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Land ownership should be limited to 12 000 hectares, says Mantashe

The ANC national chairperson says white farmers owning land more than 12 000 hectares would have to hand it over to the state. Land ownership should be limited to 12 000 hectares a farm, and the government should expropriate without compensation land in excess of that. This is according to ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, who told News24 this would be implemented once section 25 of the Constitution has been amended to allow the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest. Mantashe told the publication that individuals should not…...

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PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA’S NEW SA CABINET

Since taking office early in February, several opposition MPs have called on Cyril Ramaphosa to deal decisively with corruption and state capture by axing certain ministers. JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his new Cabinet at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday night. Deputy President: David Mabuza Minister of Finance: Nhlanhla Nene – replacing Malusi Gigaba Deputy Minister of Finance: Mondli Gungubele – replacing Sfiso Buthelezi Minister of Energy: Jeff Radebe – replacing David Mahlobo Minister of State Security: Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba – replacing Bongani Bongo Minister Public Enterprises:…...

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IS SONA POSTPONEMENT THE END OF THE ROAD FOR ZUMA?

JOHANNESBURG/ CAPE TOWN – The postponement on the State of the Nation Address (Sona) is being seen as the strongest indication yet that this could be the end of the road for President Jacob Zuma. Since Tuesday morning, several African National Congress (ANC)leaders who attended the national working committee (NWC) meeting on Monday have been speaking to Eyewitness News about the likelihood of Sona being postponed. The reasons they gave included if President Zuma was not to resign before Wednesday’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting, the party’s highest decision-making body would move to recall him…...

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MBETE: SONA 2018 POSTPONED, NO NEW DATE SET

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN – National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has announced that the State of the Nation Address has been postponed. The address was scheduled for 8 February. However, Mbete says it had become clear that it was unlikely that a joint sitting of the two houses would be uneventful if it was held this Thursday as planned. She adds that Parliament took into account views of political stakeholders, society and concerns in the political environment. Mbete says that as Parliament was preparing to write to President Jacob Zuma to request the postponement of his address, he…...

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SA HOLDS ITS BREATH AS ANC CHOOSES NEW LEADERSHIP

Delegates started voting on Sunday night in a closely fought contest between presidential contenders Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. JOHANNESBURG – South Africa will be holding its breath as the African National Congress (ANC) chooses a new leadership at Nasrec, Soweto on Monday. Delegates started voting on Sunday night in a closely fought contest between presidential contenders Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Some were expected only to cast their ballots this morning, with the outcome only expected to be announced later today. A drama-filled nominations process saw weaker candidates withdraw, clearing the way for…

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Explainer: ANC Leadership Race – exact sequence unclear, but it’s likely that the opening session will happen first

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. It’s upon us at last, so, what to expect during the ANC’s 54th national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg starting on Saturday? It’s hard to say, but there will be a programme which will include, somewhere along the line, opening speeches, closing speeches, and some voting and policy work in between. This could, however, all change and, in the case of…

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