• ANC opens up succession debate as Zuma survives another no confidence motion

    KARABO NGOEPE THE ANC has officially opened the succession debate, giving structures the go ahead to start discussing names of preferred candidates for the party’s top positions in December. Secretary General Gwede Mantashe on Monday told reporters that the National Executive Committee (NEC) had decided to allow the process to unfold until September when the […]
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  • We no longer want dialogue with whites but our land back – BLF

    KARABO NGOEPE BLACK First Land First (BLF) says government has failed to address the land issue since the dawn of democracy, something that has to be addressed urgently. The organisation, which has made a clarion call for “Land or Death”, held a land imbizo over the weekend in Soweto where its president Andile Mngxitama told those attending that […]
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  • DSTV slapped with R180 million penalty for price fixing scandal

    KARABO NGOEPE PAY chanel DSTV has been caught in a price fixing scandal that will see the company pay millions of rands in fines. The Competition Commission announced on Thursday that the company had been slapped with a R180 million fine after admitting to contravening the law. DSTV, which enjoys a satellite TV provision monopoly, […]
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  • Maimane’s Zambia visit was a publicity and political clowning event – Patriotic Front

    KARABO NGOEPE Zambia’s ruling party, the Patriotic Front, has labelled DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s ill-fated visit to that country as a “political clowning and a publicity stunt”. In a statement released following Zambia’s decision to deny Maimane access to that country this week, Patriotic Front spokesperson Sunday Chanda said Maimane to the Southern African country […]
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  • Cash-strapped Mbombela Municipality fails to pay salaries on time, owes Eskom R40 million

    KARABO NGOEPE MBOMBELA Municipality in Mpumalanga is cash strapped and it’s failing to pay salaries of senior managers, sources said. The municipality is also said to be struggling with keeping up with payments to Eskom. According to sources within the municipality, the problems started in February when salaries were late. A source speaking on condition of anonymity said workers […]
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  • Comrade Joel Netshitenzhe speaks on behalf of a faction, not the whole ANC, writes Carl Niehaus

    AN opinion piece by myself that was published last week in the African Times under the heading: ‘Nothing can destroy the ANC, except the ANC’, has generated considerable debate. Apparently some of those who still consider themselves to be ANC members, but who have seen it fit to use public platforms to attack the democratically elected leadership of the ANC, took umbrage when I called them […]
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  • ICT tender ‘corruption’: phones and server down

    PIET RAMPEDI MORE than 5 000 employees of the Limpopo Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure have been without access to telephones and the server for the past two months. This is due to technical problems related to alleged corruption in the procurement of the department’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) equipment in 2013. African Times has reliably learnt that the phones have been down since […]
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  • Debengeni: A hidden treasure in the misty hills

    LUCAS LEDWABA YOU turn into a dirt road from the R71 and drive about two kilometres through a spectacular plantation. From a distance the road resembles a cup of spilt hot chocolate trickling down a painting of a green rain forest. The road twists and turns gently until you come to a boom gate at the summit of a great hill. Once you’ve paid […]
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  • Tribalism divides Limpopo’s Vhembe region

    RUSSEL MOLEFE RESIDENTS of strife-torn Malamulele in Limpopo have adopted resolutions with far-reaching consequences for ethnic harmony and social cohesion in the province. Accusing their Venda-speaking neighbours of tribalism and hatred for Tsongas in the Vhembe district, they resolved to push for the relocation of their new Lim 345 municipality to Mopani – in a move which effectively seeks to return Limpopo to the apartheid […]
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    • 2 Years ago
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