South Africa & President Jacob Zuma

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma GCB (born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election. 5.0/5

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President Jacob Zuma receives Interim Report of the Commission on Higher Education and Training in South Africa.
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President Jacob Zuma extends well wishes to Orthodox Christians in South Africa.
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Onyema, African leaders confident of more foreign investments The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema, and two African leaders have expressed confidence that the continent remains an attractive investment destination, according to a report by CNBC Africa. The report quoted the NSE CEO and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and his Rwandan counterpart, Mr. Paul Kagame, as saying this while speaking as members of the ‘Achieving Africa’s Growth Agenda’ panel at the World Economic Forum 2015. The panel also had the Chairman, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, John Coumantaros, and the Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Mittal. The panelists said that despite the security challenges in Nigeria, falling commodity prices and the infrastructure deficit, foreign investors had continued to invest in Africa. Onyema was quoted as saying, “When investors look at the countries they want to invest their resources into, they have to consider risk, but this applies to every region, not ...
President Jacob Zuma was in an interview, he was asked: Journalist : Why abantu abase South Africa uma ubabuza umbuzo baphendula ngembuzo? Zuma : Wena utshelwe ubani lokho?
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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 ...
Elsewhere discipline be what! Opposition leader Julius Malema and 11 MPs from his caucus suspended from Parliament without pay for heckling President Jacob Zuma, in South Africa's parliament. I am looking forward for this one day in Ghana and I think that Ghana's Right Hon. Speaker, Hon. Doe Adjaho must take a cue from that.
Presidency flouts legislation and names National Key Point Written by Kim Helfrich, Thursday, 27 November 2014 In the week the Right2Know (R2K) campaign went to court seeking the names of the apparently verboten National Key Points, the Presidency broke the rules and published the name of one ahead of a visit by President Jacob Zuma. An advisory issued by Mac Maharaj noted Zuma would visit NECSA (Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa) on Thursday, with members of the media invited to attend. “As this (NECSA) is a national key point, attending members of the media MUST bring identification documents for security purposes,” the statement reads. On Monday the Cape Town headquartered R2K went to the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to argue the case for South Africans to have access to a list of National Key Points. “R2K and the South African History Archives (SAHA) will ask the court to set aside the refusal by the SA Police Service to release a list of National Key Points in terms of the ...
South Africa's Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee has found the 20 members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), including leader, Julius Malema, guilty of contempt of parliament for disrupting procedures in the legislature, after they heckled President Jacob Zuma and demanded he pay ba…
JUSTICE AND THE "BROKEN MEN" Jacob Zuma AND Oscar Pistorius It seems almost inconceivable that 26 months after 34 people were shot dead in cold blood, some of it caught on camera, not a single person has been on trial for the Marikana massacre. President Jacob Zuma apparently believes corruption is only a crime in a “Western paradigm”. He will also not pay back the money because he says he did not ask for the security upgrades at Nkandla. And now, Oscar Pistorius could be sentenced to house arrest and community service for killing Reeva Steenkamp. Is South Africa a country where you are held accountable for your actions or is the system malleable to suit the rich and powerful? By RANJENI MUNUSAMY. On the face of it, President Jacob Zuma and convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius have little in common. Their life stories and role in society could not be more different. In an article in April this year, author Mark Gevisser wrote how they both milked the role of underdog. “From an Afrikaner Calvinist t ...
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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 ...
South Africans will on Wednesday hear what President Jacob Zuma will tell the world about issues concerning South Africa and Africa when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during the high-level debate at the UN Headquarters, in New York.
Cape TownSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma heads for Lesotho on Tuesday, following a call by the country's army commander for its neighbours to intervene militarily to shore up the coalition government. The official Lesotho News Agency announced Zuma's visit on Monday. The news came after the army commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, told Agence France-Presse on Sunday that he was calling on the region for military assistance against the former army commander, Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, who is refusing to step down. Prime Minister Tom Thabane fled Lesotho 10 days ago after Kamoli sent troops onto the streets and to police stations in what Thabane alleged was a coup attempt. Kamoli had been dismissed by King Letsie III on Thabane's initiative. Thabane returned last week under South African protection after intervention by regional political leaders. But Lesotho's Sunday Express newspaper is reporting that that General Mahao is unable to secure control over the Lesotho Defence Force ...
How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma? 19 August 2014 13:44 Adriaan Basson column originally appeared in Beeld newspaper President Jacob Zuma can’t stay on much longer as the president of South Africa. We simply can’t afford him. We need a leader with clean hands who can lead with integrity. Someone who can intervene, talk and strategise when a Marikana happens, an African Bank collapses or when gang bullets smash through small children. Zuma is not such a leader. This past week, he proved it again. Look at his answers last Thursday to Parliament in reaction to the Nkandla scandal. Not once did he admit he should have known better when a palace arose out of nothing around him. Not once did he offer to pay for at least part of the renovations that had zero to do with state security. His 20-page answer undermines every South African who battles daily to keep head above water in a struggling economy. In practice, Zuma shows the middle finger to everyone who has investigated him and says: “I will de ...
“Mobilise for the boycott of Israeli goods” - Former President Thabo Mbeki 11 Aug 2014 - Former President Thabo Mbeki has called for mass mobilisation to boycott against Israeli goods. In response to a question from a student of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) on his views on the conflict in Gaza, former President Mbeki said recalling Ambassadors from South Africa and Israel would not solve the issue while negotiations were underway. The former President was speaking during the orientation of a new intake of TMALI students at the University of South Africa. Below is the full transcript of his response on the conflict in Gaza Question: My question is with regards to South Africa’s position on the on-going attacks in Gaza. Don’t you think that South Africa is being too diplomatic on the Israeli/Palestinian issue? I am saying this because to this day we have not yet recalled the South African Ambassador to Israel and we have not yet expelled the Israeli Ambassador to South Africa ...
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Hide story Themba Ntuli wrote a new note: Yinde lendlela: the journey travelled by President Jacob Zuma. 24 May 2014. The President-elect of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma was born on 12 April 1942 at KwaNxamalala in Nkandla, northern KwaZulu-Natal. His early political consciousness was shaped by his cousin Muntukabongwa Zuma, who had fought in the Second World War and later joined the Trade Union movement and the ANC in Durban. The young Zuma was drawn into the organization and attended its meetings in Mkhumbane (Cator Manor). The President joined the ANC Youth League and SACTU in 1959. He became an Active Member of the ANC during the Roaring Fifties - which came as a result of the militant Programme of Action of 1949 – the 1950s were characterised by the Defiance Campaign, the adoption of the Freedom Charter during the Congress of the People held in Kliptown in 1955, the anti-pass campaigns and the historic 1956 Women's March on the Union Buildings. Th ...
Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the celebration of National Women’s Day Fellow South Africans, Malibongwe! Siyanibingelela nonke kulomcimbi obaluleke kangaka wokugubha iqhaza elabanjwa abantu besifazane emzabalazweni ezweni lakithi. Compatriots, In some societies, it is said that when a woman dies, so does the family. This statement points to the central role that women play in all societies. In South Africa, women have for decades, played a critical role in the struggle for liberation. They have also contributed immensely in the process of building a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa. It is not surprising therefore that there is a day dedicated to women in the country’s calendar, the 9th of August. Women earned this day, based on that historic anti-pass march by around 20 000 women to the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria. They made their presence felt against discriminatory and racist laws. At the first celebration of National ...
A Wedding fit for a King! High society turned out in full force to witness the royal wedding of Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday. The king, 66, married his sixth wife, Queen Zola Mafu, 28, in a colourful traditional ceremony during which Zulu warriors danced and those present sang. More than 10 people, including traditional leaders and VIP guests, descended on the former KwaZulu homeland capital, which had been a hive of activity since Friday in anticipation of the royal nuptials. International guests, dignitaries and the who's who of South Africa joined the celebrations, including President Jacob Zuma & KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu. Swaziland's King Mswati III was invited but did not attend. Durban business tycoon Vivian Reddy and ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela were also in attendance, having arrived from Durban on a chartered flight. More than 60 cows and scores of sheep were slaughtered for the wedding. The Zulu monarch was chauffeured to the venue ...
AFRICA NEWS! Top stories: ★ South Africa: Zuma to Send Delegation to Israel Over Gaza Invasion ★ Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president ★ Central Africa Peace Talks Suspended after Rebel No-Show Today is Tuesday, July 22,and here is what's happening in AFRICA politics: President Jacob Zuma is to send a delegation, led by former Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad, to Israel to convey South Africa's concerns over the mounting loss of civilian lives through Israel's invasion of the Gaza strip, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said in Cape Town on Tuesday. Tabling her department's budget vote in Parliament, Nkoana-Mashabane also announced that South Africa would soon be donating US$1-million to assist with humanitarian efforts in Gaza, and that Zuma would be inviting Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas for a working visit to South Africa. Her announcement comes amid growing calls for the United Nations Security Council to act within the ambit of inter . ...
Posted by Connie Rantao. Morning Live presenter Vuyo Mbuli died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 46. Former Kaizer Chiefs’ midfielder Isaac ‘Shakes’ Kungwane (43) passed away from complications caused by diabetes. Business Connexion CEO Benjamin Mophatlane (41) died suddenly of a heart attack — reportedly in the middle of a meeting — and Metro FM host Eddie Zondi (47) complained of chest pains just before he passed away last week. Four men, in their middle age and in what should have been the prime of their lives, all tragically passed away unexpectedly. Heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes — these so called “lifestyle” diseases have infiltrated every strata of black society. Just this past weekend, it was revealed that President Jacob Zuma is suffering from a heart condition, high blood pressure and diabetes. Why are these diseases so prevalent, and what can you do to extend your man’s life in a country where the life expectancy is already a dismal 57,7 years accordi . ...
