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In a few days, 2015 will end and a new year will be­gin. We hope that it has been a won­der­ful year for our read­ers and that we have kept you in­formed, ed­u­cated and en­ter­tained.

The past 12 months have been in­ter­est­ing for Team City Press. Just like the coun­try, we had our good and bad mo­ments, but we kept go­ing strong ev­ery week to give you, the reader, news that is wor­thy of the money you spend on us ev­ery Sun­day. And for your loy­alty, we say thank you for choos­ing us.

With 2016 al­most here, we want to con­tinue to give you your news with­out fear or favour over the next 12 months and be­yond.

The new year prom­ises to be filled with more news for us to fill our pages. On Jan­uary 8, the ANC will be cel­e­brat­ing its 104th birth­day in Rusten­burg, North West. This will be an event worth cel­e­brat­ing for the gov­ern­ing party.

The #FeesMustFall move­ment is ex­pected to con­tinue where it left off in the last few months of 2015. The stu­dent protests forced uni­ver­si­ties and gov­ern­ment to freeze hikes in tu­ition fees next year, but more stu­dents are de­mand­ing that ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion be free of charge.

The ef­fects of Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma’s re­cent de­ci­sion to change fi­nance min­is­ters will surely be felt by the ANC when the coun­try goes to the polls for the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions in May.

Hav­ing shed votes in the 2014 na­tional elec­tions, the ANC will have a tough time con­vinc­ing vot­ers at grass roots level why it should con­tinue be­ing in power.

Vot­ers are al­ready ask­ing if the ANC is re­ally tak­ing them se­ri­ously. They look at the Nkandla scan­dal, e-tolls and the ar­bi­trary re­moval of the fi­nance min­is­ter when they ask this ques­tion.

Next year is sure to be the one where the peo­ple will di­rect where the coun­try should go.

We will in­form you of this, and many other is­sues. A Happy New Year to all our read­ers!

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