eNews | Johannesburg, 26 June - The ANC's policy conference is expected to address the debate around the nationalisation of mines in South Africa by focusing on the ruling party's real priority - leveraging the country's vast mineral resources to fuel sustainable economic growth and job creation. But will the ANC's hand be forced by its more vocal youth wing and the unions? Belinda Moses reports.
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(25 Jun 2012) STORYLINE Leaders of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) are fiercely debating how Africa's largest economy can create jobs, attract foreign investment and stave off social unrest amid a worldwide recession. They're also competing for influence at a key party conference that opens on Tuesday. Over the next few days, populists and fiscal conservatives will be wrestling over the ANC's soul at the party's policy conference. Six months later, the ANC will meet in the country's heartland, the southern Free State province, to elect party leaders who will take the ANC into 2014 elections, and who will use the resolutions hammered out this week as their campaign platform. But speaking on the eve of the conference, many poor South Africans living in informal settlements say they feel neglected by the government. Within the camps, protests flare up on a regular basis. Residents burn tyres and throw rocks at passing traffic in anger at a total lack of municipal services in their communities. The narrow alleyways of Zandspruit, north of Johannesburg, are clogged with human waste. Children play alongside dirty water, and the rubbish is rarely collected. For Mary Mothoa, a resident of Zandspruit for the past 15 years, the daily struggle of collecting clean water is one of the many reminders that the government she votes for has clearly let her down. "The government must serve us. Because every year we are voting, but we don't have the services," says Mothoa. Across the tightly packed collection of shacks, Enoch Gwenziqkile shares Mothoa's sentiments but lays down a firmer ultimatum to the ANC. "I have nothing to show of what they have given me, after these such years that I have been voting for them. From the elections in 1994, I have been voting for them, so now I think it is time to change if those things are not coming," says Gwenziqkile. This week's policy conference and the meeting in December are the main events on South Africa's political calendar. No other party comes close to challenging the ANC, so its decisions determine who will lead the country, and how. President Jacob Zuma is expected to face a tough fight to remain party president in December. Observers will be watching him closely this week to see whether he can maintain discipline among the more than 3,500 delegates. They'll also be assessing his efforts to push his vision, which some say is fuzzy on details such as how he will pay for planned infrastructure development and a national health programme, while labour says he's not moving far or fast enough to the left. ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu echoes the political introspection when his answers about the direction the ANC needs to take on policy come out more as questions. "The policies that we have been pursuing in the past five years, have they delivered on the aspirations of our people? Are people better politically, economically and socially? Because indeed the ANC says we like to create a better life for all our people. But are these policies we are pursuing creating a better life?" ponders Mthembu. From an office in Soweto, Thami Mazwai oversees a university programme designed to give some of South Africa's poorest citizens the skills to run their own businesses, so that they can employ themselves and others. Mazwai worries that time is running out for the ANC to turn policy into practice. "A lot of people are impatient because there is no food on the table and that is what creates the crisis we are now currently facing, because when you see these demonstrations for service delivery, it is purely people who are unemployed. And that is the ticking time bomb," warns Mazwai. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/77bd7203c404ef534103ad8f26aa89b5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mining laws in South Africa still a challenge to the impoverished community of Heuningvlei. The Northern Cape-based community wants to permanently mine salt in their area. Just 70 kilometres outside Kuruman, the community has a salt pan, but now they have to go an extra mile to seek a permit to mine. The struggling community's dream is to use the mine to generate jobs. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Senior ANC member, Tony Yengeni has made a brief appearance at the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on a charge of drunk driving. Yengeni was arrested in Cape Town in August 2013, for allegedly driving under the influence. The court matter has faced numerous delays. Yengeni's lawyer is now pushing for a plea agreement. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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South Africa is facing a deep identity crisis after the police shooting of striking miners last Thursday. Twenty years after the end of white minority rule, few could imagine such a thing could happen under a government led by the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela's liberation party. For the miners, trust is gone. Emilie IOB reports for VOA from the Lonmin mine in Marikana, South Africa.
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Gina Lopez (Managing Director, ABS-CBN Foundation) in Conference on Mining's Impact on Philippine Economy and Ecology Lopez: Palawan is a biodiversity paradise. We really need to come up with a strong policy (there) where there shouldn't be mining. March 3, 2012
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The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA) in partnership with the provincial government hosted the inaugural Mpumalanga Investor Conference. During the conference a panel, consisting of business and government, discuss the investment challenges and opportunities in the province.
