ANC, SACP and Cosatu conclude 5 summits:Thursday 2 July 2015. The leaders of the ANC, SACP and Cosatu concluded their five summits in Pretoria(SABC) The negative judgements against government and the meddling of judiciary in the country's politics came under scrutiny at the summit of the tripartite alliance.
Leaders of the ANC, SACP and Cosatu concluded their five summits in Pretoria, Wednesday night. The alliance also resolved to defend the unity of Cosatu, which has been under siege of factionalism. The alliance issued a stern warning to business leaders, using money to corrupt the movement. Some wealthy business people allegedly bribe ANC structures, to elect their proxies into positions. A compulsory national youth service is under consideration to address youth unemployment “The summit resolved that these deviations must be dealt with firmly and without fear or favour.
A compulsory national youth service is under consideration, to address youth unemployment. Malema to serve on Judicial Services Commission:Wednesday 25 June 2014. Economic Freedom Fighters, leader Julius Malema.
(SABC) Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is to serve on the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). He is one of a number of MP's from various parties who have been elected by the National Assembly to sit on the JSC. Other MP's, including the EFF's Floyd Shivambu, have been elected to serve on the Pan African Parliament. Three members from the African National Congress (ANC) Mathole Motshekga, Thoko Didiza and Dikeledi Magadzi as well as opposition party MPs Hendrik Smith from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Narend Singh from the Inkatha Freedom Party will also serve as members of the JSC. Those who will be representing Parliament at the Pan African Parliament are three ANC MPs and two from the DA and EFF. Whites control judiciary: Malema:Tuesday 14 February 2012. Embattled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.
(SABC) The judiciary is controlled by the white minority, embattled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said at a closed session of the league's lekgotla. "I have lawyers who are representing me on this case the Hawks are chasing me on. They are three white lawyers," Malema said on video footage seen by Sapa today. "Every time I sit in a meeting with them I get very irritated. He was addressing delegates at an ANCYL three-day lekgotla in Pretoria on Sunday. Last year, opposition political parties called on the SA Revenue Service to investigate his wealth, claiming it was out of proportion to his reported R25 000 monthly salary. Time to gatecrash the (ANC) party: Its politics :Tuesday 13 March 2012. The writer says the ANC has long ceased to speak to any concerns of the majority.
(SABC) There is a very cynical, old apartheid era joke about English-speaking whites in South Africa to the effect that, "Most supported the Progs (Helen Suzman’s old Progressive Party); voted UP (the old United Party of De Villiers Graaf) … and thanked God for the Nats". Meaning that it was okay to be disgusted by the racism and repression, but hell those Afrikaners knew how to run the economy -- and they kept everything functioning nicely. With the exception of the everything functioning "nicely" part, one is reminded of mainstream responses to two recent events: Pravin Gordhan’s Budget, which received plaudits from everyone from the business media on one hand, to the SACP on the other, and Jeff Radebe’s judicial review that is seen by the same mainstream, as further proof that the ANC is attacking democracy. This separation of "economics" and "politics" is a serious mistake.
Why, the courts, of course. People with money can unduly affect the judiciary: Zuma:Saturday 10 January 2015. Chief Justice stresses significance of independent judiciary:Friday 11 October 2013. Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng addressing the North West University summer graduation ceremony.
(SABC) Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says for the judiciary to function independently and competently, it should be well-resourced to stand independently with no parliamentary representation. Mogoeng was addressing the North West University summer graduation ceremony in Mahikeng on Friday. The university has honoured Mogoeng with an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy for his contribution to the transformation of South African and Southern African Development community's judicial systems. Justice Mogoeng, who has also lectured law at this university, was appointed as chief justice in 2011. Black Lawyers criticise Mogoeng complaint:Thursday 8 August 2013. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng(SABC) A complaint calling for the impeachment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is an attack on the transformation of the judiciary, the Black Lawyers' Association said on Thursday.
"There are clearly well-orchestrated campaigns which are galvanised and aimed at bringing down the Constitution's clearly articulated imperatives," spokesperson Hlaleleni Kathleen Dlepu said in a statement. On Tuesday, the Institute for Accountability said its director Paul Hoffman SC laid the complaint in response to a speech Mogoeng made to Advocates for Transformation last month. Zuma agrees to consult on Concourt appointments:Thursday 5 July 2012. DA leader Helen Zille and President Jacob Zuma.
(SABC) President Jacob Zuma has agreed to consult with leaders of opposition parties more meaningfully in the appointment of Constitutional Court judges, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said in a statement today. Political parties react to Zuma court decision :Tuesday 20 March 2012. President Jacob Zuma.