The Threat to Democracy Runs Deeper Than State Capture

[The Conversation Africa] A recently released report written by a group of South African social scientists, “Betrayal of the Promise”, considers the widespread capture of state institutions by a network linked to President Jacob Zuma and declares it “a…

[The Conversation Africa] A recently released report written by a group of South African social scientists, "Betrayal of the Promise", considers the widespread capture of state institutions by a network linked to President Jacob Zuma and declares it "a silent coup."

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Keeping Your Hat On in Jo’burg – Changing Times of an Indian Migrant Milliner

[The Conversation Africa] Nothing brings together style, history and social organisation more than a hat. When the Europeans began commerce with India in the 16th century, they were known by the fact that they never went about with their heads uncovere…

[The Conversation Africa] Nothing brings together style, history and social organisation more than a hat. When the Europeans began commerce with India in the 16th century, they were known by the fact that they never went about with their heads uncovered. They came to be known as the kulahposhan - the people of the hat.

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Learners Allegedly Strip Searched for Cheat Notes – Opposition Party

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance has reported teachers from H S Phillips Secondary School near Elim in Limpopo to the South African Council for Educators (SACE) after pupils were allegedly forced to remove all their clothing to ensure that they wer…

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance has reported teachers from H S Phillips Secondary School near Elim in Limpopo to the South African Council for Educators (SACE) after pupils were allegedly forced to remove all their clothing to ensure that they were not carrying crib notes before writing their mid-year examinations.

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President Jacob Zuma Congratulates BET Award Winner Yvonne Chaka Chaka

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has congratulated music legend and humanitarian, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka who was honoured with the prestigious International Global Good Star and Power Award at the 2017 BET International Awards held on Saturday, 24 June…

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has congratulated music legend and humanitarian, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka who was honoured with the prestigious International Global Good Star and Power Award at the 2017 BET International Awards held on Saturday, 24 June 2017, in Los Angeles, United States.

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IFP Questions Whether Ethekwini Is Seeking to Establish Its Own Army?

[IFP] The Inkatha Freedom Party is questioning why the eThekwini Municipality is prepared to spend almost R20milllion to purchase casspirs for riot control purposes instead of finding out why people are embarking on protests and addressing their needs.

[IFP] The Inkatha Freedom Party is questioning why the eThekwini Municipality is prepared to spend almost R20milllion to purchase casspirs for riot control purposes instead of finding out why people are embarking on protests and addressing their needs.

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MEC Mathabo Leeto Donates Sport Equipment and Attire to Sport Clubs and Sport Hubs in Maokeng

[Govt of SA] On 27 June 2017 the Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Me Mathabo Leeto donated Sport Equipment and Attire to 50 Sport Clubs and 12 Sport Hubs in Maokeng, Kroonstad. This programme was aimed at affording youth & senior citizens with resources in order to grant equal opportunities to all our people irrespective of their background. Recipients were 10 sport clubs from various sport codes such as basketball, cricket, netball, boxing, and volleyball.

[Govt of SA] On 27 June 2017 the Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Me Mathabo Leeto donated Sport Equipment and Attire to 50 Sport Clubs and 12 Sport Hubs in Maokeng, Kroonstad. This programme was aimed at affording youth & senior citizens with resources in order to grant equal opportunities to all our people irrespective of their background. Recipients were 10 sport clubs from various sport codes such as basketball, cricket, netball, boxing, and volleyball.

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Falana – Court Never Ruled National Assembly Had Power to Increase Budget

[This Day] A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, Tuesday said a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole never granted the National Assembly the power to review upward the budget proposal laid before it by the executive arm of gov…

[This Day] A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, Tuesday said a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole never granted the National Assembly the power to review upward the budget proposal laid before it by the executive arm of government.

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IFP Boycotts Ethekwini Metro Meeting

[IFP] In its Caucus meeting held today, the IFP resolved to boycott tomorrow’s sitting of eThekwini Metro Council, accusing the ruling ANC of being disorganized and disrespectful of other political parties. This emanated from the decision by the Munici…

[IFP] In its Caucus meeting held today, the IFP resolved to boycott tomorrow's sitting of eThekwini Metro Council, accusing the ruling ANC of being disorganized and disrespectful of other political parties. This emanated from the decision by the Municipality to bring forward tomorrow a Municipal sitting that was scheduled for Thursday. IFP Exco Member Councilor Mduduzi Nkosi, in a statement issued today after the Caucus meeting said:

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ANC Must Use Their Majority to Change Policies, Redirect Economic Trajectory

[IFP] The IFP notes the dominating debate in the public arena which revolves around a campaign against “White Monopoly Capital” and the advocacy of Radical Economic Transformation, as well as Free Education. We note too that the ruling African National…

[IFP] The IFP notes the dominating debate in the public arena which revolves around a campaign against "White Monopoly Capital" and the advocacy of Radical Economic Transformation, as well as Free Education. We note too that the ruling African National Congress - among other parties - is among organizations deeply involved in these campaigns of national importance

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