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe South Africa's ruling party -- the African National Congress, or ANC -- is meeting this week to decide how it wants to shape the country's future. There's been fierce debate in the build-up to the conference over whether the country's mines, banks and land should be nationalised. The governing African National Congress accepts that policy has failed. But with eighty percent of land still in the hands of whites, the rate of change - however unsuccessful - is just too slow for some who want land, mines and the reserve bank nationalised. It's this type of talk that's led to hundreds of white commercial farmers moving to neighbouring countries. South Africa is mineral rich. The mining sector accounts for more than half of all exports. But investors are nervous, and now companies are hoarding near record amounts of cash as they wait to see what the ANC decides. Even if wholesale nationalisation is off the table business leaders say the ANC's proposal to increase taxes will hurt. The ANC's Secretary-General says the situation can't continue the way it is now. Tania Page, Al Jazeera, Johannesburg. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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The crisis in the Eurozone is hastening a long-term shift in the global economy, meaning that Africa's trade will increasingly be refocused towards the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China, as well as towards other African countries, according to South African trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Of course these shifts have been a long time coming and Davies is on record that Africa's largest economy is eager to diversify trade with emerging markets to take advantage of these developments. He now joins ABN's Karima Brown from our Cape Town studios to talk more about South Africa's Trade Policy trajectory.
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For more stories visit http://www.enca.com/videos/ Bloemfontein, December 15 - The election of new ANC leaders and various policy discussions in Bloemfontein all have very serious consequences. But it is not all work and no play. Chester Missing of Late Night News has put a lighter spin on the national conference.
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Peter at Emperors Palace with the Minister of Mineral Resources, Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, chairperson of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), Avi Paz, World Diamond Council & Shamiso Mtisi, Civil Society Coalition. 10 years of stemming the flow of conflict diamonds
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National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega says she can't remember some of the details discussed during a meeting to find ways to deal with striking Lonmin miners in 2012.......http://owl.li/BjWuZ
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(www.abndigital.com) Africa Business News (ABN) hosts a series of breakfast discussions at the Africa National Congress' 53rd National Conference in Manguang. A lot of attention has been given to the power struggle within the ANC as well as the debate around the economic policy of the ruling party. However the big discussions at the conference are on the critical issues of unemployment, inequality and poverty, that government needs to tackle. In this breakfast discussion ABN's Karima is joined by Planning Minister Trevor Manuel discussing the National Development Plan and its implementation by the ANC.
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South African President Jacob Zuma is seeking to stamp out threats to his leadership at a key policy conference of the ruling African National Congress. Duration: 02:02.
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The Rio+20 summit is taking place from 20-22 June 2012 in Brazil where world leaders will be asked to make voluntary commitments towards a global plan for sustainable development. But, it looks like prospects for a new global agreement, which everybody signs on to, are already looking bleak. NGOs are warning that Rio+20 "looks set to add almost nothing to global efforts to deliver sustainable development." Fazila Farouk, executive director of The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) talks to Joel Netshitenzhe, executive director of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) about the role of the South African government in sustainable development as well as the green economy in South Africa, the minerals energy complex and the country's unhealthy reliance on coal. Before establishing MISTRA, Netshitenzhe held many senior positions in the ANC and in government.
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Vishwas Satgar: New miners union growing as workers split with ANC supported union; increasing consciousness amongst workers that the issue now is class
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ANC's Head of Policy Minister Jeff Radebe says there are no division on the policy direction the ruling party is pursuing. He says ANC members have been engaging with the Policy papers since they were released on the 4th of March.
