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Hazel Jenkins
Hazel Gertrude Jenkins is a South African politician and former Premier of the Northern Cape
Premier of the Northern Cape
province. She served as Premier from May 2009 until she officially stood down in April 2013, following a stroke. The motion to recognise her stepping down as Premier (on medical grounds) was defeated in a vote by the legislature on 30 April 2013 so that technically Jenkins remained Premier
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Emthanjeni Local Municipality
Emthanjeni Local Municipality
Emthanjeni Local Municipality
is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape
Northern Cape
province of South Africa
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Mitchell's Plain
Mitchells Plain
Mitchells Plain
is a largely Coloured
Coloured
township about 32 km (20 mi) from the city of Cape Town. It is one of South Africa's largest townships. It is located on the Cape Flats
Cape Flats
on the False Bay coast between Muizenberg
Muizenberg
and Khayelitsha. Conceived of as a "model township" by the apartheid government, it was built during the 1970s to provide housing for Coloured
Coloured
victims of forced removal due to the implementation of the Group Areas Act. Though Mitchells Plain
Mitchells Plain
is no longer officially a " Coloured
Coloured
township," the overwhelming majority of its residents are still Coloured
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Jacob Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Zulu: [geɮʱejiɬeˈkisa ˈzʱuma]; born 12 April 1942) is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa
President of South Africa
from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018.[5] Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.[6][7][8] Zuma served as Deputy President of South Africa
President of South Africa
from 1999 to 2005,[9][10] but was dismissed by President Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki
in 2005 after Zuma's financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, was convicted of soliciting a bribe for Zuma. Zuma was nonetheless elected President of the African National Congress (ANC) on 18 December 2007 after defeating Mbeki at the ANC
ANC
conference in Polokwane
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South African Press Association
The South African Press Association, commonly known as SAPA, is the national news agency of South Africa.Contents1 History 2 Present day 3 Closure 4 Notable journalists 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The agency was established on July 1, 1938,[1] by major South African newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news.[2] Reuters
Reuters
had dominated the internal supply of news in South Africa
South Africa
until 1938. When SAPA was founded, Reuters
Reuters
retained the exclusive right to supply it with world news
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John Block (South African Politician)
John Fikile Block (born 10 February 1968)[1] was the Provincial Chairman of the African National Congress
African National Congress
in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, and was a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in the Northern Cape Provincial Government.[2] Block was found guilty of fraud, corruption and money laundering by the Northern Cape High Court
Northern Cape High Court
in 2015.[3] In December 2016 he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.[4] Political career[edit] Block was Chairman of the African National Congress
African National Congress
Youth League, Upington Branch, in 1991 – 1992. Block became a Member Provincial Legislature in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature in 1994
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Chairperson
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly. The person holding the office is typically elected or appointed by the members of the group. The chairman presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion.[1] When the group is not in session, the officer's duties often include acting as its head, its representative to the outside world and its spokesperson
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Premier (South Africa)
In South Africa, a Premier is the head of government of one of South Africa's nine provinces. The Premier of a province plays for that province a role similar to that played by the President for the country as a whole.Contents1 Election 2 Role 3 List of current Premiers 4 Timeline 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksElection[edit] Elections for the nine provincial legislatures are held every five years, simultaneously with the election of the National Assembly; the last such election occurred on 7 May 2014. At the first meeting of the provincial legislature after an election, the members choose the Premier from amongst themselves. The legislature can force the Premier to resign by a motion of no confidence. If the Premiership becomes vacant (for whatever reason) the legislature must choose a new Premier to serve out the period until the next election
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South African General Election, 2009
