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IAfrica South African Business News
DA to lay charges against MontanaFormer Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO, Tshepo Lucky Montana. AFP PHO
DA to lay charges against Montana
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 2 hours ago
Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO, Tshepo Lucky Montana. AFP PHOTO The Democratic Alliance will follow the Congress of the People and lay charges against former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cope to Launch Monthly Letter From Party President - Cope President SpeaksThe Congress of the People celebrated its 6th anniversary on 16 December 2014.
Cope to Launch Monthly Letter From Party President - Cope President Speaks
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
The Congress of the People celebrated its 6th anniversary on 16 December 2014. The party has gone through various stages of challenges and organizational development. It has now entered a phase of normalizing its affairs. The establishment of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cope to Launch Monthly Letter From Party President Mosiuoa Lekota - Cope President SpeaksThe Congress of the People will, in line, with the imperatives of the moment an
Cope to Launch Monthly Letter From Party President Mosiuoa Lekota - Cope President Speaks
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
The Congress of the People will, in line, with the imperatives of the moment and taking into account the current mood of hostility and antagonism in our current political and public discourse launch a monthly letter from former Robben Islander,... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
PM: They are deservingPrime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday defended her decision to award
PM: They are deserving
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday defended her decision to award politicians and former Members of Parliament Winston Dookeran and Errol McLeod the nation’s highest award—the Order of Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking to members of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Subject Prasa to Forensic Investigation & Thorough AuditThe Congress of the People (COPE) is very concerned that PRASA, notwithstanding
Subject Prasa to Forensic Investigation & Thorough Audit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Congress of the People (COPE) is very concerned that PRASA, notwithstanding court actions against it, continues to put the lives, properties and jobs of rail commuters at risk. In the latest incident, the train derailed because PRASA did not make... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Is the NIA Spying On SABC Staff?Congress of the People grows more suspicious everyday about the intention of th
Why Is the NIA Spying On SABC Staff?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Congress of the People grows more suspicious everyday about the intention of the ruling party to create a police state. As in most police states, spies are either planted everywhere or the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) or its equivalent is made... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Medupi Six - a Little Light At the End of a Rather Long TunnelCongress of the People heartily welcomes the coming on line of Unit 6 at Medupi
Medupi Six - a Little Light At the End of a Rather Long Tunnel
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Congress of the People heartily welcomes the coming on line of Unit 6 at Medupi. The addition of 800 megawatts to the grid will mean that there is a little light at the end of the rather long tunnel. Medupi is now running at 20% of its full... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hats Off to the JudiciaryThe judiciary's proactive stance has won the day for the centrality of the Sout
Hats Off to the Judiciary
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The judiciary's proactive stance has won the day for the centrality of the South African constitution in our democracy. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng made it very clear that all arms of government should exercise brutal introspection in the interest... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Order of the Republic for Dookeran, McLeodTwo politicians and members of the People’s Partnership (PP) governing coalitio
Order of the Republic for Dookeran, McLeod
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
Two politicians and members of the People’s Partnership (PP) governing coalition are receiving T&T’s highest national award this year. Economist Winston Dookeran, the Foreign Affairs Minister and former labour leader Errol McLeod, who currently... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
People Shall Govern - Cope Plans to Let Members Directly Elect PresidentMany believe it's a failing of South African politics that a relatively tiny po
People Shall Govern - Cope Plans to Let Members Directly Elect President
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Many believe it's a failing of South African politics that a relatively tiny portion of the population gets to elect the leaders of our political parties - and, by extension, the president of the country. Now the Congress of the People (Cope) is... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
DA lays charges against Prasa’s axed CEO Lucky MontanaHe “cancelled and rewarded tenders on a whim while knowingly contravening laws
DA lays charges against Prasa’s axed CEO Lucky Montana
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
He “cancelled and rewarded tenders on a whim while knowingly contravening laws and regulations”. All of this‚ Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday‚ was contained in the Public Protector’s report into “grand maladministration at... Read more
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iafrica.com
DA to lay charges against MontanaFormer Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO, Tshepo Lucky Montana. AFP PHO
DA to lay charges against Montana
iafrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO, Tshepo Lucky Montana. AFP PHOTO The Democratic Alliance will follow the Congress of the People and lay charges against former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana. The... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Prakash’s brother vows to vote PNMKishore Ramadhar, the brother of Congress of the People (COP) leader Prakash Ra
Prakash’s brother vows to vote PNM
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
