• The treacherous enemy within: ANC rebels fail to see how their undisciplined and poisonous behaviour is eating away the core of the party, writes Carl Niehaus

    THE word ‘factional’ is being thrown about with abandon within and outside the African National Congress (ANC). It has become a stick with which we beat each other, but also a conveniently kicked up dust cloud behind which scoundrels hide. In the aftermath of the ill-fated motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma and the ANC government last Tuesday, allegations of factionalism are now flying […]
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  • Zuma: Opposition want to use technicalities to gain power

    KARABO NGOEPE PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has accused the opposition leaders of trying to use technicalities to wrestle control of the country from the ANC. After surviving an unprecedented eighth attempt to dislodge him from power, Zuma described the attempts by opposition parties as nothing more than trying to undermine the will of the people who […]
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    • 9 Days ago
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  • Zuma advocates for two ANC deputy presidents in renewed unity bid

    KARABO NGOEPE AFRICAN National Congress President Jacob Zuma has called for the party’s structures to consider the possibility of electing two deputy presidents in a bid to quell divisions. Zuma said the loser of the elective conference in December should become deputy president while the winner of the deputy president position becomes the second deputy. […]
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    • 1 month ago
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  • Netshitezhe kicked out of plenary over white monopoly capital “distortion”

    KARABO NGOEPE, PIET RAMPEDI and AYANDA MDLULI ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Joel Netshitenzhe was thrown out of plenary late yesterday after he refused to apologise for distorting conference resolutions on the existence of white monopoly capital. According to three ANC sources who attended yesterday’s plenary session where Netshitenzhe’s presentation was debated, the policy guru was kicked out after defying delegates’ call for him to apologise for […]
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    • 1 month ago
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  • Mthethwa: ANC is at its weakest, let’s save it or lose power

    MASOKA DUBE and PIET RAMPEDI ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Nathi Mthethwa has called on party members to save the ruling party, which is at “its weakest” or risk losing power. Conceding that the organisation is facing a crisis, the Arts and Culture Minister implored members to forge ahead and protect it from an […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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  • Maphatsoe: Gauteng and Eastern Cape ANC PEC’s liable for loss of metros

    KARABO NGOEPE Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) president Kebby Maphatsoe says the Provincial Executive Committees (PEC’s) of the ANC in Gauteng and Eastern Cape should have been disbanded after the party lost key metros after the elections. He said the loss of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay was the result of leadership failures by ANC leaders in the provinces. Maphatsoe said it was absurd […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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  • My dear white South Africans, it’s time to return the land, writes Kim Heller.

    IN THE crying game of privilege, white tears matter. White tears will fall, with great lavish, when land is taken back from us by the rightful owners. Despite marathon opportunity to return stolen land to black South Africans, we have failed. Nor do we, as white South Africans, show any resolve to do so. When justice finally collapses our entitlement and privilege in South Africa, I […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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  • Malema: I’m neither desperate to become president nor power hungry

    KARABO NGOEPE ECONOMIC Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he is not hungry for power or desperate to be the president of South Africa. “I am not desperate to be the President of SA. This party is growing bit by bit. We are building a trusted formation, a formation that all black people can […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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  • Zille apologises for offensive tweets after daring Maimane for months

    KARABO NGOEPE AFTER daring DA leader Mmusi Maimane for months and triggering unprecedented divisions in the party, Western Cape premier Helen Zille has finally apologised for her offensive pro-colonialism tweets following her suspension. Zille rendered her apology on Tuesday in Johannesburg stating that after much debate and reflection, she recognised the offence caused by her […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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