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Agang@Work April 10

News from Agang SA's campaign across South Africa - where you can see Mamphela Ramphele next.

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Agang SA statement regarding ANC plans to set up a new ministry for small business

The media is reporting that in an address to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) today, African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe punted the idea of a new small business ministry to be established after the May 7 elections.

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City does about-turn on lesbian book

LESBIAN activist group Free Gender said it was disappointed when the city initially declined a donation of books about lesbians in townships for libraries in Khayelitsha, but AgangSA intervened and it accepted the offer.

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Agang SA welcomes UCDP defectors

AGANG SA North West Province welcomed hundreds of United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) members on Saturday

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Agang SA statement on the increase in new HIV infections in South Africa

In the State of the Nation address a few short weeks ago, President Zuma hailed the government’s AIDS initiatives as one of its greatest successes. He meant presumably that the government was winning the battle against new infections and that more people were adopting more responsible lifestyles.

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Government’s hopelessly piecemeal approach to ending corruption

In the same week that President Zuma declared that he had not asked for Nkandla security upgrades and therefore should not be asked to pay for them, the Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom released a report on nepotism, questionable corporate activity and possible corruption at the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA).

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Agang@Work April 2

Agang SA's latest newsletter with campaign activities in run up to the elections, Mamphela Ramphele's campaign schedule and ways to get involved around South Africa.

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The Forgotten People Of Our Country

The writer Ariel Dorfmann, who knows first-hand as a Chilean how a State can be stolen from under the noses of its citizens as Pinochet once did, reminded us in the 8th Mandela Lecture that as long as millions of people in any society remain excluded and without dignity, the elite are doomed to forever look over their shoulders, worrying about the future.

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Reflections on the life of C(c)oloureds

Coloured people are far more likely to be murdered than any other group. While they represent only 9% of the national population, they make up 18% of the national prison population and are nearly twice as likely to be imprisoned as black people. And since 1994, unemployment has increased only 19% in the black community, compared to 35% in the coloured community.

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A NEW CHAPTER FOR GLENMORE

The story of the Glenmore community is one of abuse by the Apartheid regime and one of neglect by the democratic government relative to what is needed and how much more should have been achieved.

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KZN voters urged to vote Agang nationally

Agang SA, the start-up political party headed by Dr Mamphela Ramphele, ex-Managing Director of the World Bank and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, has registered candidates for seven provinces and for the National Assembly but will not be competing for representation in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature.

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THE STUTTERHEIM MIRACLE

The Eastern Cape town of Stutterheim, administrative centre of the municipality of Amahlathi, is producing a miracle of which we as Agang SA citizens can all be proud and can draw huge inspiration.

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Agang SA calls for Advocate Pansy Tlakula to stand down from the IEC

It is imperative in the interests of a free and fair election that is above reproach, that Adv Pansy Tlakula, Norman du Plessis and Stephen Langtry, the three Independent Electoral Commission officials implicated in tender irregularities by an independent forensic investigation conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) that followed an earlier report from the Office of the Public Protector, stand down from their positions until after the election.

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Agang@Work March 25

This week's summary of the Agang SA campaign across the provinces, where Mamphela Ramphele has been, and how the Manifesto and our plan to build a winning South Africa is gaining traction.

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Agang SA Pays Tribute To The Fallen Heroes Of The Past On Human Rights Day

Agang started the day off with a march in the streets of Thokoza, Ekurhuleni, where they engaged with the community and also spoke to citizens on the importance of knowing their human rights.

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FACE TO FACE WITH PETER BRUCE: Mamphela Ramphele

Business Day editor in chief Peter Bruce speaks to Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele about the Democratic Alliance, black consciousness, and the upcoming elections.

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Agang SA response to Office of the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla

The depth and breadth of the cover-up by the governing party, and the number of instances of maladministration by officials from several departments including the South African Police Service, the Department of Defence, and the Department of Public Works should be proof that this is a government utterly incapable of either ending corruption, providing ethical leadership, or running an efficient administration.

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Agang SA submits election lists to the Independent Electoral Commission

Agang SA’s National Assembly candidate list features a top ten that is designed to demonstrate a leadership that is best able to fight corruption, provide leadership to the country, and take the party’s manifesto and plan to build a winning South Africa to voters across the country.

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New Report Raises The Question: Is the IEC Ready To Conduct A Free And Fair Election in 2014

A second investigation into the procurement of offices by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) from a company connected to the chair of the Commission, Pansy Tlakula, has validated the earlier report by the Office of the Public Protector which found that Tlakula had acted improperly to secure the space.

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