the existence of the African National Congress. We are the ANC of John Langalibalele Dube, Sefako Makgatho, Zac Mahabane, Josiah Gumede, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, AB Xuma, JS Moroka, Nkosi Albert Luthuli, OR Tambo, Nelson Mandela, AB Xuma, Yusuf Dadoo, Billy Nair, Brian Bunting, Albertina Sisulu, Reg September, Francis Baard, Johnnie Issel and many others. We are the descendants of many warriors who fought against colonialism such as Autshumato, King Hintsa, King Makhado, King Cetshwayo, King Sekhukhune, King Moshoeshoe, Adam Kok I and Nkosi Bhambatha. These are some of the Giants, upon whose shoulders we stand one hundred and three years after the ANC was founded. The vision of the founding mothers and fathers of our movement was confirmed by the people of South Africa, who ...
This is exactly what happened and I do not hear the pro communist Obama even reprimanding these *** in the SA government. Why? Go look at his known history, its packed with Muslim and communist ideologies. America wont help the white in SA because the media do not tell them about these abuses of power. South African Liberation: The Communist Factor By Thomas G. Karis FROM OUR WINTER 1986/87 ISSUE In a free election in South Africa, the now-outlawed African National Congress could possibly win three-fourths of the black vote as well as some white votes. No such election is in sight, but the popularity of the ANC poses a challenge for U.S. policy. Since one of the ANC’s allies is the pro-Soviet South African Communist Party, there is apprehension that the Communist Party dominates or controls the ANC. This issue has become so contentious that the October 1986 U.S. Anti-Apartheid Act, which imposes sanctions on South Africa, also directs the president to report to Congress about "the extent to which com .. ...
20,000 days ago, South Africa declared that the African National Congress & the Pan Africanist Congress to both be illegal organizations.
The oldest liberation movement in Africa, the ruling party in the Republic of South Africa, the African National Congress is turning 103
January 8th: Feast of Saints Lawrence Giustiniani and Lucian of Beauvais and Our Lady of Prompt Succor. In 1642, astronomer Galileo Galilei (77) died in Arcetri, Italy. In 1790, President George Washington delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress in New York. In 1815, the last major engagement of the War of 1812 came to an end as U.S. forces led by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. (Given the slowness of communications at the time, the battle took place even though the United States and Britain had already signed a peace treaty.) In 1863, America's First Transcontinental Railroad had its beginnings as California Gov. Leland Stanford broke ground for the Central Pacific Railroad in Sacramento. (The transcontinental railroad was completed in Promontory, Utah, in May 1869.) In 1912, the African National Congress was founded in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 1918, Woodrow Wilson issued his Fourteen Points. In 1935, rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley ...
ANC YEAR END STATEMENT ADVANCING THE IDEALS OF THE Freedom Charter When the President of the African National Congress, Comrade Jacob Zuma, delivered the NEC Statement on the occasion of the 102nd Anniversary at the beginning of this year, he said “ANC members must recommit ourselves to the notion of service to the nation. We must follow the example of Comrade Madiba, who dedicated his whole life to the people of South Africa, our continent and the world…. We have repeated it often that unity is the rock upon which our Movement is built. Unity of purpose and action to move our people forward.” It is opportune therefore that as we close of this year, 2014, that the National Executive Committee had declared “The Year of United Action to Move South Africa Forward”, we must revisit the words of President Jacob Zuma and the tasks of the movement that the NEC had declared as imperative to advancing our revolution. As South Africans prepare to take much needed rest at the end of an extremely eventful y ...
On this day in 1997, President Nelson Mandela steps down as leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress.
Today is my last day at the office , off to Mpumalanga then after Christmas yo Kwazulu Natal just to be with my families is a blessing , thank you God for the life and the years you have give me in this work , thank you very much , to members of the African National Congress , ANCYL , Sasco and union Samwu I wish you a wonderful and safe festive season and I hope next year Will come back stronger and better , free from factionalis hatred amongst each other.To all my friends colleagues and comrades and anyone I know happy safe festive season , we must all kneel down to God and requests for renewal of our lives.Thank you God and thank you South Africa and Africa.peace be upon you.
MANDELA'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN Landmark events in MK's military activity inside South Africa consisted of actions designed to intimidate the ruling power. In 1983, the Church Street bomb was detonated in Pretoria near the South African Air Force Headquarters, resulting in 19 deaths and 217 injuries. During the next 10 years, a series of bombings occurred in South Africa, conducted mainly by the military wing of the African National Congress. In the 1985 Amanzimtoti bomb on the Natal South Coast, five civilians were killed and 40 were injured when MK cadre Andrew Sibusiso Zondo detonated an explosive in a rubbish bin at a shopping centre shortly before Christmas. In a submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the ANC stated that Zondo's act, though "understandable" as a response to a recent South African Defence Force raid in Lesotho, was not in line with ANC policy. Zondo was subsequently executed. In the 1986 Durban beach-front bombing, a bomb was detonated in a bar, killing three civilia ...
Aaha! Zizi,Jama kaSjadu Thabo Mbeki; What a great leader he was! Born and raised in Mbewuleni, Cape Province, Union of South Africa, Mbeki is one of four children of (late) Epainette and Govan Mbeki. The economist Moeletsi Mbeki is one of his brothers. His father was a stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party. He is a native Xhosa speaker. His parents were both teachers and activists in a rural area of ANC strength, and Mbeki describes himself as "born into the struggle"; a portrait of Karl Marx sat on the family mantelpiece, and a portrait of Mohandas Gandhi was on the wall. Political style? He had that intellectual approach of his famous father, communist stalwart Govan Mbeki - repeatedly transmutes emotion into political principle. Mbeki has sometimes been characterised as remote and academic, an idealist than a pragmatist, something of a prophet in the wilderness who pushed for a political rather than military solution and drove his Cadre towards understand ...
For my lawyer friends and all who are interested in the struggle for social and economic justice: Last Wednesday I saw a documentary about Albie Sachs, one of the fighters against apartheid in South Africa. Albie survived an assassination attempt by the government that left him without his right arm and blind in one eye. In spite of this he was one of the leaders of the truth and reconciliation movement after the ban against the African National Congress and other organizations and persons was lifted and the new South African constitution was instituted, a document that he helped draft. He was one of the original justices named to the Constitutional Court, South Africa's Supreme Court. Although she focuses on Albie, filmmaker Abby Ginzberg places his story in the context of the worldwide fight against apartheid. (Full disclosure: Abby is a childhood friend of mine, though we had not seen each other since childhood.) If you are able to attend one (or more) of the screenings listed in the link below, I stro ...
Zuma at the forefront of secret nuclear deal: President Jacob Zuma worked closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin to mastermind the secret nuclear deal, reported the Mail & Guardian on Friday. According to the report, highly placed governing party sources have placed Zuma at the head of the R1 trillion nuke deal. The publication quoted a senior African National Congress official as saying the deal was discussed and negotiated by Zuma and Putin during the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Brazil in July. The source said Zuma ironed out details of the agreement during a highly secret visit to Moscow last month. A second high ranking ANC official said the details of the deal were finalised during Zuma’s trip to Russia in August. The sources claim Zuma went on to instruct energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to sign the deal. The nuclear deal came into the spotlight on Monday when Joemat –Pettersson announced the formation of a strategic partnership between South Afri ...
The Senate has begun the probe of the collapsed guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos. One hundred and fifteen people, mostly South Africans, died in the incident. The Overseer of the church, Pastor T. B. Joshua, was declared persona non grata yesterday in South Africa by youths of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). The party’s Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku said: “T. B. Joshua should not be allowed to come to South Africa until we know what happened to our fellow countrymen at his church. “We will make sure we engage with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to make sure they do not issue him a South African visa.” Joshua had said he planned to visist South Africa to commiserate with the families of the dead. In Abuja, the Senate said it had mandated its Committee on Land, Housing and Urban Development to investigate the circumstances surrounding the building collapse. It mandated the committee to conduct a public hearing on ince ...
