Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has announced changes to the national cabinet. Below is a statement with the changes: TO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS 17 OCTOBER 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BY PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA After careful consideration‚ I...

BREAKING: Zuma appoints SABC board

President Jacob Zuma has appointed SABC board members recommended by parliament‚ his office announced on Tuesday. The announcement follows looming court action after Zuma missed a deadline to approve the new board. He was accused...

Call to amend BEE ‘ill-timed and ill-considered’‚ says Mandla Mandela

The call to exclude coloured and Indian South Africans from BEE in tenders worth more than R50-million is “ill-timed‚ poorly conceived and flies in the face of the constitutional provision for redress”‚ says ANC...

Eastern Cape provincial exec meets for first time

The ANC'S newly elected provincial executive committee held its first meeting on Sunday since being elected recently at the 8th annual provincial conference. The Eastern Cape PEC remains adamant of their capability to lead the party...

Dlamini-Zuma gets the backing of North West

By: Mandla Khoza And Zoë Mahopo North West is the first province to come out in support of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to lead the ANC. Dlamini-Zuma has so far been endorsed by the ANC Youth League and...

2‚270 police guns lost and stolen over past three years

Police minister Fikile Mbalula has detailed how thousands of police firearms were lost or stolen over the past three years. Responding to a parliamentary question from the Democratic Alliance's Zak Mbhele‚ Mbalula said 743 weapons...

MK Foundation members march to Tiso Blackstar Group

Members of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Inkululeko Foundation (MKIF) marched to the offices of the Tiso Blackstar Group in Johannesburg on Friday. The group of about 100 people was escorted by police vans while they...

Presidency highlights KPMG role as Zuma pins hopes on representations to NPA

President Jacob Zuma seems set to question the integrity of KPMG’s forensic audit into his finances‚ which was part of the corruption case against him‚ because it was conducted by the same person who...

Make Mbalula pay compensation out of his own shiny grey-checked pocket

Even by Mbalulian standards‚ it’s out there. The story‚ reported by The Times‚ reads like a Borat sketch featuring a B-list‚ C-grade politician and wannabe celebrity from a distant Banana Republic: ten innocent people en...

Zuma says SCA ruling was ‘disappointing’

President Jacob Zuma said on Friday he was disappointed by a ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal‚ which has rejected his latest bid to fight off a corruption case. "The decision of the Supreme...

Mmusi Maimane calls out Shaun Abrahams over Zuma

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane - who says President Jacob Zuma's legal bills have cost South African taxpayers about R30 million already - has given prosecuting boss Shaun Abrahams a 10-day deadline. "I will be...

Zuma ruling: Snap reactions

Opposition party politicians are calling for the National Prosecuting Authority to charge President Jacob Zuma and for him to step down‚ while the ruling African National Congress party says it is studying the Supreme...

SCA dismisses Zuma appeal on corruption charge

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed a bid by President Jacob Zuma to appeal a previous ruling that he could face 783 corruption-related charges. Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority had asked the...

Recounting eight years of the spy tapes saga as Zuma returns to court

It has been eight years since Mokotedi Mpshe took a decision to discontinue the criminal prosecution of President Jacob Zuma relating to alleged crimes of corruption. In coming to his decision in 2009‚ the former...

SCA to rule on Zuma’s bid to appeal on 783 corruption charges

President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority will learn on Friday whether the Supreme Court of Appeal has granted them leave to appeal a ruling that Zuma may face 783 corruption charges. The SCA...

Mabuyane remains in charge: despite protests Oscar-led PEC still at the helm

Oscar Mabuyane remains the ANC provincial chairman, the party’s national spokesman Zizi Kodwa announced yesterday. This follows back-to-back meetings on Monday and Wednesday which saw national executive committee (NEC) deployees tabling a report before...

43 Councillors killed in last political term

A total of 43 municipal councillors were killed nationwide between 2011 and 2016. This was revealed in a report released by the SA Local Government Association (Salga) on the killing and intimidation of councillors and...

Timol was pushed to death

Pretoria High Court Judge Billy Mothle has ruled that activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide but was brutally tortured and pushed from the 10th floor of the notorious John Vorster Square police building...

NPA and Hawks to attach Ntutu and Nombembe’s assets ‘to recoup taxpayers’ monies’

The NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) and the Assets Forfeiture Investigation (AFI) of the Hawks will today attach ANC Amathole regional secretary Teris Ntutu's properties and that of the deceased Butterworth businessman Sive Nombembe. This...

The DA seeks EFF support in PE

The Democratic Alliance in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has now pinned its hopes on Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters to revive the coalition of minority parties in the Port Elizabeth-based council. The Daily Dispatch can...

New Eskom boss speaks out on nepotism allegations

Acting Eskom CEO Sean Maritz has spoken out about allegations he hired a church friend irregularly and deleted incriminating evidence from company computers. Maritz was appointed on Friday following a decision by the board to...

Dismissal of ANC ORT poll lawsuit wins appeal date

Tuesday is set aside for the the Mthatha High Court to hear an application for leave to appeal against the dismissal of a case brought by disgruntled OR Tambo ANC members who wanted the...

Axed EFF councillors take party to court

The six Economic Freedom Fighters councillors in Mogale City who were unceremoniously fired by the party are heading to the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday to interdict their expulsion. Speaking to TimesLIVE on Wednesday‚...

IEC in massive drive for a fair voters’ roll

The Independent Electoral Commission has launched a massive online campaign to confirm and collect addresses of 26-million voters for a credible voters’ roll in time for the 2019 national elections. This after the bruising Constitutional...

What Lindiwe Mazibuko is doing now

Former South African politician Lindiwe Mazibuko is focused on the global stage‚ disclosing that she has joined up with a non-partisan group of public servants from other countries. Mazibuko‚ who left South Africa for the...

