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When Thabo Mbeki was president Gigaba could be mistaken for his political clone. His mannerisms - from the way he would read his speeches, how he would clear his throat and the extent to which he would quote books - it sounded and looked like he was the next Mbeki in the making. And if, as is often ...
South Africa's move to make higher education free for most students will lead to high dropout rates and create problems of capacity in the university sector, Thabo Mbeki, the country's former president, has warned. Mr Mbeki, who led the country from 1999 to 2008 and is now chancellor of the University of ...

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says that neither it nor the office of former president Thabo Mbeki have received invitations to attend ANC events leading up to the 2019 national elections. The foundation was responding to a statement by ANC spokesman Pule Mabe to the effect that "former presidents will ...
JOHANNESBURG - Former African National Congress (ANC) presidents including Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and Kgalema Motlanthe, will be roped in at Luthuli House to assist the governing party ahead of the 2019 general elections. This was revealed by ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule on ...
Sometime towards the end of his term as South African Reserve Bank governor in 2009, Tito Mboweni sought a meeting with Thabo Mbeki, who had stepped down as president of the republic some months previously. I remember that afternoon as if it were yesterday. The governor informed Mbeki that, ...
Ten years ago, South Africans were also glued to their television sets as former president Thabo Mbeki delivered the very same news. Looking at both former presidents' exit speeches, one thing stands out for most political analysts- Mbeki bowed out gracefully, while Zuma was defiant until the very end.

Nearly 10 years after the September 2008 recall of then-president Thabo Mbeki, the ANC has recalled another sitting president. History will record these events - Mbeki's 2008 recall and that of Jacob Zuma this week - as a continuum in a chapter of fluctuating pluses and minuses in the national liberation ...
He must just go." One man says he doesn't understand why Zuma doesn't heed the call by his party to step down like former president Thabo Mbeki did when he was recalled 10 years ago. "He can't be stubborn for that long. Why doesn't he want to resign? Thabo Mbeki resigned peacefully without making ...
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation has welcomed what it calls the "long overdue" recall of President Jacob Zuma‚ saying it will provide the possibility for the ANC to urgently and immediately attend to the many challenges and negative developments which have arisen during his presidency. It said that for a long ...
Ten years ago, South Africans were also glued to their television sets as former president Thabo Mbeki delivered the very same news. Looking at both former presidents' exit speeches, one thing stands out for most political analysts- Mbeki bowed out gracefully, while Zuma was defiant until the very end.
Nearly 10 years after the September 2008 recall of then-president Thabo Mbeki, the ANC has recalled another sitting president. History will record these events - Mbeki's 2008 recall and that of Jacob Zuma this week - as a continuum in a chapter of fluctuating pluses and minuses in the national liberation ...
PRIMARY and Secondary education minister Paul Mavima has saluted former South African president Thabo Mbeki for investing in the improvement of ... should do, leave office early, while energetic and pursue things that improve humanity and I am grateful to Thabo Mbeki and his foundation," he said.
Ten years ago, after a fractious conference in Polokwane delivered the presidency of the ANC to Jacob Zuma, his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, faced his own firing squad in the form of the ANC itself. From the moment Thabo Mbeki lost the Polokwane conference, his position as leader of the country was a ...
POLOKWANE - Motorists are hereby notified that Church Street between Thabo Mbeki and Bodenstein Streets will be temporarily closed to allow the police and traffic services to rehearse ahead of the State of the Province Address. According to a statement issued the Polokwane Municpality, the road ...
Kayleen Morgan | Jacob Zuma says he didn't support the recall of Thabo Mbeki in 2008 and it's ANC tradition to have the new president and the outgoing one working together before national elections take place. Jacob Zuma · Thabo Mbeki · Jacob Zuma recalled. email; Print; Tweet · Share ...
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation has welcomed the recall of President Jacob Zuma by the ANC. President Zuma AFP. The Foundation says it has been obvious for many years that the interests of the country would be best served if Zuma was no longer the president. It has described the NEC's decision as long ...
He must just go." One man says he doesn't understand why Zuma doesn't heed the call by his party to step down like former president Thabo Mbeki did when he was recalled 10 years ago. "He can't be stubborn for that long. Why doesn't he want to resign? Thabo Mbeki resigned peacefully without making ...

