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What to expect should the Vote of No Confidence succeed

by: admin - 8 August 2017

What to expect should the Vote of No Confidence succeed

Today, all eyes will be on Parliament as they take part in the Vote of No Confidence against President Jacob Zuma. While many believe that Jacob Zuma will survive this vote, there is still a chance he may not.   In case he doesn’t survive the vote, this is what to expect: The president and...

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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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SA-born, NY-based poet, Lee Mokobe writes a moving poem ahead of Trump’s inauguration

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 20 January 2017

SA-born, NY-based poet, Lee Mokobe writes a moving poem ahead of Trump’s inauguration

New York-based South African poet and TED Fellow Lee Mokobe doesn’t hold anything back in his poetry. His latest poem, “The Not Yet Burning Country”, makes comparisons between how South Africa handled xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia to how America, with the election of Donald Trump, is poised to deal with immigrants. The poem is in...

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“I wish we were not treated like dogs just because we’re homeless”

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 17 June 2016

“I wish we were not treated like dogs just because we’re homeless”

Homeless people in an informal settlement in Monte Vista, many who been evicted from here several times, say they are going nowhere and that they will be voting in the upcoming local government elections despite their current living standards. There are about 11 families in this area who survive financially by getting temporary domestic and...

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The #2X Story: VIP

by: Lee Molefi - 26 April 2016

The #2X Story: VIP

The “#” has become a powerful symbol that has gone far beyond just tracking Twitter trends. It has given young people an alternative way to take part in politics and make an impact. Through online activism, they have found a way to shift agendas, and forced themselves into national discourse, in addition to claiming their space...

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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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4 policies adopted this year that you should look out for

by: Anam Joseph - 29 December 2015

4 policies adopted this year that you should look out for

This year in parliament was not only good for young people because of the presence of a youthful party like the EFF but there were also several policies adopted that we think you, as the youth, should care about. Here are four: The National Youth Plan Policy What is it? This policy aims to decrease...

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Register to attend The Youth Agenda feat. Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela

by: Live Staff - 2 December 2015

Register to attend The Youth Agenda feat. Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela

The Youth Agenda featuring Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December 2015 12h00 to 16h00 #YouthDialogueZA   Corruption Watch and Livity Africa’s VIP Campaign are excited to bring you the Youth Agenda featuring Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela on 9 December 2015 at The Orbit Jazz Club and Bistro in Braamfontein. By...

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Moments during #FeesMustFall that tell us where to go from here

by: Lee Molefi - 9 November 2015

Moments during #FeesMustFall that tell us where to go from here

Friday, October 23, 2015 will be remembered as the day the #FeesMustFall movement reached a turning point. President Jacob Zuma announced that there would be no fee increase for the 2016 academic year. The generation that was thought to be apathetic and directionless started a national movement that forced a presidential and institutional rethink of...

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#FeesMustFall: Twitter’s apt reaction to Blade Nzimande’s “students must fall” quip

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 23 October 2015

#FeesMustFall: Twitter’s apt reaction to Blade Nzimande’s “students must fall” quip

On Thursday, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande drew the ire of South Africans after jokingly saying his department would start a “students must fall” campaign if students don’t accept his proposed 6% university fee increase cap. This comes a day after the minister was heckled as he tried to address students who had marched to...

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