President Zuma has been described variously as a strategist, a master chess player, a conniving politician, a devious character, and a dishonest and greedy leader, writes Mondli Makhanya . Approximately two months ago there had been a brawl at a club close to where I stay, late at night – noise made it impossible to sleep.
He received 374 nominations to become the party's next president when Jacob Zuma steps down at the ANC's National Elective Conference taking place in 14 days time. Ramaphosa and former African Union chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are the front-runners in the race for leadership of the 105-year-old liberation movement.
The borough of Metsimaholo is never going to make it into South African Tourism's snazzy YouTube ads. It is anchored by the town of Sasolburg, named after the energy company that built it in the 1950s as a staff town for a synthetic oil plant complex.
SOME five million economically marginalised South Africans -about a tenth of the total population- are to benefit from MTN's slashing of its out-of-bundle data pricing by up to 80 percent. This is among some announcements made by the mobile network operator, alongside 1GB for R50 promotion, in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Johannesburg The community of Metsimaholo in the Free State has opted to place its faith in the ANC, according to by-election results released by the Electoral Commission of SA on Friday. Out of the 21 Proportional Representation councillor seats that were on the line, the ANC got none.
In which the author, exclusively for CounterPunch, goes by train but also by ferry, bicycle, plane, and rental car from Nairobi, Kenya, to Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. This is Part III-the train to Mombasa, terrorist East Africa, the Zanzibar slave trade, and the ferry to Dar es Salaam.
Former ANC member, Dr Makhosi Khoza, at the launch of her new political party called African Democratic Change. Johannesburg – Outspoken former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says the problem in the ruling party is that its leaders are not principled.
The All Africa Business Leader Awards in partnership with CNBC has named the Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, as the 2017 African Business Leader of the Year. This award is coming two weeks after he won the West African Business Leader of the year at the regional level as well as the 2017 SERAS 'Sustainability Champion of the Year.'
Johannesburg – It's taken a while for Nissan's latest-generation Patrol to reach South African shores, almost eight years in fact, considering that it was first released abroad back in 2010. Yet while the sums never worked out to bring it here back then, with the previous generation soldiering on instead, Nissan SA has now decided to bring the latest one here.
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