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South Africa: Ramaphosa wins re-election as ANC leader

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC) at a party leadership contest. Mr Ramaphosa was battling allegations of money laundering but defeated his rival Zweli Mkhize by 2,476 votes to 1,897. Mr Mkhize was the health minister in Mr Ramaphosa’s government, until he was forced to resigned last year over allegations… Read More
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Ex-South African minister arrested, charged with corruption

A former security minister of South Africa and close ally of former president Jacob Zuma, has been arrested and charged with corruption. Bongani Bongo who is also a lawmaker becomes the first high-profile person to be arrested and charged over graft in recent years. Bongo is accused of offering a bribe to a lawyer who was building the state’s case… Read More
Nelson Mandela Ex-Presidents 

Mandela and Fidel: What is not being said

THE death of Nelson Mandela has precipitated a torrent of interpretations on his life and work, all of which present him as a disciple of pacifism and a kind of Mother Teresa of South Africa. This is an essentially incorrect, and premeditated, image, promoted to obscure the fact that after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, the African National Congress (ANC)... Read More
Stephen Biko and Donald Woods Opinions 

My Friend – The Immortal Steve Biko

AMBASSADOR WELILE NHLAPO Through our life journey, we meet different types of people. Some will touch our lives but later continue on their course and we forget about them. But others won’t just make a mark in our lives but they’ll leave their footprints in our minds and hearts. Steve was that kind of a human being. Even though there’s… Read More

South African opposition vow to impeach President Zuma

South Africa's opposition have criticised President Zuma's "good news" state of the nation address this week with some using the ongoing debate to call for his impeachment.   Zuma delivered the eagerly awaited address last week and opposition parties have been given the opportunity to raise issues that they feel were lacking from the speech. with the election looming, some... Read More

Numsa cuts political ties with ANC

(Photo: file, Sapa) Johannesburg – Numsa, South Africa’s biggest union, will not support the ruling ANC in elections next year, its general secretary, Irvin Jim said on Friday, in a blow to President Jacob Zuma, whose political support with the working class is fast eroding. The salvo from the 330 000-member National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is also another sign… Read More