Zuma's cattle eat KFC: Maimane Sapa | 16 June, 2014 President Jacob Zuma leads a lavish lifestyle while South Africa's youth are living in squalor, DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday. "You are often told that 'we are moving South Africa forward'. Forward to what? To unemployment, poverty and nyaope?" Maimane asked at a youth day rally in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. "Where are the jobs, President Zuma? While we are struggling here, it is all pleasurable in Nkandla. Their cattle eat KFC." He said the money spent on the Nkandla upgrades should have been used to construct school classrooms with technology. "If you are 18 today, your chances of finding work are getting less and less under the current government. A job is a first step out of poverty. It is a step towards freedom. "This week President Zuma will be delivering his state-of-the-nation address. I want him to tell us where the jobs will come from. I challenge President to stop hiding in his house with a golden toilet and explain ...
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to address National Youth Day Celebrations Kimberley - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow Monday 16 June 2014, on behalf of President Jacob Zuma address the National Youth Day Celebrations scheduled for Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Deputy President Ramaphosa will address the celebrations under the theme "Youth moving South Africa forward”. In this regard he will be supported by Ministers Jeff Radebe, Nathi Mthethwa and Deputy Minister Buti Manamela. This year's celebrations take place within the context of celebrations of 20 years since the dawn of peace, freedom and justice and democracy in South Africa. The year 2014 marks the 38th anniversary since the 1976 Soweto Uprising where South African youth demonstrated against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in particular and the injustices of apartheid in general. The National Youth Celebrations will also be addressed by the Premier of the Northern Cape Sylvia Lucas, Ahme ...
President Jacob Zuma received His Excellency President John Atta Mills of Ghana for a State Visit to South Africa on 23 August 2011 in Cape Town.
Pretoria News PHUMLA WILLIAMS 3 JUNE 2014 HUGE GAINS FROM SMALL BUSINESS MINISTRY The voters have spoken and chosen President Jacob Zuma to serve South Africa as president for the next five years. On 24 May 24 President Zuma was inaugurated for his second term as the fifth democratically elected President of the Republic of South Africa. He and his administration now in their positions are entrusted with moving the country into the third decade of freedom. He has stated that radical economic transformation and inclusive growth will be key priorities over the next term. He has reaffirmed that government will respond decisively to the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality in South Africa. Speaking at his inauguration, he stated: “Economic transformation will take centre-stage during this new term of government as we put the economy on an inclusive growth path.” His words were premised on the understanding that the fight against apartheid was not only about political freedom, but inte ...
President Jacob Zuma's new cabinet, announced on Sunday, is expected to cost South Africans more than R1-billion. He has added two ministries . His cabinet is one of the biggest in the world - he has more cabinet ministers than the US, Germany and Japan, all of which have much bigger economies and broader tax bases. South Africa now has 35 ministers, each of whom earns about R2.1-million a year. T he 37 Deputy Ministers will each earn R1.7-million. Zuma earns about R2.62-million a year and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, gets R2.36-million . Economist Mike Schussler said: "I'm not sure if a bigger cabinet is going to make a difference or just add to the cost of government." The budget for The Presidency has soared from R257-million in 2007, during President Thabo Mbeki's tenure, to R329-million in 2009. Kgalema Motlanthe held office from September 2008 until elections brought Zuma to power in May 2009. The cost of the cabinet rose to R727-million in 2010, R959-million in 2011 and R1. 1-billion in 2012. It is ...
Democratic Alliance press statement by James Selfe MP Chairperson of the DA Federal Executive The ANC’s about-turn on Nkandlagate is a predictable move Reports today indicate that the Ministers in the Security Cluster have now decided not to pursue the dubious legal action against the Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela for the damning report against President Jacob Zuma released earlier this year. These Ministers had been carrying out a clear mandate directly from Luthuli House to protect President Zuma from accountability after the scandal involving R246 million expenditure on his Nkandla home exploded and became one of the biggest corruption scandals in democratic South Africa. The idea was to delay and disrupt this investigation for as long as possible so that this issue would not affect the ANC’s ambitions for the general elections. This court action had been used as a scarecrow and was a chilling move even from a government that is being used to protect one man from scrutiny. This was a clear ...
As his political star continues to rise within the ANC, Malusi Gigaba has just been appointed the new Home Affairs Minister in President Jacob Zuma's new cabinet. Malusi will no doubt help in fighting the evil of xenophobia in South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma led Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria Sunday, as South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of democratic rule
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President Mahama and Jacob ZumaPresident John Dramani Mahama on Saturday joined his colleague Presidents and representatives at Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre in the Presidential inauguration of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.The programme was also attended by 4,500 invited guests at the Mandela…
President Khama TO ATTEND ZUMA INAUGURATION TOMORROW H.E. the President, Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, is expected to depart tomorrow for South Africa, where he will be among the dignitaries who will be attending the inauguration of H.E. President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Tshwane municipality. Former President Festus Mogae is also expected to attend the event.
Hendrick “Itumeleng” Monyeki Hendrick “Itumeleng Monyeki is one of the only jazz crooner’s in South Africa today. He sings ballads with a distinctive mellow tenor, driving the Gauteng Jazz Orchestra in his time with them as if he was the new embodiment of Danny Williams. Hendrick has been fortunate enough to work with many accomplished musicians which includes Kgotso Makgalema,James Okon,Uche,Jonas Gwangwa, Sibongile Khumalo, Selaelo Selota, Moreira Changuica and Mimi Ntenjwa to name a few.He Shared a stage with International Artists like:Lala Hathaway,Rahsaan Patterson,Dee Dee Bridgewaters,Lizz Wright,Randy Crawford,Joe Sample,Kirk Whalum,etc Hendrick has also had the privilege of Performing at various events across the country that include the: Mapungubwe Jazz Festival in 2005 Soccerex 2008 Presidental Inauguration of President Jacob Zuma in May 2009 National Order awards-Presidential Guest House April 2010 International Cape Town Jazz Festival 2006 and 2010 State Theatre September 2011 Standa . ...
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National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) called for the resignation of all security cluster ministers who, it said on Thursday, misled the public on the Nkandla scandal and defended President Jacob Zuma. The union also reiterated its call for Zuma to resign for allowing the spending of R246-million on security upgrades at his homestead in Nkandla. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found in her report released in March that Zuma unduly benefited from non- security upgrades, which included the swimming pool, the cattle kraal, amphitheatre, chicken run and the pavement. She recommended that Zuma pays a portion of the money spent on the upgrades. Jim said the ANC and the government have tried hard to exonerate Zuma and his ministers, like Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, since the release of Madonsela's report. "The defence of the ANC, and in particular its secretary general [Gwede Mantashe], has been either to reject the recomme ...
Gugulethu residents slam Zuma JOHANNESBURG - It's been a day of violent protests at the Gugulethu informal settlement, with angry residents torching an Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) tent, police firing teargas at children and more than 40 people arrested for public violence. Residents of the East Rand township also threatened to boycott Wednesday's elections. They say they'll continue fighting for their rights the same way former president Nelson Mandela fought for freedom in South Africa. Service delivery protests broke out in the area on Monday morning. Locals have criticised President Jacob Zuma for visiting the area during electioneering in 2008, but ignoring their plight now. They say the almost R250 million spent on Nkandla could have been used to upgrade infrastructure in their community. They have accused Zuma of ignoring their plight and concentrating only on enriching himself. A man who refused to be recorded told Eyewitness News the fact that Zuma has a clinic inside his house and they ...
South AfriCA Daily Maverick The Last Breakfast: Zuma unscripted, unplugged, unrepentant, still haunted by Nkandla RANJENI MUNUSAMY South AfriCA 05 MAY 2014 11:03 (South AfriCA) From a man who claims the controversy over Nkandla “does not bother me at all”, President Jacob Zuma certainly has extraordinary reactions when he has to talk about it. South Africa has previously seen Zuma become emotional over the Nkandla upgrades while answering questions in Parliament. At an editors' breakfast hosted by the ANC on Monday, a raw nerve was exposed again, leading to an unintentional personal revelation. A gruelling election campaign has certainly taken its toll on the 72-year-old president. But Zuma is confident he will be in his office at the Union Buildings for the next five years, and says delivery and accountability will be better and at greater speed in his second term. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY. With President Jacob Zuma, it all starts and ends with Nkandla. His life, his return from Robben Island, his numero ...
Liberation from the liberator 5 May 2014 10:00 Njabulo S Ndebele Pahad and other leaders of the ANC call on members of the ANC to loyally vote for their organisation despite its deeply corrupted condition, they are habitually invoking a tactical blindness in the service of a condition they are unable to condemn." Two weeks ago, “Comrades” Essop Pahad and Ronnie Kasrils disagreed publicly on how members of the African National Congress should vote in next Wednesday’s election. This moment had long been coming. The posture of the ANC as a united organisation with robust internal discussion of issues was yet again in question. The disagreement, spilling into the public domain will have a progressively corrosive effect on the ANC’s dominance of South African politics. One fundamental reason for such corrosion is that South Africa today is no longer what it was in 1994. The ANC has restated this fact to good electioneering effect: “South Africa is today a better place to live in than it was in 1994. ...
