Judgment expected in Gupta court bid to halt bank account closure

The Pretoria High Court will on Thursday hand down judgment in an urgent application for an interdict brought by 20 Gupta family companies to halt the closure of their last remaining bank accounts in...

Arrest is imminent for Manana: Mbalula

The arrest of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana is imminent after he admitted to assaulting three women at a Johannesburg restaurant on Sunday‚ Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said. Mbalula said the...

Lifting lid on ‘poor state’ of the ANC

Outgoing ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane has painted a picture of a party in decline, with dwindling membership and infighting across ANC branches in the province. Mabuyane gives a detailed account of the poor state...

ANC unveils its Eastern Cape mayoral candidates

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has officially announced and paraded its mayoral candidates for Metropolitan and District municipalities today. ANC Eastern Cape provincial secretary introduced the eight mayors, at a press briefing held at the...

Nehawu invades National Assembly chamber

For the first time in its existence‚ Parliament was suspended due to labour unrest on Tuesday after members of the National Education‚ Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) took over the National Assembly chamber. They...

MDC claims Zim poll fraud

Election a huge farce says rival BRITAIN yesterday expressed concern as Zimbabwe’s prime minister rejected Zimbabwe’s election as a “huge farce”. A British Foreign Office spokesman said the former colonial rulers were worried that Zimbabwe had...

EFF’s ‘no’ to metro name change idea

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Buffalo City Metro has shot down a proposal by the ANC to rename the metro Dr WB Rubusana Metropolitan municipality. The party said such a change was an “opportunistic...

Cosatu on warpath over new tax law

Labour federation Cosatu has started with the process of declaring a full-blown strike in an attempt to force the government to repeal the contentious tax reform bill signed into law by President Jacob Zuma. Federation...

Mbalula-Ntlemeza ‘spat’ a blow to confidence in Hawks

The battle between Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and suspended Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza came to a head on Monday‚ with Mbalula taking to a conference room full of journalists to utter more than a...

Gordhan attacks Dlamini for social grants fiasco

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has criticised Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for the manner in which she brought anxiety to millions of social grants recipients. “I have never attacked a colleague in public. I...

DA presses charge against former health MEC over mental patients’ deaths

The Democratic Alliance is laying charges of culpable homicide today against former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu following the release of the Health Ombudsman’s report titled “94+ Silent Deaths and Still Counting”. The submissions contained...

‘Striking is our thing‚’ says Cosatu as protest triggers cat fight with Numsa

Trade federation Cosatu has slammed the National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) for labelling its planned national strike “an act of desperation”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3hNVXbFY8M Numsa said it will not support Cosatu’s calls for a strike...

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts the French after SA loses the 2023 RWC bid

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema lauded the shock decision by World Rugby Council to award the 2023 Rugby World Cup hosting rights to France ahead of South Africa and Ireland on Wednesday. “Thank...

North West and Northern Cape to discuss ANC elections

The ANC in the North West and the Northern Cape are set to table a proposal for local and national elections to be aligned at a bilateral meeting on Monday. The talks between the two...

Eskom needs the same treatment as SABC‚ says MP as committee grills Brown

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown and Eskom chair Ben Ngubane were hauled over the coals in parliament on Tuesday as they explained the reappointment of Brian Molefe at the power utility. Brown and Ngubane had...

Probe into R4m project

The office of the Auditor-General is investigating how an Eastern Cape municipality paid more than R4-million to a construction company, despite them allegedly not delivering product according to specifications. The office of AG Kimi Makwetu...

Malema wanted money from me, claims Mokonyane

A “hurt” Water and Sanitation Minister and ANC NEC member Nomvula Mokonyane has launched a scathing attack on EFF leader Julius Malema, accusing him of calling her eight days in a row in December...

Trollip to make way for new provincial leader

The Democratic Alliance’s provincial leader, Athol Trollip, said he would not contest the position at the next elective congress of the party in February 2017. The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro mayor announced his intentions at...

Sona security will be same as every year, says Mbete

The security to be deployed at this year’s state of the nation address (Sona) was “no different” from every other Sona over the past 21 years, speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete said. Briefing...

Zuma deals with unity crisis: SACP’s position in BCM also to be looked at

President Jacob Zuma yesterday threw his political weight into efforts to deal with the “crisis of unity” within the ANC alliance in his keynote address at the Eastern Cape provincial alliance summit in East...

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...

DA’s Wilmot James leaves Parliament for US professorship

DA MP Wilmot James is leaving Parliament after being awarded a visiting professorship in the United States. In a statement on Thursday‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced that James would be on a sabbatical to...

High court bid to muzzle Malema on land grabs

AfriBusiness and AfriForum said they have launched a bid in the High Court in Pretoria to interdict “Julius Malema‚ controversial leader of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters)‚ and prohibit him from inciting more land...

Gordhan ‘not aware’ of any decisions Van Rooyen made

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is not aware of any decisions his predecessor David van Rooyen made during his four days in office. He was responding to questions on Monday about whether Van Rooyen had signed...

Zuma heads for Bay again

ANC President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro tomorrow to announce a new task team to run the troubled region. This will be the fifth visit to the region...

Vavi lashes out at ANC and alliance partners, labels them as thieves

Expelled former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi lashed out at leaders of the ruling ANC and its alliance partenrs, Cosatu and the SACP, labelling them as “thieves who had transformed from the principles of...

