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The double conundrum of a South African King going to court

Julius Malema was refused entry to the Great Place in 2012, but the two rebels buried the hatchet in 2014. Photo©GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFPPresident Jacob Zuma sent a letter to King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo in July, giving him 30 days to explain why he should not be deposed.

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South Africa's Stellenbosch mafia

Photo©Entrepreneur Magazine, Ed O’riley; Danielle Karallis/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty; Raymond Preston/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty; Nasief Manie/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyUnder fire from the Economic Freedom Fighters and others, the Afrikaner stronghold's billionaire power brokers argue that they are committed to black economic empowerment. The new faces at the table may look the part, but are they being served the choicest slice of the pie?

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There's no hope for the ANC - King of Thembu

Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Thembu king. Photo©Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyIn an exclusive interview at his residence, South Africa's controversial Thembu monarch talks about corruption, his conviction in the courts for kidnap, cannabis and "the second revolution".

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South Africa: Ramaphosa parliamentary truce in tatters

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the motion had undermined multi-party efforts to resolve the situation in parliamentA South Africa official opposition party has tabled an unsuccessful motion seeking to censure President Jacob Zuma for failing to appear before parliament.

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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's parliament finds Julius Malema guilty of contempt

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee has found the 20 members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), including leader, Julius Malema, guilty of contempt of parliament for disrupting procedures in the legislature, after they heckled President Jacob Zuma and demanded he pay back government money used in the construction of his private homestead.

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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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South Africa: We need a person who will arrest Jacob Zuma - Julius Malema

Julius Malema, Commander-in-chief, Economic Freedom Fighters. Photo©Daniel Boshoff for TARTo judge by the reaction of the ruling African National Congress, the militant tactics of Julius Malema and the EFF are hitting their targets. In this exclusive interview, Malema explains why he is pressing President Jacob Zuma to repay state funds spent on his Nkandla homestead.

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South Africa's arms deal commission resumes

The commission was appointed by President Jacob Zuma three years ago to investigate alleged corruption in the country's multi-billion rand arms procurement deal in 1999A commission looking into South Africa's multi-billion rand arms procurement resumed on Monday in Pretoria.

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South Africa, Nigeria spat over arms deal

Reports say Goodluck Jonathan (L) had called Jacob Zuma (R) to inform him about the arms purchase. Photo©ReutersTensions have risen between Nigeria and South Africa over a second botched arms deal.

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South African death toll in TB Joshua church collapse in Nigeria rises

The number of South Africans who died after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria last Friday has risen to 84, an envoy has said.

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TB Joshua's church in Nigeria not cooperating as scores of South Africans go missing in collapse

South African President, Jacob Zuma announced that 67 South Africans died and scores of others sustained injuriesSouth Africans from all walks of life have expressed shock at the number of locals reportedly killed after a church building collapsed in Nigeria.

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SA parliament in vote of no confidence in speaker debate

Baleka Mbete, South Africa's Speaker of Parliament. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's opposition on Tuesday, in an unprecedented move, called for a motion of no confidence on the Speaker of Parliament.

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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's fight against government corruption yielding results

Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe says government is sending a strong message to international investors that there is a high level of trust in the countrySouth African has recovered millions of rand, as it ups its fight against a wave of corruption within the government.

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South Africa police commissioner takes the stand in Marikana hearing

Riah Phiyega first appeared before the commission in 2013South African police commissioner Riah Phiyega was expected to appear before a commission investigating the gunning down of 34 miners to years ago on Wednesday.

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Zuma in Lesotho for emergency talks

The security situation in Lesotho is deteriorating and the country has again appealed to Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries for assistance to quell the unrest in the landlocked country.

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South Africa: You will be seeing a female president in your lifetime - Sisulu

Lindiwe Sisulu, Human Settlements Minister, South Africa. Photo©Daniel Boshoff for TARPresident Zuma's tough-talking housing minister speaks to The Africa Report about the rise of women in politics in South Africa, the housing crisis in the mining sector and the government's drive for social cohesion.

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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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South Africa's huge intellectual property potential

A potential growth of 11% GDP is possible if Intellectual Property enforcement is taken seriously in South Africa. Photo©ReutersProtecting copyright and intellectual property rights has the potential to contribute 11 percent to South Africa's gross domestic product, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has said.

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