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Why Mbeki's letters play a role in history

Independent Online - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Thabo Mbeki's missives provide such a fresh look, and thus constitute a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate, writes Chris Williams.
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Mbeki tackles 'trust me on Jackie Selebi' scandal in latest missive defending his presidency

Times LIVE - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Mbeki also suspended the then national prosecutions boss Vusi Pikoli‚ who had wanted to execute search warrants on Selebi.

Former apartheid police minister Adriaan Vlok has recommitted himself to pressing ahead, seeking forgiveness from ...

Independent Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Vlok said in an interview that he had made contact with business executive Moeletsi Mbeki, younger brother of former president Thabo Mbeki, with the object of helping the family find closure over the disappearance of three of their kin. Moeletsi Mbeki ...
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OPINION: Dare you ponder the obvious, of course Mbeki is aloof

Eyewitness News - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Another September 2008 article in the US Chicago Tribune, entitled “South Africa's Mbeki aloof to the end”, said, “Even to the bitter end, Thabo Mbeki stayed true to his aloof self. 'He was never much good at connecting with his own people,' said ...

The African Peer Review Mechanism: An idea whose time has come - again?

Daily Maverick - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Thabo Mbeki and former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo initiated the APRM in 2003. This system was designed to help the continent's leaders urge each other to better governance.

Mbeki embraces Adriaan Vlok

Independent Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Vlok said in an interview that he had made contact with business executive Moeletsi Mbeki, younger brother of former president Thabo Mbeki, with the object of helping the family find closure over the disappearance of three of their kin. Moeletsi Mbeki ...

Mbeki is doing his own legacy a disservice, says Mark Gevisser

CapeTalk - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Biographer Mark Gevisser says former president Thabo Mbeki series of letters about his presidency is doing him a disservice.
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Zuma sycophants slammed

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
“There is a precedence with former president Thabo Mbeki.The fact that Zuma's own lawyer appealed to the courts about the possible impeachment signals that he is worried,” he said.

Stooges wasted effort propping up Zuma

BDlive - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Zuma-Nkandla obstruction was in some ways similar to how Parliament, under Thabo Mbeki, was abused to quash debate on the "arms deal" and other scandals.
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Fort Hare @ 100: The case for thought leadership

The Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
Zintle Filtane, writing for a South African daily, recalls Thabo Mbeki's impassioned invocation of that golden past where youths represented a frontier whose moral and political force could not be gainsaid.
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No extra security for Sona: Mbete

eNCA - ‎6 hours ago‎
She confirmed some of the dignitaries expected at the event included former president Thabo Mbeki and his wife, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and his wife and former speaker Frene Ginwala.
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#PayBackTheMoney march - PICS

Independent Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Malema vowed that once the court had resolved that Zuma must pay back the money, the EFF would ensure he was removed, the same way Thabo Mbeki was recalled. “This is an opportunity to correct the mistakes of putting Zuma in power. Thank God we ...

Bleak District Six stands as a monument to tragedy

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
I remember attending an event outside the Moravian Mission Church in District Six in November 2000 when then-president Thabo Mbeki handed over keys to the first residents who would move back. More than 15 years later, nothing much has changed in ...

Zuma's dramatic late-night announcements

News24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
That conference was the zenith of Zuma's power. It was more significant than his victory over Thabo Mbeki in Polokwane in 2007 and his ascension to the country's presidency in 2009.
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How SA's Constitutional Court consolidates and deepens democracy

Rand Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
As Mark Heywood has shown, what lent the case its distinctive character was the way in which the TAC ran it from inside the ANC as a case that centrally concerned then-president Thabo Mbeki's leadership style. In bringing its claim, the TAC was thus ...

Time Mbeki reflected on his own weaknesses

Politicsweb - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In his letter - “Dare you ponder the obvious: of course Mbeki is aloof” - Thabo Mbeki sets himself the task to dispel the notion that he was aloof.

Fix it, and maintain it

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
It is supposed to mark history, and those who have paid their respects there - Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Manmohan Singh, the former prime minister of India, and others, elevate the significance of the park further still.

The origins of the Oxford University “Rhodes Must Fall” campaign

World Socialist Web Site - ‎5 hours ago‎
One of the movement's leaders, Kgotsi Chikane, is a son of Reverand Frank Chikane, chief of staff to former African National Congress (ANC) President Thabo Mbeki. He linked calls for the statue's removal to the appointment of black professors and ...
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How Zuma controls the ANC

Rand Daily Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
When the ANC recalled President Thabo Mbeki in September 2008, he had just lost the party presidency in Polokwane, garnering about 40% of the votes.

Vandals, addicts take over heritage site

Independent Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
In addition to being opened by Mandela in 2002, one of the stones at the entrance to the memorial was laid by him in 2001 and another by former president Thabo Mbeki and the former prime minister of India, Manmoham Singh, in 2006. The Passive ...