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July 15, 2019

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don’t count

The invisibility of poor people in the country, who are estimated to make up 55,5% of the population, was on display recently as David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, the country’s economic heartland, and the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, aired their differences on Twitter.

The topic was the electronic tolling (known locally as e-tolls) of freeways in Gauteng. The Gauteng African National Congress (ANC), which Makhura leads, has responded to a backlash against the tolls by urging that they be removed.

The national government in which Mboweni serves, and is also led by the ANC, imposed the tolls and continues to support them, at least in principle.

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February 27, 2018

WATCH: ANC will ensure deputy president void won’t linger for long, says Magashule

February 25 – ANC secretary general Ace Magashule (in black jacket) and ANC national spokesman Pule Mabe address journalists after a special meeting of the ANC NEC in Pretoria on Sunday. Photo: ANA/Jonisayi Maromo

The African National Congress will ensure there will not be any “anxiety” about the appointment of a new deputy president, after former incumbent Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the republic on February 15, ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said on Sunday.

“On the issue of cabinet [appointments], it is always a prerogative of the president in or after consultation with the national officials. Tomorrow [Monday] we have a simple, normal [...]

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