Dr Kaunda worked hard, as much as 18 to 20 hours a day. He advocated humanism as the national philosophy, proposing universal education and health care. Copper prices remained high, and the country’s economy was incredibly strong. During his early presidency Dr Kaunda was an outspoken supporter of the anti-apartheid movement and opposed white minority rule in South Africa. He permitted most prominent organizations, such as the African National Congress [ANC], to use Zambia as a base for their struggle for independence. Former African National Congress president Oliver Tambo spent a significant proportion of his 30 year exile living and working in Zambia. The price for this struggle for freedom was high. In retaliation, the white ruling elites closed their nations’ borders, not even allowing rail traffic out of Zambia. The resulting rise in the cost of exporting goods was a life-or-death issue for the landlocked nation. The same governments encouraged plots to “topple Dr Kaunda” and waged a campaig ...
Speech by the Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa on the occasion of the counter-motion of no confidence on the Speaker of the National Assembly, comrade Baleka Mbete: Cape Town, South Africa, 16 September 2014. Madame Speaker Hounarable Members Madame Speaker we have since the official opening of the 5th democratic Parliament witnessed black ‘mampatile’ and make-me-believe antics, sacrilegious, derogating and denigrating conduct to the prestige and decorum of this August House. Beyond any measure, we had to painstakingly contend with the irreparable damage this puerile conduct has done, not only to diminish our standing in society as members of this House, but also tarnishing the image of our beloved country. Must we sit and watch powerlessly when our institutions are being deliberately undermined and unashamedly destabilised? I don’t believe so. Enough is enough! Mayihlome ihlase Maqabane! Igwala kulo Nina!! Amasi abekwe elangeni Asijiki! The Jik is up! The African National Congress reje ...
Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)[3] was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.[4] While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being".[5] Even though Biko was never a member of African National Congress (ANC), ANC has included him in the pantheon of struggle heroes, going as far as using his image for campaign posters in South Africa's first non-racial elections in 1994.[6] Nelson Mandela said of Biko: "They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid." Biko was a Xhosa. In addition to Xhosa, he spoke fluent English and fairly fluent Af ...
Maphatsoe apologises to Madonsela Johannesburg - Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association chairman Kebby Maphatsoe has withdrawn and apologised for comments he made about Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. "On Saturday and Monday, I made statements in my capacity as the national chairperson on behalf of MKMVA about the Public Protector," Maphatsoe said in a statement on Tuesday. "After consultation with my organisation, the African National Congress, it would seem as though my statements have been misunderstood and misinterpreted. "I therefore withdraw those statements and apologise for any offences and hurt that would have been caused," Maphatsoe said. The apology came several hours after Maphatsoe told the National Assembly that he did not label Madonsela as a spy working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Star reported on Monday that Maphatsoe, who is also deputy defence and military veterans minister, had accused Madonsela of being a CIA plant. "We can't allow people to hijack the ...
Pallo Jordan was born on 22 May 1942 in B Location, Kroonstad, in the Orange Free State. His father, Dr Archibald Campbell Jordan, was an African novelist, linguist and academic and his mother, Dr Priscilla Phyllis Jordan (born, Ntantala), was a teacher, researcher and lecturer. Both his parents were active members of the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM). Jordan's family was highly politicised and he followed in their footsteps. He started off at the age of seven by selling copies of Torch, a newspaper produced by the NEUM. He was a diligent scholar. On completion of his schooling, he attended various universities in South Africa, the United States of America and Britain. He left the country in 1962 to study at the University of Wisconsin in the U.S. He has acquired a number of degrees including a post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics. Jordan worked in London for the African National Congress (ANC) on full-time basis at its London office in 1975 as researcher in the ANC Department of ...
Nelson Mandela's second wife Winne challenges his will, demands house: Nelson Mandela's second wife, Winnie, has launched a legal challenge to the will of the late anti-apartheid leader, the latest sign of feuding and bad blood in South Africa's first family. In a letter sent by her lawyer to the executors of Mandela's estate, Madikizela-Mandela argued that her children should be in charge of Mandela's ancestral home at Qunu in the Eastern Cape, where he was buried in December. Madikizela-Mandela, a firebrand anti-apartheid activist who got divorced from Mandela in 1996 after it emerged she had cheated on him during his 27 years in prison, said she had bought the Qunu property in 1989 while Mandela was still behind bars, giving her ownership rights under traditional law. Madikizela-Mandela was left nothing from Mandela's $4.1 million estate, which was divided between his family, the ruling African National Congress party, former staff and several schools. Each of his six children and some of his 17 grandc ...
Congratulation to Nelson Mandela!!! Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, Mandela's birthday (July 18) was declared "Mandela Day" to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.
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Oh No problem Pres Zuma ,Pres of the African National Congress and Pres of the Rep of South Africa are Always in my prayers
South Africa Denies Zuma Health Rumors South African President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, June 17, 2014. Peter Clottey : June 22, 2014 The spokesman for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has dismissed reports the country’s leader is in poor health, following his recent visit to the hospital. President Zuma spent two days in a hospital after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party said it gave the leader a break following a “hectic campaigning” period before the May 7 General Election. Mac Maharaj insists Zuma is in good health and has been working hard and long hours at the office. His comments followed a local newspaper report, which cited sources from the ANC suggesting Zuma is suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems. Maharaj rejected the newspaper report as rumor mongering. “The doctors attending to the president are satisfied, there is no reason or cause to be concerned about his health,” ...
Home Movies Humor Arts Music Blog Join Contact Contribute ‘John Ruskin: Artist and Observer’ Heading to Edinburgh John Ruskin is celebrated as one of… Netflix Is Changing the Way Television Is Watched Nowadays more and more viewers are tuning… HOME WORLD U.S. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS SCIENCE HEALTH GLV TEAM SUBSCRIBE Breaking News! Politics Political Left Political Right Religion Nevada Las Vegas Frackle TV Land Reform and Redistribution in South Africa Added by Laura Oneale on January 18, 2014. Saved under Laura Oneale, South Africa, World Tags: farming, land distribution, Land Reform Since 1994, under the Nelson Mandela government, Land Reform and redistribution in South Africa remained a serious matter for the government to implement. Twenty years since the African National Congress (ANC) began to govern South Africa, there have been negotiations and plans to redistribute the land and implement reforms for the democratic society. Whenever an election is due, the ruling party and ...
The years 1961 to 1964 were years of great circumstances for the politics of South Africa. The Rivonia Trial was one of the most fundamental trials in the history of South Africa, especially the history of political trials and the African National Congress in general. The reason for this, not only was the late Tata Mandela one of the accused and detainees, but so were ten other leaders of the ANC, leaders like Ahmed Kathrada, Goven Mbeki, Dennis Goldberg and Elias Motsoaledi. The significance of this trial comes with great ramifications. Firstly nineteen ANC leaders including the accused were arrested in 1961 at lilies leaf farm. These leaders were the think tanks of the ANC and therefore these arrests were a great blow to the ANC and the ruling apartheid Nationalist Party had the upper hand, and were one step closer as they thought to collapsing the ANC and maintaining the apartheid regime. These leaders were not Africans only, but consisted of all races and all religions, showing that the ANC was diver ...
Jacobin Radio South Africa, Ep. 36.9.14by Benjamin FogelWhat happened to the African National Congress?In last month’s South African elections, the African National Congress was returned to power with some 62% of the vote. The opposition Democratic Alliance increased their share to around 22% and ne…
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, would have to begin in the Karoo to meet South Africa's growing energy needs despite resistance from environmental and other lobby groups, African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday. He was speaking at a breakfast meeting of the Sout...
