Pres Ramaphosa correcting statement shows leadership - Mabe
The EFF has also alleged that a lot of money was used to fund the ANC's elective conference which took place at Nasrec in December 2017. Malema alleges a trust fund was created to fund ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa's election campaign. Joining us to respond to some of the latest revelations and allegations is ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe via telephone from Johannesburg.
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WATCH: Julius Malema on changing the constitution regarding land expropriation
On 13 November in parliament, during the first day of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee deliberating a draft report on the possible review of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation, Julius Malema shared his opinion on the matter.
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BREAKING: Pres. Ramaphosa corrects response about his son and Bosasa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to correct a response he gave to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane during his recent oral reply session in the House. The supplementary question related to Ramaphosa's son Andile. Maimane asked whether Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson made a 500-thousand-rand payment into the trust account of Andile. It has since been revealed that a donation was made to Ramaphosa's campaign as ANC president but he had no knowledge of it. The President also says his son has a contract with a company called African Global Operations which provides consultancy services in a number of African countries including South Africa.
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Wanda Masilela sentenced to life in prison
An alleged member of the notorious Range Rover hijacking syndicate has been sentenced to life in prison in the South Gauteng High Court. Wanda Masilela was also handed two five year sentences for kidnapping, fifteen for aggravated robbery, six for illegal possession of a firearm and two for illegal possession of ammunition, in the 2017 death of a top Johannesburg advocate.
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Mnangagwa meets with South Africa's Jacob Zuma
Earlier on Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa met with South Africa's president Jacob Zuma. The South African president is the current chair of regional bloc SADC and has been involved in that capacity in some of the negotiations and mediation following the military takeover in Zimbabwe. South Africa is also Zimbabwe's largest trading partner, so continued cooperation between the two states is critical.
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North West gang members appeal for help to leave gangsterism
Self confessed members of a vicious gang, called SVK at the troubled Boitumelong township in Bloemhof in the North West, are appealing for help to leave gangsterism. This follows the killing of two suspected gang members by the community and taxi operators earlier this week. More than thirty gang members were hospitalised. Most are school going minors.
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15 year old gang member dies in North West
A fifteen year-old boy has died in the troubled town of Bloemhof in the North West. The suspected gang member succumbed to severe injuries at Thusong Hospital in Klerksdorp, in the early hour of this morning. This brings the total number of fatalities to two, since violence erupted on Tuesday.
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COSAS declaring war on drugs
The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has declared war against drug dealers in all provinces. They have warned drug dealers who sell drugs to learners to run. COSAS has launched a campaign, "Learn Without Fear". The campaign also focuses on taking the law into their own hands, using sjamboks to beat alleged drug dealers.
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Malema makes 360 since corruption charges
November 18 - Julius Malema has changed his tune since his days as ANC Youth League president and staunch supporter of President Jacob Zuma. The Economic Freedom Fighters leader now says the corruption charges against him are an attempt to politically neutralise him.
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Unpacking Pravin Gordhan's state capture testimony
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan appeared before the State Capture Commission Monday. In his testimony he spoke about former president Jacob Zuma's obsession with the nuclear build programme and his interference in the appointment of boards at state owned entities. He also made mention of how he learnt about his axing as Finance Minister through the media. His testimony took place amidst protests by members from the Black First Land First Movement and the Economic Freedom Fighters outside, calling on him to resign. To discuss this further, we're joined by David Lewis, Executive Director at Corruption Watch.
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South African land reform challenges
Land reforms proposed by South Africa's president and ruling ANC party have come under questioning by the white minority,who happen to own most of the country's private land since the end of apartheid in 1994. The idea is to redistribute land from whites to blacks but some white farmers think that emerging black farmers often lack orientation. Some of the white farmers warn against possible economic hold ups or civil unrest.
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ZIMBABWE'S DOLLARS AS FASHION ITEMS - BBC NEWS
Zimbabwe's has gone from being one of Africa's strongest economies to one of its weakest. Zimbabweans have grappled with hyperinflation, mass unemployment and widespread poverty. However, when the local currency was abandoned, inflation went down and basic food commodities became readily available in shops. Zimbabwe now uses US dollars and the South African rand.
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Understanding the Rwandan media landscape
A few years ago, television lovers would sluggishly sit in front of their TV sets and with little or rather no choice, only watch Rwanda Television, the only station then. The tide has since changed with the influx of more other TV stations. For a look into the country's media landscape CNBC Africa is joined by Jesse Kiyingi, a Media owner and Analyst.
