Kathrada: An ethos of leadership

By Trevior Manuel There cannot be many leaders in the world, regardless of the sector they serve in, who are as adored and revered as Ahmed Kathrada was — a fact made all the more remarkable, as this came despite his determination to remain beneath the radar. Uncle Kathy’s leadership[…]

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Zuma condemns premature leadership discussion

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the tendency of discussing leadership succession before the period is opened, including leaders whom he says are obsessed with positions. President Zuma was addressing thousands of ANC supporters gathered in KwaDukuza during the party’s 105 year celebrations. ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize and some NEC[…]

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ANC stalwarts release party failure list

The full text of a document detailing why more than 100 ANC stalwarts believe the organisation has failed citizens and on which their recent discussions with ANC leadership were based has been released. In the full text of the document, titled “For the Sake of Our Future”, which was published[…]

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Mixed reaction to new MJC leadership

Social media has been on fire following news that Surrey Estate imam and community activist Shaykh Irfaan Abrahams has been elected as new president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC). Maulana Igsaan Hendricks’ tenure as MJC president came to end on Saturday, after a new ‘top 5’ and executive were[…]

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MJC to hold elections for new president

A number of contenders to be the next leader of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will go head to head at the organisation’s annual general meeting on Saturday. As the current president, Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks’ second term draws to a close, the MJC will vote for a new president, a[…]

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Influential foundations speak out against ANC leadership crisis

The following is a joint letter from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation handed to the Secretary General of the ANC at the National Executive Committee meeting yesterday. The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation jointly[…]

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Taliban meeting walkout raises specter of split

At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the group’s new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. The display of dissent within the group’s secretive core is the clearest[…]

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Pagad denies rumours of leadership rift

The leadership of the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) will be meeting with their legal team to discuss possible action against fifty expelled members, amid a vicious mudslinging campaign aimed at fracturing the organisation. At a press briefing on Thursday, Pagad spokesperson Haroun Orrie claimed that members have been[…]

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