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Ramaphosa comes out closet

LEADERSHIP / April 24, 2017 / BizNews

Ramaphosa finally throws hat into the ring, slams Zuptas and ANC vote-buying

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa finally made clear his intentions to run for ANC president on Sunday. Speaking at the South African Communist Party’s Chris Hani Memorial Lecture in KwaNobuhle near Uitenhage in the


DA rejects more Nkandla upgrades

The Democratic Alliance (DA) rejects any new or further upgrades to the President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home, regardless of how they are described or categorised by national government. We maintain that not another cent of taxpayers’ money must be spent for the benefit of one man. DA leader Mmusi Maimane writes
24 April 2017 –


R1.7m donation to ANC spotlighted

The Democratic Alliance, the official opposition will ask the Public Protector to probe revelations in the unfolding nepotism scandal at Eskom involving the acting CEO Matshela Koko, and his stepdaughter Koketso Choma, that a R1,7 million donation was paid from Choma’s company to the ANC. Natasha Mazzone, DA public enterprises spokesperson, reports
24 April 2017


Rethink of Molefe payout hailed

The DA welcomes Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown’s rejection of an exorbitant and unjustified R30 million golden handshake “pension” payout to the disgraced Brian Molefe. The DA’s public enterprises spokesperson Natasha Mazzone MP reports
24 April 2017 – Indeed, after leaving Eskom under the most swirling clouds of state capture allegations, and close collusion with


Taking the mickey out of ‘science’

For those with an interest in history, this year 23 April was, as it always is, St George’s Day. St George being the patron saint on England. What is less well known is that April 22 was Vladimir Lenin’s birthday. Lenin, it may be recalled, was the minor Russian nobleman who led Russia into the


Basic wage ‘won’t create jobs’

The proposed National Minimum Wage (NMW), due to come into force (http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2017/02/08/Minimum-wage-to-come-into-force-in-May-20181) on 1 May 2018, is a quick fix to a systemic problem that will artificially increase salaries for those who already have a job, rather than create more jobs. David Ansara,an independent consultant and policy advisor, wrote this first for the Free Market Foundation website
21 April