Who controls the ANC NEC, the ANC being the ruling political party in South Africa and the NEC (National Executive Committee) their highest decision-making body? That discussion of control requires the NEC exposed. My previous opinion argued that Cyril Ramaphosa has the power to improve South Africa and that the controversies involving our embassy in Israel, ownership of the Reserve Bank and impending land grabs are part of the political song and dance he must perform well. His ability to dodge or bring together opposing factions will be affected by the composition of the ANC NEC (National Executive Committee). That … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Cyril Ramaphosa has the power. That needs to be realised louder than the uselessly negative opinions that have flooded us since his election as ANC president. The past week has been an interesting amalgamation of fear, hope, allegations, lies, tainted victories, hate and hysteria. Being predictable doomsayers will not help South Africans be effectively objective or supportive. A better future requires common sense now. THE COMING LAND GRABS As the ruling party, what the ANC decides as policy has the potential to become law in South Africa. Its recent decisions regarding land have generated controversy. All big decisions should. Shouting … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Are voters irrelevant to South African politics? Although my ‘Cyril Ramaphosa and the War for South Africa’ opinion piece on the ANC Conference (and its possible affects) was extremely lengthy, i’ve too many other thoughts buzzing inconveniently. I let some of them them fly here, rather haphazardly… WHITE COMFORTABLENESS & MEDIA FAILING It’s unsurprising how the white population, normally hysterically anti-ANC, has so quickly fitted the possibility of Cyril Ramaphosa becoming President of South Africa in 2019 into something only slightly less than the DA taking over. Unsurprising because the same biased newspapers that support the DA (whilst ignoring their … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Cyril Ramaphosa has become the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party of South Africa since 1994. Ramaphosa is closer to becoming President of an increasingly divided country when general elections are held in 2019. However, his ruling the nation isn’t guaranteed. It was a stormy road to the ANC’s 54th National Conference which was held this past weekend (December 16-20 2017). The build-up and the nature of politics carries insight into the uncertain future of South Africa. INCONVENIENT FRIENDS & CONVENIENT ENEMIES 2017 has arguably being the worst year for the ANC since its leaders were … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Did the distributors of The Sunday Independent face strike action on December 10 so as to stop its article claiming third forces were behind Jacques Pauw’s book ‘The President’s Keepers’. Did that third force include ex-Treasury Minister Pravin Gordhan? Independent Media, owners of The Sunday Independent, “believe” the first part to be true. Online, regarding a third force, the newspaper states “Impeccable sources have revealed the book came after several meetings between Pauw, Gordhan, former intelligence head Moe Shaik as well as former South African Revenue Service (SARS) top executives Ivan Pillay and Johann van Loggerenberg. Sources say virtually all … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Today, in the Parliament of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma faces his eighth motion of no confidence. The difference this time is that it will be done via secret ballot. A loss would possibly mean a change in the direction of the country. A win would consolidate his power and silence many of his critics within in his party, possibly forcing some of them out. It’s both an exciting and important day for South Africa. Watch this historic moment live. If you don’t have the luxury of DSTV channel 408, you can stream it. In case any feed fails, there … ‘Click here to read full article…’
There’s long list of Knysna Fire victim necessities but this is what i most want: 1. Meaningful interaction with rentees who lost everything, the supplying of accommodation or subsidising of accommodation that we cannot afford. 2. For the Municipality to work with private donation groups who have the best ideas e.g. Knysna Families in Need, the possibility of the Lions establishing a permanent disaster centre in Knysna servicing Eden District. 3. Determined investigation and prosecution of municipal employees involved in large scale theft from donation depots. 4. Investigation into the allegation that Sedgefield Fire Station long failed to attend to … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Last night, the Democratic Alliance posted on Facebook: “BREAKING: We have WON in our application to have President Jacob Zuma provide the record and reasons for firing Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas from his cabinet. He must do so within 5 days!” It was accompanied by this page of the judgement:'Click here to read full article...'