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ANC NEC member Ngoako Ramatlhodi says the time has come for power to be returned to the people. Ramatlhodi was speaking at the Alfred Bitini Xuma memorial lecture in Upington, Northern Cape last night on the eve of the 7th ANC Northern Cape elective conference which starts today...http://ow.ly/bpQcU
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How Ramaphosa plans to fix SA's beleaguered economy After winning a bruising battle for control of the African National Congress (ANC), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa now faces an even more daunting task: rebuilding an economy battered by years of misrule, corruption and the appointment of incompetent officials. Ramaphosa has pledged to reignite growth, rebuild investor confidence and tackle a 28% unemployment rate. He’ll be the ANC’s presidential candidate in 2019 elections but could take over running the country even sooner should President Jacob Zuma make an early exit. Here’s what he plans to do: Create at least 1-million jobs within five years Jobs will become the centerpiece of government policy. Special economic zones will be established and tax reforms and other incentives introduced to encourage manufacturers to hire. The government will also repair its relationship with the mining industry and provide it with greater policy certainty in a bid to persuade them to take on more workers. A youth-employment program will be scaled up to provide 1-million paid internships to unemployed people within three years. Prioritise growth and investment The government will target 3% economic growth next year, up from about 0.7% this year, and 5% by 2023. It will take urgent measures to repair investor confidence, including improving institutional stability, restoring the credibility of the criminal-justice system and demonstrating that the state has the political will to turn the country’s finances around. Contain state debt and spending Ramaphosa will seek to ensure the government avoids an unsustainable debt trap that would place it at the mercy of its external creditors and limit its policy options. He’ll urge it to exercise fiscal discipline to ensure resources are used for development, rather than to service debt or implement populist projects. Give the black majority a bigger state in the economy The transfer of ownership and control of the economy to black South Africans will be accelerated under Ramaphosa’s plan. The government will investigate how to make black economic empowerment more effective and sustainable, and ensure communities and workers derive greater benefit. It will also promote competition in the banking industry to broaden access to financing and consider establishing a new fund backed by investors, lenders and private companies to provide backing to small and start-up businesses. Reduce the cost of doing business Regulations for small businesses will be reviewed to make them less onerous. Energy prices will be more effectively regulated, port tariffs will be reviewed and infrastructure will be improved. Spending on new roads, power stations, ports and other capital projects will be boosted to R1.5-trillion over the next five years. A presidential panel will drive the implementation of large projects, reduce costs and root out corruption. Improve the education system The plan would get the government to work with teacher unions to improve the quality of schooling, especially in townships and rural areas. Teachers will be given additional training and support. It may be made compulsory for students to study mathematics and science until they complete school. The state would also take steps to provide free tertiary education to the poor. Improve the management of state companies State companies must be properly governed, managed and operated for the benefit of the public, and suitable boards and executives with the appropriate skills and experience should be appointed immediately. The firms should consider co-investing with private companies or forming strategic partnerships with them to improve their balance sheets and ability to deliver services. The government will consider forming a company to manage all its investments in state-owned enterprises. “It is particularly urgent that the state-owned enterprises are put on a stable footing,” Nedbank Group CEO Mike Brown said in an open letter to Ramaphosa Monday evening. “The enormous liabilities that the SOEs are burdened with pose a risk to the entire economy.” Clamp down on graft A judicial commission of inquiry will be established to investigate allegations that public institutions have been looted and that private companies and individuals have gained undue influence over the state. Law-enforcement agencies will be strengthened and critical state institutions will be rebuilt. Officials who have facilitated or been involved in graft will be immediately be removed from their posts and face prosecution. Stolen ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel good, please support the author by subscribing to our channel to track the next video. * SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://goo.gl/cmiueF ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► See More: https://goo.gl/cmiueF
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BizAsiaAmerica anchor Phillip Yin reports on South Africa's deadliest mining accident since 2009. Then, CCTV's Sumitra Nydoo covers the final day of the 20th annual African Mining Conference, one of the largest mining events in the world. Subscribe to BizAsiaAmerica: http://goo.gl/FMKaBj Follow CCTV America: Twitter: http://bit.ly/15oqHSy Facebook: http://on.fb.me/172VKne »» Watch CCTV America 7:00pm -- 9:00pm EST daily «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, MP, on Monday 2 April launched the 2012 Industrial Policy Action Plan: IPAP 2012/13 - 14/15 in Sandton, Johannesburg. The IPAP 2012/13 - 14/15 represents the fourth annual iteration of the action plan.
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The tragic results of the Lonmin mineworkers' protest in the Limpopo province has fueled attacks against President Jacob Zuma by his detractors. However, it is not the first time the president has had to embark on damage control after public events have taken a turn for the worse. Belinda Moses reports whether or not this unfortunate event will effect a possible second term for the African National Congress leader in the road towards Mangaung.