I am not a fan of President Jacob Zuma but and I am of the view that the ANC top six and other stakeholders are unfair to tell him to step down because Zuma played a direct role in the recall of President Thabo Mbeki. I suspect he might have told them not to recall Mbeki but people like Zwelinzima Vavi, ...
A section on the international relations department website has not been updated for the duration of the Zuma administration. By Queenin Masuabi. Stringer / Reuters. Former South African president Thabo Mbeki. A page on the website of the department of international relations and cooperation, relating to ...
Johannesburg - The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says there is no truth to claims that the former statesman is serving as an advisor to African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa. On Wednesday, The citizen reported that Mbeki is on the comeback trail, playing a strategic role in the party ...
Mbeki is emerging from the political wilderness to actively participate in South African politics once more and is working closely with Cyril Ramaphosa to save South Africa and rejuvenate the strife-torn ruling ANC. political analyst Andre Duvenhage commended both leaders for showing political maturity by ...
Some party loyalists argue that the removal of Zuma from the office would be tantamount to repeating the "mistake" that was made by recalling former president Thabo Mbeki in 2008 and would fulfil the wish of the opposition party's regime-change agenda. To say the least, that is a most unfortunate and ...
As soon as the dust had settled on the ANC's 52nd national conference, at which then-president Thabo Mbeki lost the party leadership to Zuma, the latter and his allies were looking for ways to short-circuit the electoral process and get rid of Mbeki early. Their calculations made sense at the time. Zuma's ...
He was an economic advisor to former President Thabo Mbeki. "This is a defining time for our country and I believe our profession has a unique and vital role to play‚" Nkuhlu said. Ramalho is a lawyer by training and is currently a non-executive director and consultant to the International finance
The Trump Administration has prohibited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using the phrases, "science-based" and "evidence-based," from its lexicon, a decision that can hardly help the agency carry out its mission to protect America from health, safety and security threats, ...
... more than 60 000 supporters is expected to fill three stadiums. Addressing ANC supporters in Duncan Village yesterday, Ramaphosa said that under his watch the party was sure to return to its former glory and resemble its former leaders like Oliver Reginald Tambo, Thabo Mbeki and Raymond Mhlaba.
He said former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe have also been invited. Magashule said the event will be graced by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. But all eyes will be on the recently-elected ANC president, otherwise known as The Buffalo. Ramaphosa's appearance on stage also ...
After the first few months of government when, as Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says, "he was more engaged", Thabo Mbeki ran most Cabinet meetings, even when Mandela was present, and played a prime-ministerial role. Mandela clearly relied on his deputy and his senior ministers to engage with the nitty ...
This reporter first started reporting on the ANC during the tail-end of Thabo Mbeki's presidency, early in 2007. He was still leader of the ANC one hot, and then rainy Saturday in Emalahleni, when he delivered his last January 8th Statement. It was probably the last time such an ANC event was held in a ...
He juxtaposed advice to the newly elected ANC President, Thabo Mbeki, with a warning about the troubled 7th ANC President, JS Moroka. JS Moroka had taken over as ANC President at a transitional moment of the struggle and had triumphed over a gifted President, AB Xuma. JS Moroka had been more ...
The claims of the exiles were 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. Mbeki might have made a good foreign minister, but, as President, he was aloof and ...
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation expressed shock at the poet's sudden death, saying Kgositsile used his talent to assert African pride, identity and dignity. The Nelson Mandela Foundation said Kgositsile will be remembered for humour and his willingness to hold up a mirror rather than argue for a particular ...
President Thabo Mbeki lasted nine months as head of state after losing the presidency of the ANC to Jacob Zuma in 2007. Zuma is going to survive for a far shorter period with the ascendancy of Cyril Ramaphosa to the throne of the governing party at its December elective conference. Although Zuma was ...
His predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, left office eight months early when Zuma was elected ANC head. Any deal to step down would likely include immunity for Zuma, which would taint the Ramaphosa administration. That liability must be weighed against the benefit of getting Zuma to leave office and lift the cloud ...
