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Nene falls from his chair during a live broadcast

Nene has fallen from grace this time

First he fell off a chair, now he his fallen from grace.

On Wednesday evening President Jacob Zuma made the shock announcement that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene would be replaced by David van Rooyen.

Van Rooyen, 47, was an Umkhonto … Read the rest

Protesters driven back from parliament

Protesting students storm parliament

South African police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a group of university students who tried to storm parliament on Wednesday.

The protesters are unhappy about increases in tuition fees, AP said, citing media reports.

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Lazy MP’s get the finger

South Africa’s Parliament has embraced technology to keep tabs on lazy MPs.

The National Assembly’s 400 members and National Council of Provinces’ 90 delegates make up the Members of Parliament who represent South Africans.

Parliament has now installed biometric finger … Read the rest

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Malema mulling an armed struggle

The Economic Freedom Fighters may take up arms if their “peaceful revolution” is met with violence from the state, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

“We can’t rule out the possibility of an armed struggle if the state is … Read the rest