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Power in resistance: Khaled

“When a people are oppressed, they should resist with all of the resources available to them.” These were the words of famous Palestinian freedom fighter Leila Khaled addressing journalists at a press conference in Spin Street, as part of the Cape Town leg of her South African tour. Khaled and[…]

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SONA in review

Parliament descended into chaos on Thursday evening, as determined EFF members went through with threats to question President Jacob Zuma over when he would “pay back the money”, in regards to upgrades at his Nkandla homestead. Amidst the party’s refusal to adhere to calls to leave the National Assembly, security[…]

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SONA turns focus away from poor: Black Sash

As the country watched the drama unfolding at the State of the Nation address on Thursday evening, there was very little focus on the president’s actual speech and whether South Africa had shown any positive progress over the past year. Public attention was focused on the EFF, whose members were[…]

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SONA 2015: All the action

Amid wide expectations that the red-bereted Economic Freedom Fighters would shake up this year’s State of the Nation address, the annual event got off to a tense start.  The day started off with police bolstered in around the city as DA and EFF supporters protested against President Jacob Zuma. Police[…]

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SONA turns into chaos as EFF disrupts speech

An annual event filled with pomp, protocol and a charming ceremonial appeal devolved into chaos on Thursday evening, as members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were forcibly removed from the National Assembly for disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address. Journalists and broadcasters watched in shock[…]

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CMRM condemns killing of Chapel Hill students

The following is a statement released by the Claremont Main Road Mosque, in response to the recent killing of three Muslim youths in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) condemns in the strongest possible terms the callous murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina on[…]

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Economy to be focus of SONA

Economists are expected to be glued to their screens on Thursday to see whether President Jacob Zuma resolves to announce any major strategies to tackle the country’s ongoing economic woes. A volatile labor market, poor service delivery, and infrastructure shortages have all contributed to an increased cost of living for[…]

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Difficult SONA for Zuma: analyst

Amidst South Africa’s worsening economic and infrastructural woes, President Jacob Zuma on Thursday is expected to deliver the most anticipated State of the Nation Address (SONA) of his tenure. With threats from opposition parties to disrupt his speech, as well as questions over the country’s ongoing electricity crisis, many analysts[…]

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Public apathy ahead of SONA

Ordinary South Africans are not very interested in the State of the Nation address, as they feel the president’s “good story to tell” has run dry. With a dire energy crisis and struggling economy, President Jacob Zuma will be under pressure to restore the confidence of the country, when he[…]

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Malay Choirs upset by Good Hope Centre plans

Cape Town’s popular malay choirs will have to find another home soon, if plans to turn the Good Hope Centre into a film studio goes ahead. The City of Cape Town has announced that there are proposals for the privatization of the iconic venue, which many regard as a ‘white[…]

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