The drum beat on SA land grab quickens

by TAU Bulletin

During the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the late nineties, the  Commission declared in its findings that there were four different kinds of truth. The Commission “rejected the popular assumption” that there are only … Read the rest

Xhosa initiation season: 30 dead, 293 hospitalised, ‘some losing genitals’

Xhosa initiates
Xhosa initiates

Five people have been arrested since the start of the initiation season in the Eastern Cape, police said on Tuesday.

The arrests were made in different parts of the province since May, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

Thirty initiates … Read the rest

ANC finds Winnie Mandela’s comments ‘regrettable’

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The ANC was unaware that the family of former statesman Nelson Mandela was unhappy about a publicised visit President Jacob Zuma made to Mandela’s house shortly after he was released from hospital in April, the party said in … Read the rest

South African youth must struggle for economic liberation: ANC

ANC_logowallSouth African youth must commit themselves to the struggle for economic emancipation, the ANC said on Saturday.

“The struggle for economic emancipation and economic freedom in this lifetime is undoubtedly the struggle that this generation of young people must commit … Read the rest

Government officials not barred from visiting Mandela: ANC

Former president Nelson Mandela’s family has denied barring government officials from visiting him in hospital, the ANC said on Monday.

“We have spoken to the family about this report and they deny that they issued such an instruction or spoke … Read the rest

‘God help us’ if Juju becomes president

Jackson Mthembu

ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said during a television interview that it would be a dark day for the country if the expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema ever came to power, Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday

“Can … Read the rest

‘We won’t kill whites, just take their land without compensation’ – Julius Malema

According to the Daily Maverick, a Johannesburg website, expelled ANC Youth leader Julius Malema is still campaigning hard in his home province of Limpopo.

Greg Nicolson writes that Malema gave whites a lashing over their continued ownership of farmland. “We … Read the rest

ANC delegates end conference in a fist fight

North West ANC delegates had a physical fight on the last day of the party’s national policy conference, spokesman Jackson Mthembu says.

A North West African National Congress member was addressing the plenary session on Friday when another delegate tried … Read the rest

Limpopo textbook saga ‘unfortunate’ – ANC

It was “unfortunate” that Limpopo pupils did not have textbooks in the first half of the year, the ANC said on Thursday.

“We are saying, it’s very unfortunate,” African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu told SAfm.

“Six months into an … Read the rest

Painting showing Zuma’s genitals provokes ANC

The ANC vowed on Thursday to go to court to get a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out removed from a Johannesburg gallery.

“The African National Congress is extremely disturbed and outraged by the distasteful and … Read the rest

ANC welcomes Malema’s latest suspension

No ANC member is bigger than the organisation’s constitution, the party said on Wednesday in welcoming Julius Malema’s latest suspension.

“We welcome and respect the decision as we do with all decisions arrived at by constitutional structures of the ANC,” … Read the rest