ARTICLES RELATING TO JACOB ZUMA

Zuma meets Jewish board of deputies

2014-09-19 06:17

President Jacob Zuma and the SA Jewish Board of Deputies have expressed support for a two-state solution in the Israel and Palestine conflict.

Under fire Zuma vows action on Nigeria church tragedy

2014-09-18 22:02

Under fire President Jacob Zuma has vowed that the government will do everything it can to help the families of 67 South Africans believed to have been killed in last week's church collapse in Nigeria.

Families scour Lagos morgues - SA envoy

2014-09-18 14:28

Families are frantically scouring hospitals and morgues in Lagos, Nigeria, because they don’t know where their loved ones are, says South Africa’s high commissioner in the country.

Back to basics for local government - Zuma

2014-09-18 13:30
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President Jacob Zuma says local government needs to go back to basics to serve the people.

Cosatu shocked by Nigeria deaths

2014-09-17 20:06

The deaths of dozens of people, including 67 South Africans, in a building collapse in Nigeria is shocking, Cosatu says.

Mixed reaction to Parly's #knowyourspeaker campaign

2014-09-17 18:13

Parliament has started a "know your speaker" campaign on Twitter, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Building collapse call centre inundated

2014-09-17 15:15

A call centre dealing with missing South Africans in Nigeria after a building collapse has been inundated with calls, the international relations department says.

SA rescue, DNA experts heading to Nigeria

2014-09-17 11:40

A team of search and rescue and body identification experts is flying to Nigeria to assist in the search for South African victims of the church building collapse in Lagos.

Nigeria: Number of SA injured unclear

2014-09-17 07:06
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It remains unclear how many South Africans were injured in the building collapse in Nigeria that killed 67 citizens, amid reports that over 300 South Africans were staying there.

MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39
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The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

Power, privileges committee on EFF postponed

2014-09-16 16:08

Parliament has postponed the first meeting of its investigation into the protest the EFF staged to demand that President Jacob Zuma repay state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

Nkandla architect asks others to join forces

2014-09-16 11:03

Embattled Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya, who is being sued for R155m by the state, has invited others implicated in the project to join legal forces.

Mokonyane's 'buttocks' remark is Sepedi idiom

2014-09-15 18:41
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's "buttocks" comment is a Sepedi idiom used to describe the extent she would go to in order to protect President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma, pay back the money: finish and klaar

2014-09-15 14:06

It bothers me that there's always a fall guy for Jacob Zuma’s misdeeds, incompetence, and arrogant approach to power, says Lukhona Mnguni.

Madonsela warned to leave Zuma alone - report

2014-09-15 10:19
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was warned in a traditional song at Khulubuse Zuma's wedding over the weekend to leave President Jacob Zuma alone, according to a report.

SADC summit to discuss Lesotho, DRC

2014-09-15 09:32

The political impasse in Lesotho is expected to dominate the agenda at the SADC troika summit to be held in Pretoria, reports say.

Nkandla veggie packhouse not for Zumas

2014-09-14 16:28
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A vegetable packing warehouse built near President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home is for the benefit of the community, the KwaZulu-Natal department of co-operative governance has said.

Zuma's nephew Khulubuse weds Swazi princess

2014-09-14 10:26
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President Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, has married one of his four fiancées, Swazi princess Fikisiwe Dlamini, in Nkandla.

Nkandla: SIU fingers architect over costs

2014-09-12 14:40
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The SIU has found that President Jacob Zuma was enriched by state-funded improvements to his Nkandla home, but placed the blame for the soaring cost of the upgrades on his.

Work to improve schooling - Zuma

2014-09-12 05:00

Pupils, educators and parents should work together to improve education and learning at schools, President Jacob Zuma says.

Zuma: Hike in national debt a strategic move

2014-09-11 19:28

The big rise in SA's national debt relative to GDP in the past five years is a strategic move aimed at spurring economic recovery, says President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma hands Nkandla report to Parliament

2014-09-11 18:38
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President Jacob Zuma has submitted to Parliament the Special Investigating Unit's final report on state-funded improvements to his home in Nkandla, his office says.

Zille asks for donations for spy tapes legal fees

2014-09-11 05:00
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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has asked supporters to donate money to the party to help fund further legal action around the so-called spy tapes.

Discuss making Lesotho part of SA - NUM

2014-09-10 16:21

Serious discussions should take place about Lesotho becoming a part of South Africa, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Lesotho's 'renegade general' not in hiding – report

2014-09-10 14:23

A Lesotho army general thought to be in possession of a stockpile of weapons while hiding in the country’s mountains has been seen at a meeting in Maseru, a report says.

