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Mandela memorial ghost haunts SA deputy minister

The ghost of Nelson Mandela’s two memorial events that the Mpumalanga provincial government paid for but failed to take place has come back to haunt South African deputy minister for rural development and land reform Candith Mashego-Dlamini. On March 20, ...

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Don’t let corruption, state capture, recolonise Africa – Phosa

Former African National Congress treasurer-general, Dr Mathews Phosa, has warned Africa against re-colonising itself through corruption, nepotism and state capture. Phosa made the appeal in his acceptance speech after being named the recipient of the 6th African Achievers Awards (AAA) ...

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UN commends South Africa for its leading role in tackling HIV and AIDS

The Secretary-General today met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the opening day of the AIDS2016 conference in Durban. The Secretary-General commended South Africa for its progress in the fight against AIDS, particularly in giving access to treatment to people ...

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Premier’s office at pains to produce R3 million Mandela video

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a R3 million video that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s office paid for using taxpayer’s money as part of the province’s R70 million memorial services for late former President Nelson Mandela. According to information that Ziwaphi ...

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Mabulu is an amoeba – ANCYL

The African National Youth Congress League (ANCYL) in Mpumalanga has dismissed artist Ayanda Mabulu as “an amoeba who does not know where he is going.” The league was responding to Mabula’s latest paintings which depict President Jacob Zuma performing sexual ...

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Malema a dying man – ANCYL leader

Julius Malema is a dying man, says African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Deputy President Desmond Moela. Moela, who was addressing more than 500 young people who attended his political lecture recently. The event was held in Masoyi near Hazyview, ...

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Widows want new probe into political killings

Two of Mpumalanga’s “political widows” who feel let down by the decision of the minister of police to exclude the killing of their husbands from the investigation into political killings in the country, now want a new probe into the ...

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Who is this DD Mabuza?

A Gauteng high court judge appealed for peace to prevail in Mpumalanga at the end of a gruelling weeklong legal showdown between two of the province’s influential leaders, but the battle seems far from over. “I wish you all the ...

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ANC blames violence on Malema

The African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga has blamed the violent disruption of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) election campaign on what it described as the EFF leader’s “war talk.” ANC provincial spokesperson, Madileng Thulare, said that while his organisation condemned ...

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Julius Malema blasts ANC, Zuma for election rally shooting

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Commander-In-Chief Julius Malema has blamed the African National Congress (ANC) and President Jacob Zuma for a shooting in which his party member was shot during a rally held in Mpumalanga on Tuesday. EFF marshal, Senzo Thwala, ...

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