Zindzi Mandela, daughter to Nelson Mandela, reads her father’s rejection to PW Both in 1985.
In 1985 the then South African President PW Botha offered Nelson Mandela his freedom on condition that he ‘unconditionally rejected violence as a political weapon’. His daughter Zindzi in turn read out his rejection letter to a mass gathering in Soweto, Johannesburg.
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Two hundred and sixty medical students return home from Cuba after completing their studies.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Ace Magashule welcomed home, 260 students who returned today from their medical studies in Cuba. The scholarships were part of the Bi-National Agreement between South Africa and Cuba, aimed at focusing on the shortage of doctors and to strengthen the public health sector in South Africa.
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South African Broadcasting Corporation's Vuyo Mvoko after the mugging incident.
While waiting to go live SABC's contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko was a victim of mugging outside the hospital in full view of SABC cameras. He was reporting on Zambian President Edgar Lungu arrival to Milpark hospital.
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Zimbabwe opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says no election in Zimbabwe until electoral reforms.
He addressed thousands in Harare after delivering a petition to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. The march was also supported by the National Patriotic Front of former President Robert Mugabe loyalists, who maintain he is democratic.
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Zimbabwe opens a $30 million beverages plant.
Zimbabwe's President, Emmerson Mnagagwa believes efforts to rebuild the country's economy and turn it into a middle class economy by 2030 are already underway and taking shape. Varun Beverages Limited, an Indian firm, which makes Pepsi products, intends to invest more in the country and diversify beyond beverages.
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South African Cape Town International Airport to be renamed.
Cape Town International Airport could soon have a new name. Names being considered include prominent struggle stalwarts. Like former president Nelson Mandela, PAC founder Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, ANC veterans Albertina Sisulu and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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South Africa's Western Cape water crisis is man made - Prof. Anthony Turton.
Cape Town has ramped up water restrictions, which come into effect from 1 February. This, as the City continues to struggle with a three-year-long drought due to a lack of rains that traditionally filled catchment areas.
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South Africa's EFF Chair Dali Mpofu responds to 'Indian' racism remarks.
The EFF has been slammed for its comments about race - but the party is fighting back. Recently EFF leader, Julius Malema, said that the majority of Indians 'hate Africans' and are 'racists.' He said the same thing applied to some of the what he called coloured brothers who saw themselves as more white than black.
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South Africa: Chatsworth community members remain outraged following Sukhraj incident.
Sardia was wounded in a shootout between her father and three hijackers outside their home. She later succumbed to her injuries. Thousands of mourners attended a funeral service for the grade four pupil today. One of the three accomplices was killed, one arrested and the other fled the scene.
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South African EFF leader Julius Malema speaks to Question Time.
Addressing hundreds of EFF supporters outside court, Malema reiterated his call for black people to occupy any vacant piece of land they want peacefully. These utterances have put him on a collission course with the FW de Klerk Foundation and the Democratic Alliance. Both the FW de Klerk Foundation and the EFF's political partner the DA, have threatened to lodge a complaint regarding the controversial comments with the South African Human Rights Commission.
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South Africa's electricity company, Eskom offers 0% wage increase, workers demand 15%
Eskom workers are demanding a 15 % wage increase and are threatening to strike of their needs are not met. The unions representing Eskom workers and the power utility have reached a dead end in their wage negotiations. Eskom has stated that there will be a 0 % increase this year. Sikonathi Mantshantsha, the deputy editor of the Financial Mail, has said that in order for the power utility to survive it needs to cut 33 % of its workforce who were unnecessarily employed over the last couple of years and that wage increments should be frozen.
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Khadja Nin on her homeland's conflict in Burundi
Renowned Burundian vocalist Khadja Nin has added her voice to the chorus calling for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in her homeland of Burundi. Khadja Nin is the Goodwill Ambassador for African, Caribbean and Pacific States Observatory on Migration. She joins us now in studio
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EFF's Godrich Gardee on support by Contralesa on land expropriation.
