ANC Presidential Race South Africa 

Zuma strikes back: Mrs Dlamini-Zuma goes to Parliament

Never has the common expression “desperate times call for desperate measures” ever been more applicable to contemporary South African politics until this week, when ANC presidential hopeful and former African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was sworn in as an Member of Parliament. The postulated desperate move for the NDZ camp has only confirmed the public sentiment of how far Zuma is willing to go to ensure his ex-wife succeeds him.  What South Africans have witnessed once again is the political patronage of Jacob Zuma in action. The President has never…

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ANC Presidential Race South Africa 

5 reasons why the Ramaphosa extramarital campaign backfired

A week after the Sunday weekly national papers covered the story of Cyril Ramaphosa’s alleged extramarital affairs, the story political enemies of the Deputy President hoped would damper his chances at succeeding Zuma as ANC president, has seem to failed. The story which originated from leaked emails of the Deputy President’s private Google accounts claimed Ramaphosa has had multiple relationships.  The ANC Presidential hopeful denied such claims and only acknowledged an affair with a Limpopo doctor eight years ago – five years before he became Deputy President. Here are five…

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Book Reviews International US 

No is not enough – Naomi Klein

If there is one aspect of Klein’s writings that any progressive can appreciate, it would be her staunch critiques of a neoliberal economic system that she finds to be failing in a multitude of consequences. From the writer of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, Klein now discusses the phenomena of shock politics, and how this relatively little-known conception played a pivotal role during the nail-biting election night of 2016 and the weeks and months that subsequently followed. Introducing this topic on the basis of the ‘shock doctrine’…

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