 

ANC stalls on calling Madonsela, Zuma

2014-09-19 05:00

The ad hoc committee on misspending at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home has failed to persuade the ANC to call Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, followed by the president.

More foreign worshippers died in Lagos

2014-09-18 16:50

There were more foreign nationals than the 67 South Africans who died when a multi-storey building on "Prophet" TB Joshua's evangelical campus in Lagos collapsed.

Nigeria building collapse: Death toll hits 80

2014-09-18 13:36

An official in Nigeria says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist’s church compex has risen to 80.

Nigeria search mission continuing - Zuma

2014-09-18 11:15

The final number of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will only known once search and rescue missions are complete, President Jacob Zuma says.

Minister: Announcing Lagos deaths not delayed

2014-09-17 19:40

The government did not take long to announce the deaths of South Africans in the Nigeria church building collapse, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

Nigeria questions Zuma's building collapse numbers

2014-09-17 16:41
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A Nigerian official says 70 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed church building in Lagos but remain unidentified, questioning President Jacob Zuma's assertion that 67 of the victims had come from South Africa.

TB Joshua under pressure over fatal church collapse

2014-09-17 13:03
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A popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua and his staff are under mounting pressure to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse that claimed at least 67 lives.

Nigeria collapse toll could change - SA envoy

2014-09-17 08:53
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The death toll in a building collapse in Nigeria could either go up or down as there is a lack of access to information on the ground, SA’s high commissioner in the west African country says.

Zuma orders departments to help get families to Nigeria after fatal building collapse

2014-09-16 23:39
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President Jacob Zuma has ordered government departments to help family members get to Nigeria to identify the bodies of the 67 South Africans who died when a multi-storey building on televangelist TB Joshua's campus in Lagos collapsed.

Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

2014-09-16 19:30
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After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Dalai Lama: Zuma to respond to Nobel laureates

2014-09-16 14:01
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President Jacob Zuma has received a letter from 14 Nobel laureates asking for a visa to be granted to the Dalai Lama, and will respond directly to them, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj says.

Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisis

2014-09-16 07:27

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, an official says.

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

2014-09-15 16:39
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Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after he was forced to abandon a trip to the country.

Security threat worsening – Lesotho PM

2014-09-15 10:59

Prime Minister Tom Thabane says the security situation in Lesotho remains volatile and its parliament cannot reconvene under the current environment.

Use buttocks to defend Zuma - Mokonyane

2014-09-15 09:42
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says ANC members and Cabinet ministers will use their buttocks to defend President Jacob Zuma, the Sowetan reports.

Nkandla landscaping cost R16m

2014-09-15 08:11
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More than R16m was spent on plants, paving, lighting and irrigation at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home - with R1.6m spent on trees alone, according to documents.

Officials, not politicians blamed for Nkandla

2014-09-14 11:23
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Three former directors-general and at least 12 senior officials are set to take the fall over the Nkandla drama, while the politicians involved will probably get off scot-free, according to a report.

DA condemns Zuma's letter to Madonsela

2014-09-12 17:30
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The DA has condemned President Jacob Zuma's letter to the Public Protector in which he disagrees with Thuli Madonsela's view regarding her position.

Madonsela receives Zuma's letter

2014-09-12 11:06
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received President Jacob Zuma’s letter written in response to her reminder that he has failed to heed her findings on Nkandla, her office says.

Zuma says he can review protector's findings

2014-09-11 21:13
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President Jacob Zuma has told Public Protector Thuli Madonsela he could not and should not give blanket acceptance to her reports, in response to her reminder that he has failed to heed her findings on Nkandla.

Nkandla a constutional barometer: Madonsela

2014-09-11 18:41

The response to a report on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was a good constitutional barometer, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

Malema: SA faces anarchy without land expropriation

2014-09-11 14:57
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South Africa will descend into anarchy unless there is progressive, peaceful land expropriation without compensation, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Zuma asks for new IEC chair

2014-09-10 17:06

President Jacob Zuma has asked that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng begin the process of filling former IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's position following her resignation, the presidency says.

Stop attacking Madonsela, says ANCYL

2014-09-10 15:56

People should stop attacking Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and rather critique her findings, the ANC Youth League in Gauteng says.

SIU submits replies to Nkandla architect

2014-09-10 14:17

The SIU has submitted its replies to Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead, in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

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