I thnk zuma ws paid 4 the call,it nvr hppn b4.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The South African government is investigating why a passenger plane from India, carrying 300 wedding guests of a wealthy family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma, was allowed to land at the country’s main military air base. It is still unclear how the plane was able to land without the normal aircraft permits and without any customs officials present. But the special treatment for the Gupta family, whose links to Zuma have been criticized before, has caused an uproar in South Africa. The Airbus A330-200, chartered from India’s Jet Airways, arrived at the high-security Waterkloof Air Base in Pretoria on Wednesday. Guests were then whisked away in luxury vehicles with a VIP escort to a casino resort booked entirely for the dream wedding of niece Vega Gupta, 23, to Aakash Jahajgarhia, the son of a wealthy Indian family.thts wht I knw
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has four wives, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has one wife.But Indians think that all Muslims, particularly Pakistanis have four wives!
Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Patricia Kopane DA Free State Premier Candidate Unite behind the DA for jobs 01 May 2014 Release: Immediate Note to Editors: This is an extract of a speech delivered by DA Free State Premier Candidate, Patricia Kopane, in Thabong, Matjhabeng, Free State today. Dumelang. Good morning. Goeie more. Fellow Democrats, Today, we celebrate the concerted efforts by workers for government to recognise Workers’ Rights, fair treatment, and fair pay. We also recognise the sacrifices workers made in order to bring about a free and democratic South Africa. But Democrats, How can we celebrate Workers Day when so many of our compatriots are excluded from the workforce? There are more than 8 million South Africans that are unemployed. Imagine. That is almost 4 times the population of the entire Free State. Unemployment is destroying our families. It is killing our freedom and our democracy. Under Zuma’s ANC more people are unemployed than ever before. President Jacob Zuma promise ...
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Cosatu leaders, General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and President Sdumo Dlamini flank President Jacob Zuma at the federations 11th national congress at Gallagher Estate. File picture: Dumisani Sibeko Related Stories Show of force at Cosatu, SACP march Vavi refuses to lie for the ANC: report Opposition relying on Protector’s report Why the poor still vote ANC Only ANC can free economy in democratic third decade Cosatu’s masters used to be its members. Now it takes orders from other quarters, says Jay Naidoo. All these years later, I still sometimes go back to the intoxicating days of 1985. The workers of South Africa had a dream. We dreamt that one day we would walk out of the cold night of apartheid’s tyranny. We dreamt that the sun would shine down on the new democracy. Workers dreamt of a time when we would never again be seen as commodities, but as valuable citizens of our Rainbow Nation. And yet, today we are our own worst enemies, our own worst nightmare. “We must strai ...
The gloves came off in the ANC this weekend as Former President Thabo Mbeki lashed President Jacob Zuma's leadership of the country, warning that South Africa was being allowed to "progress towards a costly disaster of a protracted and endemic general crisis Mbeki did not mention Zuma by name, but it was clear whom he had in mind when he expressed "great unease" at "a dangerous and unacceptable situation of directionless and unguided national drift". His remarks earned a sharp rebuke from ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, who said South Africa had progressed since Zuma had taken office. He cited advances in the fight against Aids since Mbeki had left office. With Zuma seeking re-election to the post of ANC president at the party's national congress in Mangaung in December, Mbeki's highly critical remarks will strengthen the hand of those opposing him. Mbeki made the remarks in an OR Tambo memorial lecture he delivered as part of the ANC's centenary celebrations at the University of Fort Hare in Alice ...
Cape Town (AFP) - Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a "heck of an achievement", while confirming that he would not vote for the ruling party in upcoming elections. Anglican archbishop emeritus Tutu, 82, is still regarded as a moral beacon for South Africa in the mould of the first post-apartheid president Nelson Mandela, who led the country from 1994 to 1999. But he has been openly critical of current President Jacob Zuma's graft-tainted administration and said last year he would no longer vote for Mandela's African National Congress (ANC). At a news conference in Cape Town's St George's cathedral, however, he chose to highlight the positives in a country once ruled by the racist apartheid ideology which earned it the sobriquet "polecat of the world". "We should pat ourselves on our backs when you think where we have come from," he said, breaking into his characteristic cackle. He said he sometimes stopped and simply watched children of all colou ...
He would rather, eventually, see an uprising in South Africa than have to wait “another decade for accountability and justice,” Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh has said about his newly released hip-hop song, Mr President. In the song, the son of Dali Mpofu – the EFF’s Gauteng premier candidate – calls for South Africans to stand up against President Jacob Zuma. “Talk about social change. Stand up. Meet me at the Union Buildings. Mr Zuma, your time is up.” The lyrics of the song, written and produced by Mpofu-Walsh, also known as Vice V, start: “Mr President, this is for the people who you’re tryna fool … This is for the cronies who admire you … Have you heard the rumours, they say Zuma is a criminal … Zuma must go … I can see the people on the streets, calling for your head, calling for your defeat.” Mr President is a remix of Tunisian rapper EL General’s song Rais Lebled, which has been labelled as an anthem of the Tunisian revolution. Mpofu-Walsh said: “When I conceived the song, I wan ...
The top three Nkandla flip-flops The ANC has reneged on a promise to invite SA into Nkandla by way of the media - but as a flip-flop it hardly registers compared to previous examples. NEWS ANALYSIS ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on Monday said the ANC would not, in fact, be arranging a media visit to Nkandla to show the country the truth about President Jacob Zuma's homestead. The decision to invite South Africa into Nkandla, Mantashe said, had been reversed "because it became quite clear when we wanted to do that there were processes that were outstanding", including investigations by the Special Investigating Unit, possibly the Hawks, and a report by Zuma to Parliament. "Our view in hindsight, we took a view ... [to] not interfere with that space," he said. Mantashe first said the ANC would arrange a visit to Nkandla in the interests of transparency before the end of last week. "As we had committed when the report of the [internal government Nkandla investigation] was released, we will be inviting ...
President Jacob Zuma's snub of the EU/Africa summit has left many European diplomats in South Africa taken aback by his comments. A high-level European Union-Africa summit went ahead in Brussels this week with continental heavyweights including Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn – but ­without President Jacob Zuma. Zuma told the SABC that he is not attending the summit because Africans will no longer be "looked on as subjects" by Europe and that Europe shouldn't tell the continent "who must come and who must not come" to the meeting. European diplomats in South Africa said they were taken aback by Zuma's statements. "We were surprised by this because we had understood he is not going to Brussels due to other commitments in South Africa," said one diplomat. Zuma's statement followed a call by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to boycott the event because his wife, Grace, was refused a visa. The EU also didn't invite ...
Unisa’s May/June 2014 examination period was initially scheduled to take place from 5 May to 13 June 2014. On 7 February 2014, however, President Jacob Zuma announced that South Africa’s national and provincial elections would take place on Wednesday 7 May 2014. Many Unisa examinations are written in venues which will also be used by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for voting purposes during the week of 5 to 9 May 2014. After careful consideration of the alternatives, Unisa has changed the May/June 2014 examination period to 12 May to 23 June 2014. Now tell it you not proud to be South Africa!
Dear African National Congress LeadersPlease recall President Jacob Zuma as your candidate for the presidency of South Africa in the elections due on 7 May 2014. You have done so in the past, when President Mbeki fell from grace. You should do so again now, given the compromised and conflicted posit...
Cele failed to stop Nkandla spending: Madonsela  South Africa 31 January 2014  JOHANNESBURG - A leaked Public Protector letter blames former top cop Bheki Cele for failing to stop fruitless and wasteful expenditure at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, Mail & Guardian reported on Friday. Thuli Madonsela informed Cele in a letter that proper processes were not followed by the police and the Departments of Public Works and Defence. She provisionally found that Cele, as the police's accounting officer during the period under investigation, had failed to stop excessive spending. File: Former National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele. Picture: AFP "I could find no indication during the investigation that the president paid or was requested to pay for any of the security measures that were installed and implemented at his private residence..." Cele's spokesman, Vuyo Mkhize, told the newspaper that the former national police commissioner would find his own platform to tell his side of the story. Cele's ...
Happening around the World: -South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he did not request a controversial upgrade to his private residence and asks why he should pay for it. -Six people have been killed in explosions in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. -The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says. -Two Tunisian policemen are sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a young woman, a case that triggered protests and global condemnation. -Nigeria's army killed some 600 people after a recent attack by Boko Haram militants on a barracks, Amnesty International says. -Eritrea pull out of the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, handing South Sudan a bye into the next round. -Nato foreign ministers are due to meet for talks on the Ukraine crisis, as Nato jets take part in beefed-up drills over the Baltic states. -"Good night Malaysian 370" were the last words spoken from the cockpit of missing flight MH370, the Malaysian transp ...
The Africa Unite Party or AUP was registered with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC)on the 7th of March , 2014. It was included in the National Elections on the 12th March,2014 and was the first to sign the Code of Conduct Pledge in Gallagher Estate , Midrand alongside 33 other contesting political parties on the 19th March,2014. On the 21st March which is Human Rights day commerating the Sharpville massacre in South Africa the leader of the party , Mr. Robin Denton walked into the Johnanesburg Central ( John Vorster Square)- which happens to be the largest police station in Africa, and charged a sitting presdient, President Jacob Zuma with theft , fraud and corruption. Mr Denton was given a case no , Number 1046 ;and the docket was transferred to Nkandla( the hometown of the president) where it is currenlty being investigated by Captain JC Mgaga Case no 167/3/2014. The AUP is also notable for taking the IEC to the Consitutional Court on the issue of paying the security deposit. Th ...
