Another ANC leader gunned down in KZN

A former ANC councillor who was instrumental in the party’s win in the recent by-elections on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has become the latest victim of the ongoing political killings in the province. The ANC...

Malema salutes ‘incoming president Baleka Mbete’

EFF leader‚ Julius Malema on Tuesday congratulated Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete for taking the bold decision to hold the vote on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in secret. Referring to...

WATCH LIVE: #NoConfidence debate and vote

The no confidence debate on president Jacob Zuma’s suitability to lead the country is currently underway in Parliament. The 400 MPs in the National Assembly will decide Zuma’s fate by way of a secret...

DA gives Mbete ultimatum on her secret ballot vote decision

In a bid to have Speaker of the National Assembly Baleke Mbete to pronounce on her decision regarding a secret ballot vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma‚ the Democratic Alliance has threatened...

News Analysis: Juju’s pearls of wisdom touch SA’s prickly spots

Trust Julius Malema to touch South Africa on its prickly spots. From racial tensions to the land issue‚ to dealing with lazy municipal councillors to ownership of the media‚ and even the content of local...

Faith Muthambi flies 30 family members at taxpayers’ expense

Disgraced minister Faith Muthambi treated family and friends to a luxury junket at huge expense to the taxpayer just two months after being moved to a new ministry‚ the Sunday Times reported. It said Muthambi...

‘Zuma cannot fire my wife Nosiviwe for my views, but if he does I...

ANC MP and staunch president Jacob Zuma critic Charles Nqakula would take it on the chin should his wife, minister of defence and military veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula be fired from cabinet. Nqakula was responding to...

ANC NEC member Xasa slams Zuma, corrupt leaders at council speaker’s funeral

Factional battles within the ANC-led Raymond Mhlaba Municipal council are what led to the brutal killing of council speaker Thozama Njobe.   Eastern Cape local government MEC Fikile Xasa dropped the bombshell at the funeral...

Crowds start to gather as EFF birthday party beckons

Guests started to arrive on Saturday morning as the Economic Freedom Fighters' fourth birthday celebrations began to build in Durban. Throngs of EFF supporters flooded into the grounds of Durban's Curries Fountain‚ setting the field...

ANC’s Mabuyane regrets handling of PE rift

ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane said he regretted the party’s handling of divisions in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, which led to the party losing control of it last year. He said the mistake they made...

DA and ANC cross swords over statue: ‘Don’t push us’ warns BCM mayor

A Buffalo City Metro council debate to allocate and approve a site for a “life size” statue of Dr WB Rubusana in front of the East London City Hall this week turned into a...

Human Rights Commission to take Edward Zuma to task

The SA Human Rights Commission says it will investigate President Jacob Zuma’s son‚ Edward‚ for his open letter to former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and former tourism minister Derek Hanekom. “The Commission has become aware...

It pained Kathrada to have to ask Zuma to resign: Ramaphosa

Ahmed Kathrada’s decision to publicly call on President Jacob Zuma to resign was one of the most difficult and painful decisions the late ANC stalwart ever had to make‚ Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said...

Pray for leaders who will get ANC ‘out of this mud’, pleads Mantashe

ANC secretary-general  Gwede Mantashe pleaded with the church to pray for the ruling party so that delegates at its December conference can elect leaders who will rescue the ANC from the mess it finds...

Former coalition partner turns its back on the ANC

The National Freedom Party (NFP)‚ once a coalition partner that allowed the ANC to take control of several municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal‚ has confirmed that its members will "vote Zuma out" during a vote of...

Tom mourns ‘mental, moral strength’

Leaders of today need the “moral and physical” strength required to lead an organisation, just as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo did in their day. This is according to former vicechancellor of the University of...

Tributes pour in for Masualle’s mother

Tributes poured in yesterday for the late mother of Eastern Premier and SACP leader Phumulo Masualle, Mama Caroline Deneo Masualle, who died at the age of 89 after a long illness. Masualle had been hospitalised...

Social development calls for probe

Provincial treasury has been roped in to assist the troubled Eastern Cape social development department to properly monitor the millions of rands the department injects each year into non-profit organisations (NPOs). Social development MEC Nancy...

Lindiwe Sisulu accepts calls to avail herself for ANC presidency

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has today publicly accepted calls to avail herself for the governing party's top job. This as lobbying ahead of the ANC elective conference in December picks up. Sisulu was addressing hundreds...

EFF calls on Mkhwebane to resign

The Economic Freedom Fighters have called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to resign after she backtracked on plans to square off with the Reserve Bank in court. Mkhwebane announced on Monday that she had reversed...

AfriForum‚ Solidarity lodge complaint against racial quotas with World Rugby

Afrikaner civil rights movement AfriForum and trade union Solidarity have lodged an official complaint against racial quotas and political interference in South African rugby with World Rugby at its headquarters in Dublin‚ Ireland The two...

Storm over ANC group’s meeting

ANC leaders in the Eastern Cape are in hot water for allegedly breaking away from the provincial delegation’s mandate by taking a directive from another province during the ANC policy conference. It is alleged that...