Ex-board sues ADM mayor

R5-million lawsuit has become the next battle between the former board of directors of Amathole district municipality’s economic development agency Aspire and ADM mayor Nomasikizi Konza. Letters of demand were sent to Konza’s office on...

Mbeki tackles ‘trust me on Jackie Selebi’ scandal in latest missive defending his presidency

"We never intervened to block the investigation‚ arrest and prosecution of the late National Commissioner of SAPS‚ Jackie Selebi" - former president Thabo Mbeki. President Thabo Mbeki told religious leaders in November 2006 that they...

Man behind Zuma assassination claim waiting for mental evaluation

The case against the man who allegedly circulated an email claiming high ranking officials and politicians wanted to assassinate President Jacob Zuma, has been postponed to allow him to get a bed at Weskoppies. Ernest...

Fraud accused wins tender

The Bhisho legislature has appointed controversial East London businesswoman Viwe Vazi’s company, Above and Beyond, as the new service provider for three years to feed more than 350 staff and members of the provincial...

SONA Fashion – The trends‚ who was hot and who confused us

In the midst of protests against President Jacob Zuma ahead of the latest State of the Nation Address‚ politicians and government officials had the 2016 SONA red carpet lit with hot (and not so...

Makhosi Khoza quits ‘alien ANC’

MP Makhosi Khoza is quitting the ANC‚ she announced on Thursday. Speaking at the Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia‚ Johannesburg‚ Khoza gave an emotional speech. "I am not leaving the ANC mission but I am leaving the...

Zuma: Marikana miners were armed

President Jacob Zuma has told parliament that police were reacting to violent strikers when they acted at Marikana‚ where 34 miners were shot dead during a strike.Zuma said the police were deployed only after...

Ramaphosa urges skills revolution

South Africa needs a skills revolution which will fundamentally change the society and stimulate much-needed economic growth. This was said by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when he opened the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) summit...

Councillors flee, fearing lives

Sixteen ANC councillors have fled their homes for fear of being murdered by hitmen in Raymond Mhlaba Municipality. The councillors said they believed crooked tenders and “gangsters” were behind the reign of terror. By day the...

Thousands expected in EFF march to Union Buildings

By: Sipho Mabena And Bafana Nzimande The march by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to the Union Buildings in Pretoria was set to get underway on Tuesday‚ led by the party’s Tshwane region‚ ahead of...

DA wants BCM mayor to face contract probe

The Democratic Alliance in Buffalo City Metro wants mayor Xola Pakati to be held to account for a tangle over extending the contracts of acting metro department heads. The party claims Pakade misled council into...

Jovial Gwede takes time to hear concerns

Plans by ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe to go walkabout in Grahamstown townships to drum up election support for the party did not fully materialise yesterday. Instead of going door-to-door in several neighbourhoods, Mantashe and his...

Cabinet report: What’s next for Zimbabwe‚ tertiary fees‚ drought?

The South African envoys in Zimbabwe will meet with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean defence force before reporting back to SADC. Addressing the post-cabinet meeting briefing‚ Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said the South African...

DA marks battle lines for Mzamomhle ward

The DA is intensifying its fight for Buffalo City Metro’s Ward 27 in Gonubie Mzamomhle. Yesterday the party sent its parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuizen to campaign in the informal settlement, which has been without...

ANC MP asks for Guptas to be summoned as parliament grapples with state capture

ANC MPs are increasingly losing patience with the Gupta family’s sphere of influence in procurement deals of state-owned companies — such that they are considering summoning them to parliament. This was proposed by ANC MP...
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Thuli seeks fairness for all citizens

PUBLIC protector advocate Thuli Madonsela’s reputation for hard hitting, no-nonsense investigations into state corruption and maladministration is earning her fanatical support. She is determined to do what is right and fair, and to make sure...

Apartheid tweeter doesn’t work for FNB‚ says bank

First National Bank says the woman‚ known only as Karin‚ who tweeted support for apartheid South Africa is not employed by the bank after more than a thousand people called on the bank to...

Malema slammed for Magaqa claim

The ANC Youth League has slammed EFF leader Julius Malema for claiming the late Sindiso Magaqa was considering joining the red berets. Shortly after Malema graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor...

EC lags in top level transformation

An investigation by the Department of Labour on affirmative action policy implementation across the country has uncovered that more than 70% of top management positions in the Eastern Cape are occupied by white males. The figures...

ANCWL must demand apology from Zuma – DA

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini must demand that President Jacob Zuma apologise and retract his comments regarding harassment, the DA said on Monday. "It is not enough to issue remarks to the media, it...

Zuma the most dangerous enemy of SA economy‚ says COPE

President Jacob Zuma is the most dangerous enemy of the country’s economy‚ says the Congress of the People‚ adding that Zuma must explain to the country who instructed him to recall former finance minister...

Bhisho clampdown on illegal occupiers

Thousands of RDP houses in the Eastern Cape are either illegally occupied or have been converted into spaza shops and taverns. Some houses have also been occupied by civil servants and foreign nationals. MEC for...

Hlaudi due in court over legal costs determination

Embattled former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday to argue why he should not be held personally liable for the legal costs of the dismissal...

Gigaba to appeal R750k order

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has been granted leave to appeal a case where he was ordered to pay R750000 to a foreign national for unlawful detention. Christian Emeka Okonkwo was arrested on August 3...