Blade Nzimande

Blade’s axing fuels calls for Zuma to go

President Jacob Zuma’s sudden cabinet reshuffle was aimed at embarrassing SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande, the party said yesterday. Nzimande, the erstwhile minister of higher education and training, was the only member of the cabinet to get the chop. “There was no reshuffle. The intention was to remove[…]

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Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle

In a shock move on Tuesday morning‚ President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet‚ swapping around six of his ministers. Most notably‚ South African Communist Party secretary general Blade Nzimande has been axed as minister of higher education‚ and replaced with Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize‚ who was minister of home affairs. Nzimande’s[…]

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Molefe’s return to Eskom is perverse‚ says Nzimande

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Friday that Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom was perverse. “That’s perverse. We can’t allow perversion… Who will suffer in the end? It’s the ANC‚” Nzimande said at a conference hosted by the SACP. “We have nothing against Brian personally. We are[…]

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Parasites like Guptas must be defeated – Nzimande

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has labelled the politically connected Gupta family as “parasites”, and has called for their influence to be defeated. “Parasites like the Guptas are not alternative to monopoly capital. Instead their parasitic acts can only serve to weaken the capacity of our state and struggle to[…]

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#FeesMustFall march to Parliament in pictures

While finance minister, Pravin Gordhan today took to Parliament where he presented the budget speech, outside the heavily guarded gates, hundreds of university students continued their call for free and decolonized education. The protest, led by Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Student Representative Council (SRC), included students from all[…]

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40 UWC students to appear in court

About 40 students arrested in connection with public violence and vandalism at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) this week are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday. They were arrested on Wednesday after they went on a rampage after management allegedly failed to pitch for[…]

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UCT students vow to continue with protests

The University of Cape Town says police have arrested four students who were transporting sewage containers to the campus. UCT spokesperson, Elijah Moholola says the students were apprehended at an entrance to one of the campuses. They were later released Students have meanwhile vowed to continue with protests at UCT.[…]

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UWC to hold meetings on way forward

The University of the Western Cape will hold a series of meetings on Monday to discuss the way forward relating to ongoing fees protests. Management and students are scheduled to hold dialogues to address various issues. Other universities in the province are planning to have academic activities on Monday. UWC[…]

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