President Jacob Zuma

Zuma: Why punish Dlamini before she has failed?

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa’s is a “funny democracy”, citing calls for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to be fired before “anything has happened”. “This is another kind of democracy that if you expect someone is going to make a mistake or is going to fail, that person must[…]

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ICC withdrawal ‘unconstitutional and invalid’, high court rules

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and invalid. Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo said President Jacob Zuma and the ministers of justice and international relations are ordered to revoke the notice of withdrawal. During the hearing[…]

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High Court to rule on state capture report

A decision on whether to grant or dismiss President Jacob Zuma’s request to stop the release of  Public Protector’s “state capture” report, will be handed down at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday. President Zuma has defended his decision for the application, saying he needs more time to respond to[…]

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No need for violence – Zuma

There was no need for students to break down the doors of learning when these were already open, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. “There is no need for violent protests which give the impression that government is opposed to students,” he told ambassadors and high commissioners at the Heads[…]

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Battle for SA’s finances rages on multiple fronts

The government appears to be at war with itself, as President Jacob Zuma and his Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan grapple for control of the nation’s finances. While Zuma has downplayed the conflict, saying “there is no war within government,” he’s undermined Gordhan’s authority by refusing to back him in stand-offs[…]

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Study on moving Parliament ‘a waste of money’

While most of us were focussing on the local government elections, Parliament recently issued a tender for the conducting of a feasibility study on the move of Parliament to Pretoria. This of course originates from President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address earlier this year, when he suggested that[…]

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