HYPOCRACY OF A BLACK BASS When campaigning for the zuma African National Congress in the township where I was born and bred, Seshego during the Independent Electoral Commission’s Registration weekend, President’s Zuma Deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa said to some voters that they should vote for the z ANC in order to avoid the rule by “Boers”. This remark is what he said, and not quoted out of context as the Spin doctors in Luthuli House would like the people of South Africa to believe. South Africa is now used to President Zuma, and now his Deputy saying and doing things and later statements coming from their offices to claim that they did not say or mean what they in actual sense said and meant. The “Boers” statement by Ramaphosa clearly undermines the political understanding and intelligence of the people of Seshego, Limpopo and South Africa as a whole, but primarily, it is a sign of hypocrisy and dishonesty. While we agree that during the liberation struggle, the word “Boer” meant the repressiv ...
AFRICAN N AFRICAN AMERICAN FREEDON FIGHTERS • Albert John Luthuli, the president of the African National Congress, was an African politician and teacher. •Nelson Mandela – Led the struggle against South African apartheid even while in prison and become President soon after his release. • Desmond Tutu worked to end apartheid in South Africa. • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman president of the African nation, Liberia, bringing the country change and hope. • Helen Suzman bravely stood up against apartheid and was the first female South African Minister of Parliament. • Joseph Ki-Zerbo works to help Africans retain control of their country’s agriculture. • Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero. •Marcus Garvey was unique in advancing a Pan-African philosophy to inspire a global mass movement and economic empowerment focusing on Africa known as Garveyism. Himself Jamaican, his goal was for those of African ancestry to return to Africa and redeem its greatness. • Nde ...
STATEMENT OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (CC) OF THE National Union OF METALWORKERS OF South AfricA (NUMSA) Lakeside Hotel and Conference Centre Benoni Thursday May 15, 2014. A. Introduction: The Central Committee (CC) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) met from May 12, 2014 –until- May 15, 2014, at The Lakes Hotel and Conference, Benoni, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan, Gauteng province. The CC was attended by the National Office Bearers, elected regional representatives, key members of staff, and in this instance was extended to include a number of shopstewards who serve as Local Deputy Chairpersons on the 52 locals of the union. This was indeed a meeting of NUMSA’s workers parliament. This was the first national constitutional meeting of the union, since the watershed Special National Congress (SNC) of December 2013. The CC happened against the backdrop of national elections and the re-election of the African National Congress with a reduced and actually minority vote. For the first .. ...
The ANC should be worried by the EFF winning 10% of the votes in Gauteng in the General Election, the EFF's Dali Mpofu said on Thursday. "If I was the ANC I would be worried about that," Mpofu said at The New Age Breakfast Briefing in Johannesburg. "We are represented in all nine provinces, all the legislatures. To me that is priceless. We have a footprint around the country." He said the Economic Freedom Fighters was the fastest growing party in the country. "The ANC has lost 15 seats, that's the reality. The DA [Democratic Alliance] gained 22 seats and the EFF gained 25 seats so we are the fastest growing party in South Africa. That trend is definitely going to continue." He said the African National Congress needed to learn how to govern differently. Perspective After listening to opinions from a panel of political analysts, Mpofu said the election results should be looked at in a proper perspective. He said the EFF could not be compared to the Congress of the People, which came third in the 2009 elect ...
People in South Africa's strike-ridden mining country sent a message to the ruling African National Congress last week by turning out to vote for a new left-leaning party, the Economic Freedom Fighters.
15 May, 12:15-13:30 In search of the good society (lecture) @ HSRC in Pretoria Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria Social policy in South Africa after twenty years of democracy, Speaker: Ndangwa Noyoo, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Johannesburg. South Africa’s liberation struggle was not only about securing political freedom and civil liberties for its entire people, but it was one that had sought to create another society, namely, the good society. The South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which was reconstituted later into the African National Congress (ANC), was formed in order to challenge colonial domination and oppression on this premise. After the alienation of the land of the indigenous peoples by an occupying settler population via the Native Land Act of 19 June 1913, organised resistance against colonialism would forever change the political landscape of South Africa. Given the forego ...
“Total emancipation through a radical economic transformation on course ”-Together move South Africa forward Norman Mampane, COSATU Communications Officer, 12 May 2014 Thousand of the African National Congress members and supporters braved the Saturday night coldness and gathered at Beyers Naude Square, a few seconds from ANC Luthuli House in Johannesburg, to celebrate election victory. The ANC outran all 39 political parties with a 62.16 % ,with almost 249 seats in the National Parliament already secured. Thou many commentators never gave the oldest liberation movement in Africa a chance, however, the people of of South Africa registered a majority win in eight provinces, and proved them wrong. Workers came in their large numbers clad in various Federation’s paraphernalia to express their delightedness after a long, difficult path of doing blitz across all working places, major train,taxi, bus stations, and also utilizing May Day Rallies as other platforms, to urge workers to exercise their rights ...
COMING TONIGHT ON VOA STUDIO 7 MDC-T FACTIONALISM DEVASTATES PARTY LAWMAKERS Friction in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) caused by an internal revolt is causing havoc in the party as Members of Parliament have aligned themselves with two camps pitting Morgan Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti. WINS South AfricA ELECTION WITH DENTED MARGIN Provisional election results released by the Electoral Commission of South Africa indicate that the African National Congress (ANC) has won the fifth democratic elections with a reduced majority though still popular in the country. COMMEMORATE MOTHERS DAY Millions of people are expected to commemorate Mothers’ Day tomorrow. We spoke to several people about this special day. Here is what they think about this day and their mothers. AND WHO DO YOU THIN IS THE BEST STRIKER IN AFRICAN FOOTBALL? DEMBA BA, GERVINHO, SAMUEL ETO’O SOME MAY SAY!!! LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR 2014 AFRICAN ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM LOOKS LIKE BY SELECTING THE BEST GOALIE, STRIKER AND DEFENDER FROM AFRI ...
Black Consciousness Movement This page has some issues The Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) was a grassroots anti-Apartheid activist movement that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1960s out of the political vacuum created by the jailing and banning of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress leadership after the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960.[1] The BCM represented a social movement for political consciousness. "Black Consciousness origins were deeply rooted in Christianity. In 1966, the Anglican Church under the incumbent, Archbishop Robert Selby Taylor, convened a meeting which later on led to the foundation of the University Christian Movement (UCM). This was to become the vehicle for Black Consciousness."[2] The BCM attacked what they saw as traditional white values, especially the "condescending" values of white people of liberal opinion. They refused to engage white liberal opinion on the pros and cons of black consciousness, and emphasised the rejection of white monopoly on trut ...
I want to dedicate my status to my former commanders of Umkhonto We Sizwe. Aneez Salie, Melvin Bruyntjies, Shirley Gunn, Dicki Meter and Patrick Presents. Thank you commanders for shaping my political understanding that the African National Congress is the vanguard of democracy in South Africa today.
In 2007 the African National Congress held its 52nd National Congress in the Province of Limpopo, Polokwane in South Africa, a conference that was heavily contested, marred by political infighting that almost brought an implosion to the party of 97 years, probably one of the most fiercely contested Congresses of the ANC since the 1969 Morogoro Conference held in Tanzania during the period of underground resistance. A watershed Congress that according to official statements, states that the conference was attended by more than 70 leaders and delegates ‘ANC branches, Umkhonto We Sizwe, leaders of the Indian and colored peoples and of the revolutionary working class movements’[1]. The African National Congress recorded this conference as its first consultative conference, were tactical and strategic issues that faced the movement would be tabled, a way forward crafted, and also most significantly were the structure of the movement was discussed. However, for the sake of not losing sight of what I intend ...
