Op-Ed – the Resignation, the ANC Presidential Hopeful and the Social Media Chatter

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC presidency campaigns intensify, often marred by scandals and violence at the Eastern Cape Electoral Conference, there are renewed calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down by some corners of society and opposition parties….

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC presidency campaigns intensify, often marred by scandals and violence at the Eastern Cape Electoral Conference, there are renewed calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down by some corners of society and opposition parties. The question of succession is a pressing one, and it's interesting to monitor social media chatter as it relates to the South African political scene. By MONGEZI MTATI.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Coetzee Declares Bok Camp a Success

[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is satisfied with the results of the Springbok medical and conditioning assessment camp which took place over a four-day period and was concluded here on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is satisfied with the results of the Springbok medical and conditioning assessment camp which took place over a four-day period and was concluded here on Thursday.

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Seven School Children Injured As Taxi Knocks Down Telephone Pole

[News24Wire] Seven school children have been injured after a minibus taxi they were travelling in veered off the road and collided with a wooden telephone pole in Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday, paramedics said.

[News24Wire] Seven school children have been injured after a minibus taxi they were travelling in veered off the road and collided with a wooden telephone pole in Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday, paramedics said.

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‘I Believe Khwezi Believed She Was Raped’ – Lindiwe Sisulu

[News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister and ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says she believes Khwezi “believed she was raped” by President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister and ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says she believes Khwezi "believed she was raped" by President Jacob Zuma.

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Justice Committee Decides to Protect, Not Probe, the Public Protector

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday 10 October, a statement released by Justice Committee chair Mathole Motshekga announced that the committee had “resolved to hold an inquiry into Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office”. Fast-forward…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday 10 October, a statement released by Justice Committee chair Mathole Motshekga announced that the committee had "resolved to hold an inquiry into Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office". Fast-forward two weeks, and it took the same committee only a few hours to resolve NOT to hold an inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office. Fourteen days is a very long time in politics indeed. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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Work Drying Up in Western Cape Drought

[News24Wire] Red flags were raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the province’s vital agricultural sector, a joint parliamentary committee sitting heard on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Red flags were raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the province's vital agricultural sector, a joint parliamentary committee sitting heard on Wednesday.

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Heavily Armed Men Rob SBV Van Outside Bloemfontein

[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed men has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after they shot at and rammed into an SBV cash van on the N6 about 10km outside of Bloemfontein, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed men has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after they shot at and rammed into an SBV cash van on the N6 about 10km outside of Bloemfontein, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

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MTBPS Analysis – Gigaba’s Bleak Numbers Amid the Politics of the Mini Budget

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday stoically delivered his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that played kick-for-touch on the hard decisions. There was one exception: an announcement that government would sel…

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday stoically delivered his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that played kick-for-touch on the hard decisions. There was one exception: an announcement that government would sell "a portion" of its Telkom shares to offset the drain on the national purse by State-owned Entities (SOEs). But how tightly bound were his hands by other considerations, such as ANC factional battles ahead of its December national elective conference, or the recently introdu

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Zimbabwe Elections 2018 – Intimidation and Threats Affect Voter Registration Turnout

[Daily Maverick] Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation, harassment, torture and sometimes death. Next year’s election appears to be no different, as cases of intimidation have already been recorded during the registr…

[Daily Maverick] Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation, harassment, torture and sometimes death. Next year's election appears to be no different, as cases of intimidation have already been recorded during the registration process. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe