• Malema the target of a plot - EFF - Politics

    #SONA2016 / Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday night claimed that their leader, Julius Malema, was the target of a government intelligence plot in Parliament. EFF MPs made these allegations when they were addressing their supporters in St George’s Mall in Cape Town on Thursday night after they were ejected from the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. Read: SONA2016: It's all about the money Secretary general of the EFF, Godrich Gardee, said the party had intelligence information that Malema has been targeted since May 2014. “On the 7th of May, 2014, the president (Malema) had to be whisked away due to an intelligence information

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  • Zimbabwe: Qatar, Etihad to Fly Into Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls — Qatar and Etihad are among a string of global airlines lining up to start flights into Victoria Falls following the extensive upgrade of the Victoria Falls International Airport to modernise and increase its capacity. The $150 million upgrade to increase the airport's capacity and give it a new modern look has been touted as a game changer that will allow the biggest, reputable global airlines to fly into the resort town and boost arrivals. Initially designed to handle just 500 000 travellers per year, the extensive upgrades have increased the airport's capacity to 2 million while making it possible for the biggest airliners to land at the airport. The expansion followed realisation

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  • Young African Leadership Initiative asks ANC to recall Zuma for 'betraying SA and party': iLIVE

    The announcement by President Jacob Zuma to replace the finance minister has recklessly endangered the South African economy. This decision can only be described as a disaster. As representatives of a young professional generation, passionate about building a better South Africa, we call on the ANC to recall the President for the betrayal of the people of South Africa. This betrayal will be experienced differently by the rich, the middle class, and the poor; but it will negatively impact everyone. From declines in social services to sky-rocketing interest rates, life in South Africa has just become tougher.   The financial indicators of the announcement yesterday have clearly communicated the

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Juggles Succession Wars

    President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday attempted a balancing act to pacify feuding factions in Zanu PF who are locked in a cut-throat succession battle after he skirted around the contentious issue of factionalism despite berating bigwigs for igniting an unprecedented fight in the party, the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. Politburo sources said the 10-hour long meeting saw sparks flying from warring members as Zanu PF tried to resolve widening fissures that have seen Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo, presidential spokesperson George Charamba and War Veterans minister Chris Mutsvangwa hurling invectives at each other in public. President Robert Mugabe and First Lady Grace Mugabe arrive for a Zanu PF politburo meeting on Wednesday at the party's headquarters in Harare.

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  • ANCYL ‘will be waiting outside for Malema’ - Special Features

    Cape Town - President of the ANC Youth League Collen Maine declared that the party’s youth would do all it could to protect the nation’s president. “We are prepared to pay the highest cost,” said Maine outside of the City Hall in Darling Street, Cape Town. This just a while before President Jacob Zuma was due to deliver his ninth State of the Nation Address (SONA). It will arguably be his most challenging yet with the Economic Freedom Fighters having already threatened to disrupt proceedings. “The Youth League called on members to come to Parliament. People are here to protect Parliament and the President,” said Maine. Maine, who earlier this month threatened the EFF with “civil war” – a statement

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  • Mantashe calls the nation hypocrites on Nkandla

    Gwede Mantashe said apartheid architects haven’t apologised to millions of black people.

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  • End of season for Sangweni

    Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler does not expect defender Siyabonga Sangweni to return from injury this season. The former Golden Arrows defender, who last featured for the Buccaneers against Ajax Cape Town in November, has played only seven matches in the league this season and three in knockout competitions "Siya has a knee ligament injury. I don't think we will see him again for the rest of the season," said Tinkler, as he gave an update on the progress of other players who have been out on the sidelines. "Rooi Mahamutsa is still out with a hamstring. Happy Jele is doing a bit of field work now and hopefully we will have him back in a week or two. (Thandani) Ntshumayelo is down with flu

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  • Govt bags P75m from foreign students – The Voice Newspaper

    Botswana has embarked on an ambitious programme to market and recruit tertiary students from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region, as part of efforts to expand its base of international students and revenue collection. Assistant Education and Skills Development Minister Fidelis Molao made this revelation in his remarks during the official opening of Botho University Francistown campus recently, saying the recruitment drive had as of October 2015, injected P75million into government coffers. “The main objective of the programme is to make Botswana a preferred educational destination in certain niche areas,” he said adding that the idea is to ensure that the country becomes an educational hub in the near future.

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  • In photos: SONA 2016

    Photo: A group of around 400 Ses'khona People's Rights Movement members on Thursday demonstrated before the president's address. They were protesting against the local DA government and at one point threatened a small group of Pan Africanist Congress members for making disparaging remarks about Zuma. (Greg Nicolson) Photo: The Ses'khona demonstration was later joined by student protesters, who police had to keep separate from the Ses'khona group. (Greg Nicolson) Photo: Closer to Parliament, a rally under the banner #ZumaMustFall marched through town chanting, yep, “Zuma must fall.” (Greg Nicolson) Photo: Around 150 people joined the Zuma Must Fall march and the brief addresses focused on supporting

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  • Zuma says disruptive opposition showed 'how useless they are'

    Watch the moment EFF walked out of #SONA2016 "They are showing how useless they are, people will never vote for them," Zuma said a day after seeing his annual state of the nation address interrupted. "They don't understand democracy, how it works." "They just move with the wind when it goes this way, that way, shame on them," said Zuma. Lawmakers from the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), dressed in their uniforms of red workers' overalls and hard hats, noisily interrupted his speech for an hour before being ordered out of the chamber on Thursday night. "Zuma is no longer a president that deserves respect from anyone," EFF's firebrand leader Julius Malema yelled at the president. But Zuma