On the announcement by Independent Electoral Commission(IEC) of South Africa that the African National Congress (ANC) has taken a clear lead in the country's first 'born free' elections,where a new generation of South Africans who never experienced first-hand apartheid voted for the first time. I decided to dig deeper into the life of Nelson Mandela whom I reverence. Having divorced two of his previous wives, I longed to know why. Many reasons were accounted for his divorce with his first wife. But one struck me; that they divorced because Madiba got involved in politics while his wife was a Jehovah's Witnesses - who believe in political neutrality. I began asking myself if Madiba didn't 'sell' his vision of going into politics to his wife before they got married. I have no answer to that. But if in any case he didn't, then Myles Munroe was right when he said many marriages of today fail because most men either do not know what they are about in life, or if they do, they fail to sell the vision to their w ...
2. The ANC is formed - 1912 The wars of resistance ended with the defeat of Bambata`s rebellion. Africans had to find new ways to fight for their land and their freedom. In 1911, Pixley ka Isaka Seme called on Africans to forget the differences of the past and unite together in one national organisation. He said: "We are one people. these divisions, these jealousies, are the cause of all our woes today." On January 8th 1912, chiefs, representatives of people`s and church organisations, and other prominent individuals gathered in Bloemfontein and formed the African National Congress. The ANC declared its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms. The ANC was formed at a time when South Africa was changing very fast. Diamonds had been discovered in 1867 and gold in 1886. Mine bosses wanted large numbers of people to work for them in the mines. Laws and taxes were designed to force people to leave their land. The most severe law was the 1913 land Act, which prevente ...
General Election completes in South Africa. South Africa is passing through transitional phase same as India. There is also One-Party-Dominace of African National Congress since first post apartheid election was happened there. ANC is selling Nelson Mandela's name and his revolutionary works but the currant ANC+ govt led by Jacob Juma is deeply involved in crony corruption and violation of workers' rights. A small elite of Blacks eat benefits of Affirmative Action which applied for all disadvantage groups. But the space for opposition parties is still limited there. There is need of leader like Lohiya who broke the tyranny of one party rule of Congress in India. The result ll come till Friday.
South Africa took to the polls on Wednesday in elections that are expected to keep the African National Congress in power. But the ruling party is not without its critics, especially of its leader Jacob Zuma and his expenditure on his private home.
Allready voted for the ANC at 07:30, at TENT (CENTURION SHOPPING CENTRE BUS TERMINUS), C/O LENCHEN AVE & SOUTH STREET,CENTURION,CENTURION, PRETORIA, GAUTENG, REPUBLIC OF South AfricA. Vote ANC says MUGABE, by Vusumuzi Dube, 27 April 2014 "PRESIDENT Mugabe on Friday threw his weight behind South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), saying the revolutionary party should win this year's elections as it had the people's well-being at heart" "ANC must win, that is the revolutionary party and izawina kuphela, amandla ngawethu. We, therefore, wish you all the luck in your upcoming elections." ANC will rule says Buthelezi- "... I sound this warning because there are many parties clamouring for your vote, promissing to deliver the sun, moon and stars, if you make them government in 2014." New Age, Thursday, 4 March 2014 ONE HORSE RACE ELECTIONS : Sunday Times, April, 20 2014 (page 5) - : 1. ANC = 65.5% 2. DA = 23.1% 3. EFF = 4.0% 4. IFP = 2.8% 5. COPE = 1.3% 6. ACDP. = 0.8% 7. FF+ = 0.7% 8. ...
Democratic Alliance (DA) saying that the Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula must retract his comments about Kenya and apologise. At an African National Congress media breakfast meeting Mbalula, answering a question about sport quotas, reportedly said South Africa would not be like Kenya and send athletes to the Olympics to "drown in the pool".
Ancient Man and His First Civilizations The Black Christ Inspired by the 1961 Sharpeville Massacre and the banning of Chief Albert Luthuli, this painting was completed in 1962. It challenged the apartheid system, as well as the notion that Christ was white. Chief Luthuli, then president of the outlawed African National Congress and recipient of the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize, is depicted as Christ and Dr H.F. Verwoerd, Prime Minister at the time, and Mr. B.J. Vorster, the then Minister of Justice, as Roman centurions. The work was first exhibited in 1962 at the Anglican Church of St Luke in Salt River, and was almost immediately described as blasphemous. The Board of Censors found that it was calculated to give offence to the religious convictions and feelings of a section of the population and it was prohibited from being exhibited in public. It was smuggled out of South Africa to Britain by anti-apartheid sympathizers, while the harassment of the artist, Ronald Harrison, by the security police intensified a ...
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Press Relese on Our Achievements! The African National Congress since it came to power has brought about peace and stability in our beloved country, the continent and the world. ANC has been instrumental in bringing about peace & stability in South Africa, by ending apartheid violence and creating a conducive environment for the first National Democratic Elections. Founding of the constitution of which is a cornerstone of our democracy is one of the achievements for the ANC after the unbanning of our revolutionary movement which resulted in the establishment of the Government of National Unity. Integration of MK, APLA, AZANLA, SDU, SADF, CPU & other forces from TBVC states into one South African National Defence Force is also one of our greatest achievements. The following are our achievements which are listed in our election manifesto From 1994 to the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis, we had the longest recorded period of uninterrupted economic growth, growing at twice the rate of the last 19 ye ...
It is estimated that the actual number of rapes being committed in South Africa annually is 1.4 million. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 81,000 rapes or attempted were committed in the U.S. in 2009, while the U.S. population is more than six times that of South Africa. In 1994, the year the African National Congress (ANC) took 62 percent of the vote, sending Nelson Mandela to the presidential palace, the number of reported child rapes in South Africa was a little over 7,000.” This means that by the turn of the millennium, the number of children victimized by sexual assault, had more than tripled. By 2012, after nearly two decades of black rule, it had increased 1400%. Rapes perpetrated against white and Asian children alone were greater than the total number of occurring in the entire country prior to the ANC’s rise to power. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE NEXT WEEK.
South Africa's Archbishop Tutu says he will not vote for the African National Congress in May 7 elections - http…
Extracts from my speech at a UDM Elections Rally at Gompo Community Hall, Duncan Village, East London ... It is astounding that the African National Congress (ANC) had the audacity to “reroute” millions of taxpayers’ money into building a lodge for President Zuma; and they go into defence-mode and try to justify ridiculous things, such as the need to have a swimming pool, just in case one of the thatched roofs catches fire. Who are they kidding? President Zuma, is an ANC deployee; in other words the citizen of South Africa did not elect him to power. The next question that springs to mind is: “Why are they treating him differently?” - especially given how they unceremoniously got rid of President Mbeki, albeit for different reasons. ... Many South Africans are sickened by the flagrant arrogance of the president and his party. They hold the Public Protector in blatant contempt and, without any shame, hurl personal insults at Advocate Madonsela. ... It is common knowledge that this province is he ...
South Africa will ensure its population benefits when it develops its shale gas and offshore oil industries and won’t repeat the errors it made with mining, said Zweli Mkhize, treasurer of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
7 of the worst: ANC quotes 2014-03-27 05:30 Bloemfontein - Here's taking a look back at some of the most controversial statements made by key figures in the ruling African National Congress. 1 Quote “We’ve been standing here for 26 seconds and nobody has been raped.” Context Said on 2 February 2000 by the late minister of safety and security, Steve Tshwete, and former minister of justice and constitutional development, Penuell Maduna. The two were speaking on the American television program ’60 minutes’, during a CBS broadcast, and commenting on the statistic that one person is raped in South Africa every 26 seconds, something they clearly thought they had disproved using their own special kind of logic. 2 Quote “[The ANC is] more important” than the Constitution. “No political force can destroy the ANC – it is only the ANC that can destroy itself… “[the Constitution is only there] to regulate matters.” Context Said by then-ANC national chairperson Jacob Zuma, during an address to ...
