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July 4, 2018

SPECIAL WEF FORUM FOCUSES ON FIXING SA

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation that brings together the globe’s most influential business and political leaders at Davos each year, held an extraordinary forum in Johannesburg last week to discuss reconstruction in the post-Zuma era.

Chaired by Klaus Schwab, “the father of multi-lateral stakeholder engagement”, it brought together 60 global and South African business leaders, 23 cabinet ministers, top government officials and academics to discuss action in 10 areas of the economy ranging from innovation to regional integration and growth and job creation.

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa in February has clear parallels for [...]

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March 2, 2018

Julius Malema to lead motion on expropriation of land without compensation

On Tuesday, the EFF leader will tell Parliament that an ad hoc committee should be established to review and amend section 25 of the Constitution.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: ALAISTER RUSSELL

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will be in Parliament on Tuesday, to lead a motion on expropriation of land without compensation.

Eighty-five minutes have been set aside to consider the draft resolution at a plenary sitting of the National Assembly.

In the resolution‚ the party proposes that an ad hoc committee be established to review and amend section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public [...]

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February 26, 2018

10 interesting facts about President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is flanked by his wife Dr Tshepo Motsepe and the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: GCIS

While the fifth post-democracy president is a seasoned politician and businessman there are many interesting things about Cyril Ramaphosa that the public are not aware of.

For instance, how many people know that Ramaphosa was in fact Nelson Mandela’s preferred candidate to succeed him as president? Or that Number 1 was the first secretary-general of Cosatu?

Here are ten interesting facts about SA’s new president:

He is one of the richest people in the country and is estimated to be worth around R5.67 billion. He has four children [...]
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