Poem - 'My President': iLIVE HomeiLIVEArticle Zuma worst South African president ever: iLIVE Ann -Marie McCormack, London | 19 August, 2011 13:43 President Jacob Zuma. File photo. Image by: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI / The Times SAVE & SHARE 0 inShare EMAILPRINT I read with interest your article on Jacob Zuma and congratulate you on an excellent article. This man is the worst kind of person ever to sit as President of South Africa. He has shown no leadership whatsoever and it seems his knowledge of the English language is very sparse. He seems to have done great damage to South Africa inasmuch as we are not looked on favourably by the rest of the world because South Africa has become another corrupt nation. I live in London and cringe sometimes when Zuma's name is brought up as he really has no standing in politics. Further his closeness to the ANC Youth League means that he cannot control them as they do not respect him. Who does in any event. It is really time to look around to ensure that a new President with .. ...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Deputy President will meet with the mining industry and unions on Thursday for a regularly scheduled forum aimed at bringing stability to the sector, as a crippling platinum strike approaches its ninth week. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's spokesman Thabo Masebe said the meeting would have taken place even if there was no strike, but it could give the world's top platinum producers and the striking AMCU union a chance to meet for the first time since wage talks collapsed almost three weeks ago. Asked if issues around the strike would be raised, an industry source said the meeting would "cover all of these critical aspects". Motlanthe is the government's point man on labour tensions in the country's mining sector but past meetings have done little to ease them. The biggest mining strike in South Africa since apartheid ended two decades ago is hitting economic growth, making it an unwelcome distraction for President Jacob Zuma and his ruling ANC party as general ...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of South Africa's state watchdog agency came to talk about a scandal surrounding costly state upgrades to the president's private home, but she started with a summary of "Animal Farm," George Orwell's allegorical novel about oppression, revolution and corruption. "We're not in 'Animal Farm' in South Africa," Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said with a smile in a packed auditorium at the University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday, a day after releasing a 450-page report that concluded President Jacob Zuma had inappropriately benefited from state funding and should pay back some money. All the same, the literary introduction was a warning about power abuse from Madonsela, a former High School teacher and Human Rights lawyer who helped draft South Africa's constitution after the end of white racist rule in 1994, and now stands at the center of a debate over corruption ahead of elections on May 7. The flashpoint of popular discontent is Zuma's Nkandla residence, where more tha ...
Museveni holds talks with Zuma, to address Pan African Parliament President Museveni is due to give a landmark speech at the 10th anniversary of the Pan-African parliament (PAP). He flew to Pretoria on Monday. Mr Museveni has held a meeting with his South African counterpart and host, President Jacob Zuma, according to State House aides. The details of the discussions, however, were not immediately available. Stakeholders are using 2014 to evaluate the continental Parliament’s performance under the theme, “Ten years of existence of the Pan African Parliament: Reflections on its role”. PAP was founded in March 2004 under the African Union Constitutive Act as one of the continental bloc’s nine organs and its members drawn from national parliaments have the mandate, among others, to implement AU policies and promote good governance and democracy. President Museveni who is in South Africa on PAP’s invitation, was on arrival at Lanseria International Airport received by the South Africa’s Transport ...
Cape Town - The Broederbond or “Stellenbosch mafia”, and not the ruling ANC, is in control of South Africa, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief Julius Malema declared when he hit Cape Town on Saturday to launch his party’s provincial manifesto. Malema entered the Mandela Park Stadium like a rock star, with marshalls struggling to hold back crowds of supporters who pushed to get close to their hero as he walked the 80m from the stand to the stage. “Don’t undermine the Stellenbosch mafia. They control everything in South Africa,” Malema warned about 2 500 EFF supporters at the stadium in the ANC stronghold of Khayelitsha. “They control the judiciary, they control the economy, they control the land, they control the chain stores, they control the mines, they control the banks,” he said. And, according to Malema, both the ANC and the DA took instructions from this “mafia”. “If the Stellenbosch boys don’t want you to be anything, you will never become something in life.” Malema said ...
QUOTES OF THE WEEK “It will take 520 years for Africans to earn the same salary as the whites.” Numsa deputy General Secretary Karl Cloete on white workers earning four times more than black South Africans. “They spend a year discussing sex scandals... They are preoccupied with sex scandals to the extent that they violated the Cosatu constitution.” Numsa president Andrew Chirwa on Cosatu's central committee turning into a sex tribunal. “He is refusing to come to court. He is not responding to his name when it is called. It is difficult to find someone who does not want to be found in a full holding-cell.” Prosecutor Penny Pillay on attempted murder accused Owen Serero refusing to come to court in the case against Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir. “South Africa is a success story. South Africa is a good story. We have succeeded because of the hard work of all our people who contributed in various ways to rebuilding their country.” President Jacob Zuma after releasing South Africa's 20 year .. ...
BRIEF HEADLINES: Mining industry South Africa's striking miners to march to Pretoria. The hard-line South African Union leading a six-week-old strike that has halted most production at top platinum mines on Monday announced plans to march on the seat of government. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), whose tens of thousands of members launched the strike for higher wages on January 23, plan to hand a message to President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Thursday. The memorandum will also be sent to the mines and labour ministers, as well to the owners of the world's three biggest platinum mining firms. Details of the planned action will be revealed at a news conference on Tuesday, a union official said in an email. The world's three top platinum firms -- Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), Impala Platinum (Implats) and Lonmin -- affected by the strike claim they have collectively lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The government has mediated stop-start wage talks between the union and ...
Central Africa: Great Lakes Summit Recommits to Peace, Stability Pretoria — The 5th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has concluded in Luanda, Angola, with leaders recommitting to bring about peace and stability in the region, especially in the conflict countries. The summit, which President Jacob Zuma attended, looked at the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan. The leaders resolved to have reviewed their implementation of the ICGLR Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region and the United Nations (UN) Framework for Peace, Security and Cooperation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Region. President Zuma said South Africa was invited to observe and participate in the summit since South Africa was one of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that have contributed to the UN Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). "Matters ...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Education officials in a province in South Africa closed 16 schools, affecting 12,000 students, Thursday in an impoverished area near Cape Town because of a spike in gang violence that has left teachers too afraid to go to work. Underscoring the level of violence, one man who was identified by fellow members as belonging to a gang called the Americans was shot dead Thursday in an area in Manenberg where many children play. The young man's mother, Aysha Ismail, was distraught as she spoke to The Associated Press by phone soon after seeing her son's body. "My heart is broken because this gang violence must stop," Ismail said through tears. "There are nearly a hundred small children playing around in the streets. We need a police patrol here." Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Wednesday called for the army to be deployed to the area, an idea that a police spokesman opposed. South Africa's police services have increased their presence in the area recently, said spokeswoman for the West ...
Corruption, President Jacob Zuma and government featured prominently in DA leader Helen Zille’s speech at the party’s well- attended manifesto launch in Polokwane. Zille today shared with a sea of blue, made up of about 15 000 DA supporters, her political and struggle credentials before proceeding to slam the ANC and Zuma. “Some of us have a background in the liberal opposition to apartheid. In those days we had our political differences but we put them aside to work together for justice,” she said. “That is why I hid ANC activists in my house in the 1980s. It is why I worked as a journalist to expose the murder of Steve Biko by the security police.” Zille also praised former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, saying they had a good story to tell as South Africa made progress under their leadership. “Basic services like water, electricity, sanitation and housing were rolled out (under Mandela and Mbeki). The economy started to grow, unemployment dropped and many people’s standard o ...
Bloemfontein – President Jacob Zuma, as Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence (SANDF), today honoured and paid tribute to the selfless men and women in uniform at home and abroad. “We are truly proud of your contribution to making South Africa a much better place to live in now, than it was before 1994,” President Zuma said at the Armed Forces Day celebrations, held in Bloemfontein. He also paid tribute to the fallen soldiers who died during the execution of their duties in other countries. The mission to assist in the post conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) Army had seen relative success and loss of lives. In March last year, after being ambushed, SANDF members were unfortunately caught in the crossfire and had no choice but to defend their base and protect lives. “Despite the sad and unfortunate loss of 15 of our members, our soldiers accounted well for themselves in military combat terms. “It is our view that the true account of the battle of Bangui still needs ...
BILL TO DECRIMINALISE CANNABIS RELEASED By Wyndham Hartley Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini on Thursday introduced a private member’s bill that would decriminalise the use of cannabis for medical and industrial purposes. The release by Mr Oriani-Ambrosini of the Medical Innovation Bill follows his emotional speech in the National Assembly earlier this week in which he appealed to President Jacob Zuma to decriminalise the medical use of cannabis. He was diagnosed with cancer last year and has since been receiving treatment. He had travelled overseas for medication that included oils derived from cannabis, which was not available in South Africa. Mr Oriani-Ambrosini told a news conference he was grateful for the support of his party leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who had raised the medical use of cannabis during the state of the nation debate. "My bill is aimed at harnessing the benefits flowing from a change in health policy and laws with respect to the treatment of cancer and o ...