Kishore Ramadhar, the brother of Congress of the People (COP) leader Prakash Ramadhar, has vowed to vote for the PNM in the September 7 general election. Kishore also promised to be in one of several “Say No to Prakash” trucks that will traverse the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
People shall govern: Cope plans to let members directly elect presidentYou might be passionate about the principles of the African National Congress (
People shall govern: Cope plans to let members directly elect president
Daily Maverick / Posted 8 days ago
You might be passionate about the principles of the African National Congress (ANC), for instance, but feel very differently about Jacob Zuma as president. Too bad: as an ordinary voter, you’re stuck with whoever a few thousand people decide to elect... Read more
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The New Age
Pressure mounts on Montana to face chargesThe Congress of the People (COPE) says it will push to have former Passenger Ra
Pressure mounts on Montana to face charges
The New Age / Posted 8 days ago
The Congress of the People (COPE) says it will push to have former Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO, Lucky Montana, subjected to a high-level investigation by the Hawks. The party says it laid a criminal charge against Montana at the Brooklyn... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Time for Civil Society Activism Is NowCongress of the People is staunchly and passionately committed to the Constitut
The Time for Civil Society Activism Is Now
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Congress of the People is staunchly and passionately committed to the Constitution. We are equally motivated, as our name nears out, to foster the ideals espoused in the Freedom Charter. For the above reasons, Cope wants to encourage every South... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Women still need to be assertive’INDEPENDENT MEDIAActivist and womens rights stalwart Sophia Williams-de Bruyn P
‘Women still need to be assertive’
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAActivist and womens rights stalwart Sophia Williams-de Bruyn Photo: Bhekikhaya Mabaso Johannesburg - ‘There has been massive transformation for women; during my time it was nothing like we have today. But we still have to work a... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Prasa scandal bigger than Nkandla’INDEPENDENT MEDIAFormer Prasa chief executive Lucky Montana. Photo: Simphiwe Mb
‘Prasa scandal bigger than Nkandla’
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAFormer Prasa chief executive Lucky Montana. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi Parliament - The Prasa scandal was “bigger than Nkandla” and warranted an investigation by police and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), Democratic Alliance... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Political Parties Call for Action After Madonsela's Prasa ReportPublic Protector Thuli Madonsela: In her report entitled "Derailed", she found
Political Parties Call for Action After Madonsela's Prasa Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela: In her report entitled "Derailed", she found that 19 of the 32 complaints brought by unions Satawu and National Transport Movement in 2012 were substantiated (file photo). By Genevieve Quintal, News24 Political... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Political parties call for action after Madonsela’s Prasa reportNew locomotive. (Prasa) Johannesburg - Political parties on Tuesday called for
Political parties call for action after Madonsela’s Prasa report
News 24 South Africa / Posted 9 days ago
New locomotive. (Prasa) Johannesburg - Political parties on Tuesday called for swift action following the release of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report into maladministration at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa). The ANC called on... Read more
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iol.co.za
Cope to charge MontanaJohannesburg - The Congress of the People (Cope) said on Tuesday it would lay c
Cope to charge Montana
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Johannesburg - The Congress of the People (Cope) said on Tuesday it would lay criminal charges against axed Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CE Lucky Montana. This follows the release of a report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - a Ticket to Save the ANCOur politics at the moment is in a twilight zone, where one leader is still at
Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - a Ticket to Save the ANC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Our politics at the moment is in a twilight zone, where one leader is still at the height of power, and his successor hasn't yet been identified. This means there's a small window to think out of the box, to ponder what could be done differently. So... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Ramaphosa & Dlamini-Zuma: A ticket to save the ANCOPINION: ANC,African National Congress,Cyril Ramaphosa,Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
Ramaphosa & Dlamini-Zuma: A ticket to save the ANC
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
OPINION: ANC,African National Congress,Cyril Ramaphosa,Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Stephen Grootes says that the ANC is in a tough spot is not in doubt. Our politics at the moment is in a twilight... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Al Rawi calls on UNC to condemn election violenceWith People’s National Movement banners being burnt, posters being torn down an
Al Rawi calls on UNC to condemn election violence
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
With People’s National Movement banners being burnt, posters being torn down and a supporter being assaulted on Saturday night, the party’s public relations officer Faris Al Rawi is now calling on the United National Congress to condemn acts of... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Cyril Ramaphosa & Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: A ticket to save the ANCIt is sometimes forgotten what the contestation between Zuma and Mbeki did to t
Cyril Ramaphosa & Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: A ticket to save the ANC
Daily Maverick / Posted 11 days ago
It is sometimes forgotten what the contestation between Zuma and Mbeki did to the African National Congress (ANC). For literally years, the party's leadership was divided, and the Alliance was polarised. The leaders were in open conflict, and people... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
