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I Am Coming to Harare, Says Zodwa Wabantu

[Zimbabwe Standard] South African dance socialite Zodwa "WaBantu" Libram , who has once more agreed to come to Harare next Thursday before she makes the second appearance in Bulawayo the next day, says she is now ready. (AllAfrica)

Amajita to Conclude Cosafa U20 Preparations

[SAFA] The Burger King-sponsored South African Men's U20 National Team, reported for their final camp ahead of the 2017 COSAFA U20 Youth Championships to be hosted in Kitwe, Zambia from 6-16 December 2017. (AllAfrica)

Heart Transplantation Continues to Capture the Human Imagination

[News24Wire] Fifty years after Christiaan Barnard completed the world's first successful human heart transplant, heart transplantation continues to capture the human imagination. (AllAfrica)

Why Judge Turned Down Gay Couple's Surrogacy Bid

[Legalbrief] Something about the application troubled the judge. She needed more clarification; just what was going on here, she wanted to know. (AllAfrica)

Dlamini-Zuma Receives Global Political Leader Achievement Award

[East African] South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Political Leader (WPL) Global Forum. (AllAfrica)

Joburg's Agripreneurs Dig for Green Gold On Skyscraper Rooftops

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -The soaring "Chamber of Mines" building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa's mining industry, is a symbol of a bygone era when pioneers began flocking here in the late 19th century to dig for gold. (AllAfrica)

Govt Should Prepare for the Worst Case Scenario - Seeking Help From the IMF

[The Conversation Africa] Prudence teaches that societies experiencing difficult and uncertain times should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. (AllAfrica)

'Freedom Fighter' Issue Again Argued in Case of MEND's Henry Okah

[SALC] On the 28th November the Constitutional Court heard the Okah cases which deal with the issue of extra-territorial jurisdiction for terrorism and serious offences committed outside South Africa. (AllAfrica)

The 5 Most Ridiculous Things Gauteng's Head of Mental Health Said #lifeesidimeni

[Bhekisisa] Makgabo Manamela is one of three officials implicated by the health ombud in the tragedy. Here's a snapshot of her testimony during arbitration. (AllAfrica)

Activists Conduct Mock Trial for President Zuma

[News24Wire] If South Africans lived in a true democracy, President Jacob Zuma and those involved in state capture would have already been prosecuted, activists said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Former AU Chair Dlamini-Zuma Wins Global Political Leader Award

[News24Wire] ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL). (AllAfrica)

Frittelli Eagle Puts Him Within Striking Range

[News24Wire] Dylan Frittelli eagled his final hole on Friday to move into a share of second place after the second round of the Mauritius Open being played at Heritage Golf Club. (AllAfrica)

Makhosi Khoza Launches New Party, Vows Not to Make Same Mistakes As ANC

[News24Wire] Outspoken former African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza says the problem in the ruling party is that its leaders are not principled. (AllAfrica)

Parliament - Ramaphosa's Searching for the Bright Side of Life in His Quest for Presidency

[Daily Maverick] When Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa takes to the podium he looks at ease, cracking a joke or two amid some self-depreciating comments. It's easy to mistake this as the confidence of a smooth political operator familiar with trade unions, business and the ANC, both before and after it became the governing party. It's not. It's about turning hard slog into the illusion of effortlessness. Whether this will take Ramaphosa into the ANC top post in about three weeks' time remains to be seen. By MARIANNE MERTEN (AllAfrica)

ANC Leadership Race - Ramaphosa Bags the Eastern Cape but Branches Choose Zweli Mkhize and David Mabuza Over Naledi Pandor

[Daily Maverick] In the Eastern Cape on Thursday, the ANC overwhelmingly nominated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for president. It's the first of the big provinces to nominate, and so far Ramaphosa is doing better than pundits had expected. The rest of his list also tells an interesting story about the branches. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS. (AllAfrica)

Explainer - Why Is Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille On the Ropes Again?

