ARTICLES RELATING TO JACOB ZUMA

DA slams govt for failing business

2014-09-23 06:00

The government has broken its promises to small businesses and entrepreneurs, says DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

Nigeria victim's family thanks Zuma

2014-09-22 19:30

The family of Ivy Langford, 66, one of the 26 South Africans injured in the Nigeria church building collapse, has applauded government and President Jacob Zuma.

Marcus hailed as remarkable leader

2014-09-22 14:36

Outgoing Sarb governor Gill Marcus has increased the bank's credibility, making it one of the most respected central banks in emerging markets, says an economist.

Injured South Africans go back to TB Joshua

2014-09-22 09:22
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Chaos, incompetence and lies are to blame for the death of many in the collapse of TB Joshua’s church building in Nigeria, a report says.

Zuma arrives in US for UN meeting

2014-09-21 19:29
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President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by numerous ministers, have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.

Church collapse: Picture of chaos emerges

2014-09-21 10:01
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Rescuers lost critical hours after the collapse of a church guesthouse in Nigeria which claimed 86 lives because officials were prevented from doing their work, a report says.

ANC wants Zuma shielded from 'humiliation' in Parly

2014-09-20 22:42
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The ANC's national executive committee wants Parliament to protect President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa from "humiliation and embarrassment" from opposition parties.

ANC to analyse crime stats

2014-09-19 17:25
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The ANC national executive committee will analyse the 2013/2014 crime statistics, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

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
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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
139 comments

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
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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.

 

DA wants access to additional 'spy tapes' info

2014-09-22 20:30
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The DA is making arrangements to get access to additional documents and recordings that were part of the so-called "spy tapes”.

No comment on Zuma SIU response

2014-09-22 16:29
92 comments

The presidency has declined to comment on a report that, until he is served with a legal warning, President Jacob Zuma has failed to respond to the SIU questions on his Nkandla home.

Pandor in charge while Zuma is away

2014-09-22 11:06
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Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president while President Jacob Zuma is attending the UN general assembly in New York.

Survivor of Nigeria church collapse tells of days in darkness

2014-09-22 07:42
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A survivor of the Nigeria church collapse has told how for five days she was trapped inside a toilet next to the dining hall of the temple, breathing only through a small hole in the wreckage.

Maimane: ANC undermining the Constitution

2014-09-21 17:37
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The ANC wanting Parliament to protect President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa undermines the chamber and the Constitution, the DA has said.

When it's buttocks instead of brains

2014-09-21 08:24

Dear Minister Mokonyane, if you’re forced to defend the President with a bodily part, maybe choose one other than your buttocks, suggests Fareed Kaloo.

4-year-old SA girl found alive at Nigeria collapse site

2014-09-19 22:34
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A 4-year-old South African girl has been found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria.

SA death toll in Nigeria collapse rises to 84

2014-09-19 07:59
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The number of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria has increased from 67 to 84, SA's high commissioner to Nigeria 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
314 comments

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
77 comments

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
390 comments

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
177 comments

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.

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