Ramaphosa meets EC chiefs:The traditional leaders silent on supporting him

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday refused to be drawn into commenting on whether Eastern Cape traditional leaders would back his ANC presidential campaign, only saying he had “a very good meeting” with them. Ramaphosa met...

Gwede warns against land without pay

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU At Nasrec, Johannesburg ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has issued a stern warning to party members who want to push for expropriation of land without compensation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxe-k09AzzQ He said such a radical policy...

Maimane tells ANC to ‘pack their bags’

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane has urged President Jacob Zuma to tell those attending the ANC conference in Gauteng to start “packing their bags” saying change was coming in 2019. Maimane was speaking at a public...

Zuma slams opposition parties for running to courts when they are ‘defeated’

It should concern the ANC that the courts keep having to direct government to implement its own policies better‚ President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. Giving his opening address at the 5th National Policy Conference...

‘What has Zuma done wrong?’ supporters chant at policy conference

ANC policy conference delegates from KwaZulu-Natal’s eThekwini region stormed into the conference hall in Johannesburg on Friday‚ chanting “he who controls propaganda must tell us what wrong Zuma has done.” This was despite the ANC...

‘ANC leaders failing the party’ – Mantashe

ANC leaders are failing the party‚ often forcing the judiciary to step in when it falls short. This is contained in a diagnostic report to be delivered later on Friday by ANC secretary general Gwede...

Growing support for disbanding SA’s provincial structures

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU The lucrative ANC chairmanship position, which automatically qualifies that person to become provincial government premier in case of ANC victory in general elections, may soon be no more if...

DA leader Maimane targets rural Eastern Cape

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will this weekend visit the Eastern Cape as part of the party’s campaign towards 2019. He will be accompanied by some of the party’s provincial leaders, including newly elected Eastern Cape...

Legacy Walk to commemorate 50th death anniversary of former ANC president Chief Albert Luthuli

The second annual Chief Albert Luthuli Legacy Walk and Half Marathon will be the main event next month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the former Nobel Peace Prize winner and...

Divisions run deep in ANC PEC

Deep divisions within the ANC provincial executive committee were laid bare on Monday when some leaders used the meeting to criticise national leader Fikile Xasa. This was after Xasa, when addressing Sunday’s provincial policy conference,...

ANC PGC hints at Mabuyane victory

ANC general councils, be they at regional, provincial or national level, have become synonymous with factions testing their might against opponents ahead of elective conferences. The Eastern Cape provincial general council (PGC) at the East...

EC bloc fumes against Guptas

If the tone set by the ANC Eastern Cape provincial policy conference yesterday is anything to go by, the province is emerging as a strong anti-Zuma bloc. Following President Jacob Zuma’s 11th-hour cancellation of his...

EFF accuses Guptas of spying on Malema

The Economic Freedom Fighters have confirmed reports that party leader Julius Malema is under surveillance and questioned the role of state security and home affairs. "We know that a private foreign family‚ the Guptas‚ has...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

DA officially suspends Zille

By Jan-Jan Joubert And Thabo Mokone The Federal Executive (Fedex) of the DA has decided to officially suspend Western Cape premier Helen Zille from party related activities until such time as her disciplinary hearing is...

Malema back in court over ‘land invasion’ call

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema’s call for people to occupy or invade land saw him appear briefly in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday. He is alleged to have contravened the Riotous Assemblies Act. https://twitter.com/EFFSouthAfrica/status/871623280645611520 After...

Jonas called upon to stand as chair

The campaign to field former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas as ANC chairman in the upcoming Eastern Cape provincial elective conference is gaining traction with more than 500 ANC members calling upon him to...

#GuptaLeaks: ‘I’ve done no wrong‚’ says Gigaba

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba protested his innocence when asked about his links to the Gupta family‚ following the #GuptaLeaks earlier this week. He and the chief executive of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors were...

Gupta associates scored billions in kickbacks from Transnet deals – report

Gupta family associates have been accused of scoring billions of rands in alleged kickbacks to help a Chinese firm win lucrative Transnet tenders. The revelations were made by the Daily Maverick https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/ and the amaBhungane...

Decision on Molefe’s future will be announced soon – Brown

An inter-ministerial committee set up by President Jacob Zuma last week to probe the reappointment of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO has already met and reached consensus on the matter. This was disclosed by public...

‘Zuma must go or face pain in parliament’ — ANC faction warns

Senior ANC leaders led the charge for President Jacob Zuma to be removed as head of state during the governing party's national executive committee meeting yesterday. The meeting is expected to continue today, when Zuma's...

Getting to know Bhanga

Newly-elected DA provincial leader NQABA BHANGA will be the province next week to introduce the party’s new executive to constituencies, accompanied by his party chairman, Andrew Whitfield. Bhanga is not new to political leadership, having...

Women’s league vote for Masualle

The ANC Women’s League in the Eastern Cape has endorsed a third term for Phumulo Masualle as party provincial chairman. This follows their PEC meeting last weekend, which deliberated a wide range of social issues although...

Chiefs take on king over Dlamini-Zuma

Traditional chiefs in Mbhashe yesterday ganged up with the ANCWL to denounce AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu because of his rejection of Nkosazana DlaminiZuma’s ANC presidency campaign. This comes as Dlamini-Zuma took her Eastern Cape campaign...