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WITH only a month away from labour's great May Day celebrations, it seems that South Africa's trade union movement is heading towards what could possibly be major turmoil. This all hinges on a general strike call by the country's newest labour federation, the South African Federation of Trade ...
In these cases, fake news campaigns focused on an election or referendum. South Africa's fake news campaign was similarly political -- it sought to protect President Zuma, but its real mission was broader in scope: improve the reputation of the Guptas, whose alignment to Zuma was strong enough ...
According to ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu, the longer constituency period will "allow Members of Parliament more time to serve and directly engage with the people who elected them into public office". "The ANC welcomes this decision, as it is a step towards the attainment of a 50/50 balance between ...
President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018. ... Moody's Investors Service kept South Africa's credit rating at investor grade, though it is still only one notch above junk, and changed its outlook for the ...

One of the ways to counter this faction and their strategies is for Ramaphosa to secure an overwhelming majority for the ANC at the next general election. A 65%+ victory would counter the small election margin that he received at Nasrec. With such a strong mandate from the electorate it would be more ...
Although its international stature has declined, South Africa has not disappeared from the global stage. A favourable international public opinion was scored in the wake of the recent election of Cyril Ramaphosa. Earlier in January, South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago was elected as ...
I have to admit right here that it's a practice that doesn't sit well with someone who hasn't quite overcome the 'South African exceptionalism' syndrome. This is the syndrome that consists of thinking, among other things, that South Africa is different and better; unlike many countries in Africa, it is destined for ...
There is an undeniable lure of early elections among South Africa's main political parties - both for the ANC and the main opposition parties. ... South African voters are in a new space of electoral decision-making, where the balance between identity-linked party identification and voting on the basis ...
The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says a “technology renewal” is underway at the commission and is at the heart of its preparations for what will be the most “robust” elections it has prepared for. Chairperson Glen Mashinini and chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo on Tuesday updated MPs on ...
The South African Schools Act (SASA), 1996 (Act 84 of 1996) gives governing bodies considerable powers to govern schools as part of the key structures of our democracy. Governing bodies represent all sectors of the school community, including parents, teachers, non-teaching staff - and learners in ...
Zuma's successor, recently elected President Cyril Ramaphosa, is advancing business and social reform. ... As Moody's explained: “The confirmation of South Africa's rating represents Moody's view that the previous weakening of South African institutions will gradually reverse under a more transparent and ...
South Africa has been left off the list of five countries US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit on his first official trip to the continent this week. By PETER ... “We're looking hopefully at South Africa with the election of Ramaphosa from Zuma and seeing how that's going to transition.” Other countries in ...
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 15, 2018 shows South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema (2R) talks to the press after staging a walk out during the election by the Members of Parliament of the new South African President in Cape Town. Radical ...
South African markets weakened on Friday as investors dropped riskier assets for safer investments on the back of the threat of a global trade war sparked ... while the euro was unsteady in currency markets due to worries that an anti-establishment coalition government could emerge from elections in Italy.
Italian Election: Far-right voting surge leaves country, EU in limbo Giancarlo Giorgetti (R), member of the Lega Nord far right party reacts after the first results of Italy's general elections, early on March 5, 2018 in Milan. An exit poll by private channel La7 put Lega Nord's coalition at between 32 and 37.6 ...

