Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change

1. The African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.

2. ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said that whoever the party chooses next month, the incoming leadership should tell Zuma to go to allow the ANC to clean up its act.

3. The party is split between factions backing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former minister and ex-wife of Zuma, and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for the ANC’s top job.

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New book brings ‘explosive’ allegations against South African President Jacob Zuma

1. Zuma is no stranger to accusations of corruption — he’s survived eight votes of no confidence in parliament — but the allegations in Jacques Pauw’s book are “explosive,” says journalist Kim Cloete.

2. Zuma has denied all allegations since it was published, and South Africa’s State Security Agency attempted to pull the book from circulation.

3. “It’s been brewing for some time,” she says, “but this is sort of the first time that [the allegations] have been documented in such detail and exposed in this way.

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Angola’s New Leader Shakes up Old Order, Visits South Africa

1. Since winning election in August, Lourenco has put in place a new government and fired the daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos as chair of the powerful state-owned oil company.

2. Joao Lourenco is to visit South Africa Thursday and Friday, after having already met with President Jacob Zuma in Angola earlier this week.

3. Angola’s new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa.

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa leads in nominations for ANC leader: poll

1. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a lead in party nominations for the next leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), securing the support of 65 percent of branches tallied so far, a poll showed.

2. The poll by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) found that Dlamini-Zuma had secured 30 percent of nominations and that ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize received most of the remaining 5 percent of nominations.

3. Rugby Union – Rugby World Cup 2023 host country candidates press conference – Royal Garden Hotel, London, Britain – September 25, 2017 Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs.

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Analysis: Will South Africa’s ANC learn from Mugabe’s fall?

1. A former intelligence chief who has used the state apparatus to tighten his grip on power, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is a central figure in a faction campaigning to install his ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as the next president, leading South Africans to draw parallels with Zimbabwe.

2. Image copyright AFP Image caption Both South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe’s ex-ruler Robert Mugabe fought minority rule.

3. Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) is hoping to succeed President Jacob Zuma (L).

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Licata gets first start as Italy seek repeat win over South Africa

1. Highly-rated flanker Giovanni Licata will make his first start for Italy as one of two changes to their side for the meeting with South Africa in Padua on Saturday.

2. Licata, 20, came off the bench in the victory over Fiji and defeat to Argentina this month, but has been drafted into the starting XV by coach Conor O’Shea for arguably the toughest encounter against the Springboks.

3. Team: 15-Jayden Hayward, 14-Angelo Esposito, 13-Tommaso Boni, 12-Tomasso Castello, 11-Mattia Bellini, 10-Carlo Canna, 9-Marcello Violi, 8-Sergio Parisse (captain), 7-Abraham Steyn, 6-Giovanni Licata, 5-Dean Budd, 4-Marco Fuser, 3-Simone Ferrari, 2-Luca Bigi, 1-Andrea Lovotti.

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South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence

1. Pistorius, who turned 31 on Wednesday, has always maintained he fired in the mistaken belief that an intruder was hiding behind the door.

2. A South African appeal court has more than doubled the former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

3. The supreme court of appeal (SCA) increased Pistorius’s sentence from six years in prison to 13 years and five months.

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WATCH: South Africans caught up in #BlackFriday hype

1. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video An estimated 5000 people queue round the car park and still queuing to get in at Game in Gateway .

2. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Chaos on Thursday night at Game in Canal Walk.

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United Arab Emirates stocks lower at close of trade; DFM General down 1.07% By Investing.com

1. United Arab Emirates stocks lower at close of trade; DFM General down 1.

2. The top performers on the ADX General were Ad Natl Ins Co (AD: ) which rose 11.

3. com – United Arab Emirates stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

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Fleetwood wins European Tour’s order of merit

1. Jon Rahm from Spain stands with his girlfriend, Kelley Cahill, as they pose with the winner’s trophy after he won the final round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

2. Dean Burmester of South Africa plays a shot on the 2nd fairway during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

3. Jon Rahm from Spain poses with the winner’s trophy after he won the final round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

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