Delivering on ‘radical' change, if not on growth or jobs In August 2012 the Cabinet adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) as South Africa's policy blueprint from now until 2030. The plan is supposed to boost the economic growth rate to 5.4% of GDP and help generate 11m jobs. At its National Conference in Mangaung (Bloemfontein) in December 2012, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) also endorsed the NDP, adding to its apparent authority. Many in the private sector and the media have hailed the NDP as a formula for market-driven growth. Yet since the plan's adoption, the ANC has been pushing forward with a number of statutes and bills that greatly increase the State's interventionist powers and clearly put the redistribution of the existing economic pie well before endeavours to expand it. Examples range from new Affirmative Action and black economic empowerment rules to legislation affecting land, mining, oil, the security industry, and investors in general. All these are also examples of th ...
Perhaps the rest of the world should look at what is happening here instead of waiting until it is too late to rectify (I do mean the Western World!!!) Hi All, please have a look at this. It was sent to me by our councillor Mike Wood. Please pass this on so that all can see what we are dealing with. And please everyone vote on the 7th of May, it is more important than it s ever been. Cape Town, South Africa: Black ANC Councillors Trash City Hall, Dance with Mock AK47s In yet another example of South Africa s pitiful slide into Third World chaos, a recent Cape Town city council meeting meant to discuss that metropolis s annual budget dissolved into chaos as African National Congress (ANC) councillors trashed the chamber while dancing, singing, and waving mock AK47s. The ANC protest as they called it, was held in the council chamber of the only city of the country not controlled by South Africa s ruling party. In expressing their objection to the new budget which dares to asks consumers to start actu ...
Poverty level still continues to be on a decline. Poverty in South Africa continues to be of concern,as it is throughout the world. You cannot ignore the crucial factor that nobody has a better track racord like the African National Congress. Many African states and overseas have had their liberation before us however cannot out perform South Africa under ANC governance African National Congress has taken a number of measures, including the NDP (National Development Plan) and NYDA (National Youth Development Agency) implementations that ensures that this ANC government gives a firm hand in taking people out of poverty pit and so that our people help themselves adversely. And not become reliant on government Further measures are contained in the in the African National Congress manifesto that was launched in Mbombela last January. The manifesto tells a good story of 20 years about major achievements within this short period. It tells us that many challenges remain, and that many of our policy choices are h ...
Tshwane University of Technology, like all Institutions of Higher Learning and Training in South Africa, is brought to you by the progressive government of 1994. It is always correct for us to tell the true story and educate our people on the battles and sacrifices undertaken by the martyrs and revolutionaries who lifted high the banner of African National Congress at a time when PW Botha's government was unleashing state machinery against black people. Under the Apartheid government, Technikon Pretoria (known as TUT Pretoria Campus) was for white students and Technikon Northern Gauteng (Known a Soshanguve Campus) as well Technikon Northern West (Ga-Rankuwa Campus) were for black students and their conditions where supposed to be kept poor in order to maintain the Bantu Education system that undermined the thinking capacity and potential of a black child. Cadres of our beloved movement laid down their lives for the benefit and interest of our generation. After all the achievements the ANC ushered in 1994 ...
Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda hospitalised Zambia's founding father and Former President Kenneth Kaunda was taken to hospital on Sunday, but is said to be in good spirits, the government said. President Michael Sata visited his predecessor in a Lusaka hospital, where 89-year-old Kaunda is reportedly being treated for fatigue. Images released by the Zambian government showed Kaunda standing and smiling while receiving guests including Sata. "The first lady and I have just returned from Lusaka Trust Hospital where we went to visit our founding president Dr Kenneth David Kaunda," Sata said in a statement after the visit. "We were happy to find KK in high spirits. Get well soon." Kaunda ruled Zambia for 27 years from independence in 1964. While in power he hosted many of the movements fighting for independence or black equality in other countries around the region, including South Africa's African National Congress. Initially a popular leader, he became increasingly autocratic, but eventually ceded power in the fi ...
Africa Cannot Defeat Onslaught Of Imperialism Without Pan-Africanism Pan African Research Institute by Dr. Motsoko Pheko Mr Chairman and distinguished delegates to this important 8th Pan African Congress, let me begin by asking the following questions: Where would Africa be today, if there had never been the 5th Pan African Congress in Manchester in 1945? What would have happened to Africa if the Organisation of African Unity was never formed on 25 May 1963? What would be the situation in Africa today, especially in African countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and apartheid colonial South Africa if there was never the OAU Liberation Committee to assist the liberation movements in these territories such as the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, African National Congress, MPLA, FRELIMO, SWAPO,ZANU and ZAPU? How would the African liberation struggle against colonialism have been, if in 1957 Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah established diplomatic relations with apartheid colonial South Africa instea ...
London Evening Standard R.W. Johnson: In South Africa, the reality is debt and corruption As we bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, his successors in the ANC have failed to govern a complex country R.W. JOHNSON Published: 10 December 2013 Updated: 13:18, 10 December 2013 Nelson Mandela used to joke that if he got to heaven his first move would be to join the local branch of the African National Congress there. For he was a devoted party man: the ANC was his life. It is perhaps just as well that he is no longer here to see what his party has become. His immediate successor, Thabo Mbeki, was a clever, paranoid and unbalanced man who refused to allow HIV/Aids sufferers to get the medicine that would save their lives. He also supported Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Once he stepped down from office, Mbeki was shunned by the international community. His successor, Jacob Zuma, is a genial but uneducated man (he learned to read and write only when in jail) who is quite at sea when dealing with the sort of problems that ...
On Biography.com, learn more about Oliver Tambo, the African National Congress president who fought to end South Africa's apartheid regime while in exile.
I was once told that the day Nelson Mandela dies,South Africa will face a huge problem interm's of race an that's what is happening right now.for the sack of our country an our freedom let us be United an fight Apartheid not to come back an be one Nation,as members of African National Congress neh,even knowing that it had led us down let vote for it to keep what Tata had gave us an my his Soul be with everyone of us.I don't wanna see History repeat it self on our country,if its hard then The General Secretary of United Nation which is Ban ki Moon will be called to keep peace in South Africa like he does to other countries...
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I believe that the National Party ran South Africa better than the African National Congress.
South African General Election set for May 7 JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – President Jacob Zuma announced Friday that South Africa will hold its fifth democratic General Election on May 7, a vote which promises to be the sternest test yet of the ruling ANC. The vote — which will elect a new parliament, and in turn the president — will see the favoured African National Congress face a phalanx of insurgent opposition parties who have fastened on to widespread popular unease. The ANC is the strong favourite to win the polls but pervasive inequality, joblessness, corruption and government incompetence have all sullied the party’s image. Some predict its electoral support will fall below 60 percent. Zuma himself heads into the election as the ANC’s presidential candidate, with his own standing significantly reduced. He has been beset by a litany of scandals, crowned by the revelation that $20 million of taxpayers’ money was used to refurbish his rural homestead. This will also be the first election since th ...
Dr. John Coleman. COMMITTEE 300 Secret World Government (continued) It is interesting to note that Cecil John Rhodes (Cecil John Rhodes), a member of the Committee of 300 , which represented the interests of the Rothschilds in South Africa, followed the example of Inchcape , bringing hundreds of thousands of Indian " coolies " to work on the sugar plantations in Natal province . Among them was Mahatma Gandhi , the communist agitator and troublemaker . As the Chinese coolies , Indians did not return home from the dates of their contracts. They also gave rise to major social problems , and their descendants became lawyers who made vanguard of those who leaked to the government of the African National Congress. By 1875 , the Chinese " coolies " from San Francisco created a channel of delivery of opium , bringing opium addicted 129,000 Americans. Together with the already existing 115,000 addicts of the number of Chinese they represented a market that allowed Lord Inchcape shovel hundreds of thousands of doll ...