No workers will lose their jobsThe People’s Partnership (PP) will seek to ensure no workers will lose their jo
No workers will lose their jobs
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 13 days ago
The People’s Partnership (PP) will seek to ensure no workers will lose their jobs if it gets a second term, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said. Speaking at PP’s Arima meeting on Wednesday night she said the PP would also retain social... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Charges laid against ex-Prasa chiefFormer Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO, Tshepo Lucky Montana. AFP PHO
Charges laid against ex-Prasa chief
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 15 days ago
Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO, Tshepo Lucky Montana. AFP PHOTO The Congress of the People has laid criminal charges against the former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana and suspended engineering... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
132 candidates vie for 41 seats on Sept 7A total of 132 candidates representing 16 political parties filed nomination pa
132 candidates vie for 41 seats on Sept 7
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 16 days ago
A total of 132 candidates representing 16 political parties filed nomination papers on Monday to contest the 41 constituencies in T&T on September 7. Among the candidates are four independents, namely Phillip Alexander (Diego Martin West), Errol... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why the United Front Must Immediately Form a PartySouth Africa's democratic system, heavily dominated by the ANC, could best be s
Why the United Front Must Immediately Form a Party
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
South Africa's democratic system, heavily dominated by the ANC, could best be served by a genuinely democratic, mainstream trade union-based party, like Brazil's Socialist Party. The time for Zwelinzima Vavi's United Front lobby to transform into... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Opposition wants Nkandla minority report adoptedOn Tuesday, the Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee will present a report to the National
Opposition wants Nkandla minority report adopted
Mail & Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
On Tuesday, the Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee will present a report to the National Assembly that recommends that both Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi’s reports on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s home be... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Fresh faces for Sando EastAs former prime minister Patrick Manning celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday
Fresh faces for Sando East
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
As former prime minister Patrick Manning celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday, caravans of political supporters rolled into his San Fernando East constituency with their candidates who are seeking to replace him as MP. It was almost a Carnival... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Glory days: South African politics, a lawyer's paradiseAt a press conference on Monday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) pleaded with MPs
Glory days: South African politics, a lawyer's paradise
Daily Maverick / Posted 17 days ago
At a press conference on Monday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) pleaded with MPs of all stripes to “exercise their conscience”. The DA wants the ad hoc committee’s report – which effectively absolves the president – to be rejected and replaced by a... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Bhoe switches to UNCIn a surprise move last night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar sacked the
Bhoe switches to UNC
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
In a surprise move last night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar sacked the previously announced candidate for Mayaro Roger Morales and announced a new replacement—businessman Rushton Paray. He was one of five people screened for the marginal... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
PP candidates superior to PNM’s—KamlaIn the face of significant inroads into territory of its (UNC) coalition partne
PP candidates superior to PNM’s—Kamla
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
In the face of significant inroads into territory of its (UNC) coalition partners, political leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar told party supporters yesterday that the People’s Partnership could not be in better... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
UNC shows its force in CouvaHold that thought. Following yesterday’s People’s Partnership (PP) rally, the O
UNC shows its force in Couva
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
Hold that thought. Following yesterday’s People’s Partnership (PP) rally, the Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) might want to mull over its declaration last Saturday that the coalition was “dead”. Coalition supporters at PP’s Couva rally... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Partnership facing tough fight in D’Abadie/O’MearaReshma Ragoonath The D’Abadie/O’Meara constituency is up for grabs on Septembe
Partnership facing tough fight in D’Abadie/O’Meara
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 19 days ago
Reshma Ragoonath The D’Abadie/O’Meara constituency is up for grabs on September 7. One of the youngest constituencies, it is now held by the People’s Partnership (PP) and it will not be an easy task for the PP to hold on to the seat as the People’s... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
COP ‘for serious people’The Congress of the People (COP) is about “serious politics for serious people,
COP ‘for serious people’
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 19 days ago
The Congress of the People (COP) is about “serious politics for serious people,” says political leader Prakash Ramadhar. In his 20-minute feature address at the Presentation of Candidates Rally on Friday at Trinity College East, he said the country... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
COPE urges government to resolve unsettled Marikana issuesIn a statement‚ the party charged that the massacre will go down in history as
