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South Africa: Bright Future For Black Industrialists

AFRICANGLOBE - Some of the most commonly asked questions on the economy and business are: How do big businesses and companies, small and medium enterprises thrive, reduce unemployment and poverty by creating jobs. In short, how does a country spur economic growth? Every time we try and answer these questions, more questions arise. The latest is how is South Africa going to create and grow Black industrialists?

Why South Africa’s Governing Alliance Is Doing Some Serious Stock-Taking

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time since South Africa held democratic elections 21 years ago leaders of the governing African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), have gathered for a summit stretching over an entire week.

‘Mugabe Is The Only Leader Holding Africa Together’

AFRICANGLOBE - Malema says Mugabe is the only African president who makes decisions in the interest of the entire continent without apologising for them. “We may not agree with him on this or that issue but on a broader perspective, he’s the man that represents the kind of Africa we want… An Africa where Africans own their land and their economy.”

Land Is Money, Power And Freedom

AFRICANGLOBE - Cicero, a Roman historian and philosopher, once wrote: “To remain ignorant of things before you were born is to remain a child.” The land problem in South Africa started with the Berlin Act of February 26 1885 in the name of what the colonialists said was spreading “civilisation”. This pseudo-civilisation was followed by a British colonial law called the Union of South Africa Act 1909.

Malema Lashes Out At Jacob Zuma For Anti-African Violence

AFRICANGLOBE - EFF leader and MP Julius Malema has lashed out at President Jacob Zuma saying, "You have lost control of the country, because you have lost control of your own family. "Your own son continues to say these people must be killed. You stand up here and say nothing," Malema said. Malema believes the state is responsible for the afrophobic violence meted out to Africans.

Mugabe On Historic State Visit To South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the dreary weather on Wednesday morning, visiting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been given the royal treatment at the Union Buildings. The red carpet was rolled out and President Jacob Zuma and his wife Thobeka Zuma were on hand to receive their visitors.

South Africa Celebrates 50 Years Of Nuclear Power

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s apartheid government pursued a clandestine nuclear weapons program from 1974 to 1990 when the country faced resistance at home, war on its borders and increasing international isolation. It was when Pretoria abandoned its development of weapons of mass destruction in 1993 that South Africa emerged as a champion of nuclear science for peaceful means.

South Africa: Zuma To Face Tough Questions In Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - South African President Jacob Zuma will face fresh questions to repay millions of dollars used to upgrade his rural homestead during an appearance in parliament on Wednesday. Zuma was last year ordered by the public protector Thuli Madonsela to pay back some of the money used in the construction of the Nkandla residence.

South Africa: Bring Back Our Land

AFRICANGLOBE - The land issue is getting so huge in South Africa that there is now not enough land for Africans to bury their dead and the ANC is persuading communities to accept cremation or to be buried on top of other people. It is treacherous in the extreme that after 20 years of ANC rule Africans today have no land to bury their dead. Yet the country is full of golf courses where whites play their golf luxuriously and without a pinch of conscience for the plight of the landless poor.

South Africa: Inequality Still Staring Us In The Face

AFRICANGLOBE - "Inequality is still staring us in the face. Census 2011 informed us that the income of households has hardly changed and that income of white households is still six times more than that of Black households,"

See You On March 11, Malema Warns Zuma

AFRICANGLOBE - In a robust debate that largely stayed within parliamentary rules, EFF leader Julius Malema on Tuesday told President Jacob Zuma he would be made to answer on March 11 about misspending on his Nkandla home.

The Beginning Of The End For The ANC?

AFRICANGLOBE - The African National Congress is facing political turmoil as cracks appear in the ‘tripartite alliance’ between the ANC, the unions and the Communist Party. The expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa from the Congress of South African Trade Unions, as well as an embarrassing incident in Parliament, have increased the pressure on President Jacob Zuma, writes Tom Nevin.

South Africa Ignores Advisers Over $85 Billion Nuclear Plan

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s government is forging ahead with plans to spend as much as $85 billion on new nuclear plants, ignoring objections from environmental activists, opposition parties, unions and even its own advisers.

ANC Dictatorship: Malema Forcibly Expelled From South African Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - South African opposition leader Julius Malema was escorted by security guards outside South Africa's parliament on Friday along with some of his party's lawmakers after disrupting an address by President Jacob Zuma.

EFF MPs Beaten Up In Parliament: Malema

AFRICANGLOBE - Most of the EFF MPs removed from the National Assembly during President Jacob Zuma's eighth State of the Nation Address were beaten up, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday. “We were face down... we were assaulted up until we went into the main corridor of Parliament,” Malema said at a press conference in Cape Town.

The Key Difference Between Nigeria And South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - This is the main difference between Jacob Zuma and the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. Both men run Africa’s largest economies. Both men are controversial. But one man doesn’t hide from his foes.