Happening around the World: A rights group has reportedly criticised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned lavish 90th birthday celebrations set to be attended by liberation movements from the SADC region.-News24 The United States has imposed visa bans on about 20 senior Ukrainian officials accused of backing the deadly repression of protesters in Kiev, a US diplomat says.-AFP -Opposition MPs on Tuesday told President Jacob Zuma he had failed to match up to his predecessors, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela. -SAPA -The police's occult unit in South Africa is investigating the deaths of two schoolgirls, who were found in Dobsonville surrounded by candles and razors.-News24 -A prominent Moroccan editor known for his taboo-breaking coverage says he is ready to start another news website to replace the one blocked by authorities. -AP -Libya will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 Nato-backed uprising which toppled Muammar Gaddafi, its justice minister says, touching a taboo subject. -Re ...
President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe during today's
South Africa is not much better, in spite of being the fifth country in the world to recognise same-sex marriage. In terms of how LGBT people live their lives, especially in the townships, the fear of being attacked is never far away. Our own President Jacob Zuma has said terrible things in public about *** people. I once attended a debate at the University of Johannesburg, about the now-forgotten push for a state-controlled media appeals tribunal, where ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said (by way of demonstrating the party’s adherence to the rule of law) that same-sex marriage would never have passed in South Africa without impetus from the Constitutional Court, as it was unpopular both to the public and within the ruling party. The extent to which these governments might act to prevent such mob attacks from happening again remains to be seen (I am not hopeful) but feigning innocence in what has happened is out of the question. The law enabled an environment of persecution. It called for it in wr ...
Author: Kim Cloete| 14 February 2014 00:13 Zuma delivers 'weak' State of the Nation SONA 2014 All the outfits More Galleries Opposition politicians unimpressed with address. President Jacob Zuma has delivered his State of the Nation (SONA) speech to Parliament, focusing very much on the past rather than the future, but raising some burning immediate issues, from the weak rand to strikes in the mining sector and violent protests. Commentators and opposition politicians said the President had not delivered on many of his promises to the nation and that his speech was thin on announcing new initiatives. Opposition political leaders said they were left wanting, especially about job creation, while economist, Chris Hart, said Zuma had failed to deal with measures to pull South Africa out of its economic malaise. This year's SONA looked back at the past five years as well as 20 years of democracy. Moneyweb has highlighted some of the key issues in the President’s speech: THE ECONOMY The President said the ran ...
Dianne Kohler Barnard wrote: Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police Number 1 must not interfere in son’s case 8 February 2014 Release: immediate President Jacob Zuma, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, and Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe need to assure South Africa that there will be no political interference in Duduzane Zuma’s c...
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 ...
Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday announced the collapse of a deal to have former anti-apartheid stalwart Mamphela Ramphele stand as its presidential candidate in upcoming elections against the ruling ANC. It would have been the first time that the DA had fielded a black presidential candidate in an election, providing a shield against persistent charges they are a vessel for white interests. Ramphele -- the partner of slain South African hero Steve Biko -- would have faced beleaguered incumbent President Jacob Zuma. But the deal fell apart at a meeting on Sunday aimed at finalising terms of the agreement announced last Tuesday, DA leader Helen Zille said in a statement. "Dr. Ramphele reneged on the agreement that she stand as the DA’s presidential candidate, and that (her party) Agang SA’s branches, members and volunteers be incorporated into the DA," she said. "This about-turn will come as a disappointment to the many South Africans who were inspired b ...
Pretoria – The late former President Nelson Mandela has been named as the National Press Club's Newsmaker of the Year for 2013. There was an unprecedented outpouring of emotion when Madiba passed away on 5 December at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma declared 10 days of mourning. Press Club chairperson Jos Charle said on Wednesday night that both in terms of impact and media coverage, Nelson Mandela dominated the news in 2013. The Newsmaker of the Year Award is made on the grounds of impact, news value and media attention in electronic, print, online and social media. “Nelson Mandela's death riveted the attention of the world for 10 days. It consumed South Africans - and much of the world - as the country pulled out all stops to bury the father of the South African nation with military precision and ancient Xhosa customs. "The world's news media - television, radio and print media - extensively reported on Nelson Mandela's life and his role in South Africa's liberation struggle for weeks following ...
Acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo represents some of the best that has ever come out of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said
South Africa minister warns on economy as mines face strike threat By David Dolan JOHANNESBURG | Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:40am EST By David Dolan JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ailing economy cannot afford more mine labor unrest, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday, as the platinum industry's main Trade Union served notice on the world's top three producers that it planned to strike this week. A series of sometimes violent strikes in the factory and mining sectors constrained growth to a sluggish 2 percent in 2013, hampering efforts by President Jacob Zuma's government to create badly needed jobs as it braces for elections this year. The African National Congress has swept elections since overturning white minority rule in 1994, but the party Zuma now heads faces growing criticism that it has failed to lift millions of blacks out of poverty during 20 years in power. Platinum producers Anglo American Platinum ( AMSJ.J ), Lonmin (LMI.L ) (LONJ.J ) and Impala Platinum (IMPJ.J ) said they had re ...
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President Jacob Zuma had an egg on his face when a student funded by his JG Zuma Foundation lashed out at South Africa's education system. Mphirime Lafe (21) from the Free State, who is studying Chemistry at the American University of Nigeria was spitting fire at the students' send-off at DL Dube House, Durban, on Monday. His gripe is that in Mzansi 30% is accepted as a pass while in Nigeria 70% is required to be accepted at a university. "Our education system really failed us as black Africans because in Nigeria there is no 30% pass mark. That is regarded as total failure in Nigeria," said Lefa. "Even when you get 60% in matric, they reject you at the universities. It's funny here that when you attain that 60% mark, you are hailed as a top student." Lefa said he and his five fellow students found the going tough in Nigeria. Local students found the tests easy. " If our government could change the pass mark, that would help us prepare for tougher conditions outside the country" The above article was publi ...
Zuma scores F on DA,ID report cards President Jacob Zuma has scored another F on the 2013 Cabinet report card released by the DA and ID on Wednesday - Sapa reported. The opposition party releases its score card for Cabinet members annually. Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Cabinet ministers are rated according to, among others, their vision, performance, accountability, and finances. Independent Democrats MP Joe Mcgluwa said: “While President Zuma's performance in 2013 has been marked by an appalling lack of leadership, the president has also presided over some of the biggest scandals in democratic South Africa.”
COPE factions headed for court battle BY KHULEKANI MAGUBANE, 07 JANUARY 2014, 07:14 THE embattled Congress of The People (COPE ) is preparing for its national conference this weekend, but the party’s legal troubles are far from over. Its members in the Eastern Cape are heading to court on Tuesday to have the provincial congress’ decisions set aside and nullified. The High Court’s East London circuit local division will hear an application for an order to dismiss the party’s internal elections in the province. However, COPE’s national leadership said on Monday that it would press on with the national conference. COPE was formed ahead of the 2009 national elections, riding a crest of dissatisfaction over the ANC’s recall of Thabo Mbeki as president of South Africa some months before his term in office was to end. The split from the ANC was part of the fallout from the divisive leadership battle between Mr Mbeki and President Jacob Zuma, who was elected as party president in 2007 at Polokwane. So ...
The 21st Movement was born of the desire by Zimbabweans to free their country from the Mugabe tyranny. It started with the mass demonstrations at all the South African Embassies, Consulate Missions, Union Buildings and Parliament on Jan 21, 2012, hence the name 21st Movement. South Africa was targeted because of its mediation role in the Zimbabwe negotiations. The Global Political Agreement of February 11, 2009 was a brainchild of Former South African President Thabo Mbeki through his quite diplomacy approach to solving the Zimbabwean crisis. The GPA was signed after Mugabe lost the presidential elections in 2008 and refused to vacate his position. The GPA was guaranteed by SADC and South Africa has maintained the mediation status with the current President Jacob Zuma. 21st Movement aims to force President Zuma to enforce the GPA reforms that were agreed to by the three Zimbabwean parties MDC-T, Zanu PF and MDC-N. The Movement continued with demonstrations on the 21st of each month for 18 months straight ...
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Pik Botha visits Eugene De Kock Cape Town - Pik Botha, South Africa's last apartheid-era foreign minister, and his former cabinet colleague Barend du Plessis on Sunday visited former Vlakplaas commander Eugene De Kock in jail. "We visited Eugene De Kock yesterday (Sunday)," Botha told Sapa on Monday. "I do not want to make any statement that might exacerbate his situation," Botha added. "I believe that this matter ought to be resolved in terms of the norms of the law and of humanitarian justice." Botha pointed out that it was not his first visit to De Kock in jail. He said he had first encountered the convicted apartheid-era assassin when he went to visit former agriculture minister Piet du Plessis, who was jailed for fraud and held in a cell close to that of De Kock. There have been repeated reports that President Jacob Zuma may be considering pardoning De Kock, who has served 16 years of a 212-year jail sentence for six murders and 89 other crimes. Zuma visited De Kock in Pretoria Central Prison last Ap ...
South Africa's Great 2014 Divide STEPHEN GROOTES South AfriCA 05 JAN 2014 11:08 (South AfriCA) If the Christmas period was about looking back at 2013, 'tis now the season for making the predictions for 2014. Much of this is going to focus on the elections. We all know they're coming. We don't know when. But anyone who bets against the symbolism of April the 27th either isn't thinking straight, or really does know Gwede Mantashe rather well. However, the real question is what the election will tell us about the various dividing lines that make up our country. More than anything, it's probably fairly safe to say that despite our class, race and ethnic divisions, there is now one line that divides the country in two more clearly than anything else. Are you for President Jacob Zuma? Or against him? By STEPHEN GROOTES.