Traditional leaders now say they fully back the EFFs policy of land expropriation without compensation. And the EFF has defended the king from attacks that his rhetoric around the Ingonyama Trust - which is the trust dealing with a vast swathe of land in the KwaZulu-Natal of which he, as trustee, is the caretaker. A joint press conference was held by the EFF and the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa - Contralesa to discuss we're joined by EFF Secretary-General, Godrich Gardee.
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South African Premier of the Western, Cape Helen Zille speaks on Cape Town water crisis.
The hashtags, DayZero and WaterCrisis have been trending in reference to February the first, when taps in the Western Cape province are expected to run dry. Zille, was set to meet with the National Disaster Management team and she's also reported to have written a letter to president Jacob Zuma, asking him to declare the water situation a national disaster.
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Proffessor David Moore previews and predicts outcome of Zimbabwe polls.
Zimbabwe will head to the polls for this first election after Former President Robert Mugabe relinquished his power. It's said that this will be the most important election since independence in 1980. After a military take over Emmerson Mugabe became Mugabe's successor. The 75-year old will go up against a younger Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.
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The chief of the European Union Election Observer mission to Zimbabwe has described the July 30 poll as a critical test of Zimbabwe's reform process.
The mission has already deployed 10 analysts and forty-four long term observers across Zimbabwe. Elmar Brok concluded his first visit to Harare after he met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson, political parties including some candidates and civil society. He underscored the need for transparency and inclusivity in the entire election process.
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The City of Cape Town's full council meeting has reduced Mayor Patricia de Lille's powers to only ceremonial.
100 and 37 voted in favour of the move, while 50 voted against it. There were two abstentions. An item to debate the executive mayor's power saw DA councillors making it clear yet again that they want to strip de Lille of all her powers. This comes after the High Court ruling that deLille will remain in her position as executive mayor pending the court sitting next week.
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Prophet Shepherd Bushiri answers on alleged money laundering claims 2
Earlier this month, our anchor Palesa Chubisi did a studio interview with Pastor Daniel Phaladi who wrote an article entitled do you want miracle money. The discussion also focused on South Africa and the church - where we made reference to the confirmed investigation by the Hawks crime fighting unit into Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for allegedly transporting an estimated 15-million-Rand out of South Africa to his country of Malawi in his private Jet.
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South African political party, the EFF takes on former president Jacob Zuma in Parliament.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs have disrupted Parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Nkandla saga. Zuma was giving MPs feedback in Parliament on the Nkandla upgrades when EFF MPs started chanting: "Bring back the money." The fracas followed a question by EFF leader Julius Malema to Zuma about when he was going to repay money wasted in security upgrades at his Nkandla home.
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Professor Moore looks at events surrounding Zimbabwe rally explosion.
Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to be safe following an explosion at an election campaign rally in Bulawayo. The Zimbabwe president is not hurt and was evacuated from White City Stadium, where he had been addressing supporters ahead of next month's elections.
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In conversation with Police Minister Bheki Cele.
Last Friday the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, gave an update of his department's work to date, announcing that all senior strategic positions in the department have been filled, including the position of the Head of the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations (Hawks). Lt Godfrey Lebeya is now the new head of the Hawks taking over from Yolisa Matakata who has been the acting head.
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The Special Investigating Unit recovered R4 billion from state institutions
The Special Investigating Unit says it recovered four billion rand in maladministration and corruption at state institutions in the last financial year. The Investigative body says it also identified 15 corruption vulnerable sectors which include Health and Construction.
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Leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential candidate Tendai Biti fears Zimbabwe elections will not be free and fair.
Saturday's explosion at a rally in Bulawayo which narrowly missed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnanganwa is a reminder of the many unanswered questions relating to Zimbabwe's current politics. This is according to the leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential candidate Tendai Biti.
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South Sudan turns seven
The country has however been engulfed in a long-running civil conflict. The United Nations has issued grim statistics indicating that out of 3.4 million babies born in the country since its independence in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war. More than 2 Million children are out of school and an estimated 19,000 of them continue to serve as fighters, cooks, porters, and messengers and to suffer sexual abuse - up from 500 when conflict first broke out in 2013. President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar agreed to a permanent ceasefire and this past weekend an agreement on security drew the country closer to a power-sharing deal and raised hopes of an end to the five-year conflict that has devastated the World's youngest country.