Tshabalala's pain - and that of millions of South Africans - has been revived by a new estimate of the impact of withholding antiretroviral treatment, an approach advocated by former president Thabo Mbeki and his health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. The study estimates that the policy cost 2,65 ...
"Management means you handle things properly…do things in an organised way, there should not be tensions such as the recall of [former president] Thabo Mbeki. Remember Polokwane [2007 conference]? ..we were exactly where we are today where the president was president of the country only and ...
Former president Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as new leader of the African National Congress. ALSO READ: Ramaphosa's six economic priorities. In a brief statement, Mbeki's foundation also wished the conference success "as it deliberates on policy matters ...
Sometime towards the end of his term as South African Reserve Bank governor in 2009, Tito Mboweni sought a meeting with Thabo Mbeki, who had stepped down as president of the republic some months previously. I remember that afternoon as if it were yesterday. The governor informed Mbeki that, ...
Reverend Frank Chikane, the author of 8 Days in September: The Removal of President Thabo Mbeki, which details the events that unfolded during the days before and after the former statesman's recall in 2008, responded to the sentiment that there are similarities between Mbeki and Zuma's recall.
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation has welcomed what it calls the "long overdue" recall of President Jacob Zuma‚ saying it will provide the possibility for the ANC to urgently and immediately attend to the many challenges and negative developments which have arisen during his presidency. It said that for a long ...
There has been a rumour that former president Nelson Mandela's preferred successor was actually Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Thabo Mbeki, who succeeded the first democratically elected president in post-apartheid South Africa. The reasons behind Mandela's preference were never aired publicly.
Alongside Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, immediate past chair of the African Union Commission (AU), who was a Cabinet minister under presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, Cyril Ramaphosa is a front-runner in the upcoming election of a new ANC leader. In an interview with AllAfrica's JOHN ALLEN ...
The more overtly political foundations that are better known include the Thabo Mbeki Foundation which aims to be a catalyst for "the achievement of an African Renaissance"; the FW de Klerk Foundation which promotes the Constitution, the Bill of rights and the rule of law through the activities of the Centre ...
About this time 10 years ago, results from the ANC's provincial general councils were trickling out of conference venues throughout the country. The news was confirming what all except those blindly loyal to then president Thabo Mbeki already knew: the writing was on the wall. Six out of the nine provinces ...
Johannesburg - Former President Thabo Mbeki has described a political party he once led as captured. He asked ANC stalwarts, its alliance partners and the country to help liberate the 105 year-old-party. Mbeki, who has spent the past three days attending the ANC's veterans and stalwarts' national ...
Former President Thabo Mbeki sits during speeches at the National Consultative Conference of the Stalwarts and veterans of the ANC at Constitution Hill on 17 November 2017. The conference focused squarely on challenges facing the country and party regarding state capture and corruption. Picture: ...
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has been heavily criticised for his silence during the violent 2002 and 2008 Zimbabwe elections. Mbeki also mediated before the 2008 election and later in the year became the chairperson of SADC. The Daily Vox explains how Mbeki sustained Mugabe's hold ...
But Mandela's successor, Thabo Mbeki, now believes the party faces the threat of outright destruction. Giving the keynote address at a packed OR Tambo Centenary Memorial Lecture last month, Mbeki said flat-out that the threat emanates from acts of commission originating from within the ANC itself.
Johannesburg - Former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils says he asked former president Thabo Mbeki to contest for the role of ANC president in the lead up to the party's Polokwane conference in an attempt to stop President Jacob Zuma from taking over the position. He made the comments last night at ...
Former President Thabo Mbeki's OR Tambo lecture is indeed most welcome as it is a timely call to action to save the African National Congress (ANC) from a burgeoning trend of greed, avarice and an insatiable appetite to amass personal wealth, while millions of South Africans continue to live in ...


 

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