South Africa votes 2009

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South Africa votes 2009

South Africa votes on April 22 in the fourth general elections since the end of apartheid.


The DA on Tuesday urged President Jacob Zuma to encourage viable industrial activity to create jobs as a way out of the country's economic recession.

Preparations began before dawn on Monday to welcome members of South Africa's fourth Parliament for a session likely to be more robust than the last.

South Africa is experiencing a welcome lull this week, after the frenzy of the election campaign and before Jacob Zuma's inauguration jamboree.

The Mail & Guardian learned recently that Jacob Zuma's administration will expand national ministries from 28 to 32.

Gauteng Health MEC Brian Hlongwa is too close to power and there are systemic problems with any attempt to cut graft, writes Ferial Haffajee.

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