ANC WC welcomes Hamas delegation

South African President, Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is hosting Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal this week for a four-day visit that has enraged Israel. The governing party has vowed to build a long-lasting relationship with the Palestinian Islamic group and signed a letter of intent[…]

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Ramaphosa trip done ‘by the book’: Mapisa-Nqakula

Correct procedures were followed in chartering a plane which happened to be owned by the Gupta family to take Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan, the defence minister said on Friday. “All of the information at my disposal talks to the fact that everything was done by the book. There[…]

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Zuma plane drama to cost millions

Millions of rands extra had to be spent to get President Jacob Zuma back to South Africa after an official visit to Moscow. By late on Tuesday, it was still not clear when he would land at Waterkloof air force base. The original itinerary had Zuma landing at Waterkloof just[…]

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Hypocrisy at its best

The following is an opinion piece by the Media Review Network on the visit of Tony Blair to South Africa: OPINION-Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in South Africa as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Annual African Mining Indaba. Ironically, his visit to SA coincides with the visit[…]

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Irish leader banned from Gaza visit

Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams says Israel has barred him from making a planned visit to the Gaza Strip during a three-day tour of the region. Adams says he was not given a reason for the Israeli decision preventing Friday’s trip and adds that he is disappointed by it. Israel’s[…]

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Pope urges Muslim leaders to condemn violence

Pope Francis has urged Muslim leaders to “clearly” condemn violent attacks carried out in the name of Islam after returning from a historic three-day visit to Turkey. The Catholic pope made the remarks on Sunday during a press briefing on board a plane carrying him back to Rome after wrapping[…]

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Abbas visit to cement relationship with SA: Al-Malki

On Wednesday President Jacob Zuma capped an historic meeting with Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, which marked the first such interaction by the two leaders. During their discussions, Zuma reiterated government’s stance on wanting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, further condemning Israel for its continued expansion of illegal settlements,[…]

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