Zuma Acts Without Fear of Consequence

[Democracy Works] In the past two weeks, we have heard Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba explain that we are choking in debt but that somehow social programmes will not suffer in future. He told us that as long as the economy is growing we should not be t…

[Democracy Works] In the past two weeks, we have heard Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba explain that we are choking in debt but that somehow social programmes will not suffer in future. He told us that as long as the economy is growing we should not be too concerned about gross national debt at 60%.

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Victory for Community Organisations in Mining Charter Battle

[GroundUp] On 14 November 2017, the Pretoria High Court ruled that several mining community organisations may intervene in the Chamber of Mines’ application to review the Mining Charter of 2017. This is a small but significant victory for mining affect…

[GroundUp] On 14 November 2017, the Pretoria High Court ruled that several mining community organisations may intervene in the Chamber of Mines' application to review the Mining Charter of 2017. This is a small but significant victory for mining affected communities who argue that they have been largely excluded from discussions on the transformation of the mining sector. The decision comes only a few weeks before the recently published Mining Charter will come under the spotlight in court proceedings on 13 and 14 De

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Afriforum’s Private Prosecution Plan Under Way With Jiba in Sights

[Daily Maverick] When AfriForum announced that it was setting up a private prosecutions unit to take on cases that the state declined to prosecute, there was much scepticism. There still is – but there’s no doubt that the group is really going for it. …

[Daily Maverick] When AfriForum announced that it was setting up a private prosecutions unit to take on cases that the state declined to prosecute, there was much scepticism. There still is - but there's no doubt that the group is really going for it. On Thursday, AfriForum revealed that the latest target in its sights is former acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, less than a month after stating that President Zuma's son Duduzane is being pursued. Whether these attempts are successful or not, the fact that it's come to this is

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Analysis – With ANC Struggling to Perform, the DA Hopefuls Compete for Gauteng Leadership

[Daily Maverick] In a country consumed by current political contest of the ANC kind, another long-term race that could have long-term implications will climax this weekend. It is sometimes forgotten that there is such a thing as provincial politics in …

[Daily Maverick] In a country consumed by current political contest of the ANC kind, another long-term race that could have long-term implications will climax this weekend. It is sometimes forgotten that there is such a thing as provincial politics in the DA, partly because it has never been particularly important. However, such is the terrible recent record of governance in Gauteng by the provincial ANC that there is now finally something to play for. It is looking more and more likely that the ANC will lose Gauteng in 20

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How Farm Dwellers in South Africa Think About Home, Land and Belonging

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography professor Gillian Hart calls a “population surplus to the needs of capital” that must…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography professor Gillian Hart calls a "population surplus to the needs of capital" that must find ways to survive despite living a "wageless existence."

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Hostility Towards Any Section of Society Is a Betrayal of the ANC Character

[Daily Maverick] Radical Economic Transformation is the policy of the ANC, not of an individual. Therefore, whoever emerges victorious as the president of the ANC in December is expected to implement radical economic transformation.

[Daily Maverick] Radical Economic Transformation is the policy of the ANC, not of an individual. Therefore, whoever emerges victorious as the president of the ANC in December is expected to implement radical economic transformation.

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