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State capture inquiry | Gordhan to wrap up testimony
South African Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will be back at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg this morning. Tuesday, he detailed what he said were his limited interactions with the Guptas as well as his views about the process of state capture. Treasury officials are also expected to testitfy. Gordhan earlier told the commission that there was never a relationship between him and the Guptas.
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Soccer legend in arrested following drug bust
A former Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows legend turned businessman, is behind bars tonight. He and three other suspects have been arrested for manufacturing drugs at his smallholding in Randfontein, Gauteng. The drug laboratory was uncovered by Crime Intelligence, the Hawks and the Gauteng Anti-Gang Unit.
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Former prominent soccer player arrested for drugs manufacturing
A former prominent soccer player turned businessman is behind bars tonight. He and three others have been arrested for manufacturing drugs at his smallholding in Randfontein, Gauteng. The drug laboratory was uncovered by Crime Intelligence, the Hawks and the Gauteng Anti-Gang Unit.
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Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan egged on his critics.
Lets get back to today's top stories. In his second day of testimony, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan egged on his critics. He's dared them to produce evidence against him. Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema's rallied against Gordhan and the ANC. Malema spoke to hundreds of supporters outside the state capture inquiry. eNCA's Erin Bates has more.
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WATCH: Land can't belong to the people and the state at the same time - ACDP leader
The state and the people cannot own the land at the same time, ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe says. Meshoe and four other opposition parties spoke at a press conference in Parliament on Thursday after the Joint Constitutional Review Committee adopted a report recommending that the Constitution be amended to allow expropriation without compensation. It also recommends that a new committee be tasked with drafting the actual wording of the amendment, which would require a two-thirds majority to pass in the National Assembly when ready. Opposition parties, including the DA, Cope, ACDP, IFP and FF Plus opposed the amendment for several reasons.
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Why is Saudi Arabia’s grip on the West so strong? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley
Why is breaking ties with Saudi Arabia so hard? Is it about oil? The $15-billion arms deal? A former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia says there are several factors — including the fight against ISIS — that could be influencing our relations with the kingdom.
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Mugabe unable to walk
Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe is unable to walk because of ill health. That's according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The 94 year old former Zimbabwe President has been in Singapore for treatment for an undisclosed illness for the past two months. Mnangagwa says Mugabe will be back in the country in the coming days. The Zimbabwe President told a crowd in Harare that Mugabe is old and unable to walk - and his administration will provide whatever the elder statesman needs.
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ANC says Ramaphosa will pay back R500 000 donation to Bosasa
The ANC says President Cyril Ramaphosa will pay back the half a million rand donation that the Bosasa security company made to his campaign for party president. And he wants an investigation into ALL donations made to his election campaign. Ramaphosa has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, backtracking on a response he gave to the DA, regarding a payment of five hundred thousand rand from Bosasa, allegedly for the benefit of his son, Andile. While the president has been lambasted by opposition parties, ANC NEC members have come out in his support.
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DA wants inquiry on the relationship between the Ramaphosas and Bosasa
Hot on the heels of the VBS scandal, talk has been doing rounds about President Ramaphosa's son Andile, who its reported he was contracted to controversial company Bosasa. Bosasa is known to have benefitted many politicians. In his reply to parliament, President Ramaphosa said his son had done some work for the company. Now the President has apparently backtracked. He now says the R500 000 is a donation for his ANC presidential campaign without his knowledge. We talk to the spokesperson of the DA that brought asked the question about President Ramaphosa's son in parliament.
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Rhino poaching trial begins
The men face 50 charges related to the poaching of 13 rhino in the Eastern Cape, over five years. They were arrested in a police raid in 2016, and have pleaded not guilty. While they are in court, the Eastern Cape Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, will lead a protest march against poaching.
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SA Prayer Day held in Soweto
One hundred and 40 thousand congregants from 3 religious attended the Second Annual National day of Prayer held at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. An overflow viewing deck accommodated a further 40-thousand viewers. The key note speaker was Zion Christian church Bishop Dr Lekganyane and Founder of the Motsepe Foundation Dr Partrice Motsepe. Those attending the gathering will pray for divine guidance, leadership and blessings for a bright future for all South Africans.
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Zimbabwe's journey one year after Mugabe
Former President Robert Mugabe's stature as Zimbabwe's founding father remains intact despite being forced out of power a year ago. The Southern African nations' new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a ruling ZANU PF party rally that government will provide whatever his unwell predecessor asks for.
