IN RECENT media reports, Baleka Mbete, the speaker of the National Assembly and the chairwoman of the ANC, indicated that she believes she is ready for the top job: being president of South Africa.
THE recent motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete was a political ploy by opposition parties trying to unseat her from the position she was elected to by parliament.
THE countdown for getting rid of politicians in the running of strife-torn Molteno and Sterkstroom for the next three months has begun.
“IZINTO zizoshintsha!” proclaimed a beaming Jacob Zuma. He had just taken the oath for a second presidential term and was addressing an equally excited crowd gathered on the cheap seats. Unlike the measured and dry speech he had delivered earlier to the respectable audience, he was now forthright, promising drastic changes.
JUDGE Thokozile Masipa’s judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has created an explosion of criticism, commentary and division in the legal fraternity and among the general public.
KEY questions and answers about the Islamic State group that has beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker:
A COALITION of imams and organisations representing British Muslims has written to UK Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State” when talking about the new country carved out of Iraq and Syria by Islamist terrorists.
THERE is much speculation over the future of President Jacob Zuma as a number of critical issues come simultaneously to a head.