File Picture: Residents of the Platfontein community of the !Xhu and Khwe stand in long queues at a voting station in Kimberley, South Africa, on 18 May 2011 to cast their votes in the municipal elections. IEC official had to assist as communication proved to be a problem. (Photo by Gallo ...
KwaZulu-Natal was one of the hotly contested regions in the race to elect a successor to Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC in December. Cyril Ramaphosa defeated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Zuma's former wife and ex-chairwoman of the African Union Commission, and was elected South Africa's ...
The world is watching South Africa again. That's what went through my mind a few days ago, when I sat in the visitors' gallery of the National Assembly. All around me, parliamentarians and visitors were singing and cheering as President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's new president. It was ...
JOHANNESBURG - Former president Thabo Mbeki has refuted a statement by ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe, that "former presidents will start attending party events leading up to the 2019 elections." Mabe made the comments during the ANC Election Workshop held at the weekend, which was attended ...
Former South African President Nelson Mandela with (from left) Carl Niehaus, Steve Tshwete, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Andries Beyers and ... He must also unite the ANC ahead of elections in 2019, and help address the drought which is crippling Cape Town, one of South Africa's largest cities.
Now, new reports say Cambridge Analytica played a role in African elections. In some countries, it may have exploited existing conflict. South African election violence. The company first became involved in Africa during the general election in South Africa in 1994. That year, the apartheid government ...
There's no political figure more decisive in South Africa than Julius Malema. Now, given the competition, that is some accomplishment. But the EFF Leader may have just hit the nail on the head when it comes to our elected states-people. Malema was speaking at an EFF Presser today, where he was ...
With a general election set for 2019, the ANC will be keen to distance itself from any more negative press - and therefore it is perhaps not surprising that Mr Zuma's deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, was elected the party leader in South Africa in December on an anti-corruption platform. However, Mr Zuma still has ...
“I have not been formally notified of these charges by the South African Police Service [SAPS]. ... to show solidarity with the mayor, saying she was “sick” of people who described De Lille as “power drunk” and lamented that black women exercising power in elected office were often seen an “aberration”.
But to the astonishment of players, spectators and commentators, the umpires stuck to the letter of the regulations, ordering a 40-minute lunch break before India could complete a comprehensive win to take a 2-0 lead in the six-match series. "We know their middle-order was inexperienced, and we wanted ...
A small coterie of multinationals is now under investigation by South African authorities, including local units of three companies, McKinsey, KPMG and the software giant SAP. The Guptas' most devastating legacy is the harm they did to the cause of economic reform. With so many blacks in South Africa ...
Analysts say party chiefs want to avoid a power struggle that could split the ANC before elections next year. Before the meeting with Mr Zuma on Sunday, ANC chairman Gwede Mantashe said he wanted to ensure "stability in the country and stability in the ANC". On Monday, as senior figures hold a meeting to decide Mr ...
Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, that governs the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Province, now ... Since winning the first democratic elections in 1994, the ANC has often been accused of using state structures to further the party agenda.
Countries like South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Botswana are all set to join Zimbabwe in having a new president within the next two years. Other SADC countries — Namibia, Tanzania and Angola — have already elected new presidents and have seen significant changes in their ...
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, newly-elected African National Congress (ANC) President and South Africa Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa attends the ANC's elective conference in Johannesburg. ... Some South African media characterized the dinner as an informal farewell to fellow leaders.
The newly elected National Chair Gwede Mantashe, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza stand and celebrate together at the ANC's 54th National Elective Conference at Nasrec, Johannesburg on 18 December 2017. The conference saw new leadership elected including ...
Foreigners pile back into South African stocks. Money; Monday 29 January 2018 - 2:39pm. File: Foreigners are buying South Africa stocks, bouyed by the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC leader in December. JOHANNESBURG - Foreign investors have snapped up local shares at a fairly aggressive rate over the past ...
Newly-elected ruling African National Congress (ANC) party president, Cyril Ramaphosa, right, and former ANC president and South African President Jacob Zuma, left, attend the party's 106th birthday celebrations in East London, South Africa, Jan. 13, 2018. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...
HIGHLIGHTS: Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected ANC President, one on one. South Africa; Sunday 14 ... EAST LONDON - ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa says the party and people of South African are desperate for corruption to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. And that's why he says the terms of ...
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against India in Pretoria on Saturday. South Africa won the first match of the three-Test series at Newlands by 72 runs, having also elected to bat first, and Du Plessis is expecting the wicket to deteriorate on days four and ...
SINGAPORE - A text message being circulated here and across the Causeway warns recipients to be wary of a group of people "pretending to be officials from home affairs". "They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the ...
This was revealed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta after his meeting with his South African counterpart‚ President Jacob Zuma‚ in Durban on Thursday. Kenyatta‚ who is on his first working visit to South Africa after being re-elected in a controversial election in August last year‚ will also attend the ANC's ...
Several South African companies operate in Kenya in sectors such as banking, pharmaceuticals, retail, tourism, and engineering, among others. Kenyatta, who is on three-day visit to the country, is expected to meet with Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected president of the ruling African National Congress ...
In a nutshell, Kenya-South Africa relations will likely remain in a grey area for some time to come. This would generally apply to other countries. Indeed, it will be recalled that Ramaphosa's entreaties to serve as a mediator in the Kenyan post-election violence of 2007-2008 was snubbed by then President ...
The Indian Premier League (IPL) could be heading for a new destination for its 12th edition next year. The T20 league is likely to be held in South Africa in 2019, with election dates in India expected to clash with the tournament dates next year.
Some other large African countries have failed to improve their scores on the index by a statistically significant amount. These include South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya. South African President Jacob Zuma was in court and in the media for corruption scandals. This included his own appeal against ...
South Africa could turn into the ultimate paradise with the implementation of the policy of expropriation of land without compensation, ANC president ... Ramaphosa was elected as president and joined by David Mabuza as Deputy President, Gwede Mantashe as National Chairperson, Ace Magashule as ...
Zuma is in a weakened position after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the ANC last month, narrowly beating Zuma's ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. There is widespread local media speculation that Ramaphosa's faction in the ANC will push for Zuma to be removed as the ...
Not for the first time, the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, seems to be on the brink of toppling from office. ... too strong, however, and Thabo Mbeki, an A.N.C. leader who had spent nearly thirty years overseas, became Mandela's deputy and, in 1999, won the country's second democratic election.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected president of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is in a race against time to unite, renew and ... Differences over whether to get former ANC President and current South African President Jacob Zuma out of the state presidency early in 2018 - as ...
The one delivered in South Africa by newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa required extraordinary ingenuity. Ramaphosa had to knit together multiple dynamics into a coherent whole. He managed to do this, delivering a speech which largely resonated with the ...
The process of the lawfulness of the removal and replacement of the South African President are determined by the Constitution, the supreme law. The Constitution ... In South Africa, unlike in some countries, the President is not elected by the citizens directly, but through the 400 members of the Assembly.
Johannesburg - Political parties Cope and the UDM have sent out New Year's wishes, with both parties looking ahead in their messages towards the 2019 election. Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota sent his best wishes to South Africa saying that he hoped 2018 would be full of success, blessings and ...


 

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