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Alarm As ANC Risk Losing Power In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The ANC has made a startling admission, conceding that it is at risk of losing power in the next general election even with President Cyril Ramaphosa as the face of the campaign. This assessment is contained in a document that was presented at a national elections workshop in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, two months ago but that has been kept under wraps until now. The ANC internal document says the party might still not get a majority of more than 50%, and rates the likelihood that it will have to enter a coalition to remain in power as "high". It says the ANC might even have to go into opposition.

South Africans To Vote In National Elections On May 8th

AFRICANGLOBE - South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed May 8th as the date for the 2019 presidential elections. He made the announcement during his 2019 State of the Nation Address before Parliament on Thursday.

For The First Time In History South Africa Will Have A...

AFRICANGLOBE - On the eve of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address to parliament on 9 February, his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the government is to bring in a minimum wage of R20 ($1.5) an hour in a so-called renewed attack on the country’s chronic inequality.

Jacob Zuma Deploys Army To Keep Him Safe During State Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has authorised more than 400 soldiers to join the security team at his annual state of the nation speech this week, drawing outrage from opponents who called it “militarisation”. Since the Economic Freedom Fighters won seats in parliament at 2014 elections, President Zuma’s speech to open parliament has been a chaotic affair with EFF lawmakers protesting against the president over his numerous corruption scandals.

Politically Motivated Case Against Julius Malema Postponed

AFRICANGLOBE - The trumped-up case against EFF leader Julius Malema was postponed to June 5, 2017 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday. The EFF's commander-in-chief appeared in court on Monday. He was charged with contravening the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act after he first called on supporters to occupy unoccupied land.

Jacob Zuma Wounded In No-Confidence Vote After Parliamentary Ruckus

AFRICANGLOBE - The African National Congress’s (ANC) show of parliamentary support for President Jacob Zuma against an opposition no-confidence motion was badly damaged when 35 of the party’s MPs failed to vote after a raucous parliamentary debate on 10 November.

Julius Malema Reiterates Pledge To Seize African Land From White Settlers

AFRICANGLOBE - Julius Malema, the head of the Economic Freedom Fighters, the third largest party in parliament, spoke to supporters after appearing in court in the northeastern city of Newcastle. ‘‘White minorities be warned! We shall take our land. It doesn’t matter how,” said Julius Malema outside the magistrate’s court. Malema was appearing in court to answer to charges of inciting his supporters to take over white-owned land.

South Africa’s Ruling Party Unravels As Jacob Zuma Struggles

AFRICANGLOBE - There are growing signs the tide has indeed begun to turn against South African President Jacob Zuma and his supporters. The politics of patronage is no longer working as it used to when Zuma's defenders could be rewarded for their efforts with promotion, tenders, or a lucrative revolving door to corporate directorships.

South Africa’s Day Of Rage Against Jacob Zuma

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s capital Pretoria witnessed a day of rage against beleaguered President Jacob Zuma as opposition parties, civil society groups, religious leaders, prominent businesspeople and students united to call for him to step down.

American Pastor Barred From Entering South Africa – But Not For...

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says American Pastor Steven Anderson and members or associates of his church have been denied entry into South Africa and his visa exemption status will be revoked. "Mr Steven Anderson and members or associates of his church are prohibited from entering the Republic of South Africa.

30 Days That Shook The ANC

AFRICANGLOBE - The ANC and South Africa is therefore in yet another transition. A previously dominant political brand is watching – somewhat helplessly – as its credibility erodes incrementally. This is a path with which neither the ANC nor South Africa has any precedence-based expertise to manage. The ANC is now a disunited governing party with a damaged but resilient brand that is still attractive to its increasingly factionalised parts. The battle for the custodianship of the brand is now underway. Diverse vultures are circling for the spoils.

Economic Freedom Fighters Emerges As Kingmaker After South Africa Elections

AFRICANGLOBE - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema says it is yet to make a decision on whether to join a coalition with the ruling party or the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party in the two major metros of Johannesburg and Tshwane.

South Africa’s Ruling ANC Suffers Biggest Electoral Blow

AFRICANGLOBE - With more than 95 percent of votes counted Friday in municipal elections, South Africa's ruling party appeared to be headed for its biggest electoral blow since it won power at the end of apartheid 22 years ago.

The ANC Needs A Wake-Up Call

AFRICANGLOBE - No doubt the ANC will be doing everything in their power to capitalize on Mandela’s legacy as a campaign tool for the upcoming elections. But, while Madiba held steadfastly to the ideals and principles of democracy, Zuma seems to have little regard for anything remotely democratic these days.

South African Parliament Approves Expropriation Bill

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill by an overwhelming majority following a vote by Members of Parliament, on Thursday. The Bill was passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) last week with the support of eight provinces, with the Western Cape being the only province that did not support the Bill.

Zuma’s Government Working With British Military To Stay In Power

AFRICANGLOBE - This comes amid reports that senior ANC leaders are planning for President Jacob Zuma to quit – possibly after August’s municipal elections. The party and country leader has been castigated for lavish expenditure‚ accused of letting a private relationship result in “state capture” and is facing a raft of accusations involving alleged corruption.
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