54th ANC National Conference 17.12.2017 11:17 am

SACP says Zuma’s address at #ANC54 was pathetic and dishonest

Mapaila says Zuma failed to speak frankly about the challenges faced by the country and alliance.

The first deputy general secretary of the SACP, Solly Mapaila, has criticised President Jacob Zuma’s last speech as ANC leader on Saturday, saying it was pathetic and dishonest.

SACP says Zuma’s address at #ANC54 was pathetic and dishonest
SACP says Zuma’s address at #ANC54 was pathetic and dishonest

SACP says Zuma’s address at #ANC54 was pathetic and dishonest

Mapaila says Zuma failed to speak frankly about the challenges faced by the country and alliance.

How Zuma defied National Treasury and Heher inquiry by announcing free-higher education
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How Zuma defied National Treasury and Heher inquiry by announcing free-higher education

This major announcement flies in the face of the National Treasury’s role in keeping a lid on government spending, wasteful expenditure and finding sustainable ways to grow the economy.
WATCH: ANC delegates heckle Fikile Mbalula
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WATCH: ANC delegates heckle Fikile Mbalula

The minister of police watched in amusement as ANC delegates heckled him.
Baleka Mbete endorses Ramaphosa for ANC president
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Baleka Mbete endorses Ramaphosa for ANC president

It is understood that the deep divisions in the party forced party leaders to abandon the process to allow for different factions to caucus with the hope of coming to an agreement.
Unity doesn’t seem to be on the outgoing ANC president’s agenda
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Unity doesn’t seem to be on the outgoing ANC president’s agenda

President Jacob Zuma has called for women to be elected to senior positions in the movement and for the youth to be promoted within the party.
SACP moved too quickly to contest elections independently, says Zuma
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SACP moved too quickly to contest elections independently, says Zuma

Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma says he will be waiting eagerly for his successor to be elected and whom he will call “my president”.
ANC conference credentials report not ready
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ANC conference credentials report not ready

Mbete and the NEC were taken to task by ANC KZN leader Sihle Zikalala over two separate copies of the conference agenda.
Zuma: I’m ready to hand over party reins to new ANC leader
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Zuma: I’m ready to hand over party reins to new ANC leader

‘Not long ago comrades felt I must be talked to about stepping down. I bear no grudges.’
Zuma launches scathing attack on ANC Veterans League
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Zuma launches scathing attack on ANC Veterans League

The ANC president cautioned that the league, which he will soon join, can not ‘be part of the problem.’
Expel ANC members who take party to court – Zuma
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Expel ANC members who take party to court – Zuma

Party members who take the organisation to court declare themselves as ‘non-ANC members’, Zuma says.
Private sector corruption is treated with kid gloves, Zuma tells ANC conference
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Private sector corruption is treated with kid gloves, Zuma tells ANC conference

The outgoing ANC leader had no kind words for the private sector which he accused of trying to dictate to the ANC.
WATCH: ANC delegates tell Zuma ‘to leave for Dubai’ through song
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WATCH: ANC delegates tell Zuma ‘to leave for Dubai’ through song

Even though President Jacob Zuma announced fully subsidised free higher education for poor and working-class students today, it doesn’t seem like ANC delegates are pleased with their outgoing leader.
Analysts predict NDZ will be defeated by Ramaphosa
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Analysts predict NDZ will be defeated by Ramaphosa

Political analysts have warned that the Nkosazana-Dlamini-Zuma camp be handed a drubbing this weekend.
Zuma admits S.Africans ‘not happy’ with ruling ANC party
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Zuma admits S.Africans ‘not happy’ with ruling ANC party

South African President Jacob Zuma admitted Saturday that voters were “not happy” with the ruling ANC party as it began a five-day conference to elect his successor as party leader.
It’s hurry up and wait for the media as ANC conference is delayed
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It’s hurry up and wait for the media as ANC conference is delayed

The registration process at University of Johannesburg Soweto campus was thrown into disarray.
VIDEOS: NDZ and CR supporters sing praises for their candidates at #ANC54
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VIDEOS: NDZ and CR supporters sing praises for their candidates at #ANC54

Despite appeals from the ANC’s top brass discouraging delegates from singing songs in support of their presidential candidates, the party’s delegates rebelled against the instructions and sang songs in praise of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.
The ANC: Key dates
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The ANC: Key dates

The African National Congress (ANC), which meets from December 16-20 to elect its leader, led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and has ruled the country since 1994.
PECs from nullified provinces barred from voting at ANC congress
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PECs from nullified provinces barred from voting at ANC congress

The KZN and Free State PECs, the Bojanala regional executive and several branches cited in the court cases are all strongholds of Dlamini-Zuma.
DAY 1: ANC elective conference in pictures
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DAY 1: ANC elective conference in pictures

The African National Congress (ANC) is holding its 54th national conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg, where it’s expected to elect its new leader.
#ANC54: KZN, FS and Bojanala branches will not vote
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#ANC54: KZN, FS and Bojanala branches will not vote

This effectively means all branches from the two provinces and the North West region will not be able to decide who takes over as the next ANC president.
#ANC54: How will the ANC conference work?
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#ANC54: How will the ANC conference work?

More than 5,200 delegates will head to the ANC’s elective conference to pick a new leader to replace President Jacob Zuma.
Zweli Mkhize goes on charm offensive against SA business community
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Zweli Mkhize goes on charm offensive against SA business community

Mkhize urged business to play its part in tackling the country’s most pertinent issues, while saying that the ANC would also discuss how to stimulate the economy.
#ANC54: Zuma says democracy is at play within the ANC
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#ANC54: Zuma says democracy is at play within the ANC

Zuma has called on South Africans to give the ANC another chance at government and called for unity to prevail at the conference.
ANC NEC to discuss three court judgments ahead of conference
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ANC NEC to discuss three court judgments ahead of conference

The ANC leaders are expected to meet at 8am on Saturday morning — two hours before the start of the national conference.
Courts deal NDZ a triple blow
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Courts deal NDZ a triple blow

Expert believes rulings could lead to integrity of party’s internal processes being questioned.
Cyril Ramaphosa: tycoon, negotiator… and SA’s next leader?
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Cyril Ramaphosa: tycoon, negotiator… and SA’s next leader?

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is within touching distance of South Africa’s top job, previously had his presidential hopes dashed and opted for life in business that brought him spectacular wealth.

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