ANC succession race heats up as personal preferences emerge

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Baleka Mbete, Zweli Mkhize — it seems everyone has a favourite to succeed President Jacob Zuma

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Baleka Mbete says her bid for ANC's presidency is ‘not formally on the table yet’

The speaker of the National Assembly earlier told the Sunday Times that she had been ‘approached by many’ party structures to run for high office

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No agreement on when ANC’s conference should be held, yet

Veterans say there is an understanding that the national consultative conference should be part of a process that goes beyond the policy and elective ...

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Western Cape ANC wants state-capture leaders to face integrity commission

All leaders linked to the Guptas in the former public protector’s report must face the ANC integrity commission, says the party Western Cape provincial ...

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Zuma rebukes ‘seekers of positions’

KwaZulu-Natal branch members are preoccupied with succession speculation, but president tells KwaDukuza bash to tone it down

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POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Top government officials head to World Economic Forum

Cyril Ramaphosa leads SA’s delegation to the four-day global forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, writes Genevieve Quintal

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Jacob Zuma calls for end to succession talk

The president tells a #105ANC rally in KwaZulu-Natal ‘people are obsessed with positions‚ and we know why’

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Baleka Mbete raises hand as ANC succession battles heat up

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete throws her hat in the ring in the battle over who should succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of state

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Cosatu dismissive of Jacob Zuma’s ‘insincere’ succession stance

Zuma says there is no tradition of replacing the outgoing president with the deputy — Cosatu says it is ‘dangerous’ for leaders to play with trusted principles

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Not ANC policy for deputy to rise to president, says Jacob Zuma

The president hints for the first time he does not favour Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed him

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SACP weighs in on the succession saga for ANC leadership

The SACP says it has not endorsed any candidate to take over as ANC president — while President Jacob Zuma says it’s time for a woman president

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ANC and AIC to discuss the return of Matatiele to the Eastern Cape

African Independent Congress president Mandla Galo has dismissed claims that his party is negotiating to rejoin the ANC

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COPE calls for release of all political prisoners after Kenny Motsamai goes free

The Congress of the People welcomes Kenny Motsamai’s release, says it is unfortunate that it was ‘such a bitter and long struggle’

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ANC and SA are ready for a woman to lead, says Zuma

The president says he will not contest the party leadership, and says the real story about corruption is how the ANC is exposing it

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‘ANC’s deputy should get top spot’

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says party roles should inform succession

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BUSINESS DAY TV: Ructions in the ANC ‘not do or die’ for SA

Economist Iraj Abedian tells Business Day TV he thinks markets will weather the ANC succession battle well — not least because of state of the rest of the world

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