Author: Jan Gerber

Jan Gerber is a journalist working for News24. News24 is a South African digital news outlet covering local news from South Africa, breaking news from Africa, as well as international news.

In a recent political discourse, the government of national unity (GNU) highlighted the importance of collaboration and progress for the benefit of all South Africans. While advocating for unity against populism, they stressed the need to work together towards a common goal. On the other hand, the progressive caucus took a different stance, promoting divisiveness and populism. They proposed radical ideas such as abolishing Roman-Dutch law and implementing expropriation without compensation, which could potentially create further divisions in society. In a time where unity and cooperation are crucial, it is important to consider the implications of divisive policies that may…

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In a recent parliamentary debate on the police budget, an MP shared his recent experience with violent crime to emphasize a pressing issue: the need for greater investment in the Crime Intelligence Division. Many MPs echoed this sentiment, highlighting the importance of proactive measures to prevent crime rather than relying solely on reactive responses. The MP’s personal story served as a powerful reminder of the real impact of inadequate resources in tackling crime effectively. By shining a spotlight on this issue, he drew attention to the urgent need for strategic investments in intelligence-gathering and crime prevention strategies. As we navigate…

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Recently, the first parliamentary debate post the establishment of a government of national unity highlighted stark policy differences among GNU parties, particularly regarding the National Health Insurance Act. This controversial act became a focal point of contention, showcasing the diverse stances within the coalition. As differing opinions emerged during the debate, it became evident that finding common ground on key issues such as healthcare reform would be challenging. The complexities of navigating policy discrepancies within the unity government were illuminated, underscoring the need for robust discussion and negotiation. This parliamentary session served as a glimpse into the intricate dynamics of…

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As Parliament transitions to a government of national unity, change is evident in many areas. However, one concerning constant persists – the ANC continues to appoint committee chairpersons who have questionable backgrounds. These individuals are often compromised, raising concerns about their ability to effectively lead and make unbiased decisions. This trend highlights the challenges faced by the ANC in maintaining credibility and transparency within the government. The selection of compromised chairpersons reflects poorly on the party and undermines efforts to foster trust among the public. As the government of national unity strives to move forward and address key issues facing…

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Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni recently addressed the media following the swearing-in ceremony of the executive. She emphasized the importance of considering all government of national unity (GNU) parties’ manifestos in defining government priorities and actions. Ntshavheni highlighted the collective nature of Cabinet decisions and the clear distinction between political parties and the government. Stay informed to shape a prosperous future for South Africa! For 25 years, News24 has been a trusted source of news. Now, as we embark on a new era of fearless journalism, subscribe for free to access this story and a wealth of information designed…

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Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni briefing the media on Thursday. (Jan Gerber/News24) The electorate must take responsibility for election outcomes, including the cost of a large national executive, as mentioned by Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. She addressed the media following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s national executive swearing-in, which includes members from various political parties forming a government of national unity (GNU). With 32 ministers, including Ramaphosa and deputy Paul Mashatile, the Cabinet now totals 34 members. Additionally, there are 43 deputy ministers, making the national executive a total of 77 members. Stay informed with News24, delivering 25 years…

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An era of compromise has dawned on South African governance as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an executive containing several leaders of former opposition parties, who all want their policies to be heard. An era of compromise has dawned on South African governance as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an executive containing several leaders of former opposition parties, who all want their policies to be heard. For the first 30 years of democracy, backed up by a majority, the ANC had the sole prerogative on setting the national policy agenda. But now, several of the eight other parties also represented in the…

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The EFF has pledged to challenge the policies of the ANC-DA coalition in government, highlighting their commitment to economic freedom and opposition to racism. Parties in the government of national unity have supported Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet, but the EFF has criticized the coalition and reaffirmed its stance on economic liberation. They view the ANC as deviating from its historical mission and becoming a tool of racism. The EFF’s rejection of joining the government aligns with their revolutionary goals and determination to combat racism. They emphasize the need for a principled alternative to achieve true liberation. Stay informed about South…

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FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald joined the government of national unity (GNU), making it a group of seven parties including ANC, DA, IFP, PA, GOOD, and PAC. Groenewald stated that the FF Plus decided to join the GNU to help restore and rebuild South Africa. Stay informed and be part of creating a prosperous future by subscribing to News24 for fearless journalism and access to stories that aim to inform, empower, and inspire. Join our free subscription trial today!\ Source link

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Moe Shaik. (Gallo Images/Beeld/Felix Dlangamandla) Two brothers, Chippy and Moe Shaik, have contrasting opinions on the ANC’s decision to form a government of national unity (GNU) and collaborate with the DA. While Chippy Shaik publicly burned his ANC T-shirt in protest, Moe Shaik praised the move as a strategic masterstroke by the ANC. In a widely circulated video, Chippy Shaik, a long-time ANC supporter who fought against apartheid, expressed his disappointment with the party’s choices. Meanwhile, Moe Shaik, referring to the ANC’s decision as being at its “strategic best,” showcased a different perspective on the matter. Stay informed with News24’s…

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