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Zuma hears Ramaphosa has win JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma's face said it all when he heard that his successor as ANC president is Cyril Ramaphosa, not his preferred candidate and former wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. eNCA reporter Nickolaus Bauer caught the moment on camera.- South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa beat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a gripping battle for control of the ruling party, putting him on track to become the nation’s next leader. Ramaphosa, 65, won 52 percent of vote to 48 percent for Dlamini-Zuma, 68, the tightest margin since Nelson Mandela led the ANC to power in 1994 after the end of apartheid. The outcome is a blow to President Jacob Zuma, who backed his ex-wife to succeed him and now risks being ousted before his second term ends in 2019. A lawyer, former labor-union leader and one of the wealthiest black South Africans, Ramaphosa has pledged to revive South Africa’s stagnating economy and clamp down on the state corruption that’s marred Zuma’s almost nine-year tenure. He was the favored candidate of investors, business leaders, labor unionists and the ANC’s communist party allies. Voters may see the transfer of power to Ramaphosa as a break with the Zuma era, and it should boost the ANC’s chances or retaining an overall majority in the 2019 elections, according to analysts including Daryl Glaser, a political science professor at the University of Witwatersrand. The rand paired earlier gains and was 2.8 percent stronger at 12.7466 per dollar by 8:12 p.m. in Johannesburg. Yields on the government’s $1.25 billion of 2026 Eurobonds fell 13 basis points to 4.58 percent, a three-month low. Support for the party fell to an all-time low of 54 percent in last year’s municipal elections, and it relinquished control of economic hub Johannesburg and Pretoria, the capital, to opposition coalitions. Remarkable Comeback Ramaphosa’s ascendancy to the top ANC post caps a remarkable comeback in a political career that looked to be over when he lost out to Thabo Mbeki in the race to succeed Nelson Mandela as president in 1999. He amassed a fortune after starting an investment company and securing stakes in a coal-mining venture with Glencore International Plc and the local McDonald’s Corp. franchise. Ramaphosa returned to full-time politics in 2012, when he was elected as the ANC’s deputy leader, and Zuma named him vice president in 2014. In the races for the other top party positions, Mpumalanga provincial Premier David Mabuza was elected deputy president. Former Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe is the new chairman, Free State Premier Ace Magashule was picked as secretary-general, Paul Mashatile as treasurer-general and Jessie Duarte was re-elected as deputy secretary-general. Ramaphosa, who has a buffalo and antelope ranch in the northern Limpopo province, will have to take tough decisions to restore investor confidence and will confront a number of obstacles that will make it difficult to resuscitate Africa’s most-industrialized economy, according to Ben Payton, head of Africa Research at Verisk Maplecroft, a Bath, England-based risk-advisory company. “It stretches credibility to imagine that Ramaphosa could win the ANC leadership without striking deals with key power brokers who seek to maintain a patronage-based political system,” Payton said in emailed comments. “The struggle to hold the ANC together would dominate Ramaphosa’s tenure as leader and influence all his most important policy decisions.”* Quavo - Artiste musicien South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader. The country's deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma's ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is in a strong position to become president in 2019 polls. The leadership battle caused fierce political infighting, raising fears the party might split before the election. Mr Ramaphosa defeated Ms Dlamini-Zuma by 2,440 votes to 2,261, an ANC spokesperson announced. To say the atmosphere inside the plenary was electric would be quite the understatement - the singing inside the hall reached crescendo point as it was announced that Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of the ANC. There was a touching moment when Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came on stage and hugged the man who beat her - by less than 200 votes - to the top job in the party, and put a halt to her ambition to be South Africa's first female president. 'Nearly man' Ramaphosa edges closer to South Africa's top job R South Africa's ANC elects Ramaphosa as its President
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UNkosikazi Prisca Mupfumira loMnu. Josia Hungwe, iziphathamandla zikahulumende, zilalele ingoma ngesikhathi zisebenza ekilinika yeNational Social Security Authority koBulawayo. Originally published at - http://www.voandebele.com/a/nanso-ingoma-/3862571.html
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Esther Tloane, Chief Director Employment Services at the Ministry of Labour of South Africa, comments on what has worked to boost youth employment in South Africa. In her experience, helping youth to gain work experience is the most important. In her view, public-private partnerships on for instance internships is a way to achieve this goal. This video is part of the International Labour Organization (ILO)'s activities on finding out and applying What Works in Youth Employment. The ILO aims to tackle the global youth employment challenge by researching, supporting and advocating for evidence-based policies. To find out more about What Works in Youth Employment (WWINYE) go to http://www.wwinye.org. More information about the International Labour Organization's work on youth employment can be found here: https://www.ilo.org/youth.