COPE urges government to resolve unsettled Marikana issues
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 20 days ago
In a statement‚ the party charged that the massacre will go down in history as the “most atrocious and vile act of pre-meditated murder on the part of the post-1994 government”. A total of 44 people were killed – 34 of them allegedly gunned down by... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
COP goes with 8 candidatesThe Congress of the People (COP) will not be contesting the marginal Tunapuna a
COP goes with 8 candidates
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 20 days ago
The Congress of the People (COP) will not be contesting the marginal Tunapuna and San Fernando West seats in the September 7 general election, apparently giving them up to the more dominant partner in the People’s Partnership, the United National... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Malema: Marikana was premeditated murderCongress of the People MP Willie Madisha branding the ruling party as “witches”
Malema: Marikana was premeditated murder
Mail & Guardian / Posted 21 days ago
Congress of the People MP Willie Madisha branding the ruling party as “witches”, while the Economic Freedom Fighters called for more people to be held accountable. In a span debate in Parliament on Thursday on the Marikana commission of Inquiry... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Ramadhar hits critics on party’s Tunapuna choice: No issue with UNC man for COP seatPolitical leader of the Congress of the People (COP) Prakash Ramadhar scoffed a
Ramadhar hits critics on party’s Tunapuna choice: No issue with UNC man for COP seat
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 22 days ago
Political leader of the Congress of the People (COP) Prakash Ramadhar scoffed at suggestions that the party’s principal coalition partner, the United National Congress (UNC), was encroaching on the COP’s independence. This is despite the COP choosing... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
PM: Jack no threat in Chaguanas EastPrime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Jack Warner’s decision to contest th
PM: Jack no threat in Chaguanas East
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 22 days ago
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Jack Warner’s decision to contest the Chaguanas East constituency will not affect her party’s decision about a candidate or have an outcome on the United National Congress’ (UNC) victory. Persad-Bissessar... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Muller breaking the two-party dominanceThough political analysts are fond of describing T&T as largely a “two-party” p
Muller breaking the two-party dominance
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
Though political analysts are fond of describing T&T as largely a “two-party” political arena, successive elections as far back as the legislative council showdown of 1956 have always featured a variety of contestants—both as political organisations... Read more
23d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Cope calls for 55% sell-off of Post Office shares“Congress of the People (Cope) has for some time been drawing attention of the
Cope calls for 55% sell-off of Post Office shares
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 23 days ago
“Congress of the People (Cope) has for some time been drawing attention of the public to the dire financial situation at Sapo‚” said spokesperson Dennis Bloem. “Now it has virtually come to a standstill.” “The Sapo fleet is grounded”‚ said the... Read more
23d
The Trinidad Guardian
UNC, COP hammer out candidatesThe United National Congress (UNC) and its main coalition partner the Congress
UNC, COP hammer out candidates
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
The United National Congress (UNC) and its main coalition partner the Congress of the People (COP) are scheduled to hold their final meeting tomorrow to determine which seats they would contest—including the key marginals of San Fernando West and... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Three candidates vie for Sando WestPeople’s National Movement (PNM) candidate Faris Al-Rawi may have been campaign
Three candidates vie for Sando West
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate Faris Al-Rawi may have been campaigning in the marginal seat of San Fernando West for over a year but one of the UNC’s three prospective candidates, Bishop Jankee Ragoonanan, says he is far ahead in the... Read more
23d
The Trinidad Guardian
Smooth flow at EBC dry runThe Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) said yesterday’s “dry run” test
Smooth flow at EBC dry run
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
The Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) said yesterday’s “dry run” test for next Monday’s Nomination Day exercise, went more smoothly than it has ever done for elections. PNM general secretary Ashton Ford confirmed the situation after PNM... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Looking back on the Black SashFifty years after joining the Black Sash, Mary Burton is about to publish a boo
Looking back on the Black Sash
Mail & Guardian / Posted 25 days ago
Fifty years after joining the Black Sash, Mary Burton is about to publish a book on the organisation’s history and contribution to democracy. So who were these hundreds of women who formed the Black Sash over 40 years? They were educationists and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cost of Nkandla Likely to Touch a Billion Rands As No End Is in SightThe direct monetary cost of Nkandla to the fiscus is already massive. The indir
Cost of Nkandla Likely to Touch a Billion Rands As No End Is in Sight
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
The direct monetary cost of Nkandla to the fiscus is already massive. The indirect cost to the country is truly incalculable. It is shocking to note how openly contemptuous President Zuma and the ANC are of South African taxpayers. Congress of the... Read more
27d
The Trinidad Guardian
Former COP official now ILP memberFormer chairman of the Congress of the People (COP), Arouca/Maloney constituenc
Former COP official now ILP member
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
Former chairman of the Congress of the People (COP), Arouca/Maloney constituency councillor Rufus Foster appeared on an Independent Liberal Party (ILP) political platform in Sangre Grande on Thursday night, saying the COP’s political leader Prakash... Read more
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