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Author: Bruce Gorton

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Bobani administration already falling behind on Nelson Mandela Bay’s debts

Mayor Mongameli Bobani’s administration has hit the news again – this time for late payments according to News24. Jackson Ngcelwane, Nelson Mandela Bay’s (NMB) acting chief financial officer, has written a letter expressing concern over how the municipality is paying its debts late. The target for the municipality is to pay its debt within 19 […]

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Why isn’t Mngxitama in jail for threatening women, children, cats and dogs?

According to The Citizen Andile Mngxitama, the leader of Black First, Land First, claims that a video showing him saying “We’ll kill their children, we’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their dogs, we’ll kill their cats, we’ll kill anything that comes before us”, was taken out of context.

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Rich man who owns car museum bemoans black youths’ love of BMWs

Johann Rupert recently made several questionable statements regarding this current generation of youths according to TimesLIVE. According to the report, Rupert, who according to Forbes is the man behind the Franschhoek Motor Museum, claimed that young black people never save, and spend their money at Taboo and on BMWs.

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EFF cries foul over publication of Malema’s address

The EFF has condemned the publication of Julius Malema’s residential address.

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Global Citizen Festival – gets mugged

According to the Citizen about 30 individuals figured the best way to celebrate global citizenship was – to use knives and guns to rob the concert goers. The show was intended to honour the late former president Nelson Mandela’s hundredth birthday, with American superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z putting on a great show.

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Theft, vandalism of power infrastructure costs Joburg more than R300 million: Mashaba

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has stated that theft and vandalism of power infrastructure has cost the city more than R300 million according to News24. This is turning delivering service delivery into a Sisyphean task – every time the infrastructure gets put in, some idiot breaks it or steals it.

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Cope does good on Civil Union Act

The Congress of the People has submitted a bill to Parliament to remove section 6 of the Civil Union Act according to The Citizen. The bill has been accepted by the portfolio committee on home affairs.

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Why I write about Malema and the EFF

There has always been a bit of a problem with writing about the Economic Freedom Fighters, and that is the belief that if the media didn’t write about them they’d lose their ability to influence the masses. The media, as the theory goes, is providing a platform to a racist demagogue who appears to have […]

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Numsa, Vavi slam new minimum wage

The new minimum wage bill was signed into law last week – setting the absolute least you can earn to R20 per hour according to BusinessTech. According to TimesLIVE,  National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has slammed the new minimum wage, due to the fact that it is not a living wage. “CEOs in […]

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Fact checking Malema on spy tapes and Tiso Blackstar

The registered owner of the Hill on Empire, according to Office Space Online, is Pivotal Group. Pivotal Group’s parent company is Redefine Properties.

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