May 23, 2017

Lindiwe Zulu

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The ANC is on a political education programme it says is meant to ensure members are fully conversant with the principles, policies and procedures of the party. This, it says, as a way to strengthen internal cohesion ahead of a key conference next year where new party leaders will be chosen. The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi caught up with ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Zulu, who was in the Free State last weekend for the education campaign, and sought to find out from her exactly how the exercise will help resolve the many challenges confronting the former liberation movement. Excerpts:…

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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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