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Limpopo’s licence with logo upsets Luthuli House

28 January 2012 20:17

The ANC in Limpopo appears to have taken too much creative licence in modifying the party’s logo on materials used at its provincial elective conference in December. The ANC in the province printed the party’s logo in the middle of an outline of a baobab tree on T-shirts, bags and documents distributed to delegates at […]

ANCYL plans to ‘embarrass’ parent body

23 December 2011 15:13

Julius Malema’s ANC Youth League (ANCYL) plans to “embarrass” the ANC if his appeal against a five-year suspension from the party fails. City Press understands that if Malema’s appeal fails:» The league will refuse to elect an acting president until the current term comes to an end in 2014. “The idea is to embarrass the […]

Malema for Limpopo

19 December 2011 10:50

Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was among 40 candidates nominated to serve on the ANC’s Limpopo provincial executive committee (PEC). “Yes, he [Malema] is on the list,” provincial spokesperson David Masondo told Sapa. Masondo said voting for the 20 additional members would take place today, before commissions report back on resolutions during a […]

MEC tender scam discovered

15 August 2011 7:28

An email scam that tricked people into depositing money into an account, under the pretext that they were awarded a government tender, has been reported to the police, the Limpopo treasury said yesterday. The emails were sent by an address registered in the MEC for finance David Masondo’s name, department spokesperson Kevin Ramdharie said. “No […]

Stand firm as business fights back

2 July 2011 9:46

While the outcomes of the ANC Youth League’s 24th congress have been subject to much public debate, there is no doubt that its economic resolutions are transformative. The resolutions strike a decisive blow at the economic power and ­interests of white business as well as the emerging black elites. The demand for expropriation without compensation […]

Thousands of foreigners flee murderous mobs

18 June 2011 18:20

Thousands of Zimbabweans ­living in a township outside Polokwane, Limpopo, fled this week following the most serious wave of xenophobic violence to hit South Africa in recent months. The purge included the killing of Zimbabwean Godfrey Sibanda, who was ­cornered by a mob and stoned to death on Monday night in Extension 75 of ­Seshoga […]

Nzimande the ‘anti-communist’

21 March 2011 7:16

Two left-leaning student bodies have torn into Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, calling for his head and accusing him of anti-communism and anti-working class behaviour. In a scathing attack on the South African Communist Party (SACP) boss (Nzimande), South African Students’ Congress (Sasco) secretary-general Lazola Ndamase charged that his department was moving at a snail’s […]

Fight for top post splits young communists

10 December 2010 10:45

The fight for a top post in the Young Communist League split the party between supporters of national secretary Buti Manamela and his deputy Khaye Nkwanyana on the first day of the organisation’s elective conference, held in Mafikeng in the North West. The five-day conference started yesterday. Manamela and Nkwanyana are the two candidates for […]

The blight of first family enrichment

11 September 2010 11:18

President Jacob Zuma is trying his best to stomp on the growing controversy about the enrichment of the first family, but he is failing. One of the few lobbying points the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) shares with Cosatu and the Young Communist League (YCL) is an aversion to this ­pattern of empowerment. This week, ANCYL […]

Young Communists irked by ‘ZEE attack’

6 September 2010 13:07

The Young Communist League (YCL) has distanced itself from its national chairperson David Masondo’s criticism of the business dealings of President Jacob Zuma’s family. Masondo penned an opinion piece on what he termed “Zuma economic empowerment” for City Press newspaper on yesterday. Masondo wrote: “BEE [black economic empowerment] is increasingly becoming too narrow, amounting to […]

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