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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. Advertisements

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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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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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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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Why did the repo rate rise?

Earlier this week the South African Reserve Bank decided to raise the repo rate to 6.75% according to Cape Talk. Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago said that he might hike it further to curb the impact of rising fuel prices. The repo rate is generally used by the reserve bank to get inflation into the target […]

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The Bain connection

It always fascinates me in news how the same names keep coming up. While I was doing research for another article, I found something interesting, an article from News24 in 2001 about Coleman Andrews and his massive payout from SAA. There was an interesting line in that story: “There was much concern about the cost […]

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Whose sewage is in the Vaal river?

According to EWN the City of Johannesburg, as well as the surrounding municipalities, have denied that they are to blame for the raw sewage in the Vaal river. Philip Molekoa of the South African Human Rights Commission has in fact said that nobody has claimed responsibility for the contamination. News24 reported earlier this week that […]

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Why Floyd Shivambu’s claims about Gordhan’s aims make no sense

According to EWN Floyd Shivambu has claimed that Pravin Gordhan is out to destroy SAA and Eskom in order to privatise them. “One of the immediate assignments of Pravin Gordhan is to destroy Eskom so that they can privatise it… to destroy SAA so that they can privatise it,” Shivambu said. This claim comes as […]

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De Lille forming a new party

According to EWN Patricia de Lille is forming her own political party after all the drama she’s had with the Democratic Alliance. The former mayor of Cape Town has said that an IPSOS poll has shown that she enjoys the support of a lot of South Africans, and hopes this will translate into votes in […]

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