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Mixed feelings towards The President’s Keepers

by: Armand Mukenge - 13 November 2017

Mixed feelings towards The President’s Keepers

Author and investigative journalist, Jacques Pauw, recently released The President’s Keepers, a book that details allegations of corruption involving President Jacob Zuma and implicates other key players keeping him “in power and out of prison.” SARS and the State Security Agency issued the writer and his publishing company with a cease-and-desist letter demanding that they...

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Another day, another cabinet reshuffle for Zuma

by: admin - 17 October 2017

Another day, another cabinet reshuffle for Zuma

In just 7 months, President Jacob Zuma has announced another reshuffle to the National Executive on Tuesday morning. The changes have seen Blade Nzimande completely removed from the cabinet. The sacking comes after the former minister of Higher Education and Training has been publicly criticising Jacob Zuma. In March, the General Secretary of the SACP...

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This is what Zuma and Trump spoke about, according to South African Twitter

by: Carlos Ncube - 14 February 2017

This is what Zuma and Trump spoke about, according to South African Twitter

US President Donald Trump gave our president a call Monday evening. The agenda was unknown, but South Africans had their own speculations, and it would be mean of us not to share. 1. Donald Trump: I’m building a wall & Mexico will pay for it. Jacob Zuma: I built #Nkandla & South Africa paid for...

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What I’d like to see in politics in 2016

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 21 January 2016

What I’d like to see in politics in 2016

Last year was a decidedly turbulent one in South African politics. The State of the Nation Address (SONA) was marred by violence, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was given the boot and Fees Must Fall highlighted the inequalities that still exist in higher education. But, hope springs eternal and with the SONA a little over a...

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Music video release: Jacob Zuma kills everyone in the game

by: Nadine Kutu - 17 June 2015

Music video release: Jacob Zuma kills everyone in the game

We at Live Mag SA decided to tackle politics by making a music video inspired by Jacob Zuma and the controversy. Our fictional president “JZED” takes on all the haters in the video, check it out! Video by: Nadines_Pics and mdnyzs JZed by: Lucky Mthabela  

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Disability is not inability

by: Asanda Gura - 27 March 2015

Disability is not inability

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma said, “We would continue to advance and improve the lives of people with disabilities.” Following that I attended a portfolio committee on Social Development on March 18, in which the committee addressed some of the comments made by the president. But I also wanted to...

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DA’s motion of no confidence against Zuma flops

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 20 March 2015

DA’s motion of no confidence against Zuma flops

On Tuesday, the National Assembly voted on a proposed motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma. Led by the Democratic Alliance’s parliamentary leader, Mmusi Maimane, the proposed motion expressed the opposition’s disapproval with the president’s list of misdemeanors. “We cannot in good conscience allow the needs of millions of South Africans to be superseded by...

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“I am not going to pay back the money…”

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 13 March 2015

“I am not going to pay back the money…”

Let’s get straight into it. On Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma appeared in the National Assembly to answer oral questions for the first time since August last year. If you remember, the last session was halted when the EFF were chucked out of parliament for their now infamous “pay back the money” chant. Wednesday’s sitting, while...

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What is government doing about corruption?

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 6 March 2015

What is government doing about corruption?

Corruption. From the controversy surrounding the expenses to his homestead in Nkandla to his alleged involvement in the arms deal, no one word has followed Jacob Zuma around since he began his first term as president in 2009 more than the inglorious c-word . With concern about government corruption steadily increasing—South Africa scoring 44 out of 100...

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SONA 2015: The president responds

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 20 February 2015

SONA 2015: The president responds

On Thursday, the president delivered his reply to the State of the Nation debate. With disorder having been parliament’s lingua franca in the past few days, it was weird to see him deliver his speech without any disruptions. No walkouts, no noisemaking and certainly no security forces rearranging any MP’s dental structure. Here are a few talking...

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