President Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma back in the dock on corruption charges

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, hot on the heels of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to turn down representations from his co-accused, French arms company Thint (Thales), on why it should not be prosecuted. The embattled former[…]

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State of the Nation Address postponed

Parliament’s presiding officers Baleka Mbete and Thandi Modise on Tuesday afternoon announced the postponement of the State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. “We are listening to political stakeholders and members of the public in making this decision‚” Mbete told a hastily called press conference. Mbete[…]

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Union wants urgent answers on how free education will work

The country needs an urgent explanation on how free education for the poor and academically deserving, announced last month by President Jacob Zuma, will be implemented and paid for, two unions said on Monday. “It is critical for our institutions, students and our country that the implementation and budget plan[…]

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Zuma’s bruising year in the courts

It has been a turbulent year in courts for President Jacob Zuma. Three cases related either to his official functions as head of state or personal interests dealt the president a series of body blows during 2017. The latest landed in the final weeks of the year when a full[…]

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Khoisan activists continue with hunger strike

The four Khoisan activists who have been camping outside the Union Buildings since the beginning of this month have vowed to continue with their hunger strike until their demand for an audience with President Jacob Zuma or his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa is met. They have kept up their hunger strike[…]

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Ex-judge loses case against president

A retired judge overplayed his hand when he tried to sue President Jacob Zuma for millions of rand that he felt had been denied to him by former president Thabo Mbeki. On Wednesday, Cape Town High Court judges Patrick Gamble, Daniel Dlodlo and Elizabeth Baartman dismissed Willem Heath’s application to[…]

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