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Zuma capitulates and appoints State Capture Commission

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After the Nasrec capitulation, where is the ANC going?

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The 54th ANC elective conference held on 16 to 20 December 2017 at Nasrec, Johannesburg, shocked many when it resolved to amend the constitution to enable the government to expropriate land without compensation. Supporters of the newly elected ANC President…

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At the beginning of the ANC’s 54th Conference in December 2017, President Zuma announced that higher education would be free from 2018 for students from working class and poor households. The announcement partly responds to the demands…

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Among the many controversial resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) held at the end of December 2017 was the decision to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). The Reserve Bank is responsible for…

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On 13 September 2017 a peaceful march against Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and children was held and started at 10am in Phola, Mpumalanga. The march started at Phola entrance…

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Members of Right2Know (R2K) and the Diepkloof Voices of Poor Concerned Residents picketed outside the head offices of several cellphone companies in Gauteng on Tuesday to demand cheaper airtime and data. The protestors gathered outside the MTN…

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SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) has urged social grant beneficiaries “not to panic” about the 31 December expiry date on their SASSA cards. The cards would remain active beyond that date, SASSA said in a statement on Monday. But…

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After more than 20 years of democracy and a Constitution that boasts women’s rights, the majority of Black working class women of all ages (including children and the elderly) live in conditions of abject poverty, unemployment and social inequality. They…

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The British general election of 8 June 2017 is probably the most important event of 2017. In the general elections of 8 June, the Labour Party of Britain, led by Jeremy Corbyn, almost won the general elections. The Labour Party…

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Although South Africa is known as the world capital of protest, in recent weeks protests in the townships of southern Johannesburg suggest that ordinary people have had enough of unfulfilled promises by the…

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On 15 May 2017 during lunchtime in the Johannesburg CBD, a picket took place that was aimed both as a build up to a rally scheduled for later that evening, and as a way to raise public awareness regarding the…

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