May 23, 2017

We’ve reached rock bottom‚ Lindiwe Sisulu says of ANC

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She says that the ruling party could not lose its position until it had delivered on all its promises to South Africans With apparent divisions and factions forming ahead of the December elective conference of the ANC‚ the ruling party has never been in a worse state‚ said national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu. She was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Military Veterans Housing Dialogue in Boksburg on Wednesday. “We have been through this situation before. Yes‚ it is the worst‚ but things do get worse before they get better‚” said Sisulu‚ who is also human settlements…

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Asking MPs to listen to voters is likely a waste of time – survey

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The PMG hopes to make its survey of public participants an annual one, the researcher responsible for it, Monique Doyle, said this week, and to track changes over time As individual voters take to the internet to urge MPs to remove President Jacob Zuma, a survey by a parliamentary monitoring organisation says MPs rarely listen — and even trying to convince them of anything may just be a waste of time. Because, said one respondent, there is “a penchant for embracing the views of those already powerful”. Among organisations and individuals who made submissions to Parliament in the past two…

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Makgoe warns against politics in class

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South Africa has got a history of racism, there are teachers who try to dissuade learners and characterise the president of the country (Jacob Zuma) and the ANC in a very negative manner Education MEC Tate Makgoe has warned teachers in the province to focus on their core duty of guiding learners in their studies in line with the school curriculum and not venture into politics seeking to propagate negative sentiment about the ruling ANC and government among students. Makgoe said drastic measures would be taken against those who chose to abandon their function as teachers and feed learners with…

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