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Women, youths are parties’ trump cards . . . as former liberation movements prepare for congresses
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Women, youths are parties’ trump cards . . . as former liberation movements prepare for congresses

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Youths and women are the trump cards for former Southern African liberation movements’ continued rule and survival beyond the current post-liberation leadership, ZANU-PF spokesperson…

Liberation parties brace for elective congresses
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Liberation parties brace for elective congresses

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - At least three governing parties in the SADC region are bracing for elective congresses by year-end meant to reconstitute their top…

Zuma launches OR Tambo Heritage Site House in Zambia
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Zuma launches OR Tambo Heritage Site House in Zambia

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

LUSAKA - President Jacob Zuma has said the OR Tambo Heritage Site House that he launched in Chelston, Lusaka, last week provides a great opportunity for research…

Revert back to the original mission
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Revert back to the original mission

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

We would like to start by congratulating Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi for his re-election as the ruling party, FRELIMO’s president. This will give him the mandate to…

What’s really behind Zim-SA ‘war of words’?
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What’s really behind Zim-SA ‘war of words’?

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Zimbabwe and South Africa last week managed to douse a potential diplomatic tiff following remarks by President Mugabe that the latter was…

We need to change the trajectory, says ANC Chief Whip
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We need to change the trajectory, says ANC Chief Whip

Editor Southern Times - Sep 11, 2017

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu is wary of further twists and turns to the smear campaigns that erupted spectacularly over Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the weekend.…

Botswana political parties commemorate inaugural ANC exile conference
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Botswana political parties commemorate inaugural ANC exile conference

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and opposition Botswana National Front (BNF), in collaboration with South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC),…

Zuma won, but the ANC will never be a united party again
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Zuma won, but the ANC will never be a united party again

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Prince Mashele To say there is victory in defeat sounds like a contradiction in terms. But, this is exactly what happened when South Africa’s opposition parties…

Co-operate or lose all, Zim white farmers warn SA
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Co-operate or lose all, Zim white farmers warn SA

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire HARARE - Decades after the European Union and the United States imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe irked by government’s fast-track land reform programme meant to…

Two political parties, different countries- same challenges
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Two political parties, different countries- same challenges

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - A closer analysis of the just ended 5th ANC policy conference shows that the party has so much in common with Zimbabwe’s…

Namibia, SA mourns anti-apartheid icon
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Namibia, SA mourns anti-apartheid icon

Staff Reporter - Jun 19, 2017

Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The death of revered Namibian liberation icon, Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, has drawn unparalleled attention and emotion especially among Namibians and South Africans,…

Eyes on the ball …as SADC member states on high security alert
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Eyes on the ball …as SADC member states on high security alert

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire SADC security and defence officials are on high alert following intelligence reports of heightened destabilisation activities in countries governed by former liberation movements. Zimbabwe’s…

Will liberation parties wither reactionary storm across the region?
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Will liberation parties wither reactionary storm across the region?

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Factionalism, personality clashes, succession battles. All these matters not when it comes to the election season. Zimbabwe’s revolutionary Zanu-PF party always comes top…

The long shadow of the De Klerk regime
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The long shadow of the De Klerk regime

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Oupa Lehulere FREDERICK de Klerk succeeded in shaping post-apartheid South Africa in deep and fundamental ways. Every policy he spelt out in his 1990 speech has been…

ANC ponders policy, leadership
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ANC ponders policy, leadership

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG - The ruling African National Congress, facing a myriad challenges from socio-economic pressures to questions about leadership, is due to hold its policy…

Zuma talks tough
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Zuma talks tough

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has reignited the emotive issue of land redistribution here, urging black parties to unite and amend the country’s constitution…

Africa: Towards the Decolonisation of the International Criminal Court
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Africa: Towards the Decolonisation of the International Criminal Court

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Mkhosana Bingweni & Everistor Benyera IN PRESENT South Africa, the International Criminal Court has achieved new topical prominence and political currency. The opposition Democratic Alliance has…

Battle for ANC’s soul commences
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Battle for ANC’s soul commences

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

> Lovemore Ranga Mataire THE tussle for the control of Africa’s oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC), is heating up in South Africa where the…

ANC: Lessons from Trump’s victory
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ANC: Lessons from Trump’s victory

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Zuko Godlimpi IN HISTORICAL terms, Donald Trump’s victory in the race for the United States presidency was actually produced by the same objective circumstances that catapulted…

ANC must reconnect with black majority
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ANC must reconnect with black majority

Staff Reporter - Aug 22, 2016

By Joram Nyathi THE South African political landscape is fast unravelling. It is not a pretty prospect for the people of Nelson Mandela’s rainbow nation, nor for the…