South Africa celebrates Oosthuizen victory Top South African politicians said Sunday that Louis Oosthuizen had done his country proud with his spectacular seven-stroke victory in the British Open. Minister of Sport Makhenkesi Stofile and the country's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), said Oosthuizen's victory earlier in the day at St. Andrews underlined South Africa's credentials as a winning nation in sport. "Coming only days after we had successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Louis Oosthuizen's win of the British Open golf championship in Scotland makes us really proud," Stofile said. "Coupled with Caster Semenya's return to winning ways at the athletics championships in Finland, Oosthuizen's win shows that we are not just champion hosts." Semenya, the women's 800 meter world champion, won her second consecutive comeback race in Finland on Sunday after being cleared by the International Association of Athletics Federations to return to competition following gender tests. Semenya ...
The Sharpeville Massacre For many who have not seen it, Sharpeville is a date, not a place. —Prakash Diar March 21, 1960: A large crowd of Black South Africans assembled in front of the Sharpeville police station to protest the pass laws imposed by apartheid. The pass laws were statutes requiring all black men and women of South Africa to carry a reference book with them when they travelled outside of their homes. The Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), led by Robert Sobukwe, together with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC), organized the protest for the nation's blacks to join together to demonstrate peacefully against apartheid. Rarely in South Africa before 1960 had so many black people demonstrated their defiance of the laws in any way. The police were highly apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. Suddenly, tensions were released: the crowd pelted the policemen with stones, and the edgy policemen retaliated with gunfire. In the end, sixty-nine protesters were killed and one hundred and e ...
(Stefanie) Tia Mysoa THE BATTLE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS HAS BEGUN! ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to lead an ANC delegation to Perth, Australia, to woo South African voters living there and possibly establish a branch of the party, according to a report. "The ANC is a non-racial organisation, and obviously we will not leave out any voters that are likely to vote for us," African National Congress International Relations subcommittee head and Deputy Minister in the presidency Obed Bapela told the The Sunday Times. "So we will be targeting Australia because of the number of South Africans that are there." According to the report, an estimated 80,000 South Africans lived in Australia. He said that the South Africans in Australia are those who left when they said the crime was too much, and 20 years into democracy, they had reconnected with South Africa. "It's more a fact-finding mission in Australia, unlike the UK... When we get the numbers that we think are encouraging,, we might ask them to establish ...
Economic Freedom Fighters told the president at African National Congress that they are tired of empty promises, their commander in chief was quoted saying "Tlogelang go bolela kudu, lena bjale ka baetapele AGANG naga ye just like you did in Nkabdla, we just can't COPE anymore" after delivering this speech Bishop Tutu just started DRAAMA out of nowhere, with all these being said political analysts said that it is evident that Democratic Alliance does not exist in South Africa
Nelspruit (South Africa) (AFP) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday kicked off his party's election campaign with a slew of promises to crack down on rampant graft and poverty, in a bid to woo disenchanted voters. Related Stories Without Mandela, can the African National Congress still liberate the nation? Christian Science Monitor AAP Unmoved By India Inc.'s Support The Wall Street Journal S.Africa's Zuma transfers key white-owned land ahead of vote AFP China unveils anti-graft plans, focus on protests, reforms Reuters India's main opposition party debates scrapping income tax as poll nears Reuters The ruling African National Congress is facing a tough election with the voters who have kept them in power for two decades increasingly disillusioned by social problems, unemployment and corruption scandals. However, the 102-year-old party which has ruled since the end of apartheid remains popular, and tens of thousands packed the 43,500 capacity Mbombela Stadium in the east of the country for th ...
Many people who are today shocked by the ANC's performance, do not know their history at all. Rather, people don't want to know. While Human Rights organizations around the world were helping them in their just cause, they were committing many crimes within and outside South Africa's borders. I am not discussing the merits of their internal campaign, since I know most people agree it was the right thing to do. I am referring to the way in which they treated their own, for instance. Read and form your own opinion whether they should ever have been put in charge in the first place... Their biggest crime was Camp Quatro, Angola. More will follow: TORTURE WAS DAILY OCCURANCE IN QUATRO: VICTIM (July 22 1997 - SAPA Prisoners in the African National Congress' Quatro camp in Angola were subjected to daily torture, an Umkhonto We Sizwe cadre imprisoned in the camp in the 1980s told the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Tuesday. Diliza Mthembu told the commission's special hearing on prisons in Johannesburg th ...
Cyril Ramaphosa must take responsibilty for murdering Marikana Miners Lonmin e-mails A hero of South Africa's struggle who is now a business tycoon has been accused of having the blood of Marikana mineworkers on his hands after the release of emails he sent to mine management and government ministries. Cyril Ramaphosa, who 25 years ago led the National Union of Mineworkers in a key strike against the white minority regime, was criticised for betraying the very people he used to represent. Soweto-born Ramaphosa, 59, co-authored the widely revered post-apartheid constitution and remains a patrician figure in the governing African National Congress – but his business interests include a seat on the board of Lonmin, the company that owns the platinum mine where, two months ago, a wildcat strike led to a police massacre of 34 workers. On Tuesday, the official commission of inquiry into the Marikana tragedy was shown a stash of emails written by Ramaphosa, suggesting that he sought to intervene with senior go ...
THE General Election in 2014 is more likely to place the African National Congress (ANC) at a crossroads than the entire country, according to political economist Moeletsi Mbeki. Mr Mbeki said it would be natural for the ANC to be at a crossroads ahead of the 2014 national elections, as splinter party formations and fights with alliance partners had put the ANC through its paces in recent weeks. The ANC is at a crossroads because these past few weeks have seen a series of new parties. The ANC is peeling off because it has been in power for 20 years," he said. And what does it have to show for its 20 years in power?" Mr Mbeki asked. In an interview with the Financial Times last week, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe took aim at "vested personal interests" preventing the ANC from being more united and effective, saying the problems of the party are likely to worsen in the short term. "If it does not pay attention to the importance of being relevant to the people of South Africa, it will run the risk of lo ...
South Africa's biggest trade union says President Jacob Zuma must resign JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In a move that could have major political ramifications for South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, the country's biggest trade union called Friday for President Jacob Zuma to resign and said it will not support the ANC in next year's elections. |Benghazi READ MORE:
South AfricA BURIES GREATEST SON MANDELA…South Africa held a state funeral for Nelson Mandela today, closing one chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar. The Nobel peace laureate, who was held in apartheid prisons for 27 years before emerging to preach forgiveness and reconciliation, was honoured with a mixture of military pomp and the traditional rites of his Xhosa abaThembu clan. The funeral at Qunu in Eastern Cape Province drew 4,500 guests, from relatives and African leaders to Britain's Prince Charles, American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson and talk show host Oprah Winfrey. "The person who is lying here is South Africa's greatest son," Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy leader of the ruling African National Congress and one of the masters of ceremonies, said at the service in a huge tent, its interior draped in black. As Mandela's coffin, covered by the South African flag ...
I thought President Museveni would have been given an opportunity to tell the world the role Uganda played in the liberation of South Africa. Instead the floor was given to President Jakaya Kikwete Of Tanzania and Kenneth Kaunda Former President of Zambia. Tanzania and Zambia were the rear bases for the political struggle of African National Congress!
