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27 June 2017
                       
 
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20 Jun 2017
 
 
Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa's economic woes
THE CONVERSATION
The prevailing economic crisis sweeping through South Africa is a direct result of economic mismanagement largely shaped by the looting of state owned enterprises. Many are in deep trouble. Sheer...
 
 
19 Jun 2017
 
Clergy urges ANC to pick president who can stand up to Zuma
POLITICS
When African National Congress (ANC) delegates choose their next president it must be somebody who can stand up to President Jacob Zuma, the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC)...
 
 
SACBC: SACBC Justice and Peace Commission urges those implicated in Gupta emails to resign if the revelations are true
STATEMENT
We are shocked by the revelations in the Gupta emails. We urge those implicated in the emails to do the right thing and consider resigning from their respective public offices if they know the...
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Gupta patronage network poses ‘immediate greatest threat’ – SACP’s Nxesi
POLITICS
The greatest immediate threat to the gains of South Africa’s national democratic revolution was posed by the “Gupta parasitic-patronage network”, South African Communist Party (SACP) deputy...
 
 
06 Jun 2017
 
Democracy is looking sickly across southern Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Politics are in shambles across the world. Populism and political gambles are making headlines from London to Washington. Southern Africa is no exception. If it’s any comfort, this suggests that...
 
 
31 May 2017
 
SA: Bishop Gabuza says the commission is not impressed with ANC NEC position on state capture inquiry
STATEMENT
Bishop Gabuza, the chair person of SACBC Justice and Peace Commission, has said that his commission is not impressed with the ANC NEC position on the judicial inquiry into state capture.   “In the...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
Zuma’s nuclear plans have been thwarted – for now
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It’s been another not-so-good week and a bit for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Apart from being booed at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) May Day rally on Sunday, he’s...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
The Centre Holds
CPLO
When he wrote it almost 100 years ago, William Butler Yeats could never have guessed that his poem The Second Coming would become a hackneyed metaphor for South Africa’s early 21st century...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Zuma's speech: the story of a country that's fallen for the 'politics of the belly'
THE CONVERSATION
South Africans have yet again been treated to a grotesque bastardisation of the idea of a state of the nation address. In its proper sense, a state of the nation address ought to be a signpost down...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Mashaba cans R1bn Jozi@Work programme
POLITICS
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday cancelled the City’s R1-billion co-production programme Jozi@Work, which was spearheaded by the previous administration, saying that it was littered...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
Ministers' call for Zuma to resign signals internal rebellion in South Africa's cabinet
THE CONVERSATION
The call led by South Africa’s tourism minister Derek Hanekom at the meeting of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation resembles the call for former...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
Why South Africans should resist an amnesty deal for Zuma
THE CONVERSATION
As the roof of Jacob Zuma’s presidency begins to cave in, there is the suggestion that, to save South Africa and the continuing damage that his incumbency is doing to the economy, he should be...
 
 
16 Sep 2016
 
DA: Gordon Mackay says, was Minister in the dark about nuclear contract set to benefit Zuma Inc?
STATEMENT
The first beneficiary of the proposed nuclear deal appears to be none other than Shantan Reddy, the son of President Zuma’s close friend and ally, Vivian Reddy, with his company having been awarded...
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, during a debate on State Capture at the hands of the Guptas, National Assembly (08/09/2016)
Topics
The politicisation of state entities by deployment of cadres has become a growing trend that afflicts our State-Owned Entities (SOE) which only further serves to compound the financial pressures...
 
 
01 Sep 2016
 
Suspension of loans is 'erroneous' – ANC
ECONOMY
It was an unfortunate mistake to suspend loans to State Owned Enterprises, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday. This comes hours after Futuregrowth Asset Management...
 
 
 
                       
 
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