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South African government urged to be quick to address worsening power crisis

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The South African government must take immediate steps to address the worsening power crisis, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has said. The...
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South African opposition reaffirms opposition to amending Constitution for land reform

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South Africa's opposition on Friday reaffirmed its opposition to amending the Constitution to pave way for land expropriation without compensation. "The Constitution...
Cyril Ramaphosa

S. African president pledges to configurate “over-bloated” government

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Friday to configurate his government which has been criticized for being "over-bloated." A review of the size and...
defilement

Chief of Assin Adadientem Unhappy With Media Reports

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Nii Lantei Tuaka II, Chief of Assin Adadientem, in the Assin South District has denied media allegations of him consulting the gods in the...
ANC SA

Oct. 22 major South African media outlets

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-- There is no reason for former public protector Thuli Madonsela's state capture report to divide the ruling party says ANC Secretary General Gwede...
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Aug. 21 major South African media outlets

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-- The Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed a decisive victory over the African National Congress (ANC) in the City of Pretoria metro by taking the...

Aug. 18 major South African media outlets

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-- Although it saw a 16% rise in credit impairments for the six months to June, Standard Bank has not burnt its fingers on...
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Aug. 18 major South African media outlets

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-- Johannesburg and Tshwane (Pretoria) will be led by Democratic Alliance (DA) mayors after the Economic Freedom Fighters on Wednesday agreed to vote with...
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Global Implications of Local Government Elections in South Africa

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Perhaps the most observed local elections in decades were held in the Republic of South Africa on August 3. In final results of this...
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Aug. 7 major South African media outlets

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-- Unions are concerned that a shift in political power at metropolitan municipalities after the elections could mean a purge of African National Congress(ANC)-aligned...
ANC SA

June 21 major South African media outlets

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-- Democratic Alliance (DA) Pretoria mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga has called on the African National Congress Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe to intervene as party members...
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Tensions Heightens in South Africa Ahead of Local Government Elections

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Opposition parties in South Africa, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), are seeking ways to not only gain votes in...
ANC SA

S. African ruling party rallies behind Zuma

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He accused the opposition parties of attempting to tear the ANC apart by filing a motion to impeach Zuma. The Democratic Alliance...
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March 21 major South African media outlets

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-- The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will request Public Protector Thuli Madonsela extend her investigation into President Jacob Zuma and the Guptagate...

South Africa’s opposition to file criminal charges against Gupta family

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This followed media reports on Sunday that former Government Communication & Information System (GCIS) CEO, Themba Maseko, was called by President Jacob Zuma prior...
President Jacob Zuma

South African court stash judgment in case involving spy tapes of Zuma

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After hearing the matter for three consecutive days, Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba, and two other judges in the court decided to reserve judgment...
President Jacob Zuma

Debate of no confidence in Zuma to be heard tomorrow

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The National Assembly Programme Committee scheduled the motion at the request of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). Following Zuma's decision to...
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South African opposition urges govt to declare drought “national crisis”

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This came after the DA conducted an oversight visit to the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) in Pretoria to review its drought preparations, in...

South African court holds judgment in Nkandla case

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The case was taken to the highest court in the country by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance (DA), with support...
ANC SA

S. African ruling party backs Zuma as court hears Nkandla case

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The ANC is of the view that at no point has the president defied the recommendations made by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela nor indicated...
President Jacob Zuma

SA’s opposition rejects Zuma’s proposed solution to Nkandla case

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"The DA notes the settlement offer made by President Zuma but contends that the contents of his settlement offer do not comply with the...
ANC SA

South African ruling party suspends senior official following scandal

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Jacobs was placed on precautionary suspension in December after he was accused of assaulting a staff member. He was the second...
elections

South Africa ready for municipal elections

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Making the announcement at a press conference in Johannesburg, IEC CEO Mosotho Moepya said they have been preparing for the elections for over 15...
South African President Jacob Zuma (Front) responds to parliamentary questions in Cape Town, South Africa, on Nov. 19, 2015. South Africa engages with all the role players in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with concerns over the future of Palestine, President Jacob Zuma said during his responding to a parliamentary question about the signing of an agreement between the leadership of Hamas and South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in October. (Xinhua/Elmond Jiyane)

South African parliament speaker agrees to debate on motion of no confidence in Zuma

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In a letter responding to a request from the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), the speaker confirmed that her office is in the process of...

South African authorities deny arrest of diplomat in Norway

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This came after the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) alleged that Norway is seeking to waver diplomatic immunity under the Geneva Convention to try the...
Arms

South African Presidency refutes opposition attack on arms deal report

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The response of the DA to the submission of the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Fraud, Corruption, Impropriety or...
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Petition launched to establish compensation fund for Marikana victims

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The petition, launched by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), will be tabled before Parliament when it reconvenes next year. "We call on all South...
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ANC refutes President Zuma’s conspiracy with gangsters

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The allegations were intended to defame the ANC ahead of the 2016 local elections, according to the ANC. Local newspaper Mail...
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Suspension of South Africa’s AGOA agricultural benefits causes concern

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US President Barack Obama on Thursday informed Congress of the intention to suspend the application of duty-free treatment to all AGOA-eligible agricultural products from...

World Bank urged to investigate alleged corruption involving Hitachi

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A complaint has been lodged with the World Bank which provided a loan to Eskom to fund the construction of Medupi and Kusile power...