Khoza not going to form political party yet

Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says she is not going to form a political party as yet. “I am not going to start a political party yet. I am on a fact-finding mission and I...

British MP Peter Hain on the funding of higher education in SA

British MP Lord Peter Hain finds it “grotesque” that state money is used to bail out companies like South African Airways (SAA) while students struggle to pay their tuition fees and debt. “It just makes...

Masualle group merely ‘raised their concerns’

The defeated faction at the ANC’s Eastern Cape elective congress had not lodged an appeal against the outcome, but merely “raised concerns”. This was stated yesterday by the party’s secretary-general Gwede Mantashe referring to a...

Notyesi extends ultimatum to ANC big guns

Mthatha-based Lawyer Mvuzo Notyesi has extended the ultimatum given to ANC big bosses in Luthuli House to nullify the recently-held Eastern Cape provincial conference until Thursday. This after the party asked Notyesi for further details...

Zim opposition: Mugabe should have reshuffled himself

Zimbabweans waited with anxiety as President Robert Mugabe reshuffled his cabinet on Monday night‚ to see the new balance of power between factions angling to succeed him as the country heads for elections. Last month‚...

South Africa gets extra R1bn in tax as people disclose offshore assets

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Tuesday said over 2‚000 taxpayers had taken up the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme announced in the Budget Speech in 2016 by the then Finance Minister‚ Pravin Gordhan‚...

Mandela ‘s hands were tied when it came to shifting the economy to the...

There was hardly anything that the late former president Nelson Mandela could have done to change the status of South Africa’s economy to favour the black majority during the transition from apartheid‚ says former...

Lindiwe Mazibuko backs Ramaphosa for ANC leadership

Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has said she supported ANC presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the governing party. Speaking at a panel discussion on Tuesday on the role of business in current...

City Power board appoints new MD

In a statement on Tuesday 10 October‚ City Power issued a clarification on Mr Xulu’s contract of employment. It confirmed that Mr Sicelo Xulu was not dismissed as MD of City Power. The statement read: "Although there...

‘We can’t trust Gigaba on PIC’ – Catholic bishops

The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) has questioned the assurances given by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba that he will shield the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) from political interference. "It is difficult to trust what...

EC bosses sent home by top six

National ANC bosses sent Eastern Cape officials packing yesterday after they arrived at the party’s Luthuli House headquarters uninvited, saying yesterday’s meeting was for national executive deployees to detail what happened at last week’s...

News analysis: This should be DA glory days‚ but now the opposition party is...

These should be the glory days of the Democratic Alliance. As the ANC continues to devour itself‚ the largest opposition party in South Africa should be signing up disaffected members in droves and hosting photo...

Makhosi Khoza hints about her political future

Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza hinted at her political future when she canvassed social media opinion on Sunday about support for a new political party. The outspoken Khoza‚ who supported the call for President Jacob...

EFF six seek legal opinion on expulsion

The six Economic Freedom Fighters councillors who were fired by the party in the Mogale City municipality over the weekend are considering appealing their expulsion. This was revealed by the municipality's EFF chief whip Smanga...

Guptas win battle ahead of bank account war

The Gupta family has won a crucial battle to keep their accounts with the Bank of Baroda open until they return to court in December to argue against the closure. Judge Tati Makgoka on Monday...

Eskom wants R1.6bn repaid by Tuesday

By: Stephan Hofstatter And Sikonathi Mantshantsha Eskom has demanded that Gupta-linked Trillian and global consultancy McKinsey pay back the R1.6bn they received from an unlawful consultancy contract by Tuesday and warned of possible charges. The charges...

Judgment expected in second Gupta bid to stop account closures

The Pretoria High Court will on Monday for the second time hand down judgment on an application by more than 20 Gupta companies to interdict the Bank of Baroda from closing the family’s accounts. While...

EC ANC losers claim violence was premeditated

Ousted ANC Eastern Cape leader Phumulo Masualle and his supporters have singled out NEC members Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Zizi Kodwa as the people responsible for the disorder that plagued last week’s violent provincial congress. Masualle’s...

Don’t judge NDZ by who she was married to: Zikalala

It is wrong and chauvinistic for people to judge ANC leaders by their spouses and not as individuals within the movement‚ says KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala. Delivering the keynote address at eThekwini region ANCYL's...

ANC blocks report on feuding pair

The ANC caucus at the Bhisho legislature this week blocked the presentation of a report meant to shed light on the ongoing dispute between two senior office of the premier (OTP) officials. A report on...

ANC top brass at fault for divisions in MK: Ramaphosa

African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that the top leadership of the party has partially played a role in the divisions that have resulted in two organisations representing uMkhonto weSizwe combatants. "We...

Taking the party forward

Oscar Mabuayne, who was elected as ANC provincial chairman last weekend, was barely four years old when he had to herd cattle and sheep at Deberha Village in Engcobo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22geb-8Ifrs The friends he looked after those...

Top lawyer gives Luthuli House ultimatum to nullify #ANCECconference

Mthatha-based lawyer Mvuzo Notyesi has given ANC headquarters Luthuli House until Monday to nullify the outcome of the eighth Eastern Cape ANC provincial conference or face legal action. This is contained in a letter dated...

Lowdown on ANC’s new EC PEC

The ANC in the Eastern Cape elected a new provincial executive committee last weekend led by provincial chairman Oscar Mabuyane. Politics reporter ZINGISA MVUMVU profiles deputy chairman Mlungisi Mvoko, secretary Lulama Ngcukaitobi, his deputy...

Watch: Mbalula explains use of ‘vulgar’ language‚ says it is figurative speech

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday defended the use of “vulgar” language and said the words he used were figurative and meant to encourage police to fight criminals. Watch Mbalula's explanation‚ which he posted on...