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Protector warns of ‘Animal Farm’ antics

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says some people believe they are more equal than others because of their position within the government
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Thuli Madonsela the Public Protector has warned on abuse of resources by the government officials. Saying that they should not use resources for their own interests before delivering the services to the people. This is corruption and greed and it should stop. Many of these cases are experienced by South African government.

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Vusi Pikoli says Zuma should have been charged for bringing the party into ... - Eyewitness News

Vusi Pikoli says Zuma should have been charged for bringing the party into ... - Eyewitness News | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Vusi Pikoli says Zuma should have been charged for bringing the party into ...
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What would South African politics be without a bit of good old Zuma hating? The word disrepute is thrown in every now and then, as well as allegations and corruption, AKA its an everyday page 3 newspaper article. However Pikoli can be seen to have some form of justification based on what he's saying and based on what Zuma's been doing. The decision of coming out with what Pikoli has, can be seen as very political and it ultimately gives the DA and other local South African parties, further ammunition in which to use against the ruling party - Brad

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Who: The article is written by Belinda Moses in 2013, and edited by Craig Wynn. The article thus talks about one of the top grossing discussion in Africa at this moment, which is centured around president Zuma. 

 

What: The article in question rehashes the topic of President's Zuma accused rape. It thus shows as well the opinion of former NPA boss Vusi Pikoli. The article shows him being concerned with how easily the people ignored Zuma's rape of this helpless woman and discuses how it should not have been so easily ignored. Pikoli then gows on to say that Zuma has damaged the ANC's image through his conduct and questionned why he was the victim of a political conspiracy. Pikoli's main argument is saying that Zuma should have been charged for bringing the organization into disrepute. He thus sais it very clearly.

"I don't know why hé was not charged." 

 

Where: In Africa 

 

Why: Once again this is an example of the backlash of Zuma's accused rape of the women. Weather President Zuma is guilty or innocent, it is clear to say that the general population is agrevated with this incident. Pikoli brings up a very interesting theme in that the ANC should not have ignorer this incident, as it clearly desserves as mush attention as possible. It thus creates increasing political tension whithin its own nation, as Pikoli said, it has brought the party into disrepute. Not only did this incident create political dishonesty whithin the party as many people do no longer trust the ANC, but it also damages and loses its reputation. 

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19 new political parties registered

19 new political parties registered | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Nineteen new political parties have been registered on a national level with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) over the past nine months.
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19 new parties registered, woah thats a lot. Some of the founders of these new parties are former members of the ANC. It is pretty interesting. to see  how even fellow politicians seem to be slowly but surely standing up against the ANC's ways. - Mila

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Motshekga: SA education is improving

Motshekga: SA education is improving | South African Politics | Scoop.it
The results of the last national exams show the country's education system is improving, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
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Mokgethwa-Ahead of this year's final maric examintions, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that the education system is improving and that she is enthusiastic about this year's results. She has set new standards for schools' infrustructure which will take 17 years to implement.

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Zuma urges young voters not to be apathetic - BDlive

Zuma urges young voters not to be apathetic - BDlive | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Zuma urges young voters not to be apathetic BDlive PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma on Wednesday urged young South Africans to vote in the 2014 general election, saying they should take use the opportunity to participate in governance and are no longer held...
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Adriana: It is comforting to see the President urging young people to vote as voter apathy is a huge issue and the resoslving of it has the potential to change the system. 

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Worker in hot water over EFF beret - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Worker in hot water over EFF beret - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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A woman was given a written warning for wearing a EFF beret at work. This might be an interesting article to read and you might ask yourself which political parties are people allowed to show they support them. Zizipho

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Guide reveals Joburg’s stories - IOL Travel Gauteng | IOL.co.za

Guide reveals Joburg’s stories - IOL Travel Gauteng | IOL.co.za | South African Politics | Scoop.it
RT @MalloryOnTravel: Guide reveals Joburg’s stories http://t.co/WJhkvnpt2H #travel #ttot #tbex
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An interesting take upon politics would be that through travel and how in this article the idea that people travel to other destinations without having explored their own home, plays a role upon the economy and how that effects politics could be an interesting take upon travel and the political realm revolved around that. - Sarah

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WC ANC to engage with communities

WC ANC to engage with communities | South African Politics | Scoop.it
WC ANC leader Marius Fransman says the DA has failed to address the lack of housing.
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Mokgethwa-It's time again; you know, when political parties pretend to care about people at grassroot levels just to garner votes ahead of the elections

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ANC insists on limited Info Bill changes - Independent Online

ANC insists on limited Info Bill changes - Independent Online | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Independent Online ANC insists on limited Info Bill changes Independent Online Parliament, Western Cape - The ANC ruled out a comprehensive rewrite of the Protection of State Information Bill on Wednesday, using its majority to ensure Parliament...
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Loyiso - In recent months, some people have come out as saying that they do not think that the Protection of State Information Bill is as bad or oppressive as some had previously thought. However, some in the ANC have expressed that they want tighter restrictions to be stipulated in the Bill. This article explores how limited information will be if a rewrite of the Bill does not happen. 

