THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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By Gustav Krös and Donnelly McCleland The convulsions of civil unrest in parts of South Africa have not yet fully abated, and the extent of the destruction and upheaval will be felt by communities for a long time after calm is finally restored. Many opinions have been offered for the wanton violence and destruction. Numerous…

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G20 LEADERS UNITED TO ADDRESS MAJOR GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES

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By Alex Pollock Discussions on how to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and deal with the global economic damage it has wrought dominated the Group of 20 Summit, which began on Saturday (21 November) and was hosted virtually by Saudi Arabia. In private sessions, heads of state of the world’s 19 richest countries and the European…

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SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT SAYS COVID-19 CORRUPTION IS AN UNFORGIVABLE BETRAYAL

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By Donnelly McCleland President Cyril Ramaphosa has described COVID-19 corruption as “an unforgivable betrayal” for the millions of South Africans who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. In a letter released on Sunday [23 August], issued to African National Congress (ANC) members, the president said the party remains deeply implicated in South Africa’s corruption…

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OPLOSSING VIR RENAISSANCE DAM-DISPUUT BELANGRIK VIR STREEKSVEILIGHEID

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Op 26 Junie het Suid-Afrika se president Cyril Ramaphosa, in sy amp as voorsitter van die Afrika-unie (AU), ’n spesiale video-telekonferensie belê om die verwikkelinge rakende die Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) te bespreek. Daarna het Egipte, Soedan en Ethiopië ooreengekom om ’n Afrika-unie-geborgde komitee van regs- en tegniese kundiges uit dié drie lande te…

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RESOLUTION OF RENAISSANCE DAM DISPUTE VITAL FOR REGIONAL SECURITY

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On 26 June, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his position as Chairperson of the African Union (AU), convened a special video-teleconference meeting to discuss developments pertaining to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Thereafter, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on forming an African Union-sponsored committee of legal and technical experts from the three countries…

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2020 STAATSREDE VERTRAAG DEUR EFF-ONTWRIGTING

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Suid-Afrika se president Cyril Ramaphosa se staatsrede is verlede week Donderdag uitgestel, na bykans ’n uur se ontwrigting deur die Ekonomiese Vryheidsvegters (EFF). Die president kon slegs sy toespraak lewer nadat EFF-lede vrywillig die palement verlaat het. Ramaphosa het ’n aantal kwessies uitgelig, maar ’n groot deel van die mediadekking fokus op die optrede van…

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SONA 2020 DELAYED BY EFF DISRUPTIONS

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address was postponed last week Thursday, following nearly an hour of disruptions from the Economic Freedom Fighters. The president was only able to deliver his speech after EFF members willingly left the House.  Mr Ramaphosa highlighted a number of issues, but much of the media coverage…

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SOUTH AFRICANS AND OTHERS TAKE STOCK AMID VIOLENCE

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6 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: VOA) – South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week’s anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries. In a televised address Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the attacks that began Sunday,…

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ANC WINS SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTION BUT WITH SMALLER MAJORITY

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The ruling African National Congress (ANC) won South Africa’s parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said, announcing the official results. The win assured a sixth straight term in power for the ANC. But the result was the worst-ever electoral showing for the party, which has ruled South Africa since the end of…

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