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SA’s Life-Sized Heritage Gets A Johnson Crane Hire Lift

11th February 2019 History was hoisted high recently as Johnson Crane Hire lifted life-sized bronze statues from the Long March of Freedom collection to move them to a new home. The exhibition of 96 important historical figures celebrate 350 years of South Africa’s history through the lives of those sculptured. It... 

SA varsities deserve a pat on the back

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th July 2018 Two international university rankings published in the last couple of months had me thinking about a perception index released by consultancy firm Ipsos in January, which revealed that South Africans are in a league of their own apropos of their perceptions of key scenarios in the country, with... 


3rd November 2017 Ambassador Thembi Tambo, in dark glasses, stands between President Jacob Zuma and her brother, Dali Tambo, who is himself flanked by his son, Oliver Tambo, at the unveiling last month of a statue of the late Oliver Reginald Tambo. The 2.5-m tall statue of the former African National Congress... 

Apartheid Museum to honour Advocate Bizos

By: Sane Dhlamini     24th October 2017 The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg will on Thursday commemorate stalwart anti-apartheid icon Advocate George Bizos by launching a new gallery in his honour a few weeks before his 90th birthday, and by launching his memoir, detailing his friendship with Nelson Mandela and titled 65 Years of... 

Out of the ‘shadow State’

By: Terence Creamer     16th June 2017 The stomach-churning #GuptaLeaks revelations have demonstrated in dismaying detail just how far President Jacob Zuma and his allies have veered off the path laid so painstakingly by struggle icons such as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo. Indeed, even if the media reports arising from the leaks... 

Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th February 2017 The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African National Congress (ANC) even more, was about a visit to Israel by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi... 

DMR to focus on supporting junior miners; MPRDA to be finalised by June

By: Kim Cloete     6th February 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has welcomed signs of a new “spring” in the mining industry, noting the recovery in commodities prices, and has signalled that he will intensify support for junior miners in the year ahead. Zwane told the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape... 

Zuma says Cabinet lekgotla ahead of SoNA will focus strongly on economy

By: African News Agency      31st January 2017 The four-day Cabinet Lekgotla which sets the tone for President Jacob Zuma’s State-of-the-Nation (SoNA) will focus strongly on boosting South Africa’s economic growth, a statement from the presidency said on Tuesday. The Lekgotla, which starts on Wednesday, would be attended by Zuma, his deputy,... 

Economic growth and jobs priority for 2017, says Zuma in New Year’s message

By: African News Agency      30th December 2016 Igniting economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful year in which government worked hard to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment, and reversing “the... 

Tide beginning to turn against Jacob Zuma

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     18th November 2016 What a week! In the same week, the National Prosecuting Authority dropped charges of fraud against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a judge ordered that the report on the investigation into allegations of State capture be released and disparate groups – including the Economic Freedom Fighters... 

This is a moment of deep crisis - Manuel

By: News24Wire      6th April 2016 South Africa is in a moment of deep crisis following the Constitutional Court's judgment, and it would be in the country's best interests for President Jacob Zuma to step down, former finance minister Trevor Manuel has said. "When I look at the Constitution... I know that it was president of the... 

SA lacks leadership – Loubser 

By: Sapa     18th October 2012 Many of South Africa's recent problems could have been avoided if the country had good leaders, said Russell Loubser, former JSE CEO and South African Airways board member, on Wednesday. "We have lacked leadership for a long time – decades – in South Africa," he told students at Wits University... 

No radicalism in ANC policy proposals  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th July 2012 The national policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC) has come and gone. What should we make of the policy proposals that were adopted, and was the conference more or less about leadership preferences than it was about changing the policy direction of the country? 


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