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ANC's PBF returns from Russia - Independent Online

ANC's PBF returns from Russia - Independent Online | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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Johannesburg - The ANC's Progressive Business Forum (PBF) has returned from a week-long visit to Russia, where it discussed business opportunities, it said on Wednesday.
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Loyiso - The ANC has had strong ties with the controversial state of Russia since the struggle years. It seems that both states still have close economic and political relations as the ANC's PBF was in Russia to discuss economic ventures between the two countries.

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Are SA whites really being killed "like flies"? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong - Africa Check

Are SA whites really being killed "like flies"? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong - Africa Check | South African Politics | Scoop.it
South African musician Steve Hofmeyr has claimed that the number of white South Africans killed by blacks would fill a soccer stadium, that white Afrikaners are being killed "like flies" and that a white farmer is murdered every five days.
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Loyiso - This story is related to the previous scoop about crime stats. It explores the belief that some have that crimes committed in SA (murder in this case) are racially motivated

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South Africans fall off global rich list - Independent Online

South Africans fall off global rich list - Independent Online | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Independent Online South Africans fall off global rich list Independent Online About 62 000 South Africans are in the top 1 percent of global wealth holders and 43 000 are dollar millionaires, according to Credit Suisse's fourth annual wealth...
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Loyiso - Considering the fact that Nigeria is said to be overtaking SA economically, this article provides a good about how South Africans are  doing economically.

 

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ANC caught out by e-toll billboards? - Independent Online

ANC caught out by e-toll billboards? - Independent Online | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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ANC caught out by e-toll billboards?
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The DA has shown its hand when it comes to the E-tolling fiasco, by poking fun at the ANC and their insistence on the E-tolling system. Finally it seems like SA politics is getting a sense of humour - Brad

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‘Sugar daddies campaign’ held in PMB - Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za

‘Sugar daddies campaign’ held in PMB - Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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Many teenager girls in KZN are falling for trap of sugar daddies with money. Now the local community has come up with a campaign to protect these young girls, as they fall pregnant at a very young age. This is good work becuase teenagers need to be educated about the consequences of engaging in sexual activities especially with old men.    Zizipho.

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SA’s youth distrusts politicians: study - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za

SA’s youth distrusts politicians: study - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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The youth of South Africa does not trust politicians, but who can blame them? I mean many of the politicians in our country get away with murder! So much corruption and nepotism, it makes one dizzy trying to keep up with each scandal. The article takes a look into the statistics - "four out of five younger South Africans do not trust politicians". I suppose this is going to worry many politicians because of possibly losing voters. But that's just the game of politics. - Mila 

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Andrew and Tom's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:34 AM

Politics- This article describes a study  about  how young voters don't trust South African politicians. As many as 80% in the study said that ppoliticians do not always tell the truth. This worries the government.

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Politics will be healthier come 2019 - The Mercury | IOL.co.za

Politics will be healthier come 2019 - The Mercury | IOL.co.za | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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It is no secret that everyone is wondering what the results of next years election will be. Well, atleast I know I am really excited. This article takes an interesting look at what might happen in 2019 if the ANC gradually loses voters because of parties such as the EFF and Agang. Would this make our politics better if the ANC is not in power or rather does not have such great control politically? I don't know what to make of this because essentially every system is flawed in some way or another. So, even if the DA were to be in power, we would still find something wrong with how they function. - Mila

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EFF calls out Haffajee on City Press conflict

EFF calls out Haffajee on City Press conflict | South African Politics | Scoop.it
The Economic Freedom Fighters has called City Press editor Ferial Haffajee's
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Mokgethwa-What started off as an internal City Press matter ended up being a public, political one when the EFF called out City Press editor Ferial Haffajee for allegedly suspedning "8 black journalists". Drama much?

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E Cape spent R87m on catering - DA - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za

E Cape spent R87m on catering - DA - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za | South African Politics | Scoop.it
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Recently the DA found out that Eastern Cape spent 87 million for catering whereas they spent only 39 million for education. Now you might want to ask yourself whether food is more important than education.

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South African President Zuma Drops Case Over Zapiro's 'Rape ...

