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futurefact finds: Presidential Contenders

The government has confirmed that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s will stand down as African Union chairperson in July. She along with Cyril Ramaphosa and Baleka Mbete (and possibly Gwede Mantashe) have been mooted as the main candidates to take over from President Zuma when he moves on.

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Binning the race-card: Does DA’s Mamphela Ramphele offer black voters a way-out?

"It is very important to recognise that this is a historic moment where we will take away the excuse of race and allow people to be judged on their performance. It is time for South Africa to demand the government they deserve, not one that hides behind the race card. We are throwing the race card in the dustbin," Dr Mamphela Ramphele on joining the DA. 

A somewhat chastened Dr Ramphele has just joined the DA about 10 months after she spurned their advances and formed her own political movement. 

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Is Jacob Zuma becoming too much of a liability for the ANC?

2014 marks our twentieth year of democracy and the question being asked is whether President Zuma, with his increasingly heavy personal baggage is turning into a serious liability for the ANC as it faces the electorate in 2014?

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Integrity NOT Corruption

Integrity (honour, honesty, goodness, virtue, righteousness, uprightness and incorruptibility).

Integrity invokes sentiments reminiscent of 1994 and the birth of our new democracy – a time when we believed that the ANC would be the good guys, continue to maintain the moral high-ground and live up to the ideals of The Freedom Charter and The Constitution of South Africa.