Parliament responds to ConCourt ruling on secret ballot

Parliament said on Thursday it would abide by a Constitutional Court ruling on whether or not MPs can vote in secret in a motion of no confidence in the president. The court found that it...

Here are the 10 best quotes from the Constitutional Court judgment on secret ballot

Here are the 10 best quotes from the Constitutional Court ruling which found that the Speaker of National Assembly has the power to authorise a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence against...

JUST IN: Zuma sets up state capture inquiry

President Jacob Zuma has agreed to institute a judicial Commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture. Zuma announced this a short while ago while responding to oral questions in the National Assembly. He says he...

DA responds to ConCourt ruling on secret ballot

The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that parliamentarians may cast a secret ballot when they vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. However‚ National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has the final...

Zille leads pride parade after Western Cape wins audit plaudit

The Cape of Good Governance: that’s what the Western Cape is‚ according to the Auditor-General‚ and Democratic Alliance politicians were crowing about it on Thursday. Kimi Makwetu announced on Wednesday that 80% of municipalities in...

JUST IN: ConCourt rules that no confidence vote can be done via secret ballot

The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that a secret ballot is permissible in a vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOGLah8nNsw The United Democratic Movement (UDM) approached the court last month‚...

Gupta brothers put on list of witnesses for parliament inquiry into Eskom issues

Gupta brothers Ajay and Atul as well as President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane have been listed as potential witnesses in the upcoming parliamentary inquiry into Eskom procurement deals and state capture. The National Assembly’s public...

Malema wants deals for spaza shops and calls on property owners to agree to...

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls‚ which are bankrupting them‚ says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Malema addressed the annual conference of the South African Property...

Mantashe to meet ANC’s Integrity Commission

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe will this weekend meet with the party’s Integrity Commission (IC) amid rising tensions in the movement’s internal structures. Speaking to TimesLIVE‚ Mantashe said he had not been summoned but was rather...

JUST IN: Municipalities rein in wasteful spending but ‘irregular’ expenditure soars

The Auditor-General of South Africa says irregular expenditure has increased by just over 50% since the previous year to R16‚81 billion‚ in the 2015-16 municipal audit. Fruitless and wasteful expenditure was 21% lower in 2015-16...

Gigaba questions public protector report

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba appears to have questioned why the public protector wants the Reserve Bank’s mandate to be adjusted. “It seems to create a conundrum in that ... it’s not clear what context it’s...

Angry MPs want Gigaba summoned over the Guptas

Angry MPs have proposed that finance minister Malusi Gigaba be summoned to parliament to explain his decision to grant the Gupta family early citizenship. Fuming lawmakers from both the governing ANC and opposition parties were...

Walkout threat to Home of Legends

Eastern Cape provincial government director-general Marion Mbina-Mthembu walked out of a high level meeting meant to find solutions to troubles facing the multimillion-rand Home of the Legends project last week.  The project is said to...

Patriotic Alliance signs up as coalition partner in Nelson Mandela Bay

The Patriotic Alliance (PA) has signed up as a coalition partner in Nelson Mandela Bay‚ a letter penned by mayor Athol Trollip has revealed. In the letter‚ sent to DA leader Mmusi Maimane and leader...

Land issue must be resolved within the law and constitution‚ says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma believes the question of land in South Africa must be resolved within the realm of the country's laws and constitution. Zuma tackled the controversial land issue during his address at a Youth...

Birthday wishes pour in for former president Thabo Mbeki

Birthday wishes have been pouring in for former president Thabo Mbeki who celebrates his 75th birthday on Sunday. He shares a birthday with music legend Sir Paul McCartney who also turned 75 on Sunday. Among those...

‘Duduzane is my only son involved with money. Help him wherever you can’

President Jacob Zuma introduced his son Duduzane to a senior civil servant at his official Pretoria residence Mahlamba Ndlopfu in 2009‚ shortly after being elected president‚ and asked him to help his son wherever...