Kgalema Motlanthe African National CongressElected President Jacob Zuma African National CongressSouth AfricaThis article is part of a series on the politics and government of South AfricaConstitutionBill of RightsExecutivePresidentCyril RamaphosaDeputy PresidentDavid MabuzaCabinet Shadow CabinetLegislativeNational Council of ProvincesChairpersonThandi ModiseNational AssemblySpeakerBaleka MbeteLeader of the OppositionMmusi MaimaneJudiciaryChief JusticeMogoeng MogoengDeputy Chief Justice Bess Nkabinde
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2009 In South Africa
←2008 2007 20062009 in South Africa→2010 2011 2012Decades:1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020sSee also:List of years in South AfricaThe following lists events that happened during 2009
2009
in South Africa.Contents1 Incumbents 2 Events 3 Births 4 Deaths 5 Railways5.1 Locomotives6 See also 7 ReferencesIncumbents[edit]President: Kgalema Motlanthe
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Mail & Guardian
The Mail & Guardian is a South African weekly newspaper, published by M&G Media in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focuses on political analysis, investigative reporting, Southern African news, local arts, music and popular culture.Contents1 History 2 The Mail & Guardian Online 3 Awards 4 Distribution areas 5 Distribution figures 6 See also 7 Sources 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] The publication began as an alternative newspaper by a group of journalists in 1985 after the closure of two leading liberal newspapers, The Rand Daily Mail
The Rand Daily Mail
and Sunday Express. It was originally known as the Weekly Mail, as the paper did not have the finances to publish daily. Weekly Mail was one of the first newspapers to use Apple Mac desktop publishing. The Weekly Mail criticised the government and its apartheid policies, which led to the paper's suspension in 1988 by then State President P. W. Botha
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Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town
(Afrikaans: Kaapstad, [ˈkɑːpstat]; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa
South Africa
after Johannesburg.[6] It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape
Western Cape
province.[7] As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it is also the legislative capital of the country.[8] It forms part of the City
City
of Cape Town
Cape Town
metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain
Table Mountain
and Cape Point
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Worcester, Western Cape
Worcester
Worcester
is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) north-east of Cape Town
Cape Town
on the N1 highway north to Johannesburg. Being the largest town in the Western Cape's interior region, it serves as the administrative capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality and as regional headquarters for most central and Provincial Government Departments
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Democratic Alliance (South Africa)
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is a South African political party and the official opposition to the governing African National Congress (ANC). The present leader is Mmusi Maimane, who succeeded former Mayor of Cape Town
Cape Town
and Premier of the Western Cape
Western Cape
Helen Zille
Helen Zille
on 10 May 2015. The party is broadly centrist, though it has been attributed both centre-left[3] and centre-right[4] policies. It is a member of the Liberal International
Liberal International
and the Africa Liberal Network. The DA traces its roots to the founding of the anti-apartheid Progressive Party in 1959, with many mergers and name changes between that time and the present
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Western Cape
The Western Cape (Afrikaans: Wes-Kaap, Xhosa: Ntshona Koloni) is a province of South Africa, situated on the south-western coast of the country. It is the fourth largest of the nine provinces with an area of 129,449 square kilometres (49,981 sq mi), and the third most populated, with an estimated 6.5 million inhabitants in 2017.[3] About two-thirds of these inhabitants live in the metropolitan area of Cape Town, which is also the provincial capital. The Western Cape was created in 1994 from part of the former Cape Province.Contents1 Geography1.1 Climate 1.2 Cities and towns2 Political history2.1 Contribution of the Western Cape in the National Youth Uprisings 2.2 1994 and the Western Cape post-apartheid3 Law and government3.1 Municipalities4 Economy 5 Infrastructure and communications 6 Demographics 7 Education 8 Cuisine 9 Winelands 10 References 11 External linksGeography[edit]Topography of the Western Cape
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Ceres, Western Cape
Ceres is the administrative centre and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape
Western Cape
Province of South Africa. Ceres serves as a regional centre for the surrounding towns of Wolseley, Tulbagh, Op-die-Berg
Op-die-Berg
and Prince Alfred Hamlet. It is situated in the Warmbokkeveld (Afrikaans: "warm antelope field") Valley about 170 km north-east of Cape Town
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