South Africa is still far from the society that Steve Biko, Solomon Mahlangu, Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo and many more, sacrificed their lives for. But the reality is that South Africa remains an unjust and corrupt society where those who loot public coffers get protection from the police and security cluster President Jacob Zuma himself is aware that some members of his inner circle are corrupt to the core. At one time he threatened to fire corrupt ministers, some of whom allegedly asked for bribes of up to 10 million from potential foreign investors. Zuma’s threat to weed out corruption will remain empty as long as those crusading against corruption are treated like criminals, and those who loot public resources are protected. We challenge Zuma and his Hogwash Regime to stop the onslaught against South Africans and his colleagues and allow the body to investigate all cases of graft regardless of the positions of the suspects.
BLACK PEOPLE ARE COWARDS: (Oh yes, I have said it, come at me with guns blazing, I will stand my ground) I wish this was the 70's, when black people could stand up to any nonsense that whites and other non-progressive people threw at us. Black people then, stood up united and defended themselves. Today black people (I should say some black people, but I will deliberately not use the word "some" because we, as black people are collectively guilty for the big sin of kowtowing to white people and the media and allowing them to run rough shod over us in their mad rush to destroy and decimate President Jacob Zuma. They have taken some of his most harmless utterances and made them into powerful bombs intended to dismantle him from the throne of being President of South Africa. And those among us, who also hate him, have hidden behind the massive camouflages of hate that the white media is throwing at President Zuma and in the process have disengaged themselves from messages and words commonly used by blacks, t ...
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:
How we funded anti-apartheid struggle in S/Africa – Jonathan Being excerpts of an address by President Goodluck Jonathan to South African Parliament in Cape Town, May 7, 2013 during his current state visit to the country. 1. May I use this opportunity to say how delighted my delegation and I have been since our arrival in South Africa. I am also deeply appreciative of the warm hospitality and reception accorded to us. This is also evident in the manner the leadership of the Parliament has received us this afternoon. All of these are consistent with the well-known South African hospitality. I wish, particularly, to thank my brother, President Jacob Zuma, for extending the invitation to me to pay this State Visit to South Africa. 2. Mr Speaker, Distinguished Parliamentarians, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is indeed a great honour to be given the opportunity to address the Joint Sitting of members of this august body, the South African Parliament. As the arm of government charged with the important responsibili ...
"President Jacob Zuma should do the honorable thing by stepping down if the citizens and the ruling party ask him to. The corruption within the government is undermining South Africa and the vision of former President Mandela" - Thabo Mbeki
AFRICANGLOBE - Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa's first African president at a State Funeral service. His widow, Graca Machel, and President Jacob Zuma were present for the private, traditional Xhosa buri...
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 ...
When the clouds cried The nation’s grief at the loss of its founding father was brusquely interrupted by the next struggle for power It was a day of the sharpest political contrasts when South Africans and the wider world celebrated the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on 10 December at the FNB stadium in Soweto. African National Congress Vice-President and old Mandela favourite Cyril Ramaphosa explained to the international audience that the rain pouring down on the stadium and its surrounding mine dumps was the best possible omen for the hero's departure. Another ANC veteran told fellow mourners that even the sky was weeping for the country's loss. Just how deeply South Africa feels that loss became clear as events unfolded. Many ANC loyalists lamented the poor organisation of the memorial day, which they found symptomatic of the record of President Jacob Zuma's government. Many working class South Africans stayed away from the event as the government hadn't declared a public holiday. To make matters ...
Replying to the debate on the Presidency’s Budget Vote in June this year, President Jacob Zuma said something which those who are interested in a credible narrative of our past, present and future should say louder than the decibels permitted to a sitting President.   Prompted by the comments of the Democratic Alliance’s parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, Zuma protested the distortion of President Nelson Mandela’s image and politics.   He told Mazibuko that she and her party, should also “support what he (Mandela) stood for and what he went to prison for and what he said over the years” and objected to the projection of Mandela as “the only nice ANC man,” arguing that appraisal “must not focus only on Madiba the first President of a democratic South Africa who implemented ANC policies of reconciliation and transformation.”   Instead of a disconnect, there was and is consistency between “Madiba the volunteer-in-chief of the Defiance Campaign, Madiba the Umkhonto weSizwe comman ...
Under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma, we had a long term plan for 2013 than took a role in South Africa, South Africa was regognise by the world in the year of 2013 under the leadership of President Zuma, by the time Mr. Mandela was a President of the Nation Mr. Zuma was a National Chairperson of the ANC, he was the 1 who was in charge during the Meeting of the NEC at Luthuli House. He was the 1 who directed the NEC until he was elected the Deputy President in 1997 in Mahikeng while Comrade Winnie was contesting Mr. Mbheki but Mr. Zuma calm Comrade Winnie not to Stand.
World leaders, including United States President, Barack Obama, Tuesday took their turns to pay tributes to South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at the age of 95. They had gathered at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, along with a mammoth crowd, to celebrate a man whose personal traits had made him a global icon. The national Memorial Service that brought about 91 heads of state and governments to converge on South Africa, the largest concentration of world leaders in a nation in a long while, was more of a celebration of life than mourning as the ambience was feisty instead of funereal. There was music, dancing and speeches. The heavens opened in celebration of a man who gave his all for freedom and equality among people of his Rainbow Nation. Old foes set aside hostilities to exchange pleasantries, while South Africans seized the occasion to demonstrate their displeasure with the administration of President Jacob Zuma, whose speech was interrupted by jeers from the crowd ...
"people of South Africa, let us not be fooled by Media imbalances about the report of Honourable President Zuma's Nkandla Homestead. What I cn say there is no public protecting party that has yet reported President Jacob Zuma guilty of any charge.. People of SA plz Dnt say President Zuma is corrupt out of nothing or undr no circumstances of proven charges. The media is just fooling you because you're not even sure whethr the leaks are frm th Public Protector's Office or not. There's just this political and media intervention in ths regard. Please stay calm its not over for South Africa even though Tata is gone but we will live his legacy. President Zuma joined th NEC in th years whn Chief Albert Luthuli was the president Of the ANC.he worked wth Madiba for that radical change and former president Madiba knew him very well. Where did u get the terrible info tht MAdiba hated Zuma, thats a lie.where did u get that he is corrupt? Thats also a lie. Do u know how much investments did he make before he even beca ...
Just a few curious thoughts...President Jacob Zuma, leading member of the ANC.being booed as he makes his appearance at the Orlando Stadium. Is this the sign of the end of the ANC domination? Red and black EFF berets popping up everywhere, signs of Julius troops who are in favour of Julius's Nationalization ideologies which in my mind, is still too premature for a young democratic country such as South Africa. Will the DA bring in more gender equality opportunities? Agang is sounding quite interesting, does Mampela Rampela have something new to bring? SA politics is becoming quite interesting...loving this space.
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Madiba: When the elephant goes into slumber By Eric Osagie Sun Newspaper Madiba! Madiba!! Madiba!!! Silence. Nothing. No words. The booming voice that once resonated across the globe, carrying with it uncommon moral authority, is cold, quiet, still, forever. The voice is still, because the man who once owned it, commanded it, now “belongs to the ages,” in the words of President Barack Hussein Obama of the United States of America. Obama, himself a great, black, inspirational leader, in an emotional reaction to Mandela’s passing, described the fallen global statesman, as his “personal hero.” British Prime Minister, David Cameron, whose predecessor, Lady Margaret Thatcher’s administration, staunchly promoted the obnoxious apartheid regime, called Mandela, “one of the most important human beings that ever lived.” President Jacob Zuma, his former comrade in the struggle and current South African leader, said Madiba was now finally “at rest, at peace,” from the lung infection that c ...
South Africa Mandela Snapshots In this June 12, 1964, file photo, Winnie Mandela, right, waits in vain for a glimpse of her husband, Nelson Mandela, outside the Palace of Justice in Pretoria, South Africa, after Mandela and seven other high ranking African National Congress members had been convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo, File) AP
Government News OUTCOME 12: AN EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE AND DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED PUBLIC SERVICE AND AN EMPOWERED, FAIR AND INCLUSIVE CITIZENSHIP President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thembekile Kimi Makwetu as Auditor General with effect from 1 December 2013. • The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) is the supreme audit institution (SAI) of South Africa. It is the only institution that, by law, has to audit and report on how the government is spending the South African taxpayers’ money. This has been the focus of the AGSA as an institution since its inception in 1911. But when the country’s new Constitution came into effect in 1994, the role and responsibilities of the organisation were expanded even more, to enable the institution to fulfill its constitutional mandate. • The Auditor-General has a constitutional mandate and, as the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of South Africa, it exists to strengthen our country’s democracy by enabling oversight, accountability and governance in the public secto ...
Jacob Zuma - President South Africa - Born: 1942 South Africa - Married - Children: 20 Annual: ZAR 2,600,000.00 Monthly: ZAR 216,666.00 Weekly: ZAR 52,000.00 Daily: ZAR 10,400.00 News.iAfrica July 27, 2012: "President Jacob Zuma has approved a 5.5 percent salary increase for top public servants, the presidency said on Thursday. "After taking into consideration the recommendations of the commission and other relevant factors... the president determined that the total remuneration of all public office bearers should be adjusted by 5.5 percent with effect from 1 April 2012," his spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. It would increase the president's annual pay package up to R2.6-million and push that of a Cabinet member to just above the R2-million mark.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thousands of South Africans on Saturday called online for the impeachment of President Jacob Zuma, after a newspaper revealed a government document detailing the use of public funds for lavish upgrades to his private home. The Mail and Guardian weekly said on Friday a provisional report by South Africa's top anti-corruption watchdog found Zuma had derived "substantial" personal gain from a $21 million "security upgrade" to his home, including a swimming pool and a cattle enclosure. The leaked document by the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, entitled "Opulence on a Grand Scale", recommended that Zuma repay some of the public funds from the improvements to his compound at Nkandla in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal province.
