politics

  1. LazyLion

    Gauteng Getting Ready for 2014

    The ANC in Gauteng has commissioned an audit of development and service delivery in every part of the province, secretary David Makhura said on Wednesday. This was in preparation for the 2014 elections. "This is not just another election," Makhura told reporters in Johannesburg. "We are...
  2. LazyLion

    What Zuma Wants for His Birthday

    What Zuma Wants for His Birthday [Updated] Article Correction: See Below President Jacob Zuma's birthday wish is to see a better South Africa, his office said on Friday. "I want to see every child in school getting a good education. I want to see all South Africans having electricity...
  3. LazyLion

    ANCYL Task Team Appointed

    The ANC's national working committee (NWC) has appointed 22 people to a task-team on the ANC Youth League, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. "The NTT [national task team] will be tasked with the building of the ANCYL structures from branch, regional and provincial levels, as...
  4. LazyLion

    Zuma Breached the Constitution: COPE

    President Jacob Zuma has breached his constitutional obligation by sending troops to the Central African Republic, the Congress of the People (Cope) said on Wednesday. Party leader Mosiuoa Lekota said Zuma was supposed to request a parliamentary approval to send troops to the CAR. "As...
  5. LazyLion

    No Frills for De Lille: City

    The City of Cape Town will not apply certain benefits allocated to the mayor, deputy mayor, and speaker, it said on Wednesday. Acting mayor Ian Neilson said in a statement the city would not take advantage of some provisions, as resources should be used for service delivery. According to a...
  6. LazyLion

    WASP Takes off in Pretoria

    A new political party, the Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp), has made its entrance on South Africa's political scene. "Comrades came from various communities all over the country and the turnout exceeded our expectations," spokesman Mamatlwe Sebei said on Friday after the party's launch...
  7. LazyLion

    Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/03/21/0331256/declassified-lbj-tapes-accuse-richard-nixon-of-treason Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21768668 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Chennault...
  8. LazyLion

    Zuma Needs to move beyond Politics: Zille

    President Jacob Zuma must move beyond party politics and protect citizens from police brutality and abuse of power, DA leader Helen Zille said on Thursday. "I can only hope that while commemorating the events that took place over 50 years ago... President Zuma will recognise the importance of...
  9. LazyLion

    New Socialist Party to be Launched

    A new political party, the Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp) will be unveiled on Thursday. The announcement would be made at press conference in Tshwane, Wasp spokesman Mamatlwe Sebei said in a statement on Wednesday. He said it was fitting to launch the party on Human Rights Day. "It...
  10. LazyLion

    Many Young Blacks Not Confident in Political Parties

    Forty percent of young black people have little or no confidence in the country's political parties, according to a survey released on Tuesday. The same was true of more than two-thirds of young people from other races, the study showed. It was conducted by the Institute for Justice and...
  11. LazyLion

    ANC Needs to Look at Itself: Yacoob

    The ruling African National Congress needs to take a long, hard look at itself if it wants to root out corruption in government, a retired Constitutional Court judge said, The Times reported on Tuesday. "Unless the ANC looks deep [into] the corruption culture within itself, the problem will...
  12. LazyLion

    Gauteng ANC Members Reinstated

    Charges have been withdrawn against 23 Gauteng ANC members suspended for their involvement in a protest in Ratanda, near Heidelberg. The party's provincial disciplinary committee ruled that their prosecution be stopped because the disciplinary proceedings were not finalised within six months...
  13. LazyLion

    Survey: Township Residents Divided over recent ANC/FNB & Zille/Gupta Conflicts

    Issued by: ikapadata (PTY) Ltd Attention: News Editors For immediate release: SURVEY: TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS DIVIDED OVER RECENT ANC/FNB AND ZILLE/GUPTAS CONFLICTS A recent survey by research company ikapadata shows that almost half (44%) of township residents in Johannesburg, Cape Town...
  14. LazyLion

    Worker Party to be Launched

    A new political party, the Workers' and Socialist Party (Wasp), will be launched later this month. "We [are] trying to build it as a party that can provide a political platform to unite the struggles of the working class people, not just in the mines but all industries," spokesman Mametlwe...
  15. LazyLion

    IFP Member's Statement in the National Assembly by Buthelezi: Release

    ISSUED BY: IFP ATTENTION: NEWS EDITORS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEMBER'S STATEMENTIN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BY PRINCE MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI MP PRESIDENT OF THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY 28 February 2013 Honourable Speaker, At three IFP Conferences, I have indicated my desire to retire...
  16. LazyLion

    China Considers Overhaul to Streamline Government

    The Ministry of Railways operates ultramodern bullet trains but its singular focus on rail at a time of booming car ownership and air travel makes it a relic from an era when 100 ministries ran China's planned economy. That could soon change. China's new communist leaders are considering...
  17. LazyLion

    Article: "Western Cape ANC Membership Numbers Swelling": ANC

    The number of ANC members in the Western Cape has risen to 50,147 in the past few months, the party said on Monday. African National Congress membership in the province was recorded at around 38,000 before the Mangaung conference in December, provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile told...
  18. LazyLion

    The cult of the African National Congress [M&G Blogs]

    http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/bradcibane/2013/02/15/the-cult-of-the-african-national-congress/
  19. LazyLion

    RIP Louis Luyt

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Luyt Eyewitness News Breaking News: Former South African Rugby Union president & politician Louis Luyt has died. More information to come.
  20. QuintonB

    Googles visit to North Korea raises political eyebrows

    Google’s North Korean political conundrum Google chief Eric Schmidt’s plan to visit North Korea has put the Obama administration in an awkward position
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