Artists ask Zuma to prioritise arts
Feb11

Artists ask Zuma to prioritise arts

A day before the State of the Nation Address (SONA), South African artists have called on President Jacob Zuma to address issues affecting the arts. Gospel star Kholeka Dubula said: “We would like to hear the President speaking about challenges that we face as artists. Piracy is a problem in our country, most of the artists are not releasing live music because there are people who are stealing music. We have a challenge now of...

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President Jacob Zuma must fall, but he must fall through democratic processes, the Democratic Alliance’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba, said.
Jan19

President Jacob Zuma must fall, but he must fall through democratic processes, the Democratic Alliance’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba, said.

“I’m saying it, Zuma must fall. If he says it is racist let it be,” he told News24. “Zuma must fall through the ballot box.” Mashaba said the people who erected the Zuma Must Fall poster in Cape Town did a “fantastic” thing. “It really helped,” he said. “Whoever put up that banner from a marketing point of view I’ll give them the best results because it has exposed...

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Zuma should follow Dalindyebo to jail: Cope
Dec31

Zuma should follow Dalindyebo to jail: Cope

President Jacob Zuma should be prosecuted and jailed like AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Cope said on Thursday. Zuma had to stop manipulating and damaging the country’s criminal justice system to avoid having his day in court, Congress of the People spokesperson Dennis Bloem said in a statement. “He must answer all of the 700 charges he has tried to wriggle out of through abuse of power and the willing collusion of...

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We are being molested: Artist behind naked Zuma painting
Oct13

We are being molested: Artist behind naked Zuma painting

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma is the subject of another painting in which his genitals are depicted in an artist’s view of South African society – this time Ayanda Mabulu‘s The Pornography of Power. “It’s about the situation that we are in in the country,” said Mabulu, 33. “There is no more time to decide to try and beat around the bush when you are painting. I made it my journey to...

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WHAT IF JACOB ZUMA WERE A WHITE PRESIDENT?
Jul30

WHAT IF JACOB ZUMA WERE A WHITE PRESIDENT?

When President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma first took office in May 2009 our country was in complete disarray.  The ANC had just come out of a brutal infighting which saw the country’s ex-president Thabo Mbeki replaced temporarily by the party’s deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe who himself exited without saying “bye-bye folks”.  The fact that President Zuma didn’t have any formal educational training was a topical issue amongst...

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