This week in 1994: Democracy 25

7 August 2019, 1:55 PM
This week we focus on arms control in South Africa. Gun smuggling at the international border between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique was a norm during the armed struggle in the 80 and early 90s.
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Festive season travellers expected to increase in numbers in Durban 18 December 2017, 6:52 PM

Over a million visitors are expected over the festive season in Durban.

Rand strengthens as ANC conference gains momentum 18 December 2017, 6:06 PM

The rand has strengthened to R12.68 to the dollar on news of the change of leadership in the governing ANC.

Cape Town suspects linked to underworld dealings appear in court 18 December 2017, 5:43 PM

Western Cape Police say the arrest of seven men believed to be linked to under-world dealings in Cape Town follows a lengthy police investigation.

Doctors Without Borders lament the state they found Libyan migrants in 18 December 2017, 3:56 PM

Doctors Without Borders team says migrants were traumatised and tortured in Libya.

Biko Foundation hosts annual Golf Tournament 18 December 2017, 3:04 PM

The Steve Biko Foundation in the Eastern Cape in partnership with Nestlife has hosted the second annual Steve Biko Birthday Golf Tournament in King William's Town.

Mantashe raises concerns about ANC losing metros 18 December 2017, 2:52 PM

Outgoing African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has warned that the party is risking being reduced to a rural party.

Motorists receiving e-toll summons cannot be prosecuted: Outa 18 December 2017, 2:33 PM

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says while Gauteng motorists are receiving summonses for defaulting on their e-toll payments, they cannot be prosecuted

Zuma pleased with running of ANC elective conference 18 December 2017, 2:28 PM

Outgoing President of the African National Congress (ANC), Jacob Zuma, has praised the running of the party's elective conference saying that the power of the branches to select a new leader is a lesson in democracy for the opposition.

North Koreans mark the sixth anniversary of ex-leader Kim Jong Il’s death 18 December 2017, 10:37 AM

North Koreans commemorated the sixth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il's death, on Sunday.

DA extends De Lille’s deadline 18 December 2017, 6:33 AM

Monday is the last day for Patricia de Lille to explain to the DA why she should not resign as Cape Town Mayor.

Voting continues at ANC conference 18 December 2017, 5:39 AM

Voting for the ANC's Top Six is continuing at the party's national elective congress at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.

Rand firms more than 2 pct on ANC leadership contest 17 December 2017, 10:28 PM

South Africa’s rand firmed more than 2.3 percent to 12.7800 on Sunday as Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were formally nominated to contest the leadership of the ruling African National Congress. “The rand is stronger on the likelihood of Cyril Ramaphosa being elected ANC head,” said Brett Birkenstock, a director at Overberg Asset Management. “The […]

U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn 17 December 2017, 10:05 PM

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the […]

ANC needs to introspect, commit to correcting its mistakes: Snuki Zikalala 17 December 2017, 9:42 PM

The ANC Veterans’ League has emphasised the importance of the party humbling itself and admitting its mistakes to the people of South Africa. Speaking to the SABC at the ANC national elective conference underway at Nasrec in Johannesburg, Veterans’ League president Snuki Zikalala says the ruling party needs to introspect and commit itself to correcting […]

New ANC leadership will be announced on Monday 17 December 2017, 9:12 PM

South Africans will most likely on Monday hear who the new African National Congress (ANC) president will be. The election process started late Sunday afternoon for the top six positions of the ANC.

ANC conference credentials finally adopted 17 December 2017, 12:34 PM

The ANC national elective conference credentials have finally been adopted.

Seepe commends ANC for delaying conference 17 December 2017, 10:27 AM

Political Analyst Professor Sipho Seepe says the elective conference was one the most ferocious campaign by members of the ANC.

Conference is platform to save ANC: Chikane 17 December 2017, 10:20 AM

The race for the African National Congress leadership will reach an epic point when delegates meeting in Nasrec, Johannesburg, to nominate candidates to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of the governing party.

WATCH: PBF Business Breakfast 17 December 2017, 8:18 AM

Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies is addressing the Progressive Business Forum Business Breakfast.

Claims from Marikana shooting amount to more than R1 billion 16 December 2017, 8:53 PM

ANC President Jacob Zuma says government has received claims totalling more than R1 billion following the 2012 Marikana shooting.

Shembe new leader yet to be announced 16 December 2017, 7:25 PM

Shembe congregants will have to wait another week to find out who will be their new leader.

ANC voting process 101 16 December 2017, 6:13 PM

SABC Researcher Maswele Ralabona explains the African National Congress’ process of voting for its top leadership.

ANC elective conference officially underway 16 December 2017, 4:42 PM

Proceedings are now underway as the 54th African National Congress (ANC) elective conference kicks off at Nasrec, Johannesburg. The conference got off to a slow start, as delegates waited for almost seven hours before the opening.

Economy is still growing slowly: Gigaba 16 December 2017, 1:36 PM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says although the economy is showing signs of recovery, it is still growing slowly.

Urgent NEC meeting a sign of desperation: Analyst 16 December 2017, 1:13 PM

Labour analyst Terry Bell says the fact that members of the ANC National Executive Committee have been holding an emergency meeting ahead of the party's national elective conference is a clear indication that the ruling party is in serious trouble.

Steps afoot to minimise impact of Steinhoff scandal- Gigaba 15 December 2017, 9:44 PM

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba says regulatory bodies will be investigating various aspects of the Steinhoff accounting scandal, looking at possible fraud, corruption and misconduct. He says legal or criminal action will be taken against those responsible. Gigaba has met various industry stakeholders regarding the Steinhoff scandal. A week after the corporate scandal broke, the company […]

ANC to usher in new leadership 15 December 2017, 8:02 PM

South Africans and the rest of the world will be eyeing the hotly contested 54th African National Congress (ANC) elective conference from which a new leader will emerge on Sunday, as President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden second term draws to a close.

N West court decision a game changer: Analyst 15 December 2017, 6:35 PM

Political Analyst from North West University, Professor Andre Duvenhage says the decision by the North West high court is a game changer as far as Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa campaign are concerned in the province. Judge President Monica Leeuw declared African National Congress Bojanala regional conference invalid when handing down the judgement. Tokyo […]

Federer voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year 15 December 2017, 2:07 PM

Roger Federer has been voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for a record fourth time after an astonishing season during which he picked up two more Grand Slam titles.

Court declares ANC Bojanala region conference void 15 December 2017, 12:41 PM

The ANC in the North West is to seek leave to appeal the ruling of the High Court in Mahikeng. On Friday, the court declared ANC Bojanala regional conference invalid.