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South Africa’s ruling ANC turns 107


By PETER DUBE
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) Tuesday celebrates its 107th anniversary with its top brass holding campaign rallies in the coastal province of KwaZulu Natal, where the party was formed, ahead of this year’s General Election.

The ANC, one of Africa’s oldest liberation movements, was formed in Bloemfontein on January 8, 1912.

The party’s 14th leader, Mr Ramaphosa, will mark the day by visiting the gravesite of the founding president Langalibalele Dube before addressing a rally in eThekwini.

“ANC members will join in the celebrations at the Moses Mabida Stadium [in Durban] on Saturday where President Ramaphosa will launch the party’s manifesto for this year’s elections,” the party said in a statement.

In Eastern Cape Province,…

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Guyana Gov’t awaits ruling by Speaker, hints at taking matter to Court


Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams.

The Guyana government says it will await a ruling of the Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Barton Scotland, regarding the successful motion of no confidence filed by the opposition earlier this month, even as it hinted at taking the matter to court.

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, said that the government will rely on the ruling of the Speaker on the consequences of the December 21 motion of no-confidence that was successfully tabled and debated by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, when the Parliament meets on Thursday.

Williams, speaking on a television programme here, said the government’s position has always been that the motion which passed bvy a vote of 33-32 with support from former government…

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Guyana gov’t awaits ruling by Speaker on no confidence vote | Caribbean


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it will await a ruling by the Speaker of Parliament Dr Barton Scotland regarding the successful motion of no confidence filed by the opposition earlier this month, even as it hinted at taking the matter to court.

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams said that the government will rely on the ruling of the Speaker on the consequences of the December 21 motion of no-confidence that was successfully tabled and debated by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo when the Parliament meets on Thursday.

Williams, speaking on a television programme, said the government’s position has always been that the motion, which passed by a vote of 33-32 with support from former government backbencher Charrandass Persaud, was…

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Ruling party in Guyana links forces in Trinidad and Tobago to downfall of government


A senior official of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Friday said “forces in Trinidad and Tobago” had colluded with the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to bring about the demise of the coalition government.

“It should be noted that Charrandass Persaud himself acknowledges the bribe by asking ‘what is wrong if I get paid?’ In his own words, he has admitted his embrace to the treacherous PPP culture of getting rich through corruption and lawlessness,” said PNC executive member Aubrey Norton.

Persaud voted with the PPP last Friday after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo successfully tabled a motion of no confidence that brought about the downfall of the David Granger-led, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) government.

The APNU…

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Guyana accepts CCJ ruling on transgender matter


The Guyana government says it respects the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that recently ruled as “unconstitutional” a law that makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in public while dressed in clothing of the opposition sex.

The CCJ, Guyana’s highest court, also said that the law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, should be struck from the laws of country and that costs are to be awarded to the appellants in the appeal before it and the lower courts.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, in an interview with the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper, said Georgetown respects the decision.

He said that now that the CCJ has ruled, Guyana must work on adjusting its culture to include all…

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ConCourt upholds ruling of invalidity of law preventing African women from owning property


In a victory for African women, the Constitutional Court has confirmed a High Court order declaring a section of the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act (the “Upgrade Act”) unconstitutional. The law indirectly prevented many women from becoming property owners.

This was as a result of apartheid era legislation which didn’t recognise African women as holders of property rights. The law recognised African men as holders of these rights, which were converted into formal ownership rights by the act in the 1990s.

In a unanimous judgment written by Acting Judge Patricia Goliath, the court said the case was about an applicant who “seeks to vindicate her right to access to housing – a right which is intrinsically linked to her dignity,” by challenging a piece of legislation which she said prevented…

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