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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

“The security assessment confirmed that a security threat existed and that appropriate support must be provided to Dr Khoza,” Mothapo said on Tuesday.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

Khoza is under fire from within ANC for publicly backing a secret ballot when MPs vote on motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next month.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ICC Declines to Refer South Africa to UN for Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ICC Declines to Refer South Africa to UN for Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2008 over the deaths and persecution of ethnic groups in Sudan’s Darfur province between 2003 and 2008.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

Zuma has drawn unprecedented criticism from senior ANC members in recent weeks. A shock cabinet reshuffle prompted ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa to “junk” status, the economy slid into recession and unemployment hit a 14-year high.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says, “The true solutions would be made in DRC, found by the people of DRC.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zille Calls Her Tweets ‘Insensitive to South Africans’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zille Calls Her Tweets ‘Insensitive to South Africans’

Helen Zille, former leader of Democratic Alliance (DA), has publicly apologised for her tweets saying there were some positive aspects of colonialism.

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LESOTHO POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage Today

LESOTHO POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage Today

“At the heart of the lack of progress and the lack of development,” said Majoro, “is political instability instigated by short-sighted politicians and the security forces. Things have gone so bad that if we continue on this trajectory, Lesotho is on its way to a failed state.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Under Pressure After Leaked Emails

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Under Pressure After Leaked Emails

“Zuma is running a criminal state and is using state institutions to enrich himself and his friends,” Mmusi Maimane, Democratic Alliance leader.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Ally Sacked to Ease Rifts in ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Ally Sacked to Ease Rifts in ANC

Parliament is also expected to hold a no confidence vote in Zuma this year, although he has survived two similar attempts.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

South Africa President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to step down from the ANC helm in December. His term as South African head of state runs until 2019.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

Zuma is finding himself with fewer friends outside of ANC; the SACP and Cosatu, that were pivotal to his rise to power, have called for him to step down.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as ‘Fabrication’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as ‘Fabrication’

Zuma, 75, whose term ends in 2019, survived an internal bid to remove him in 2016 following a Constitutional Court ruling that he had violated his oath of office by refusing to reimburse the state for upgrades to his personal residence.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says she is still waiting for a response to complaints she has filed over recent threats to her and her family’s safety.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Unapologetically’ COSATU, SACP Support Venezuela

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Unapologetically’ COSATU, SACP Support Venezuela

COSATU said, “We unapologetically support the Venezuelan government and condemn the underhanded attempts to destabilize that country.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mmusi Maimane Slams Helen Zille

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mmusi Maimane Slams Helen Zille

“For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water,” Helen Zille wrote.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

African National Congress (ANC) formed 1912 to unite African people and spearhead the fundamental political, social and economic change. Read more.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Biography

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Biography

Nelson Mandela born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela July 18, 1918, Mvezo, Mbashe River in Transkei, South Africa. Read Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Biography.

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