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Ramaphosa Set to Rule South Africa After Winning Control of ANC South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa beat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a gripping battle for control of the ruling party, putting him on track to become the nation’s next leader. Ramaphosa, 65, won 52 percent of vote to 48 percent for Dlamini-Zuma, 68, the tightest margin since Nelson Mandela led the ANC to power in 1994 after the end of apartheid. The outcome is a blow to President Jacob Zuma, who backed his ex-wife to succeed him and now risks being ousted before his second term ends in 2019. Ramaphosa’s ascendancy to the top ANC post caps a remarkable comeback in a political career that looked to be over when he lost out to Thabo Mbeki in the race to succeed Nelson Mandela as president in 1999. He amassed a fortune after starting an investment company and securing stakes in a coal-mining venture with Glencore International Plc and the local McDonald’s Corp. franchise. Ramaphosa returned to full-time politics in 2012, when he was elected as the ANC’s deputy leader, and Zuma named him vice president in 2014. In the races for the other top party positions, Mpumalanga provincial Premier David Mabuza was elected deputy president. Former Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe is the new chairman, Free State Premier Ace Magashule was picked as secretary-general, Paul Mashatile as treasurer-general and Jessie Duarte was re-elected as deputy secretary-general. Ramaphosa, who has a buffalo and antelope ranch in the northern Limpopo province, will have to take tough decisions to restore investor confidence and will confront a number of obstacles that will make it difficult to resuscitate Africa’s most-industrialized economy, according to Ben Payton, head of Africa Research at Verisk Maplecroft, a Bath, England-based risk-advisory company. “It stretches credibility to imagine that Ramaphosa could win the ANC leadership without striking deals with key power brokers who seek to maintain a patronage-based political system,” Payton said in emailed comments. “The struggle to hold the ANC together would dominate Ramaphosa’s tenure as leader and influence all his most important policy decisions.” — With assistance by Paul Vecchiatto South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader. The country's deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma's ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is in a strong position to become president in 2019 polls. The leadership battle caused fierce political infighting, raising fears the party might split before the election. Mr Ramaphosa defeated Ms Dlamini-Zuma by 2,440 votes to 2,261, an ANC spokesperson announced. To say the atmosphere inside the plenary was electric would be quite the understatement - the singing inside the hall reached crescendo point as it was announced that Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of the ANC. There was a touching moment when Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came on stage and hugged the man who beat her - by less than 200 votes - to the top job in the party, and put a halt to her ambition to be South Africa's first female president.
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Expelled ANC Youth League President Julius Malema is out on ten thousand rand bail. Malema appeared in the Polokwane Regional Court and was charged with a single count of money laundering. Concealing the source of money obtained illegally, could carry a sentence of 15 years in jail. Hundreds of Malema's supporters gathered outside the court. Malema himself remains defiant - saying he is innocent and that the charge against him is politically motivated.
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For more stories visit http://www.enca.com/videos Johannesburg, November 28 - The SABC is refusing to air a commercial which depicts an animated version of President Jacob Zuma and his family enjoying a fish dinner out in the hills of Nkandla. The public broadcaster says it has sound reasons for doing so. The company behind the advert has shrugged it off as harmless fun.
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Hundreds of members from trade union Cosatu are taking part in a nationwide protest in various cities. They want a moratorium on job cuts in certain sectors - as well as a speedier resolution on a minimum wage policy. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Vishwas Satgar Pt2: The murder of striking miners reveals that the deep apartheid pattern of the labor market, particularly in the mining industry, has not changed
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Roger Baxter, CEO: Chamber of Mines chats to Giulietta and Alishia about President Jacob Zuma shifting aside Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi for inexperienced and little-known Free State MP Mosebenzi Zwane
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The National Union of Mineworkers has vowed to recruit back workers who have joined rival organisations. NUM is holding a two day central committee meeting in Centurion. The union has accused some of its members of colluding with leaders building a union federation to rival COSATU. Let's get more now from our reporter, Tumaole Mohloali who attended the breifing. And he has NUM President Piet Matosa with him, who speaking a lot about this as a time to reflect on their progress but also saying they need to strengthen thier membership base, and enforce discipline For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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With limited room left in monetary and fiscal policy, South Africa needed to focus on structural factors to promote growth and employment, and strengthen investor confidence, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) deputy CEO Raymond Parsons said Wednesday.
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Businessman and National Planning Commission (NPC) deputy chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa laid much of the blame for the current "ferment" around mine nationalisation at the door of the industry, which he said had failed to live up to its transformation promises.