[Daily Maverick] This week, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was one of three DA mayors nationally who found themselves with their backs to the wall. But whereas the trouble for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba came from other political parties, the source of De Lille's conflict is within her own party and the City of Cape Town. It's the second serious showdown De Lille has faced in recent months - and a DA statement on Thursday made it clear that she is not on the same page as (AllAfrica)

Under Siege - the Need to Protect Social Grants in South Africa

[Daily Maverick] The drafters of the Constitution were aware that there would be competing claims for delivery of equally pressing socio-economic rights after apartheid. They were anxious that the competing nature of these claims be debated in a transparent manner. These are very necessary debates in a country in which wealth is accumulating as rapidly as poverty is deepening. By HOPOLANG SELEBALO. (AllAfrica)

Eastern Cape Education On Tragic Death of Learners

[Govt of SA] On 28 November 2017, 58 learners from Mabece Junior Secondary School, went on a grade 9 fare well. The learners were accompanied by 12 adults, which included the principal. (AllAfrica)

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - World Aids Day 2017 Commemoration

[Govt of SA] Address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at World AIDS Day 2017 commemoration, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha (AllAfrica)

The Strike Has Come to an End At Kangra Coal Mine

[COSATU] The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is pleased to announce it has signed a 3-year wage agreement with Kangra Coal Mine yesterday afternoon after the NUM members embarked on a strike since last week Friday. (AllAfrica)

Social Media Race to the ANC Presidency - Campaigns Intensify Amid a Mixed Narrative

[Daily Maverick] As ANC presidency campaigns began to intensify in June 2017, they illustrated a lack of cohesion and focus to the party's public narrative. Social media, and digital news research on the party, reveals a heady mix of messages that on one hand speak to "business as usual" and party unity, with no specific contestation of the top seat, while the other reveals open competition and divisiveness among the candidates and the provinces. By MONGEZI MTATI. (AllAfrica)

Nehawu Notes the Wage Increase Given to Public Office Bearers

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] notes with keen interest the wage increase given to public service office bearers by President Jacob Zuma this morning. (AllAfrica)

Minister Faith Muthambi - Western Cape Community Development Workers Consultative Engagement

[Govt of SA] Remarks by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration Ms Faith Muthambi, MP, at the Community Development Workers Consultative Engagement and the African Peer Review Mechanism Second Generation Review Process at Cumberland Hotel, Worcester (AllAfrica)

Etzebeth - We Don't Need Special Motivation

[News24Wire] The Springboks play their last match of the season on Saturday against Wales in Cardiff, but captain Eben Etzebeth said his side will not need any extra motivation for the clash in the Principality Stadium. (AllAfrica)

MEC Dan Plato Takes 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign to Manenberg, 2 Dec

[Govt of SA] Tomorrow, Saturday 2 December 2017, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will take the Department of Community Safety's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign to Manenberg. (AllAfrica)

Nehawu 2017 World Aids Day Message

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] joins millions across the world in commemorating the 2017 World Aids Day under the theme "The Right to Health". (AllAfrica)

Nehawu Says Happy Birthday Cosatu

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] joins millions across the country in celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the formation of the Congress of South African Trade Unions [COSATU], the giant. The national union takes this opportunity to wish the federation of Elijah Barayi, John Gomomo and Violet Seboni well and hope it grows from strength to strength in defence of workers against capitalism and exploitation. (AllAfrica)

Denosa Limpopo Post-Provincial Executive Committee Meeting Statement

[COSATU] The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) in Limpopo held its last meeting of the year at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane from 23-24 November 2017 and resolved on health, nurse-related and political challenges in the province. (AllAfrica)

Minister Faith Muthambi Engages With Gauteng Community Development Workers, 4 Dec

[Govt of SA] Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi, will convene a provincial consultative engagement on the Community Development Workers Programme (CDWP), jointly with a briefing on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) second generation review process, in the Gauteng Province. (AllAfrica)

'I Was Depressed and Suicidal' - Woman Wrongly Diagnosed As HIV-Positive

[News24Wire] After being wrongly diagnosed with HIV, a mother of two says her difficult journey to acceptance has given her greater understanding of the disease and how it affects all of society. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe Axed From Ruling Party

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has axed President Robert Mugabe as leader and first secretary of the party, reports NewsDay from Harare. (AllAfrica)