April 26, 2017

Mzwanele Manyi

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The land question in South Africa has remained a highly emotive issue with different sectors of society seemingly agreeing on the importance of land redistribution but yet no solid agreement on the format and time frame. This has resulted in some political leaders urging people to occupy land illegally, a move that has been described as potentially catastrophic to the country’s economy. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the Founder of the Decolonisation Foundation Mzwanele Manyi on how best the country’s land issue can addressed without negatively impacting on productivity. Makoni also asked Manyi how the beneficiaries of the land…

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Ace Magashule

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In a wide ranging interview The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi spoke to the chairperson of the ANC in the Free State, Ace Magashule, about the state of the party in the province and in the country. Among other issues he asked Magashule about the challenges the ANC is facing, highlighted by the sharp differences that have emerged among members leaving the party, according to its President Jacob Zuma and Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, at its weakest. Excerpts: What is the position of the Free State ANC on the party’s parliamentary chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, who has called on the ANC national…

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Executive mayor, Olly Mlamleli

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The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality last week signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with taxi associations operating in and around the city with the aim of revamping the public transport system. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the city’s executive mayor, Olly Mlamleli, to have a better understanding of how the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) will work and how taxi operators will be involved. Makoni also asked the mayor how the commuting public and businesses would benefit from the new system. Excerpts: If you can please give a brief outline of the signing of the MOA between the municipality and…

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