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INTERVIEW: To what extent will the plastic bag ban reduce pollution?
Waste management is a growing challenge not just for Kenya but globally. Urbanisation and pollution are some of the contributing factors. Now although urbanisation is a potential engine for economic development; it comes with challenges -- key among them waste management. Kenya has just finished hosting the United Nations Environmental Assembly. It comes months after the country made the bold move to implement a ban on plastic bags.
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Moyane loses ConCourt bid to set aside his dismissal
The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by axed SARS commissioner Tom Moyane to have the Nugent Commission set aside and his dismissal overturned. President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Moyane in early November 2018. The ConCourt says it has considered the application and affidavits of Moyane's lawyer Eric Mabuza and former President Jacob Zuma and has decided to dismiss the application because grounds for its exclusive jurisdiction has not been established. The court has decided not to award costs.
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Gruesome details have emerged of the murders of seven Vlakfontein family members
Gruesome details have emerged of the murders of seven Vlakfontein family members. One of the suspects, Vusi Mabaso, has admitted to the crimes - but says he was forced to kill. The Protea Magistrate’s Court has heard how members of the Khoza family – three women and four children - died. Some were raped and bludgeoned with a hammer, others were suffocated to death.
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Gupta Empire: The rise and fall
The inquiry into State Capture gets under way today. The Gupta family at the centre of it all. Within two decades, the family had soared to the pinnacle of the country’s financial and political echelons. We take a look at who the Guptas are. When did they come to South Africa? eNCA's Nickolaus Bauer filed this report.
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Importance of Gupta leaks evidence to State Capture Inquiry
Lawyer Brian Currin has revealed to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that while trying to clone information on hard drives with information on the Gupta family, US authorities subsequently told him that they were also investigating the family. Currin was giving testimony before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on how two whistleblowers Stan and John came to be in the possession of hard drives which the commission's legal team has applied to be submitted as evidence. For more on the story, we now cross to our reporter, Mzwandile Mbeje who is at the Commission.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa praises the 2018 Global Citizen Festival
President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the Global Citizen Festival which is underway at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The concert honours the centenary of Nelson Mandela and aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. The campaign generated a whopping 15-billion-rand in pledges, which will be administered through the UN or local initiatives
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Fans wowed by Global Citizen Festival line-up
Thousands of music fans are attending the Global Citizen Festival at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The concert line-up includes Beyonce, Casper Nyovest, WhizzKid and Usher. It honours the centenary of Nelson Mandela and aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. The campaign generated a whopping 15-billion-rand in pledges, which will be administered through the UN or local initiatives. We now cross live to the festival
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GLOBAL CITIZEN | President Cyril Ramaphosa & Luwellyn Landers
President @CyrilRamaphosa has arrived at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg for the #GlobalCitizen Festival held in honour of President Nelson Mandela. He is received by DIRCO Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and @GlobalCitizen Vice President Michael Sheldrick.
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ANC condemns SABC equipment theft
The ANC has called on police to act swiftly and arrest those responsible for stealing the SABC television equipment at the State Capture Inquiry in Parktown, Johannesburg Monday. A suspect carrying what is believed to be the equipment has been seen on CCTV camera leaving the venue of the commission. The ANC is scheduled to start testifying before the Zondo commission.
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Woman steals SABC TV equipment Mbeje updates
Among the items stolen include, a Panasonic camera, microphones, batteries journalists bank cards, drivers licenses and Identity Documents. The equipment was stolen during the lunch break at the commission. A suspect was caught on camera leaving the building with stolen items.
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Pharrell gets a good old Hadeda wake-up call in South Africa!
Musician Pharrell Williams got a rude wake-up call the morning after the Global Citizens concert. A video of him reacting to noisy Hadedas is making the rounds on social media, and it has to be one of the funniest things on the internet right now.
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Crime and chaos at Sasol garage after Global Citizen Festival
TimesLIVE has obtained video evidence of the horror stories that emerged following the Global Citizen Festival in Soweto on December 2 2018. After the much-anticipated event ended, a number of people took to social media to share their experiences of violent crime that took place while they waited for transport home.
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Holes poked in the Vlakfontein murder case
It was a day of poking holes into the Vlakfontein murder accused and Mpumalanga born Ernest Mabaso's damning confession. Co-accused Fita Khupe's legal counsel labelled Mabaso's version of events fictitious. Yesterday Mabaso implicated Khupe as the mastermind. The two face charges of murder and theft. Mabaso is charged with additional charges of rape and robbery.
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