Mandela funeral brings all together Qunu - Former President Nelson Mandela's state funeral in Qunu in the Eastern Cape drew together family and foreign leaders, royals and rural villagers on Sunday as South Africa parted with the man who united it in democracy two decades ago and in grief in the past 10 days. Mandela's coffin was driven through the hills of his ancestral village on a gun carriage, a hallmark of state funerals, to a marquee filled with lilies and candles on his family's farm. Mourners rose and sang the national anthem after the coffin was carried into the tent and placed on cow hides. President Jacob Zuma sat behind the coffin, flanked by Mandela's widow Graca Machel and his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Announcing the programme for the funeral, African National Congress chairwoman Baleka Mbete told 4500 mourners Mandela's death had seen "an unprecedented river of tears and emotion". "No effort has been spared to ensure that much of what Tata was, what he associated himself with, what ...
In 1986 Reagan fought tooth and nail to block lawmakers eager to put sanctions on Apartheid South Africa, which he considered a valuable ally in the fight against communism. He vetoed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, though his veto was overridden by Congress. He also had the ANC and Mandela placed on America's terrorist watch list. *** Cheney: Cheney, a Wyoming congressman, voted against a 1986 resolution calling for the release of Mandela from prison and the recognition of the African National Congress as the legitimate representative of South Africa's black majority. Despite his vote, the resolution passed. Decades later, Cheney would explain that he voted as he did because "the ANC was then viewed as a terrorist organization." He went on to say Mandela was "a great man" who had "mellowed." Ron Paul: James Kirchick gave a good rundown of Ron Paul's hardline racist newsletters in a 2008 New Republic article, including this tidbit regarding what the newsletters had to say about Nelson Mandela: "Sou ...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a supporter of the African National Congress, is en route to Qunu, South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Mandela and Fidel: What is not being said. ATILIO BORÓN THE death of Nelson Mandela has precipitated a torrent of interpretations on his life and work, all of which present him as a disciple of pacifism and a kind of Mother Teresa of South Africa. This is an essentially incorrect, and premeditated, image, promoted to obscure the fact that after the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960, the African National Congress (ANC) adopted a strategy of armed struggle and sabotage of enterprises and important economic projects, but without endangering human life. Mandela toured diverse African countries in search of economic and military aid to sustain this new tactic of struggle. He was detained in 1962 and, shortly afterward, sentenced to life imprisonment, 25 years of which he spent relegated to a maximum security prison, in a cell measuring 2x2 meters. Only as a result of formidable international pressure to attain his release, these conditions improved in the last two years of his detention. Thus, Mandela was not a "w ...
As a critical observer of government and the African National Congress under your leadership, I note that the tenor of government and party is fast drifting towards the conservative, authoritarian, reactionary organization, presiding over a kleptocratic state; and that is intolerant of South Africans expressing themselves. When leaders and governments know that they no longer rule with the consent of the ruled, and without their participation in their democracy they get to be afraid of even their shadows. It often takes on the persona of a playground bullyboy whenever it is unable to answer some pretty sharp critical questions about the conduct of government, and about the prevalence of crime and corruption in South Africa, or about false promises. The ANC is getting to take on a semblance of a mafia organization, a Big Brother that syndicates hard dealings against others, isolates and silences critical voices, and uses state patronage to neutralize and marginalize others. One can observe the makings of a ...
– the replacement interpreter is a BIG shock South Africa’s African National Congress has hired Garrett Morris to interpret for the deaf at big future national events. He replaces Thamsanqa Jantjie, the notorious fake interpreter. But there is a big shock. The new interpreter has not interpreted for the deaf since 1970′s! Why would the government hire an interpreter who has forgotten sign language? South Africa has many other much better interpreters, yet they are being ignored.
If Nelson Mandela died with any regrets it’s probably the fact that he was the only African leader that Europeans and Americans had any respect for. Yeah, nobody acknowledged the presence of Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at Mandela’s memorial. Nobody remembers that Nigeria spent millions of Dollars to support the African National Congress (ANC) members in exile. It was Nigeria that led a successful boycott of the 1986 Commonwealth Games in protest against the attitude of the Thatcher led Conservative government to apartheid South Africa. Nigerian passports were issued to opponents of the apartheid regime so that they could travel around the world and drum support for release of Nelson Mandela and dismantle apartheid when the South African government wouldn’t issue them passports. For several years, Nigerian Civil Servants were contributing a part of their salaries to support the struggle against apartheid. What we got paid in return is not appreciation but a complet ...
On DN, Ronnie Kasrils discusses the evolution of the African National Congress’ economic views from its time as a liberation movement to leading South Africa after the fall of apartheid. Kasrils says the ANC was forced to make a "Faustian pact" with neoliberalism in order to bring apartheid to an end and avoid Civil War.(?!?!)
If Mr. Ronald Reagan, president of the United States vetoed (as we now recall) US Congress decision to impose the late1980's economic sanctions on the white segregationist government of South Africa, and, meanwhile, under his leadership, the US department of State added the African National Congress (ANC) to the foreign terrorist groups' list... and, and added Nelson Mandela's name to the terrorist watch list, it is " safe to say " that Ronald Reagan's diplomacy had supported the autocratic white segregationist regime of Apartheid agaisnt the black majority. Please, pay No Attention to Newt Gingrich, trying to clean up his "cowboy" friend's tainted records! P.S. I was 12 years or so when this was unfolding, but I remember these facts without any need of book reading...
Op-Ed: How Mandela won over the Jewish community By Abraham H. Foxman National Director of the Anti-Defamation League December 8, 2013 2:46pm New York (JTA) — Nelson Mandela will always be remembered as a symbol of courageous resistance to the racist policies of apartheid South Africa. He was a true hero of conscience. But he also will always have a special place in the memory of the Jewish community. I first met Mandela in Geneva in 1990 as part of a delegation of American Jewish leaders. My colleagues and I spent 2 1/2 memorable hours with the then newly free African National Congress leader. It was a warm session with good personal feelings on all sides. Mandela, who died last week at 95, understood far more than we anticipated about the Jewish experience and the meaning of Israel as a Jewish state. He expressed deep appreciation for the Jewish community of South Africa’s support for him during the long years of his imprisonment and expressed a desire to reciprocate that friendship and appreciation ...
Now all I see is a whole new story about Mandela, no body is talking about what Nigeria did for South Africa and Mandela in Particular, The Propaganda CNN has not even mentioned Nigeria's place in Mandela's live! Obama already got a placement to speak at his memorial... for what? where is GEJ, OBASANJO, IBB and other great Nigerians who saw Mandela through... Majek Fashek, Sony Okosun etc who sang freedom songs.. Nigeria Media where are you all I here is GEJ is traveling with 59 to SA... Nigeria deserves a special place at that memorial because she has earned it! 'During the apartheid era in South Africa, Nigeria was one of the foremost supporters of Black South African liberation movements, including the African National Congress; the Nigerian government issued more than 300 passports to South Africans seeking to travel abroad.[2] Sonny Okosun, a Nigerian musician, wrote the hit song "Fire in Soweto" in 1977 to commemorate the 1976 Soweto uprising against white-rule in South Africa'
!!! The dark side of Nelson Mandela !!! MUCH of the sanctimonious grieving for Nelson Mandela is not just a sin against history, but a danger. It is true Mandela rose to greatness. Freed after 27 years in a South African jail, the anti-apartheid fighter emerged not bent on vengeance but healing. He negotiated a peaceful end to apartheid, and as the first president of democratic South Africa, preached - and practised - reconciliation. In this he was great. A healer. An inspiration. For many whites abroad, he seems even Christ-like - Someone who'd suffered for the sins of white guilt, and absolved those who believed in him of the sin of racism. But Mandela was no Christ nor even Gandhi nor Martin Luther King. He was for decades a man of violence. In 1961, he broke with African National Congress colleagues who preached non-violence, creating a terrorist wing. He later pleaded guilty in court to acts of public violence, and behind bars sanctioned more, including the 1983 Church St Car Bomb that killed 19 peop ...
