The ANC in Crisis – Will It Survive?

[Daily Maverick] The African National Congress (ANC) of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government in South Africa. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple crises covering…

[Daily Maverick] The African National Congress (ANC) of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government in South Africa. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple crises covering broad areas of economic, social and political life. Gone are the days when the ANC represented hope for a better life, cherished by many, many people. It is no longer trusted as the bearer of aspirations for freedom, dignity and a government that benefits all. By RAYMOND SUT

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Presidency Responds to Media Reports on Proposed Economic Empowerment Framework

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Following the Namibian President’s 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), there appears to be some concerns amongst some media-houses on the current status of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF)….

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Following the Namibian President's 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), there appears to be some concerns amongst some media-houses on the current status of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF). In particular some media reports have created the impression that the draft law is creating a division amongst black and white business owners and that the proposed twenty-five (25%) percent ownership transfer will be without compensation. The Bill is still in a draft form and will be resubm

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Charges From the Speaker of the National Assembly Are Hilarious and Patently Illegal

[Daily Maverick] On the 20th of April 2017, the Speaker of the National Assembly tabled in Parliament’s Announcements, Tabling and Committee (ATC) Report dated 13th April 2017 a reference that I be referred to Parliament’s Disciplinary Committee, and s…

[Daily Maverick] On the 20th of April 2017, the Speaker of the National Assembly tabled in Parliament's Announcements, Tabling and Committee (ATC) Report dated 13th April 2017 a reference that I be referred to Parliament's Disciplinary Committee, and subsequently Parliament Communications issued a statement announcing this decision. This was in response to the correct and proper remarks I made as a member of parliament during the motion of no confidence on the 10th November 2016 against Jacob Zuma wherein I characterised h

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Man Found Guilty of Dealing in Drugs

[SAPS] Mathews Vilakazi (39) was found guilty and convicted for dealing in drugs (cannabis) by the Carolina Magistrate Court on Friday, 21 April 2017. The accused was sentenced to four years imprisonment which is suspended for four years on condition t…

[SAPS] Mathews Vilakazi (39) was found guilty and convicted for dealing in drugs (cannabis) by the Carolina Magistrate Court on Friday, 21 April 2017. The accused was sentenced to four years imprisonment which is suspended for four years on condition that the accused is not found guilty of the same offence.

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Back to Basics in Action

[SAPS] King William’s Town -“In our quest to address trio crimes such as house and business robberies, car and truck jacking, we have increased vehicle patrols during specific times according to crime patterns. In the same vein we urged our members to …

[SAPS] King William's Town -"In our quest to address trio crimes such as house and business robberies, car and truck jacking, we have increased vehicle patrols during specific times according to crime patterns. In the same vein we urged our members to be vigilant and to follow through on any person or vehicle observed under suspicious looking circumstances. This has paid off during the last week and signification breakthroughs were made. A new dynamic was also confirmed, when in two incident, foreign nationals were found to be involv

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Suspected Murderer of Umzimkhulu Municipality Speaker Arrested

[SAPS] An integrated team comprising of the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team, K9 Unit, Crime Intelligence and Van Reenen SAPS followed up on information about a suspect who boarded a taxi to Gauteng after allegedly being involved in the murder of the U…

[SAPS] An integrated team comprising of the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team, K9 Unit, Crime Intelligence and Van Reenen SAPS followed up on information about a suspect who boarded a taxi to Gauteng after allegedly being involved in the murder of the Umzimkhulu Municipal speaker. The taxi was stopped at Van Reenen and the suspect was found in possession of a revolver. The 37-year-old suspect will be appearing in the Ladysmith Magistrates Court today for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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Betrayal of the Promise

[Daily Maverick] The integrity of what we have achieved – of what countless of our comrades fought for, dedicated their lives, many losing their lives, others leaving their families behind – is even more galling when one begins to unpack the current co…

[Daily Maverick] The integrity of what we have achieved - of what countless of our comrades fought for, dedicated their lives, many losing their lives, others leaving their families behind - is even more galling when one begins to unpack the current conjecture of what is commonly called "state capture"; more specifically, the robbery of the South African state by private interests, and, in particular, one family. By MCEBISI JONAS.

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Limpopo Provicial Commissioner Condemns the Burning of Houses in the Mecklenburg Area

[SAPS] The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, condemned in the strongest possible terms, the continuation of public violence and the burning of houses which took place in recent weeks at Diphale village in the Mecklen…

[SAPS] The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, condemned in the strongest possible terms, the continuation of public violence and the burning of houses which took place in recent weeks at Diphale village in the Mecklenburg Policing area outside Lebowakgomo.

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