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Cosatu decides on march to Union Buildings

Some of trade union federation Cosatu’s affiliates on Wednesday proposed a march to ANC headquarters Luthuli House to demand that President Jacob Zuma step down as head of state. Following discussions at Cosatu’s central committee meeting in Irene, they however decided on a march to the Union Buildings to protest[…]

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South Africans heed call for mass action against Zuma

South Africans across the country have heeded to the call for mass action calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Protestors took to the streets in masses, lead by the Democratic Alliance (DA), displaying placards while chanting and singing. The DA in the Free State province joined the country in[…]

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Govt lied to us, say retired civil servants

Retired civil servants have accused the government of lying and making empty promises about a better pension fund. Hundreds of pensioners took to the streets of Pretoria and marched on the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum calling on government to address their issues. Spokesperson for the marchers, Wes[…]

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Rubber bullets fired at Union Buildings

Violence broke out and police fired rubber bullets outside the Union Buildings on Friday afternoon where some students were still waiting for President Jacob Zuma to address them in regards to university fee increases. This was taking place as Zuma announced via a televised address from inside the Union Buildings[…]

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Students to march to Union Buildings

President Jacob Zuma will be forced to face the wrath of protesting students on Friday when they descend on the Union Buildings to await his address. Thousands of students, civil society groups and academics will be waiting for the president’s comments on the tuition fee hike debate that has gripped[…]

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Family arrive to commemorate Madiba

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela and the late statesman’s wife Graca Machel were among dignitaries arriving at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to commemorate his death on Friday. Mandla arrived after 7.30am and greeted other guests seated in a marquee erected in front of Mandela’s enormous statue. Struggle veteran and[…]

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Mahmoud Abbas arrives in SA

Palestinian and South African flags flew side by side at the Union Buildings on Wednesday, as President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Pretoria. The Palestinian Authority (PA) leader was welcomed by President Jacob Zuma – his first visit to South Africa since Israel’s military onslaught on Gaza in July and August[…]

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