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  • Nigeria: President Buhari Resumes Work After Short Vacation

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  • Woodward drops player exit hint

    Ed Woodward believes Manchester United could sell some of their unwanted players to China this summer. While much of the focus has been on a possible managerial change at Old Trafford, it is inevitable some of their players will leave the club at the end of the season. Although Louis van Gaal is not blessed with a deep squad, either he or his replacement will want to bring in new faces this summer, so some of the current crop will have to move on. Marouane Fellaini continues to be linked with a move away from the club despite returning to the starting XI for the last seven games, and others could depart. Woodward is not fazed by the prospect of losing his top stars to the Chinese Super League,

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  • Maine spoils it for the savvy party propagandists

    COLLEN Maine, once suspected to be a closet member of the Congress of the People, was appointed leader of the reconstituted African National Congress (ANC) Youth League last year. Last weekend he delivered a speech in Pretoria during which he stumbled over a set of notes in his hand that he — alarmingly — kept turning upside down. With a justifiably puzzled expression on his face, he insulted his political opponents, threatened them and spoke of civil war. Reports that he had to be persuaded to postpone detonating a hydrogen bomb he may or may not have procured from his friend Kim Jong-un over Seshego in Limpopo later that evening could not be confirmed. The expulsion of Julius Malema and the

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  • ‘Precedent-setting al-Bashir court bid will spark negative consequences’

    After being denied leave to appeal the al-Bashir matter, govt has approached SCA in Bloemfontein. Sudanese President Omar alBashir International Criminal Court ICC Supreme Court of Appeal SCA Genocide SCA BLOEMFONTEIN – Government has argued that the precedent-setting nature of the court order involving Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will have far reaching negative consequences and could affect other heads of state. In June last year the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) successfully launched an application to compel government to arrest al-Bashir when he attended the African Union (AU) Summit in Johannesburg, but the order was ignored.  After being denied leave to appeal by a full

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  • #SONA2016: Beauty and the bles

    Cape Town - The State of the Nation Address is a great opportunity for politicians to show off their fashionable side, and this year they did not disappoint. The Daily Voice roped in three fashion experts to give their opinion on the style of the nation. Our panel - Zilin Ayoki, Emogen Moore, and Laylah Zokufa Khan - loved the African themed outfits, but also gave thumbs up to some Western frocks. In a surprise move, the panel agrees that the belle of the ball was undisputedly President Jacob Zuma’s youngest wife Gloria Bongekile Ngema who stunned in a figure hugging silver and black lacy creation, showing off her curves to perfection. “Her dress suits her age, and her hair and make up were on

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  • Nigeria: SWF

    The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) managers of Nigeria's Sovereign Wealth Fund has entered into collaboration International Finance Corporation (IFC) in order to boost investment in the healthcare sector especially to develop private healthcare. Speaking at the NSIA, IFC, joint media briefing in Lagos, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director, NSIA, Mrs. Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli, said that the Federal Government set up a pool of fund worth about $400 million for the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund out of which, $140 million was allotted to the health sector. She said, considering the scale of what needs to be done in Nigeria, the money is not too much. "We thought of creative way to

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  • Narrative accounts obsessed with the negative

    THERE are two narratives that dominate the public debate on SA and its future. The one blames all our ills on apartheid and its enduring legacy; the other casts the African National Congress (ANC) government as virtually the sole culprit. Both are partly right, but also grandly wrong. In the estimation of the average white person, the government is stuffing up just about everything. Corrupt, misguided, racist and monumentally inept, on this view it is simply a matter of time before we turn into Zimbabwe or some other hopeless banana republic. There is only one realm where President Jacob Zuma et al get any credit, and that is their stewardship of the economy. Even the most one-eyed right wingers

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  • Courts can't stop us saying we don't like Guptas' curries: Malema

    “We must respect the courts. But the courts can't stop us from saying that we don't love the Guptas. We don't want their curry‚” Malema said. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader were indicted earlier on Tuesday by the Gauteng North High Court from inciting acts of violence against the company’s shareholders‚ staff and property‚ according to Oakbay Investments‚ one of the plaintiffs that also included Ajay‚ Atul and Rajesh Kumar Gupta. This follows the “get out Gupta” statements made by Malema and the Gauteng region of the party last week‚ which the brothers and their lawyers say “we have interpreted as an incitement to violence”. The court document stated that some of the Gupta

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  • South Africa: Bashir Not Immune From Arrest, Appeal Court Hears

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was not immune from arrest when he was in South Africa last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein heard on Friday. The State wants the SCA to overturn a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that the government's failure to arrest him was inconsistent with its constitutional duties. However, the South African Litigation Centre (SALC) told the court that Bashir was not immune from arrest and South Africa was supposed to be committed to bringing war crimes suspects to book. When Bashir entered South Africa last June for an African Union summit, the SALC approached the high court for an order that the government enforce an International Criminal

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  • South Africa: 10 Moments From Sona2016 That Killed Us

    Since 2015, the State of the Nation Address has become an event marked by drama and plenty of crazy antics to look out for. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up the ten most ridiculous moments that had us tweeting flame emojis during #SONA2016. 1. "Honourable Malema, take a seat." The proceedings had barely begun at 7:13pm. As the speaker of the House Baleka Mbete began to introduce the president, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were already trying to raise points of order. Her patience was obviously running thin as she remembered the events of last year, Mbete had no qualms about threatening to throw the EFF out, and told Malema to take a seat. 2. "Mr Zupta" When President Zuma tried to begin his

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