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The quest for a secret ballot is a zero sum game

Leaving aside such political advantages and disadvantages as there may be for delaying the vote in the no-confidence debate on the future of the President and his Cabinet, the notion that some handy guidance from the Constitutional Court may be forthcoming through the impending litigation is without foundation. The UDM may or may not persuade […]

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Are Zuma’s lies catching up with him?

There is something Al Capone-esque (remember, mere tax evasion charges brought the Chicago gangster to justice) about the latest turn of events in the Mxolisi Nxasana saga. Imagine a little lie in a long affidavit about a seemingly insignificant detail of the circumstances leading to the conclusion of a settlement agreement precipitating the end of […]

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Nxasana has his say

In an affidavit filed in the related civil proceedings former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana has rubbished the presidential version of events leading to the settlement agreement we attack as corrupt. He accuses the president of perjury and Michael Hulley is guilty of an attempt to get him to give false evidence in the civil proceedings. The […]

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Rumours of an impending cabinet reshuffle

Letter from Carol Bower (Chairperson of the board – Quaker Peace Centre) to President Jacob Zuma 28th March 2017 President Jacob Zuma The Presidency Pretoria Republic of South Africa. By email to president@presidency.gov.za Dear Mr President, Re: Rumours of an impending cabinet reshuffle. While the Quaker Peace Centre (QPC) respects your presidential discretion to appoint […]

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#HumanRightsDay

#19 Section 27: THE RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE, FOOD, WATER AND SOCIAL SECURITY Everyone has the right to health care services, for all their health care needs including reproduction. The citizens of South Africa also have a right to sufficient food and water, along with social security if they are unable to support themselves and […]

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