The leader of South Africa’s ruling ANC and Deputy President of the country – Cyril Ramaphosa – was today elected the fifth President of the country following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa, 65, was elected in parliament by members of his ruling ANC and many opposition MPs. The DA and EFF opposition groups did not vote for Ramaphosa. The EFF members walked out of the house. Subry Govender filed this report for Africalink of Radio Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany) ….. .
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
JACOB ZUMA ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2018 SAID HE HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN ANY REASON WHY HE SHOULD RESIGN IMMEDIATELY
Zuma Feb 14 2018 INTRO: South Africa’s beleaguered president, Jacob Zuma, has defied his ruling ANC and rejected the call on him to resign. He made this statement on Tuesday, February 14 2018, while saying that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC had not given him any reason to recall him. He will face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday (Feb 15 2018) – to be brought by his own ANC. Subry Govender filed this report for the Africalink programme of Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany)….. .
Sunday, February 4, 2018
BY SUBRY GOVENDER
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
George Gangen Ponnen – a son of indentured sugar cane labourers who joined the struggles for a non-racial South Africa despite acute repression and racism at the hands of the minority white oppressors.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
MUNIAMMA FAMILY HISTORY BOOK LAUNCH Jan 19 2018 Dear Allan and Family Members Further to communications with the Muniamma Family History Book Launch Committee this past week, I wish to advise that Saturday, April 28 has been booked for our function. This also follows interactions with other family members who believe that the holiday weekend of April 27/28/29 gives all people a chance to attend the function. We will be meeting with one of the staff members of Enchanted Gardens on Monday, Jan 22, at 12 noon to discuss the costs, food and other matters relating to our cultural function. Those who want to join us, please get in touch with the writer. Meanwhile, I wish to advise that we are looking at 100 people attending our function. In this regard, I would be grateful if each family house-hold would kindly confirm the number of people who would be joining us. We need this confirmation so that we could draw up a chart of the family members who will be attending. The Muniamma Family History Book Launch Committee members will also have to compile a list of those people who will be at the function. Please note the following: PROSPECTIVE PROGRAMME FOR LAUNCH 1. Cultural items to be arranged by Allan. 2. Photo slide show to be organised by Monica Moodley. 3. Radio feature to be produced by Subry Govender. 4. Programme Director – Angie Reddy. 5. Co – Host - Ivashanie (Patcha aunty’s grand-daughter). 6. Welcome and speech by Subry Govender. 7. Letter to be written to the Indian Consul General in Durban inviting him to attend the function as a guest. 8. Vote of thanks – Alan Nadasen. 9. Logan Govender – Dick Uncle’s son – would be given a special task in the programme. 10. The two surviving children – Dundee Aunty and Amoy Aunty; sister-in-law Soundler aunty (Percy Uncle’s widow); and eldest third generation descendant – Panjala Naidoo – would be special guests at the function. They would be accordingly honoured. Family members would be invited to pay an amount of R200 for one copy of the book. We would welcome confirmations from family members soonest. Many thanks and kind regards. Sadha (Subry) Govender Committee members: Allan Nadasen, Ms Anjie Naidoo, Ms Dolly Reddy, Ms Monica Moodley, Ms Baby Govender, Mrs Thyna Subramoney, Ms Triza Reddy, Mrs Margie Nair, and Sadha Govender
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The beleaguered South African President – Jacob Zuma – appears to have pulled off another master stroke when he announced that a Judicial Commission of Inquiry will investigate the allegations of state capture. He made the announcement hours before the newly-elected National Executive Committee of the ruling ANC under its new president – Cyril Ramaphosa - began discussions on the political crisis facing the country following repeated calls for Zuma to be removed from his presidency. Zuma said he had appointed the Deputy Chief Justice – Raymond Zondo – to head the commission after discussions with the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. He still has to outline the terms of reference of the commission. Subry Govender filed this report…… .