Nqakulas at odds over ANC consultative conference

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula today contradicted her husband, ANC MP and former minister Charles Nqakula over the much talked about need for the ANC national consultative conference in place of the policy conference starting...

West Rand ANC want Ramaphosa as next party president

ANC West Rand region chairman Boyce Maneli has endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC president. Maneli‚ addressing branch delegates on Saturday to the regional general council in Mogale City‚ said the region...

Mabuyane wins backing from Cosatu: Boost for ANC provincial chair bid

Oscar Mabuyane’s chances of contesting as ANC provincial chairman next month received a major boost this week when Cosatu gave him their support. The labour federation announced it would go all out and lobby unionists...

South Africans too comfortable with ‘rampant’ corruption: Malema

South Africa's older generation has become compliant with the “rampant” corruption engulfing the country just as the 1976 elders were with the brutality of the apartheid government. These were Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius...

Radebe stops short of declaring availability for ANC presidency

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe on Friday‚ stopped just short of declaring his availability to take over as the ANC’s next president. Radebe is seen by some in the ANC as a possible candidate...

ANC leader wants all 1 million party members to vote for national leader

Eastern Cape ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane has proposed that the ANC must allow all its approximately 1million members to vote in the national conference. Mabuyane was delivering the keynote address at the Solomon Mahlangu...

Zuma is here to ‘lie’: angry Ventersdorp resident

While President Jacob Zuma was addressing an official Youth Day rally in Ventersdorp‚ North West‚ on Friday‚ an angry resident expressed unhappiness over his visit to the area‚ saying he had come to “lie”...

Rivonia trialist Raymond Mhlaba described as a ‘selfless leader’

National Heritage Council chief executive Sonwabile Mancotywa yesterday described former Eastern Cape premier and Rivonia trialist Raymond Mhlaba as a ‘selfless leader’ who put his country and the working class first, even ahead of...

Malema to address Youth Day rally in Boipatong

Firebrand Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is expected to address thousands of party supporters at a rally in Boipatong stadium in the Vaal Triangle on Friday. The rally is one of several gatherings across...

Time to ensure majority of people are involved in economy: ANC’s Mkhize

The biggest challenge now facing the country is to ensure that the majority of its people are meaningfully involved in the economy‚ ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday. Mkhize was addressing an Association for...

Malema savours Helen Zille’s scolding

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema appears to be satisfied with the Democratic Alliance’s actions to “reign in” Helen Zille following her tweets on colonialism. While speaking to MetroFM‚ Malema said he enjoyed seeing Zille...

Zille bellows redemption song with Knysna women who lost everything to flames

Helen Zille says she felt “embraced” after residents in an informal settlement devastated by the Knysna fires hugged her and drew her into their dancing and singing. “It was extremely heartening in this difficult time‚”...

ANC has ‘sold out’ the youth‚ say opposition MPs

Opposition MPs say South African youth are “worse off” under the ANC‚ whom they accuse of having “sold out” young people to the Gupta family and teachers’ union SADTU. The MPs were speaking in the...

Soweto uprising photographer remembers the historical day

After more than four decades renowned photographer Sam Nzima remembers the 1976 Soweto uprising as if it was yesterday. Sam took the iconic picture of a wounded Hector Pieterson being carried in the arms of...

Gigaba says there’s still enough time to fix ailing economy

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says there’s still enough time to turn the economy around despite the country having slipped into a recession. Gigaba said government preferred to look at the glass as “half full” following...

Will public protector probe shield the ‘real power brokers’ in state capture?

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s preliminary investigation could end up shielding the “real power brokers” implicated in allegations of state capture. Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday that he believed the investigation‚ announced late...

BREAKING: ConCourt orders probe into Bathabile Dlamini’s responsibilities

The Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered that an inquiry be established to set out the roles and responsibilities of social development minister Bathabile Dlamini. In a unanimous judgment‚ the court found that it could not...