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The National Union of Mineworkers has returned to the negotiating table at the Chamber of Mines. It looks like a settlement could be in the offing. Last night, thousands of miners in the gold sector abstained from the night shift. Mining operations across South Africa have stalled as the unions stick to their demand for higher wages. And as CCTV's Sumitra Nydoo now reports, the NUM has scaled down on its demands for a 60% wage increase
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2017 YEAR OF OR TAMBO: Women Unite in Moving South Africa Forward
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Amcu will not abandon its pay demand of at least R12 500 a month, the trade union's leader Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday. "This is the line. We are drawing the line like they drew the line," he told hundreds of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union members in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg....http://owl.li/vow6E
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SHOTLIST Pretoria 1. Wide of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) members demonstrating in front of Union Buildings 2. Pull out of COSATU members demonstrating 3. Mid of police on horses 4. Various of demonstrators marching with linked arms 5. Police with shields 6. Demonstrators holding banners 7. Bheki Khumalo, spokesperson for Minerals and Energy Ministry, and other officials at protest 8. Various of COSATU members marching, holding banners 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bheki Ntshalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU): "When we were raising this issue before we go, we went to strike, they were not listening, but since we have engaged in this mass action, comrades, they are knocking at the COSATU doors they say let's talk and we are ready to talk, but no worker, not a single worker must lose his job because of electricity." 10. South African Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana at protest, demonstrators singing 11. Pan across demonstration Johannesburg 12. Various of part constructed Soccer City Stadium for 2010 Football World Cup STORYLINE Workers went on strike across South Africa on Wednesday to protest against high power prices. At one of the demonstrations in the capital Pretoria, marchers demanded that the poor be shielded from increases in utility costs. "When we were raising this issue before we go, we went to strike, they were not listening, but since we have engaged in this mass action, comrades, they are knocking at the COSATU doors they say let's talk," said Bheki Ntshalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). "And we are ready to talk, but no worker, not a single worker must lose his job because of electricity," he added. The strike was generally peaceful, according to police, though there were scattered reports of people being threatened as they tried to go to work. COSATU is an important ally of the governing African National Congress, and some in the business community fear its populist agenda could push the ANC to abandon its free market policies. Government regulators approved a 13.3 percent average increase in electricity rates in June, following a 14 percent hike in December. While electricity was the focus of Wednesday's strike, concern about spiralling prices for food, fuel and other goods also was evident. Clothing, shoe and car factories and schools were among those affected by the general strike. Mining officials said their key industry was among the hardest hit. A spokesman for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd said no underground work was going on at his company's mines. A spokesman for the Chamber of Mines said the strike would hamper production not only of gold, but of coal, which is used to generate electricity in South Africa. In Johannesburg, AP Television filmed the partly constructed Soccer City Stadium, which is due to host the opening of the World Cup football tournament in 2010. At the time, there appeared to be no workers at the construction site. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/44bc8bc214e17a415368fdb982701f5b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the party's two-day lekgotla which is underway in Pretoria will be a candid and honest discussion of President Jacob Zuma's five-years at the helm of the country. Members of the ruling party's National Executive Committee , MPs, MPLs and tripartite alliance heavyweights are attending the lekgotla. It will discuss government's work and what the party plans to do to improve. It will culminate with the much-awaited list conference announcement
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Business Unity South Africa's CEO, Khanyisile Kweyama, says business wants the president to give assurances that the policy climate will be more stable going forward. Speaking to the SABC's Vuyo Mvoko Wednesday night she said business leaders and CEOs have re-iterated to the president that they need more certainty to help grow the economy. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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(www.abndigital.com) Intra African trade is currently at very low levels, but the continent's improving fortunes mean that trade is bound to grow. This means efficient freight infrastructure needs to be developed to take advantage of this growth. On Focus on Ports we will track South Africa's response to this market demand. We will also be looking at the broader implications for the freight industry as South Africa embarks on an ambitious R300 billion capital expansion programme over the next seven years. Joining ABN's Lionel Skink in studio is newly appointed General Manager for Ports Operations, Herbert Msagala.
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President Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen had harsh words for his former employer during public testimony before a House congressional panel Wednesday. "He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat," Cohen, testifying before the House Oversight Committee, said in his opening statement about Mr. Trump. Cohen's testimony comes as Washington prepares for a final report from special counsel Robert Mueller's nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections and possible coordination between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. The irony of Cohen's testimony two months before he reports to federal prison for lying to Congress was not lost on lawmakers. "I've made it abundantly clear to Mr. Cohen if he comes here today, and he does not tell the truth, I will be the first to refer those untruthful statements to the DOJ," Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, said when opening the hearing. For live updates: https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/michael-cohen-testimony-live-stream-trump-attorney-testifies-congress-today-2019-02-27/ -- Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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