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South African watchdog mulls opposing Zuma plan to block influence peddling report

South African anti-corruption watchdog is seeking legal advice on whether to oppose President Jacob Zuma’s court action to set aside an influence-peddling report, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said on Thursday. The Public Protector, a constitutionally-mandated watchdog, released the report in November last year, after a probe over allegations of influence-peddling …

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Zuma says, Quality education key to resolving issues of inequality

President Jacob Zuma says it’s only through quality education that South Africa can win the struggle against unemployment, poverty and inequality. Zuma was speaking at the Basic Education Department’s lekgotla in Centurion on Tuesday. He says while the country’s education system has made progress, a lot of challenges still face …

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Cosatu stands by decision to back Cyril


Cosatu has defended its decision to back ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as its candidate to replace President Jacob Zuma next year, describing him as a “liberator of mineworkers” during apartheid. The federation dismissed criticism levelled at Ramaphosa over his role in the Marikana massacre, saying it was a ploy …

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President Zuma to face ANC integrity panel


President Jacob Zuma will be questioned next week by the African National Congress’ (ANC) integrity commission following persistent allegations of corruption and poor election results, the party said on Friday. Zuma’s appearance before the panel could deepen divides within the ANC as it gears up for a national conference next …

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Questions Zuma will face in his last question-and-answer for 2016

South African President Jacob Zuma answers question in parliament

President Jacob Zuma is set to appear in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon for his last oral question-and-answer session for the year. Zuma is expected to address: * the global economic challenges and potential growth of the economy; * government efforts at satisfying the concerns expressed by sovereign ratings …

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Scandal-hit Zuma faces no confidence vote


South Africa’s parliament is to debate a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma amid growing calls for him to resign. An anti-corruption probe last week raised allegations of misconduct against Mr Zuma. But the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has said the motion “has no chance of succeeding”. …

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