ANC rebounds as it wins northern KZN by-election

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal was crowing on Thursday morning as the party retained control of a hotly contested ward in Phongolo. Ward 7 in the northern KZN town was up for grabs in a by-election...

Ramaphosa says commission of inquiry into state capture a matter of urgency

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says setting up a judicial commission of inquiry to look into allegations of state capture is a matter of urgency. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday‚ Ramaphosa said the commission was important...

Madonsela’s state of capture report a ‘hatchet job’ funded by Gordhan‚ Ngubane charges

Eskom’s former board chairman‚ Ben Ngubane‚ says the State of Capture report produced by advocate Thuli Madonsela was a hatchet job “funded” by former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Ngubane‚ who abruptly resigned as chairman earlier...

ANC divisions are necessary, says Ndabeni

The internal divisions within the ruling party are a necessary phenomenon in order for the old guard to make way for young generation of leaders. This was said by ANCYL Eastern Cape provincial task team...

ANC no-confidence motion in Premier Zille kicked down the road by DA chief whip

The DA in the Western Cape legislature has stymied moves by the ANC to table a motion of no-confidence in Premier Helen Zille. Chief whip Mark Wiley‚ said the legislature’s programming committee‚ which he chairs‚...

Acting chair for DA caucus

The DA has appointed Vaughn Holmes as acting caucus chairman in Buffalo City Metro council. Holmes is standing in for proportional representative (PR) councillor Jan Smit, who is taking time off due to ill-health. Smit had...

EC youth league fails in bid to nominate Mantashe- No one from EC on...

The Eastern Cape ANCYL tried in vain to have Gwede Mantashe put forward as a candidate for ANC national chairperson in December. This was revealed by its provincial task team (PTT) convener Mziwonke Ndabeni yesterday...

Cosatu denies snubbing meeting with ANC

The leadership of the Congress of SA Trade Unions says a meeting with the African National Congress that was to have taken place on Monday was postponed and that the federation did not snub...

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor’s letter accuses deputy of trying to topple him

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has accused his deputy‚ Mongameli Bobani‚ of conspiring with opposition parties to topple him. In a letter‚ written on Wednesday and sent to members of the parties which are...

ANC EC leadership battle heats up as Masualle joins in the fray

With the ANC in the Eastern Cape set to elect new leaders next month, provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle yesterday urged party members in Stutterheim to “not fix what is not broken”. This could be seen...

Residents to get power in three stages

Buffalo City Metro yesterday pleaded with Mzamomhle residents in Gonubie to allow a contractor they chased away last week to finish an RDP electrification project. The city roped in Ballenden and Robb Consulting Engineers to...

Ramaphosa charms ANC supporters

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign to ascend to the governing party’s top job yesterday received a thumbs-up from thousands of party supporters gathered at the Sada Stadium in Chris Hani district. Ramaphosa was in the area...

Gupta emails: DA asks Parliament ethics committee to probe Minister Dlodlo

Communications Department Minister Ayanda Dlodlo could find herself in hot water after the Democratic Alliance on Friday filed an affidavit with Parliament’s ethics committee on her being named in the leaked Gupta emails. This comes...

Bring it on‚ says Gigaba as Malema uses letter to Denel to lay charges

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will‚ on Saturday‚ lay corruption charges against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba for his alleged role in the procurement of locomotives by Transnet. Malema relied on documents he claimed he...

Malema speaks: Let’s not thank whites for black genocide

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Friday issued a lesson in politics‚ expressing his views on everything from veteran politician Helen Zille to land reform. Malema shared his thoughts during an interview with 702...

LISTEN: ‘I’m not in the emails. I’m not in the Gupta’s phonebook’ – Malema

Economic Freedom Fighter’s leader Julius Malema is adamant that his name won’t appear in the leaked Gupta email dump. He was speaking in a wide ranging interview given to Tbo Touch on his Touch HD...