The ANC No Longer Welcomes Open Debate Because of Patronage and Corruption

[Daily Maverick] The ANC has since the 1950s operated on the basis of collective leadership and collective decision-making. This was sometimes necessitated in order to maintain organisational cohesion when it was under threat, as in the period of illeg…

[Daily Maverick] The ANC has since the 1950s operated on the basis of collective leadership and collective decision-making. This was sometimes necessitated in order to maintain organisational cohesion when it was under threat, as in the period of illegality. In the post-1994 period, collective decision-making has sometimes been used to stifle debate, as it is now in the aftermath of the disagreement of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize with the Cabinet reshuffle, unilateral

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Are Zuma’s Lies Catching Up With Him?

[Daily Maverick] There is something Al Capone-esque (remember, mere tax evasion charges brought the Chicago gangster to justice) about the latest turn of events in the Mxolisi Nxasana saga. Imagine a little lie in a long affidavit about a seemingly ins…

[Daily Maverick] There is something Al Capone-esque (remember, mere tax evasion charges brought the Chicago gangster to justice) about the latest turn of events in the Mxolisi Nxasana saga. Imagine a little lie in a long affidavit about a seemingly insignificant detail of the circumstances leading to the conclusion of a settlement agreement precipitating the end of the political career of a president. Richard Nixon must be squirming in his grave. By PAUL HOFFMAN.

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New Legal Challenge to Shut Down Durban Landfill Site

[News24Wire] Dozens of doctors, specialists and school principals have given their support to a fresh legal challenge aimed at completely shutting down a landfill site they blame for a “big stink” and resultant health issues for residents of Shongweni …

[News24Wire] Dozens of doctors, specialists and school principals have given their support to a fresh legal challenge aimed at completely shutting down a landfill site they blame for a "big stink" and resultant health issues for residents of Shongweni and Hillcrest, in the west of Durban.

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The Secret Ballot Conundrum

[Daily Maverick] The United Democratic Movement has approached the Constitutional Court for a ruling that a no confidence vote in President Zuma should be conducted by way of a secret ballot. Comparing the German and South African parliamentary systems…

[Daily Maverick] The United Democratic Movement has approached the Constitutional Court for a ruling that a no confidence vote in President Zuma should be conducted by way of a secret ballot. Comparing the German and South African parliamentary systems and rules is instructive.

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ANC MK Council – Our Allegiance Is to South Africa First – We Cannot Fight Against Our Own People

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC’s internal battles intensify, another constituent structure has spoken out about the crisis, calling for the party’s mid-year policy conference to be “canned”. Veterans of the ANC’s now disbanded armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizw…

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC's internal battles intensify, another constituent structure has spoken out about the crisis, calling for the party's mid-year policy conference to be "canned". Veterans of the ANC's now disbanded armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), are stepping up efforts to convene a national consultative conference to open critical engagement to "arrest the further downward spiral of the ANC". There is also increasing concern from the former MK commanders and combatants about the activities of the Umkhonto we

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The Burden of ‘Black Tax’

[Daily Maverick] As I travel the length and breadth of South Africa, I am confronted by the term “black tax”. I only got to know about the term in the recent years and found out that even within my family that there is “black tax”.

[Daily Maverick] As I travel the length and breadth of South Africa, I am confronted by the term "black tax". I only got to know about the term in the recent years and found out that even within my family that there is "black tax".

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Johannesburg’s Bike Lanes Are Not Well Used. Here’s Why

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world’s bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn’t feature. That’s not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa’s most populou…

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world's bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn't feature. That's not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa's most populous city.

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Vuwani Shutdown Continues

[Daily Maverick] After a short hiatus, protesters in Vuwani will continue a shutdown of the community on Tuesday, with all but emergency services set to close. The ANC has urged protesters not to target schools, while the police are on high alert. By G…

[Daily Maverick] After a short hiatus, protesters in Vuwani will continue a shutdown of the community on Tuesday, with all but emergency services set to close. The ANC has urged protesters not to target schools, while the police are on high alert. By GREG NICOLSON.

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