AFRICAN’S GOVERNMENT

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It was a momentous occasion when Khululekani was launched right at the very place where the CODESA talks took place in Kempton Park.  Khululekani was the brainchild of Father Mkhatshwa, Ntate Motsuenyane, Pricilla Jana, Sister Bernard, Dr Motlane and myself.  We all felt strongly that the people on the ground are not fully vested in Parliamentary processes and procedure.  Suffice it to say, Khululekani was intended to be a vehicle that would serve as a conduit to bring parliament of our rainbow nation closer to the people.  But as time progressed the government Information and Communication Services has subsumed Khululekani aims and objective more excellently.

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‘ANC MOVING FAST WITH MERGER OF A STATE MINING COMPANY

The ANC’s 2014 election manifesto, launched in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Saturday, was a mixed bag of old and new pledges. President Jacob Zuma said the party would continue to focus on job creation, rural development, land reform, food security, education, health and fighting crime and corruption.

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A PAGE IN DR NKOSAZANA DLAMINI ZUMA’S LIFE

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The African Union (AU) celebrated its 50th anniversary on 25 May 2013.  The AU was formed in 2002 after the dissolution of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was formed in 1963.  It is also a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”. The Heads of State declared the year 2013 the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance.

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ICT ‘KEY TO AFRICAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT’

For Africa to embark on a higher growth and development trajectory, it must find ways of encouraging foreign investment in information and communication technology while developing its own ICT skills and infrastructure, says President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Motlanthe was addressing the inaugural ICT Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday.

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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ZUMA TO FORMER PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 93RD BIRTHDAY

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From the moment Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela strode out of prison on the 11th of February 1990, we knew that South Africa would be a different place.

People across the globe were mesmerised by his wisdom, humility, patriotism and his capacity to forgive.

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NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT HONOURS NELSON MANDELA

The national transport department on Monday honoured anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela by awarding a road safety scholarship in his great-granddaughter’s name.

The Zenani Mandela road safety scholarship was awarded to Sianne Abrahams, 29, to carry forward the ethos and values of the Mandela family, Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele said in a speech prepared for delivery at Mbombela stadium on Monday.

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ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT DIES AT 77 03:17

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Zambian President Michael Sata, who was nicknamed “King Cobra” for his fiery comebacks and larger-than-life personality, has died. He was 77.

Sata had traveled to London for unspecified medical treatment last week, and died at a hospital there Tuesday evening. Officials did not disclose a cause of death.

“It’s shocking, it’s devastating, because I knew he was sick. But I did not know it was going to end this way,” said George Zulu, permanent secretary at the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “(We) lost a man who devoted his whole life to his country.”

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POPULATION PROTEST AGAINST ELECTORAL LAW IN DR CONGO

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Joseph Kabila Kabange (known commonly as Joseph Kabila, born 4 June 1971) is a Congolese politician who has been President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2001. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. He was elected as President in 2006. In 2011, he was re-elected for a second term

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