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Jacob Zuma’s royal tantrum

@City_Press 26 October 2014 8:30

President Jacob Zuma has pulled out of a high-level gathering aimed at marketing South Africa to foreign investors after Britain refused to grant him an official audience with Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Black economic empowerment is necessary and essential if we are going to build a prosperous, sustainable and equitable society.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa