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South Africa politicians seek to restore parliamentary integrity

South Africa's deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo©reutersSouth Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has maintained that the independence of the country's parliament remains unquestionable in the wake a series of fights in the National Assembly involving the ruling party and opposition.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa to meet politicians after parliamentary riot

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) and President Jacob Zuma (R). Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is meeting several opposition parties on Tuesday in a bid to ease the tension in parliament following an eruption of chaos in the house last week.

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South Africa: Last call for Marikana commission on mass police killings

On August 16, 2012, 34 people, mostly striking miners, were shot dead and 78 were wounded when police fired on a group gathered at a hill near the mine while attempting to disperse and disarm them. Photo©ReutersA panel investigating the mass killings of South African miners by police two years ago has started hearing oral arguments from legal teams as it winds up its operations.

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Lesotho breakthrough as feuding parties sign peace agreement

Lesotho Prime Minister, Tom Thabane and several high-ranking officials including the speaker of parliament fled to South Africa in August. Photo©ReutersLesotho's feuding political parties have signed a security agreement to stabilise the volatile country following the intervention of South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Lesotho: Cyril Ramaphosa seeks dialogue

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading SADC's facilitation mission in Lesotho. Photo©ReutersThe Southern African Development Community's point man in Lesotho, South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Lesotho on Monday to continue with his facilitation duties.

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Lesotho: Proposed early election "challenging"

Lesotho's Prime Minister Tom Thabane. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a 'determination amongst Lesotho leaders to move towards resolving the problems" in the troubled country.

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SADC calls for early Lesotho elections

Prime Minister Tom Thabane said the country was not ready to have parliament reopened and that some senior officials, including the Speaker, were in hiding fearing for their lives. Photo©ReutersSouthern African leaders have resolved that Lesotho should hold elections to end the political stalemate in that country.

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South Africa: Zuma government version 2.0

South African President Jacob Zuma. Photo©Lerato Maduna/Foto 24/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesThe new cabinet held some surprises, and Ramaphosa immediately got a chance to try the presidency for size.

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Can natural capital accounting come of age in Africa?

 The depletion of minerals costs South Africa 9 percent of its gross national income. Photo©ReutersIn early June, a University of Pretoria conference at the Governance Innovation Centre, keynoted by Indian eco-feminist Vandana Shiva, contemplated how to go 'beyond GDP'. The current system of economic bean-counting is terribly inappropriate for a continent 'rising' in rhetoric but, in reality, being looted at a breakneck pace.

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South Africa: Remembering June 16

 Julius Malema has become the unlikely spokesperson of the youth's pent up anger. Photo©ReutersOn June 16, 1976, Hector Petersen and hundreds of pupils from Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto left home for school, but never returned home on a day that was to alter the course of South Africa's history.

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Ailing South African president to work from home

South Africa's ailing and exhausted leader, President Jacob Zuma will miss his government's first meeting, as he recovers from fatigue following last month's election.

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South Africa: Zuma reshuffles cabinet

South African President Jacob Zuma has replaced well -respected Finance minister, Pravin Gordhan and promoted his deputy, Nhlanhla Nene to the key post in a surprise reshuffle.

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South Africa: First day parliamentary drama

Outgoing Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe opted not to return to politics. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's fifth democratic parliament was inaugurated on Wednesday, with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng presiding over the swearing in of 400 new legislators.

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The birth of South Africa's new left?

cosatu has called for a probe into the 6 february accident at harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine. Photo©MARCO LONGARI/AFPSplits and strife pepper the political scene as the contenders rush headlong towards South Africa's national elections on 7 May.

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Election in South Africa: ANC eyes the born-frees and citizens abroad

ANC's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa (left) told thousands of supporters in Gauteng that the ANC has changed the lives of people. Photo©ReutersElection fever in South Africa is now in full swing and as political parties are mobilising resources and people in canvassing votes the ruling African National Congress is making use of new media to woo younger voters.

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Who speaks for South Africa's poor?

Photo©Alexander Joe/AFPThe ANC has traditionally been the party of the poor, but union leaders say that rings hollow today. Amid a new wave of strikes they claim the ruling party is in the pocket of business and investors. So who will the workers turn to with their vote?

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ANC to assist South Africa's trade Union, Cosatu

Cosatu leader, Zwelinzima VaviIn an unprecedented move, South Africa's ruling ANC has set up a task team to help the trade union federation, Cosatu resolve its problems.

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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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Nelson Mandela's health condition deteriorates

Nelson Mandela/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's first black President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela's health condition has deteriorated, with President Jacob Zuma describing it as critical.

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Few operators make money - MTN's CEO Sifiso Dabengwa

Sifiso Dabengwa, Chief executive, MTN Group/Photo©MARTIN RHODES/BUSINESS DAY/GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGESAt the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's largest mobile-phone conference, MTN's chief executive Sifiso Dabengwa spoke to The Africa Report about expansion, data and why he might decide to raise prices.

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