Comrade President, Jacob Zuma, African National Congress and the President of The Republic of South Africa provided leadership and delivered a befitting tribute to Isithwalandwe Tat' UMadiba. I am proud to be a member of the ruling party and a citizen of this beautiful country.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Why the so much Reverence? No upright man in his rightful senses would resist revering late icon Nelson Mandela, because he was an anti apartheid icon with the concern for the black people and the entire humanity. In the words of Barack Hussein Obama, ''he sold his freedom for others''. It was Nelson Mandela's efforts that effectively put a stop to racial segregation in the rainbow nation; this was because of his subscription to violent strategies to fight against Apartheid. This was done through the African National Congress (A.N.C) party Youth League in which he and Robert Sobukwe acted as leaders. Unlike the founder of the ANC party- Albert Lithuli, Nelson Mandela saw violence as the last resort to 'behead' racial discrimination in South Africa. What made him so special? perhaps his ability to continue the struggle through the underground wing even after he was slammed an indefinite jail term in the Robben Island prison, in the so-called Rivonia Trial in 1963. He was a man i ...
In October 3 rd, 2005 when late South Africa President, Nelson Mandela, visited Kenya, there is one thing which he said that our journalists and media never reported. When he shook hands with former President Mwai Kibaki, his first question was “Where is the family of the late Dedan Kimathi?'’ When he failed to get a response from the President’s men who included former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga , Mandela was aggrieved because as a youth winger in African National Congress (ANC) in 1950’s , he could hear stories of Mau Mau revolution in Kenya which was headed by none other than Dedan Kimathi. In his speech, which did not auger well with Kibaki’s administration, Mandela said Mau Mau movement is the one which gave ANC courage to fight for freedom in South Africa. He described Kimathi as a courageous leader who died for the sake of millions of Kenya. Dedan Kimathi was butchered by the British Government in 1957 after he was captured in a cave in Mt Kenya. Mandela also said the freedom Kenyans ar ...
Doug Mills / AP Until five years ago, however, the U.S. officially considered Mandela a terrorist. During the Cold War, both the State and Defense departments dubbed Mandela’s political party, the African National Congress, a terrorist group, and Mandela’s name remained on the U.S. terrorism watch list till 2008. Presidents Carter and Reagan and Congress had all instituted sanctions against the white minority South African government because of its policy of racial apartheid. But in 1986, Reagan condemned Mandela’s group, the ANC, which was leading the black struggle against the apartheid regime, saying it engaged in "calculated terror ... the mining of roads, the bombings of public places, designed to bring about further repression." Advertise | AdChoices After the apartheid regime in South Africa declared the ANC a terrorist group, the Reagan administration followed suit. In August of 1988, the State Department listed the ANC among "organizations that engage in terrorism.” It said the group ''di ...
South Africa in the Shadows December 6, 2013 by Daniel Greenfield 11 Comments Print This Post Print This Post nelson“People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them,” James Baldwin wrote. Few men have had as much history trapped in them as Nelson Mandela. To those outside South Africa, the country has been reduced to Nelson Mandela just as it was once reduced to apartheid. Mandela was the ending to a story that everyone thought they knew. With his death, the story comes perilously close to losing its meaning. The history trapped in Mandela escapes with his death forcing both those inside South Africa and those outside it to come to terms with all the complex realities of history packed away into one man’s life. Like Gandhi, Mandela became an iconic figure who appeared to encompass the moral of his own story. The fictional Nelson Mandela has appeared in dozens of movies. He has been played by everyone from Danny Glover to Sidney Poitier to Morgan Freeman. And each of those movies has ma ...
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at Rivonia Trial, April 1964 am the first accused. I hold a bachelor's degree in arts and practised as an attorney in Johannesburg for a number of years in partnership with Oliver Tambo. I am a convicted prisoner serving five years for leaving the country without a permit and for inciting people to go on strike at the end of May 1961. At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect. I have done whatever I did because of my experience in South Africa and my own proudly felt African background, and not because of what any outsider might have said. In my youth in the Transkei I listened to the elders of my tribe telling stories of the old days. Amongst the tales they related to me were those of wars fought by our ancestors in defence of the fatherland. The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory ...
Just read another perspective of Nelson Mandela. (I posted one from Ted Elm earlier) I realize that for many he is given "hero status" and I think we need to be careful who we "look up to"! For some, they put him on the status of a Martin Luther King Jr and I don't think Mandela deserves that kind of respect from us in USA. (I realize that MLK Jr was not a perfect man either so please don't begin to post stuff that denigrates MLK Jr.!) “Saint” Mandela? Not So Fast! Written by William F. Jasper President Barack Obama has compared him to George Washington. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews heralded him as “perhaps the world’s greatest hero.” The Las Vegas Guardian Express dispensed with the “perhaps,” declaring in headline: “Nelson Mandela World’s Greatest Hero.” Others have christened him “the greatest man of the 20th century.” Many revere him as “the savior” of South Africa. School children worldwide read books, write essays and sing songs about him, and watch movies extolling his vi .. ...
Nelson Mandela WAS SURELY A HERO!MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE! Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He is still leading the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He has sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa's best known and loved hero. Mandela has held numerous positions in the ANC: ANCYL secretary (1948); ANCYL president (1950); ANC Transvaal president (1952); deputy national president (1952) and ANC president (1991). He was born at Qunu, near Umtata on 18 July 1918. His father, Henry Mgadla Mandela, was chief councillor to Thembuland's acting Paramount Chief David Dalindyebo. When his father died, Mandela became the chief's ward and was groomed for the chieftainship. Mandela matriculated at Healdtown Methodist Boarding School and then started a BA degree at Fort Hare. As an SRC member he participated in a student strike and was expelled, along with the late Oliver T ...
Nelson Mandela died today. He was a nobel piece prize winner and passed around 27 years of his prime age behind bar fighting against apartheid. He was from a royal family, he had every earthly pleasure what you and me may aspire through out our life. Despite he lived for the cause of others. His ANC-African National Congress was behind the democratization of South Africa in 1993. He ended apartheid and made SA a rainbow nation. Mr Mandela was accorded Bharat Ratna after a few years in `1990s. World learnt a lot from his great service to humanity. We all pray for the great soul!
Aah! Spring of '86, students across the nation went to fight against apartheid, WE WON! We forced Reagan to accede, we forced Bob Dole into retreat in the Senate, we forced Congress to over-ride Reagan's veto of the most minimalist sanctions, we forced Royal Dutch Shell Gas stations to close, we forced the ban on Kruger Rands being imported into our country, we got arrested, we shut down the South African embassy on Mass. Ave., we shut down administrative buildings. From Berkley to MIT to Harvard, to Georgetown University, to American University, to GW University..we had no cell phones and yet we talked to each other...we would not rest till Tata Madiba was freed and the African National Congress was given their rightful voice. A time of blood roaring through our veins, no thought for food or water or rest, a time of heady camaraderie, a time of idealistic goals which meant more than anything else at the time. We fought for One Man One Vote in South Africa...We WON! Youth of America, you can achieve ANY . ...
BRIEF NEWS BEFORE LUNCH-TIME: NKANDLA: Calls for Zuma to repay cost of home upgrades. An independent investigation into the security upgrades undertaken at South African President Jacob Zuma’s rural home has provisionally found he received substantial personal benefits from the work done, a local newspaper has reported. The findings of the report compiled by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, which were published by the Mail and Guardian, have caused significant embarrassment to the ruling African National Congress party with General Elections only a matter of months away. Since the controversy over the 206 million rand (about €15 million) upgrade arose more than a year ago, Mr Zuma’s government has repeatedly stated the improvements to his rural home in Nklandla, a village in KwaZulu-Natal province, were essential for the president’s security. E-TOLL: South Africa begins Johannesburg road tolls as drivers protest. The electronic-tolling system, or e-tolls, in South Africa’s most populous provinc ...
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