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GOOD NEWS FROM AFRICA It is not everyday you hear of something, or somebody doing something worthwhile in Africa, and South Africa with its history of white hegemony and white pillaging of the nationals wealth should know better But here is a Piece of Good news South African media today defied government threats and published pictures of President Jacob Zuma's private home, which was controversially revamped using $20 million (14.6 million euros) of taxpayers' money. State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele said "It is not done anywhere. We have not seen the images of the White House showing where the security features are. It is not done in any democracy," said Cwele. Shame nobody told the right honourable Siyabonga Cwele a) The White House is Not the private home of the American President b) The American President will go to Prison if state money to the tune of $20 Million were used on his private home c) $20 million is a drop in the ocean in the US, in SA, it could feed the entire township of Alexandria ...
South Africa is on the road to became another Zimbabwe...I am seeing toursit taking the pictures of Union Building without any problem but now is a crime of taking pictures of Jacob Zuma's house in Nkandla, why ? Just because there is a R1 million cattle kraal it is a crime, I wonder if that kraal has showers and air conditions.This is unfair soon taking picture of President Jacob Zuma will be a crime, whats next?
Cape Town (AFP) - South Africa's state ombudsman on Wednesday hit out at an "unprecedented" bid to stop the release of a probe into a controversial upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's private home. Four ministers, seen as Zuma loyalists, went to court to halt graft-buster Thuli Madonsela's report into the state-funded, 206-million-rand ($20-million, 15-million-euro) security revamp of Zuma's rural home. Madonsela told journalists that the ministers had sought to vet her report by asking "a court to step in and tell me what to throw out and what to retain". This was "at odds" with South Africa's constitution and other legislation, said Madonsela, whose title is "Public Protector". Madonsela handed her top-secret findings over to be reviewed by the ministers for any security breaches before she could release it to the public. But that move triggered what she described as "unprecedented" events that saw her hauled to the courts. "Not in my wildest dream did I ever think we would end up in court," she said. She ...
South Africa values its relations with China and will work together to address development challenges and strengthen China-Africa relations, the country's Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said. The DIRCO denied a report by local news outlet Media24 that China withdrew an academic honor to South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe after interference by President Jacob Zuma. The report "is factually incorrect," the DIRCO said.
Mandela remains stable but in critical condition Johannesburg -The South African Government said on Monday that Nelson Mandela remained in a stable but critical condition more than two months after doctors treated him for lung infection. The former president was still quite ill and unable to speak because of tubes in his mouth to clear fluid from his lungs. The anti-apartheid leader spent 87 days in a Pretoria hospital before returning to his Johannesburg family home in September. Winnie Mandela, his ex-wife, said that he was receiving round the clock treatment from 22 doctors and used facial gestures to communicate with the hope that he would recover. The 95-year-old made his last public appearance waving to fans from the back of a golf cart before the Soccer World Cup final in Johannesburg in 2010. In April state broadcaster aired a clip of the thin and frail statesman being visited by President Jacob Zuma and top officials from the African National Congress. Mandela was elected South Africa’s first b ...
President Jacob Zuma would be renowned as the first president in History to built two universities under democratic governance in South Africa!. One in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, whose students will be enrolled next year..
Johannesburg - Julius Malema’s confidant and former Peter Mokaba region ANC Youth League (ANCYL) secretary Jossie Buthane has finally joined the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). He signed off from the ANC by criticising President Jacob Zuma and labelling the ruling party the “Amazulu National Congress”. His departure from the ANC has been a subject of speculation ever since the EFF was founded. Buthane was one of the vocal supporters of Malema and his one- time ally, former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale. He also attended Malema’s money- laundering and racketeering court cases in Polokwane last year against the wishes of the ANCYL’s national leadership. This was after the former ANCYL president’s expulsion. Buthane has bemoaned the disbanding of the ANC provincial executive committee, led by Mathale, after it unsuccessfully campaigned against Zuma’s re-election as party leader in Mangaung last December. On Wednesday he confirmed his allegiance to the EFF, saying “I have left the Amazulu Na ...
Kabila opens doors to SA companies Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has told South African companies that his country is open for business and investment. He was addressing over hundred local business people during the South Africa-DRC Business Forum in the Congolese capital Kinshasa. The business delegation was accompanying President Jacob Zuma on his state visit to the Southern African country. During his stay in the Congo, President Zuma witnessed the signing of the multi-billion rand hydro-power project. The 80 billion US dollar Grand Inga Dam Project will have the capacity to power almost half of the continent with huge investment opportunities for South African companies. Growing the economy remains South Africa's main priority. Africa's largest economy has cut its growth forecast for 2013 to as low as 2.2% as mining strikes and the economic downturn in the Eurozone curb exports. This is lower than a February estimate of 2.7% and down from a 2.5% expansion last year. The co ...
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The Presidency, Musina, Limpopo, 22 October 2013 Address by President Jacob Zuma to the Launch of the Construction Phase of the De Beers Venetia Underground Diamond Mine The Premier of Limpopo Province, Mr Stan Mathabatha, The Minister of Mineral Resources, Ms Susan Shabangu, Mayors of Vhembe and Capricorn Districts, The Chairman of Anglo American, Sir John Parker, The Chairman of De Beers and CEO of Anglo American, Mr Mark Cutifani and members of the Boards, Representatives of labour, Ladies and gentlemen, We have gathered today to mark another important milestone in the development of our diamond industry, and also our country’s mining sector. Mining has been the foundation of economic development in South Africa for well over a century. Despite a considerable diversification of our economy in the recent past, the mining sector remains the cornerstone of the economy, due to the number of direct and indirect jobs, its export earnings and other benefits. Our mineral-rich country continues to host signif ...
SA a 'true democracy' - Zuma - Imagine Cameron or Hollande or Obama were to say to their people "oh, we have a real democracy because you can say about me what you like and nothing will happen to you" - they'd laugh them right out of office and into the loony bin! This man must stop showing his ignorance and lack of education like this. For me as a South Africa it is embarrassing. For all his sins Robert Mugabe at least speaks well, is knowledgeable and well-read and can offer coherent arguments, even if you don't like them. SA a 'true democracy' - Zuma Tue, 22 Oct 2013 8:24 AM Article By: Mia Lindeque, EWN President Jacob Zuma on Monday said that the country was experiencing true democracy since one could freely speak against the president. He said that this was not the case in all countries. Zuma was addressing the business sector on the development of the ANC's manifesto at Wits University on Monday night. Zuma took a swipe at opposition parties who had criticised his leadership as the country heade .. ...
President Jacob Zuma should withdraw his statement that South Africans should not think like Africans when it comes to e-tolls, DA spokesman Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday.
South Africa and Senegal have agreed on the need to unlock the economic potential between the two countries through economic cooperation that includes industrial and technological partnership, and the transfer of skills.   President Jacob Zuma, who is visiting Senegal, met with his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, where they agreed that relations between the two countries remained solid. Agreements were signed in the field of agriculture as well as cooperation in the field of arts and culture.   “The signing of these two agreements demonstrates that both people-to-people relations, as well as agro-industrial partnership for development are important to our relationship,” Zuma said.He said there was considerable scope for bilateral cooperation in trade and economic development, energy, security, environment, and mining beneficiation among others.   The South Africa-Senegal Business Forum was scheduled to meet today to discuss areas of economic cooperation in investments in the two economies. “W ...
Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the Occasion of the Opening of the Chinese Arch in Cyrildene, Johannesburg Treasurer-General of the ANC, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Members of the diplomatic corps, Our hosts, the honoured residents of Cyrildene, Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel extremely honoured to be your guest today and to share this special occasion with you. One of the greatest achievements of the past 20 years has been the building of a non-racial and multi-cultural society, in fulfilment of the directives in the Freedom Charter that South Africa belongs to all who live in it. The Constitution of the Republic also enshrines this principle of common nationhood and sense of belonging of all the people of our country, regardless of race, colour, creed or culture. We also pride ourselves in the Republic for being one of very few countries in the world who see strength in diversity. The Chinese community adds to the rich diversity of our nation, and contributes to the tapestry that ...
Pretoria (AFP) - South Africa on Tuesday skirted declaring its position on withdrawing from the International Criminal Court just days before African leaders debate the matter amid claims the tribunal targets the continent. President Jacob Zuma will this weekend attend an African Union summit which will discuss Africa's relationship with the world's first permanent court to try war crimes and crimes against humanity. But the country's foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane refused to be drawn on Pretoria's stand days ahead of the meeting in Addis Ababa. "South Africa is going to that meeting to participate, fully aware of the developments that have taken place, but having listened to genuine complaints," she told journalists. "We were there when the ICC was formed. We understood why we needed the ICC." Some countries in the 54-member bloc have accused the ICC of targeting Africans in its prosecutions, pointing to the high-profile trials of top leaders of Kenya and an arrest warrant for Sudanese President ...
this is President Jacob Zuma of South Africa's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma. This picture is from the annual Durban July horserace.
