South Africa 

CYRIL’S CRUSADE TO THE TOP

  While the US have just wrapped up an election that saw heated competitions in both the Democratic and Republican party primaries, ANC voters and the rest of South Africa will most likely have to prepare themselves for a very heated National Conference election season. In just over a year’s time, the ANC will hold their National Conference that will elect their party’s president as well as the party’s presidential nominee and NEC members. While COSATU has endorsed Ramaphosa, the country’s deputy president is still haunted by the events of…

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US 

COULD CLINTON STILL WIN?

I said it before, this election is not over. Yeah, Trump has been projected as the President-elect, but that is only a PROJECTION. The electoral college voters still have to go to Washington on December 19th to officially cast their votes – already 3 electoral votes that went in the Trump column have stated that they won’t vote for the GOP nominee. And now, NBC news is reporting that Clinton’s popular vote lead over Trump has now exceeded over 2 million votes. Here are the latest figures: Clinton: 64,235,413 Trump:…

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US 

WHY THE LEFT ARE ANGRY OVER TRUMP’S VICTORY

Some have credited Trump’s victory due to his lack of what has now become the pop culture nightmare of political correctness. But Trump’s omittance of sugarcoated terminology within his rhetoric is not what liberals are primarily furious about. The left are angry, scared, and disgusted that a man, an outsider, used hatred to divide the American nation, and subsequently, the world. This was a man that said women should be punished for having abortions, generalised Mexicans by labelling them as ‘rapists’ and ‘murderers’. A man that wants to dismantle ObamaCare…

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South Africa 

HOW NMMU FMF LOST THIS ROUND

The power struggle within NMMU FMF has been their own downfall. Students within the movement have been disillusioned by leaders whose intentions weren’t in the best interest of the cause. There was only one reason why NMMU FMF had taken the decision to ban DASO students early in the shutdown – simply because the movement leadership, led by EFFSC and SASCO, were alleged to have conspired with local party leaders and to have been taking orders from such political powers within the Metro. Now, followers of the movement have realised…

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South Africa 

ZUMA: LIVE ANOTHER DAY

Zuma has now requested NPA head, Shaun Abrahams to justify why the president should not dismiss him from his position. This comes after charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan were brought forward by the NPA and then subsequently withdrawn, due to increasing pressure within the ANC and the rest of the country throwing public support towards Gordhan. Yet we all know who pushed for the charges to be brought forward in the first place; the Zuma cabal. Since taking the ministerial position for the 2nd time, Gordhan became an enemy…

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US 

PRIEBUS TAPPED AS W.H. CHIEF OF STAFF

Trump just made a very strategically smart move last night. GOP Chairman, Reince Priebus was announced as his White House Chief of Staff. Priebus was successful in uniting the party behind Trump, something liberals and centrists thought was impossible. Despite losing public support from Republican stalwarts such as Mitt Romney, John McCain, and both Bush presidents, Trump managed to sweep the primaries with a Caesar-like victory. But with some promising control over Trump’s administration, Priebus could help steer away the president-elect from radicalising on his immigration policy, as well as…

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US 

ANALYSIS – THE MOMMY/DADDY PROBLEM

The other problem Hillary has been facing is her likeability. Both she and Trump received low ratings for their characters. Trump for his flame of post-modern fascism and Clinton, because of the e-mail scandal, which was preceded by the Benghazi Embassy attack Senate Hearings – another Clinton character kryptonite. What would have helped her a lot more is if she had exhibited more of her family, and ESPECIALLY her role as a grandmother. The mommy/daddy problem is referred to in an episode of NBC’s turn-of-the-century political drama, The West Wing.…

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US 

ANALYSIS – WHY WOMEN STILL SUPPORT TRUMP

An interesting article in the latest edition of TIME magazine explains how some female voters are still publicly supporting Trump for president. They couldn’t care about his locker room banter or his sexual assault accusers. They believe Clinton’s email scandal is far more troubling than what they perceive as petty political tricks of his accusers. Some women in the south believe Clinton is a baby killer because of her far-left stance on abortion. However, Trump’s support amongst white women is at 47%, a decrease from Romney’s 56% in 2012. Many…

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South Africa 

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ZUMA ANC

In 2008, the then Director of the NPA, Vusi Pikoli was removed from his position by Zuma ally, Former President Kgalema Motlanthe. We all knew back then why this happened – Pikoli was instrumental in bringing all 783 charges forward against Zuma. While the recall of Mbeki in September 2008 opened the reality of the looming trouble we were about to encounter with a Zuma presidency, the removal of Pikoli gave us a clear preview of how state powers were going to be abused. The Zuma cabal removed Pikoli because…

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US 

ANALYSIS – COULD CLINTON LOSE?

This is going to be a tight election. If you thought Hillary was guaranteed to win, think again. Today’s ABC News/Washington Post Poll has Clinton trailing Trump 45% – 46%. And let’s just be clear on something – ABC News has always leaned left when it was possible. Trump is now politically speaking, winning. But in terms of the electoral college map, Trump still has a lot to do. In order to hit the magic number of 270, he will have to take Arizona, where he leads Clinton by 2%…

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