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ANC under harsh spotlight over luxury construction

ANC under harsh spotlight over luxury construction

| March 26, 2014

(GIN)—South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is trying to deflect harsh criticism over a finding that President Jacob Zuma’s country residence was upgraded with expensive improvements that were billed to taxpayers. The damning report, released last week, concluded a two-year study by public protector Thuli Madonsela. According to the report, entitled “Secure in comfort,” Madonsela […]

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Mamphela Ramphele enters race for South Africa presidency

Mamphela Ramphele enters race for South Africa presidency

| February 6, 2014

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance has announced that anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will be their presidential candidate for this year’s elections which take place in April.

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Prohibited pictures of President Zuma’s swanky home land on page one

Prohibited pictures of President Zuma’s swanky home land on page one

| December 5, 2013

(GIN)—A defiant national press corps braved threats from South Africa’s security ministry to photograph the president’s rural homestead where recent upgrades of $205 million rand ($20 million U.S.) were raising eyebrows in the region. Nkandla, the country estate of President Jacob Zuma, reportedly was refurbished with public monies in the name of security. Upgrades included […]

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