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Question Time: Zambia, 2 June 2015
The political and socio-economic climate in the Southern African country Zambia, continues to be characterised by a weak economy, falling coal price, as well as deteriorating infrastructure. Economic challenges and unemployment were key campaign priority areas during last year's presidential elections, that saw Patriotic Front's Edgar Lungu elected to replace the late President Michael Sata. The United Party for National Development millonnaire-leader Hakainde Hichilema, lost the vote to President Lungu by just under two percentage points. Mr Hichilema castigated the polls as a sham, alleging irregularities and vote rigging. Meanwhile, Zambia's Young African Leaders Initiative has blamed Mr Hichilema for playing double standards on the issue of Constitutional reforms.
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Former Mineral Resources minister Susan Shabangu - has denied Cyril Ramaphosa influenced her into seeing the 2012 Marikana strike as a criminal issue.
Shabangu testified at the commission of inquiry, that she was waiting to discuss the matter with President Jacob Zuma first. At the time of the unrest, Ramaphosa was a non executive Lonmin director.
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INTERVIEW: Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa speaks out after the rally explosion.
INTERVIEW WITH ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT, EMMERSON MNANGAGWA FOLLOWING EXPLOSION AT POLITICAL RALLY IN BULAWAYO CITY / MNANGAGWA DETAILING WHO WAS HURT IN THE EXPLOSION AND SAYING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS GOING WELL. MNANGAGWA SAYS "People outside Bulawayo, outside Bulawayo I can assure you. These are my normal enemies and the attempts have been so many. This is not the first attempt on my life. It doesn't affect me. It's normal. I am used to these attempts. Six times, my house was broken in. (Inaudible) was put in my offices to threaten me so many times, so I will continue."
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Auditor General Kimi Makwetu on Government's cancellation of audit contracts with KPMG, Nkonki Inc
Auditor General Kimi Makwetu Auditor has announced his office's decision to terminate, with immediate effect, the government's auditing contracts with KPMG and Nkonki Inc citing risks to the reputation of his office. KPMG South Africa said two of its partners have resigned after facing disciplinary charges over failure to disclose financial interests in connection to VBS Mutual Bank, which was placed under curatorship. Meanwhile the Chief Executive Officer of Nkonki resigned too as a result of damaging allegations published in the media regarding his relationship with Gupta linked entities.
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Land under the Ingonyama Trust will not be expropriated.
Land under the Ingonyama Trust will not be expropriated. Today the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal reiterated President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement made this weekend. The party says only private and commercial land will be affected. The provincial structure held a Land Consultative summit with Alliance partners in Durban.
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Family leaves for Mama Winnie's body.
The body of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will return to her Soweto home for the final time today. Her family have asked members of the public to form a guard of honour for Mama Winnie when the casket, carrying her body, makes its way from the Kupane Funeral Parlour to her home in Orlando West.
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United States president Donald Trump rejects G7 Summit statement, goes on an offensive on Trudeau.
The G7 summit in Quebec has ended in disarray after US president Donald Trump retracted his endorsement of the final communique. In a series of tweets, Trump said his decision was based on what he called false statements by the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Professor David Himbara on South Africa, Ghana relations.
Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo says he's honoured to have been invited to deliver the Nelson Mandela centenary lecture on the 18th of March, 2018 in Accra, Ghana. Akufo-Addo is visiting the country on a state visit at the invitation of president Cyril Ramaphosa. He shared the news at the media briefing after meeting president Ramaphosa.
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Suspicious devices found at Durban shopping malls cause a serious concern.
Security experts say the spate of suspicious devices that have been found in shopping malls and public places in Durban over the past few days, is a cause for serious concern. At least five such devices have been found - the first three at branches of Woolworths in shopping malls. Vusi Khumalo reports.
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Two Walter Sisulu municipality Councillors charged with fraud and corruption for selling an RDP house.
The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements says the sale of RDP makes their attempts to eradicate the housing backlog difficult as the owners go back to shacks after selling their houses.
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