South African President Zuma Drops Case Over Zapiro's 'Rape ... | South African Politics | Scoop.it
In South Africa, a four-year saga over a political cartoon is over, and the winner appears to be the cartoonist, Zapiro, the pen name of Jonathan Shapiro.
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YAAAAAAAY finally our government can take satire as what it is and not throw their toys out of the cot every time they see something that doesn't portray them in an unbeffiting light (and underserved)!

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Leo Rivoal's curator insight, February 6, 2015 12:19 AM
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Who: The image is drawn and published on september 9th 2008, by both Zapiro and Zapiro.com. The image depicts South African President Zuma. The article is thus written and hosted by Marco Werman. 

 

What: The article is in response to the highly controversial event four years ago , when Zapiro.com published an article showing President Zuma unbuckling his pants as he is faced towards a helpless woman. Zuma's fellow companions who hold this women down imply that he "o for it". The woman is also wearing a banner that says Justice System. It is thus implied that Zuma is going to in a sense violate the justice system. The article then goes on about how, after seing the cartoon, president Zuma wanted to presse charges against Zapiro. However, président Zuma recently stated that hé would drop the charges in exchange for 11,000 dollars and an apology.

 

Where: The évents of the article take place in south Africa

 

Why: This specific article brings up an important discussion about Africa's current political situation. We must first ask ourselves if président Zuma really is taking advantage of the Justice system, as of the time of the cartoons publication in 2008, président Jacob Zuma was facing numerous corruption trials, though they were later dismissed. On the other hand, we must then ask ourselves why président Zuma dropped the case entirely. According to his office, they released a statement saying that tough the cartoon was an affront, it wanted to avoid a precedent that could limait free speech. Can this statement be truly genuine, or are they just saying this purely for political protective reasons, as we know this may be appropriate because Zuma faces réélection in December for the leadership of the ANC. 

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Cosatu vows to stop 'youth subsidy' bill - BDlive

Cosatu vows to stop 'youth subsidy' bill - BDlive | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Times LIVE Cosatu vows to stop 'youth subsidy' bill BDlive THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) vowed in Parliament on Tuesday to resist the passage and implementation of the Employment Tax Incentive Bill, which would provide for the...
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Makungu-  I scooped an article about ANC pushing for the Youth subsidy bill as they believe that it will alleviate unemployment amoung the youth. however COSATU seems to be opposing this. it is interesting as it is causing tension between ANC and COSATU 

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Cosatu dumbfounded by IMF report | Business | Economy | Mail ...

Cosatu dumbfounded by IMF report | Business | Economy | Mail ... | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Cosatu is shocked by the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) latest report on South Africa, spokesperson Patrick Craven said on Wednesday. "It lays the blame for the poorly performing economy of South Africa, on 'the ...
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Loyiso - As SA is said to be underperforming in the global economic market, some like Cosatue have resorted to diverting the blame to the current state of the SA government.

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Cabinet: Be a good citizen and buy an e-tag

Cabinet: Be a good citizen and buy an e-tag | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Cabinet says it has faith that the public will abide by the law and buy e-tags, calling on Gauteng's inhabitants to
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Mokgethwa-Cabinet should be good citizens yourself and desist squandering and stealing public funds

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Top Forecaster Sees Rand Blip Before Slide: South Africa Credit - Bloomberg

Top Forecaster Sees Rand Blip Before Slide: South Africa Credit - Bloomberg | South African Politics | Scoop.it
Independent Online Top Forecaster Sees Rand Blip Before Slide: South Africa Credit Bloomberg The South African rand's rebound this month will persevere through year-end, then reverse with the currency tumbling during most of 2014, according to the...
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Loyiso - A few years ago during the recession, SA held out economically while many Western nations suffered. However, some believe that SA  is yet to experience an economic downslide. Nevertheless, this article notes that SA has been consistent in rebounding from economic setbacks.  

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Crime stats: Where murder happens in South Africa

Crime stats: Where murder happens in South Africa | South African Politics | Scoop.it
While many believe Jo'burg is the most dangerous city to live in, in SA, the reality is very different. Lizette Lancaster explains why. (The #RedOctober movement is due to march against "the oppression of whites" in SA.
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Loyiso - SA is generally considered to be one of the murder capitals of the world.This artice explores this topic, misconceptions about where murder takes place and the economic and racial issues that inform this debate.

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Gauteng eTolls Make No Sense

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Makungu - this is a very insightful video. it explains how the e-tolls work and how unreasonable it is. in the video it shows how money will be wasted through this process and that it does not necessarily benefit the state so the question is why are they going ahead with the idea? what are politicians saying about this? does this show a lack of transparency in the treasury ? 

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