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Motapo We'Zigidi It is quite unfortunate that political stories appear to be accepted without being verified. My gut tells me that the ‘pull out’ by many international corporations from South Africa during the economic sanctions against the apartheid government was largely staged. Fewer companies would tell you that they truly divested. BMW, Mercedes Benz and particularly Toyota did not leave the country...
"It looks like elections politics is forcing President Ramaphosa on his knees before Zulu royalty" - Clyde Ramalaine Africa News 24- 7's anchor analyst answers some questions on the ongoing land question and its evolving dimensions. Could you give us a brief synopsis of what happened this week in the ongoing land debate? The land question and its accompanying national conversation...
By Paul Ngobeni Our criminal justice system failed entirely when Duduzane Zuma who had voluntarily surrendered himself and walked into the courthouse on his own volition was shackled in leg irons shortly before he appeared before the judge where he allegedly faced corruption charges.  Some apologists have excused this inhumane act and have argued that this is a routine practice throughout...
Javed Malik Prevailing issues such as investment and inclusive economic growth will be high on the agenda as captains of business and innovators descend to the 10th BRICS Summit taking place between July 25 and 27, 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Buoyed by Dr. Iqbal Survé, chairperson of the SA chapter of the BRICS Business Council’s assertion that Africa is set...
Duduzane Zuma on Thursday night arrived to bury his younger brother Nhlankanipho Vusi Zuma and to be present in an upcoming court appearance, the culpable homicide case related to a motor vehicle accident in 2014. This case is set down for July 12. Zuma’s arrival we are told was met with a brief detention at the airport after which he was released in...
Phumla Williams The question of what difference one person can make is regularly asked.  Those who ask this often do so to absolve themselves from making a difference. Such defeatist attitudes are sadly all too common and lead to a larger feeling of malaise and helplessness. We can ill afford this, certainly not when many women and children are faced...
Dear Comrades I am putting this out on social media because a campaign to discredit me by journalists in the Sunday Times and Financial Mail is in full swing. I stupidly agreed to an interview at my home with a Sunday Times Journalist who pretended to want to discuss the ANC Dispute resolution mechanism. His questions turned to why Tony...
South Africa’ s official opposition the Democratic Alliance is an organisation teetering on the brink of collapse. A toxic combination of conflicting ideology, white interest and black leadership doubt shown in a comedy of overeager, misinformed strategic blunders now reverberates in case-law in the country's legal courts. The DA’s motion of no-confidence, an overused tactic against its own, confirms its...
In the past weeks there was an announcement that history will become a compulsory subject at school. While this is commendable and also a step in a right direction, one has to be quite concerned by the fact that as Africans we do not write our own history. It is one thing to teach a people about their origins, but...
Clyde Ramalaine William Clay is accredited for the often-used adage, “This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests.” We lived through this when strange bedfellows namely Cosatu, SACP and business teamed up and abandoned ideology, rhetoric, symbolism and core cause because of a collective interest in an immediate takeover of...

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