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Factions and the Crisis of Power – Andile Lungisa

Andile LungisaThe African National Congress, both as a liberation project and governing party, faces daunting challenges.

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ICC not the only instrument for balancing justice and reconciliation – Edna Molewa

Edna MolewaThe court was in essence forcing South Africa to choose between carrying out its obligations in terms of the Rome Statute and arresting a sitting Head of State while he was attending a summit as a guest of the African Union: a decision with far-reaching and potentially disastrous foreign policy implications.

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‘The house is burning’ – Ramaphosa

CyrilA passionate and charismatic Cyril Ramaphosa urged the SACP on Wednesday to remain in alliance with the ANC and Cosatu. The Deputy President slammed state capture and again urged for a commission of inquiry to be established.

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SACP invites Vavi and Jim to congress

Blade NzimandeMembers at the national gathering are in support of the South African Communist Party contesting elections

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Zuma Is Corrupt And Incapable Of Leading SA – Trevor Manuel

 Trevor Manuel

“Because it doesn’t matter at the highest level of government, it is possible for business to get away with what they can.”

 

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Following in the tracks of Gandhi – Nimo Patel

In March 2002, when I was living in New York City, quite by chance I went to a dance drama in New Jersey with a cast of 14 young people who came from the slums of Ahmedabad in India. The show was put together by an NGO based in the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram.

Inspired by Gandhi’s life story, the show began with an excerpt from the movie The Making of the Mahatma. After the scene in which Gandhi is thrown off the train, lights appear on the stage and we see a real-life young Mohandas Gandhi, played by one of the children, wearing a suit and tie, lying on the station platform – looking around and slowly picking himself up as he begins to realise the plight of his people in South Africa.

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Concept of ‘white monopoly capital’ rejected by majority at ANC policy conference

ANCThe controversial concept of “white monopoly capital” was rejected by the majority of ANC delegates at its national policy conference.

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The opposition needs to lead more than litigate – LUKE JORDAN

In April, the opposition promised months of mass mobilisation. Then the hard work of organising was abandoned for the attempted short-cut of the courts. Doing so wasted the opportunity of widespread anger combined with the long-term crumbling of ANC branch structures. Jacob Zuma gambled that this would happen, and is starting to cash in his chips. The opposition can still avoid his trap, but only by walking out of the courts, getting back to the ground, and leading more than litigating.

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Mantashe’s diagnosis could save ANC from deadly infection

Gwede MantasheAs the nation’s gaze remains focused on the ANC’s fifth policy conference under way at Nasrec in Johannesburg, glimmers of hope are emerging that it might save itself and South Africa in the process. If it doesn’t, it can rest assured South Africans will save themselves from the ANC in 2019.

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Freedom Charter is not a dream deferred : it’s a nightmare – Tebogo Brown

Onkgopotse JJ Tabane’s article published under the headline, “Freedom Charter is a dream deferred”, in The Star of June 26 refers.

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