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Congress of the People welcomes the long overdue arrest of the former Senior Correctional Services Officials and high ranking Bosasa Executives. It is long overdue after a 10 years period in which justice seems to have been sold to the highest bidder. The rule of law and the integrity of state institutions were subverted by a conspiracy between and among […]
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Issued by : Mosioua Lekota President Of The Congress Of The People (COPE) Country before Party, Mr. President! Today, as a nation, we face the gravest CRISIS to which we need to make hard political, economic and social choices. Our Country cries out for brave and ethical leadership from its highest Office As President of the Republic of South Africa, […]
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Congress of the People (COPE) demands urgent action to be taken by law enforcement authorities with regards to two specific matters whose revelations at the Zondo Commission have shocked the nation and shaken and undermined public confidence in our government and broader state institutions. Both the Bosasa and Dudu Myeni state capture revelations have shown shocking and brazen criminality that […]
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WE BLAME GOVERNMENT INABILITY TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS AFFECTING SA STUDENTS Congress of the People (COPE) says Government should take full responsibility for the death of DUT student in KZN and the latest disruptions at our Universities. Congress of the People (COPE) blames government for the death of the DUT student who was shot and killed following a protest outside the […]
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By Cllr Farouk Cassim, COPE – Cape Town Metro. 084 470 2929 Twitter: @Faroukee Many of us, for a good part of our lives, were denied the vote and treated as second class citizens who had no say in the politics of the day and therefore had to be content with inferior education, limited economic opportunities and less desirable residential […]
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The Congress of the People welcomes the adoption by the National Assembly of the Civil Union Amendment Bill, a private member’s bill initiated by its chief Whip in Parliament, Deidre Carter. The Civil Union Act which was adopted by Parliament in 2006 paved the way for the legal recognition of same-sex marriages. It however allowed for designated marriage offices in […]
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The Congress of the People (COPE) is dismayed at how the EFF has consistently projected corruption, inefficiency and theft as black excellence. Their latest comments about the dismissal of Tom Moyane from SARS as an attack on black excellence despite evidence presented at the Commission on SARS is despicable. The EFF has been consistent in masquerading corruption as black excellence. […]
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COPE calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Political Party Funding Bill into Law. Now that it is known that South Africa will go to National elections sometime in May next year, COPE calls upon the President to sign the Political Party Funding Bill into Law now, so that it is effective before the elections. Should he fail to […]
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National Assembly 23 October 2018 Issued by; The Congress Of The People – Parliament Delivered by Chief Whip of COPE, Deidre Carter Speaker, this new trade agreement which seeks to establish and strengthen African continental unity, regional integration, and stronger economic ties through the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area is welcomed in principle by the Congress of the People. […]
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