At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because "sugar daddies" are exploiting them, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said. He said 94,000 schoolgirls also fell pregnant in 2011, and 77,000 had abortions at state facilities, The Sowetan newspaper reports. About 10% of South Africans are living with HIV, official statistics show. Mr Motsoaledi has been widely praised for his efforts to curb the disease. South Africa has run the world's largest anti-retroviral (ARV) programme since President Jacob Zuma appointed him health minister in 2009. The number of HIV-positive people receiving life-saving ARV drugs more than doubled from 678,500 to 1.5 million after he took office, according to official statistics. The government of Former President Thabo Mbeki, who questioned the link between HIV and Aids, had argued it could not afford to roll out this treatment to all the South Africans who needed it. 'Destroying children' Speaking at a public meeting in the town of ...
E-tolls will hit a dead end: DA QUINTON MTYALA | 30 September, 2013 00:05 Western Cape transport and Public Works MEC Robin Carlisle is confident that the fight against the implementation of toll roads in the province will triumph in the courts. SAVE & SHARE 0 inShare EMAILPRINT President Jacob Zuma last week signed the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law, paving the way for road tolling across the country. The DA slammed Zuma for signing the bill while a legal challenge to e-tolling is being considered by the Supreme Court of Appeal. Carlisle said that though the DA subscribes to the concept of "the user pays" it was unfair to tax people for the use of roads they seldom if ever used. He said the ANC and the subsequent DA administrations in Western Cape had spent R200-million on constructing the Chapman's Peak toll road, the cost of which has been borne by users of the road. In May the Cape Town city council won an interdict in the Cape High Court that blocked Sanral from implementi ...
The marriage of convenience between ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and supporters of President Jacob Zuma appears to be on shaky ground as tensions grow over who should succeed Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Zuma's supporters settled on Ramaphosa as the ANC's Deputy President at the party's national conference in December, following Motlanthe's decision to challenge Zuma for the position of ANC president. But just a few months into the marriage the mood has changed, and a powerful lobby in the pro-Zuma camp now believes that Ramaphosa cannot be trusted as Deputy President of South Africa after the 2014 general elections, claiming that he is too "independent-minded". They also say he is too close to white liberals who insist Zuma must have his day in court to clear himself of the corruption, fraud and money-laundering charges that still stalk him. This week the Democratic Alliance went to the North Gauteng High Court to force the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to release the so-called "spy ...
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Brother: AbaThembu king on his way out Mthatha - AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who on Sunday called for Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla to be expelled as Chief of Mvezo, may not be a ruler for much longer himself, according to a senior member of the AbaThembu royal family. Chief Daludumo Mtirara, Dalindyebo's brother, told Sapa that the royal family was waiting for the government to process documents confirming that Dalindyebo had been removed as head of the family. "The family is waiting for the government to process the documents confirming that he has been removed," Mtirara said. "Once the government has done its work, the royal family will sit and identify a suitable candidate to take over as king, as is our custom. We are guided by custom." On Sunday Dalindyebo, who recently announced that he would be joining the Democratic Alliance and promised he would stop smoking dagga "the day President Jacob Zuma stops being corrupt", said that Mandla had used the family graves "as a dancing floor". H ...
The Grand Coalition that will see Welshman Ncube and Dumiso Dabengwa withdrawing their application to enter the presidential race deals a body blow to Robert Mugabe who was largely banking on split votes in MAtebeleland. Strategies are now very few if not none on the part of Robert Mugabe to the extent that he has threatened to pull out of SADC,a regional bloc that gave him political life in 2008 when he got beaten right centre left in a tightly contested presidential race by the man of the people Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. Not only did Robert threatened to pull out but he went on to label Lindiwe Zulu,President Zuma's International Relations adviser an idiotic street woman. That alone is the same as insulting President Jacob Zuma as the former speaks on behalf of the latter. I was eagerly waiting to hear the response from South Africa and SADC. Diplomatic as she is known,Lindiwe remained unmoved and only indicated that fighting back will not solve the Zimbabwean situation. respect a fool to avoid noise w ...
It is Way, Way past time to make serious changes in our government: At a joint press conference with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Monday, President Barack Obama neglected to mention the nineteen firefighters who lost their lives fighting wildfires in Arizona until prompted by a journalist's question--and then blamed the journalist when he forgot to answer the question. From the White House transcript, near the end of the record: Q: And the wildfires? THE PRESIDENT: Oh, thank you. See, this is what happens when I've got too many questions. Obviously, the news is heartbreaking. And our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the brave firefighters who are out there. On June 30, in South Africa, President Obama had also scolded the U.S. media in a joint press conference with President Jacob Zuma, telling American journalists to "behave" by not asking too many questions in one. In March, he delivered a similar rebuke in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Kenny Kunene SAYS: Why I'm joining the EFF - Kenny Kunene - Kenny T Kunene 01 July 2013 Businessman says he taking up the plight of the poor and putting the life of sushi and his army of women behind To all Economic Freedom Fighters and the world, here's an announcement: As most people know, I recently wrote a letter to President Jacob Zuma discussing some of my concerns about what the ANC has become under his leadership. At the end of that letter, I asked a question, once a famous challenge by Vladimir Lenin: "What is to be done?" I later did an interview on Kaya FM to clarify some of the points in the letter and also raised other issues, among them that ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe is known to speak privately about how he considers the election of Zuma a mistake and that his actions are harming the organisation. Gwede went on Kaya the same day to deny it and instead of discussing my concerns, he discussed me and told South Africa all about my many perceived failings - but nothing he said was new ...
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'Tether your terrier': Zim government pounces on Zuma adviser 02 Jul 2013 11:38Teldah Mawarire, Wongai Zhangazha President Jacob Zuma's International Relations adviser Lindiwe Zulu has angered the Zimbabwe government by calling for elections to be postponed. Lindiwe Zulu. (Gallo) Our Coverage Obama fundraiser digs for Zimbabwe business deals More CoverageZim paper calls Obama out on 'international barbarism' Obama calls for reforms, free elections in Zimbabwe Mugabe and Tsvangirai candidates in next Zim elections Zulu called for elections to be postponed for a month to allow the country to implement reforms before an election is held. Zulu is part of a team representing President Jacob Zuma as a Southern African Development Community's (SADC's) facilitator on Zimbabwe. The team includes Zuma's spokesperson, Mac Maharaj and South Africa's special envoy, Charles Nqakula. In possibly the strongest attack on Zulu to date, the state-owned daily the Herald said in its editorial on Monday that Zulu must stop int ...
A young king nurtured by the ANC turns on Zuma Allister Sparks , 03 July 2013, 05:32 Chief Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s emergence as an outspoken critic of Zuma’s leadership poses a significant threat to the ruling alliance, writes Allister Sparks Share Article: AS A proud African traditionalist who has just built his own Great Place at Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma should be deeply concerned that the traditional leader of one of South Africa’s biggest tribes has become critical of him. Most black traditional leaders in South Africa are meekly deferential to the government, as indeed they were to the old apartheid regime, which they served as paid administrators of the Bantustan system. Since liberation, they have dutifully herded their subjects to the polls to vote for the African National Congress (ANC), in return for which the government has rewarded them by keeping traditional powers in their hands. For one of them to step out of line now must come as a shock to Zuma and the ANC. Of course, the indi ...
Zuma looks to Obama, Mandela for reflective glory With a potential meeting between Barack Obama and his ailing hero Nelson Mandela the focus of the US president's trip to South Africa, President Jacob Zuma risks looking like a third wheel. from my BlackBerry® wireless device
"DA leader Helen Zille yesterday said her party had noted with interest AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s comments about both her party and the ruling ANC. Zille said the king’s words may well prove to be a turning point and were an important political development – “one all South Africans should note”. She was reacting to Dalindyebo’s comments that the ANC should be voted out of power due to high levels of corruption, lack of service delivery, and disregard for Human Rights. He added that to show his discontent with the party, he would invite both Zille and DA provincial leader Athol Trollip to his palace. Said Zille: “We would gladly accept the king’s invitation to visit him at his palace.” Dalindyebo was speaking at a prayer meeting for the ailing former president Nelson Mandela held on Saturday morning at his Bumbane Great Place. He accused President Jacob Zuma of distorting Mandela’s legacy, saying it was about time traditional chiefs stopped allowing themselves to be used t ...
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reiterated Monday that former President Nelson Mandela remains in hospital and in critical condition.
Zuma failed to look at the good - DA 2013-06-21 20:06 (Picture: Sapa) Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories Related Links Zuma shocked by Cape Town shacks Zuma comes out swinging for 2014 DA slams ANC 'charade' in Midvaal Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma failed to acknowledge the good when he visited Hout Bay's Imizamo Yethu informal settlement on Friday, the DA said. He overlooked all the new schools, hospitals, youth and community centres, drug rehab centres and libraries which the DA had built to better the lives of the poor, party spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said in a statement. He said Zuma's visit was nothing but political posturing. "Instead of visiting areas of our country which are facing serious delivery challenges, the president chose to visit and criticise the province and metro with the best service delivery record in South Africa," Maimane said. He said Zuma had failed to fix problems in ANC-led provinces. "[H]e should be h ...
A Zimbabwe Man jailed for comparing a fellow bar-goer to President Robert Mugabe's *** .. How far South Africa about that Protection-Law of da President??? President Jacob Zuma needs to be respected & protected, whether it's Julius Malema one day we must protect dignity of every South African...
A new Political Party has been launched in South Africa to challenge President Jacob Zuma's African National Congress
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