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Skeletons in the closet, loyalty to the party and South Africa’s political landscape

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With South Africa’s 2019 national elections looming overhead, its political landscape has not caught a break as each month, and even week, that passes another ‘skeleton in the closet’ comes out to shock the public.

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South Africa's queen of tomorrow

Photos© Marlene Awaad/ip3/Max PPPMomentum is growing in support of a female presidential candidate for the governing ANC party. Some are supporting it as a long overdue advance for women leaders, while others have different political motives

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Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrates 102 anniversary

President Jacob ZumaSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday celebrated its 102nd anniversary, with leader, President Jacob Zuma reportedly saying the party will rule the country forever.

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Mandela's African legacy

1997, Zaire: Mandela mediated between warring leaders Mobutu Sese Seko (L) and Laurent-Désiré Kabila (R). Photo©Patrick Robert/Sygma/CorbisAs president, Nelson Mandela pushed for democracy within the African National Congress and wider society as well as leading the drive for national reconciliation in South Africa, but his attempts at a more ethical foreign policy were sorely tested in his interventions in Nigeria and Zaire.

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Ahmed Kathrada interview: Mandela was stronger than all of us

Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada stayed firm friends through the struggle and beyond. Pictured here with Mandela's daughter, Zindzi. Photo©AP/SIPAAn activist in the South African Communist Party, Ahmed Kathrada was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island in 1964. He spoke to The Africa Report in April 2013 about his friend and fellow freedom fighter.

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Nelson Mandela's family meet in home village

Nelson Mandela with his daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, left, and granddaughter Ndileka/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's first black President and Nobel laureate, Nelson Mandela's children have travelled to the rural village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape to address family members.

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ANC under fire for Mandela footage

Nelson Mandela (File Photo©Reuters)South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has come under attack for parading founding president Nelson Mandela on national television, looking very frail.

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SA troop deployment to CAR debunked

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe rubbished reports that the ANC government was considering a new mission to CAR/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa will not deploy more soldiers to  the Central African Republic (CAR) despite pleas by regional leaders, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told parliament on Wednesday.

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South Africans remember Sharpeville massacre on Human Rights Day

Jo'burg police opened fire on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville station killing 69 unarmed peopleMarch 21 is a day that some South Africans rather want to forget, but for many it serves as a reminder of the country's dark past, one which they hope never to slide back to.

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South Africa's ANC Youth League and Limpopo Provincial Executive dissolved

 ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe denied that dissolving the ANCYL and the Limpopo executives was a purge/Photo©AFPSouth Africa's ruling ANC has dissolved its Limpopo provincial executive and the Youth League, as it moves to crush growing factionalism and ill-discipline.

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Zuma Exposed

Zuma Exposed was released on the eve of the 53rd African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in December.

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Mamphele Ramphele launches "political party platform"

South African politician Mamphela Ramphele has formed her own political partyFormer anti-apartheid activist, Mamphela Ramphele broke weeks of speculation, announcing she was launching what she described as a political party platform, which is expected to contest next year's election.

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South Africa's ANC celebrates 101 years

Formed on 8 January 1912, the ANC has been South Africa's governing party since 1994/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), the continent's oldest liberation movement, marked its 101st anniversary on Tuesday.

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South Africa: Explosive strikes, a ticking time bomb - Cosatu

Cosatu leader, Zwelinzima Vavi said the country faced a crisis of unemployment, equality and poverty in 2012 and will remain so in 2013 and beyondAfrica's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned that strikes in South Africa remain a ticking time bomb needing to be addressed urgently.

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ANC clarifies SA mines nationalisation, new rules proposed

Nationalisation of South African mines could cost more than R1 trillion/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has ended speculation on the nationalisation of the country's mines after its conference resolved that the contentious issue is "off the table".

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Fighting Crime with SA's Thuli Madonsela and Zambia's Mutembo Nchito

Image©All Rights ReservedTwo anti-corruption crusaders have battles ahead in 2013.

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South Africa's Irvin Jim - Voice of the militant metalworkers

Irvin Jim head of the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA)/Photo©Getty ImagesUnder Irvin Jim's leadership the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA), South Africa's second-largest union, has been vocal about nationalisation and the proposed youth wage subsidy.

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South Africa: ANC conference kicks off

ANC leader Jacob Zuma is facing a challenge from his deputy, Kgalema MotlantheThe African National Congress's elective conference kicks off in Mangaung at the weekend, with close to 5,000 members expected to attend.

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Motlanthe to challenge Zuma for ANC presidency

Kgalema Mothlanthe/Photo©ReutersSouth African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has broken months of silence to announce he will contest President Jacob Zuma for the African National Congress top post.

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ANC youth seek new leadership

Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe (L) has emerged as Zuma's challenger for the ANC leader at the Mangaung elective conference in December/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) youth wing celebrated its 68th anniversary on Monday by calling for leadership renewal in a direct attack against President Jacob Zuma.

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