Future SA reiterates call for ‘urgent and credible’ probe into state capture

Future SA has once again called on the government and parliament to investigate all allegations of state capture “urgently and credibly”. It said on Saturday efforts should now be directed to ensure that all relevant...

ANC to debate master plan for SA’s future

The ANC has published nine discussion documents likely to influence government’s policy shifts over the next five years.The documents, which cover areas including, among others,  health, education, the economy and agriculture, will be under...

‘Arrest me’ – Gordhan throws down gauntlet to the Hawks

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told a Cape Town audience on Thursday that the Hawks can arrest him at any time they please. In conversation with Justice Malala at the Open Book Festival‚ the Gordhan said:...

Trollip to ‘outline a comprehensive plan’ for the Bay

Athol Trollip will on Tuesday seek to bolster his case for being the next mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro when he delivers his own State of the Metro Address. A Democratic Alliance statement...

SA’s exit from ICC ‘a clear step towards dictatorship’‚ says COPE

South Africa’s exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a "clear step towards a dictatorship" that will expose children to war crimes in South Africa without recourse to a higher court‚ Congress of...

The ANC has been absorbed by the apartheid system it inherited: Analyst

University of South Africa (Unisa) governance specialist Dumisani Hlophe said the African National Congress (anc) has been swallowed by the apartheid system which it found in government. Speaking at the Sowetan Dialogues held in Pretoria...

Just sworn-in Joburg councillor collapses and dies

One of the new Johannesburg councillors who was sworn into office a few hours ago has just died. The councillor collapsed during the proceedings and emergency personnel were called to help. The council took a break...

PEC member fires salvo at Mantashe

Eastern Cape ANC leader Andile Lungisa has accused party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe of applying the ANC constitution selectively to serve his faction. The strong words from the former ANC Youth League deputy president come a...

Axe set to fall on KwaZulu-Natal premier

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu could be on his way out of the province’s most powerful office as soon as Monday as part of a clear-out of senior politicians. Rumours of impending cabinet changes have refused...

Gigaba calls for radical transformation of economy and inclusive growth

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba fired the first shots at the ANC national conference on Saturday morning‚ calling for radical transformation of the economy as well as inclusive growth at a breakfast briefing to business...

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...

Mahlobo ready to rush through energy plan

Energy minister David Mahlobo has announced a major energy indaba for the first week in December to get public participation on contentious issues like the nuclear new build programme. He plans to release government’s long-awaited...

No decision to move SAA out of National Treasury: Presidency

The Presidency says that media reports suggesting that Government has taken a decision to move South African Airways (SAA) out of the National Treasury to the Department of Transport are incorrect and that no...

Cheers as EFF members removed from parliament

EFF delegate to the National Council of Provinces Tebogo Mokwele was dragged out of the house after she defied the chairperson Thandi Modise. Modise who appealed to Mokwele several times to be orderly finally ordered...

Zuma and Zulu king meet behind closed doors

Members of the media were barred from the Ondini Royal Palace in Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Monday as King Goodwill Zwelithini held a private meeting with President Jacob Zuma. A presidential protection unit officer‚...

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...

Mantashe denies metro divisions

‘No tension’ between mayor and municipal manager ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe yesterday insisted there was no political instability or interference in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality. Speaking to the media at Nangoza Jebe hall in New...

ANC call for Bay to be put under administration ‘bid to take back metro’

By ZINE GEORGE and SIMTHANDILE FORD The ANC wants cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa to take over the running of the troubled Nelson Mandela Metro. The call comes a week after the Democratic...

Women’s league targets PE ahead of in run-up to election

The ANC Women’s League’s top brass will spend the next two weeks in Nelson Mandela Bay drumming up support for the ANC ahead of the 2016 local government elections. President of the Women’s League Bathabile...

Fundamental change in the hands of citizens, says Motlanthe

Problematic legislations passed by the South African democratic government since the dawn of democracy in 1994, could soon be repelled or amended if the majority of citizens feel that way. This was the message delivered...

Cash-for-jobs scandal to be probed

THE provincial ANC leadership has instructed Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to investigate allegations that a ruling party councillor sold jobs to desperate jobseekers. The instruction came after a report in Monday’s Dispatch, in which Mdantsane,...

EFF members call for Makhura to step down for Esidimeni tragedy

Members of the EFF protested outside the stadium where Gauteng Premier David Makhura was to address the province and called for him to step down following the deaths of Esidimeni psychiatric patients. Makhura on Monday...

Unregistered student says he’s still SRC president

The man who became Walter Sisulu University’s student president despite not being a registered student is defiant – he says he will assume his responsibility as SRC president. Luyanda Chiliza, an ANC Youth League member,...

Expelled EFF MPL Wele loses court bid

Expelled Economic Freedom Fighters member of provincial legislature (MPL) Themba Wele has lost his court bid to get a temporary order preventing his removal from parliament. This paves the way for the EFF to elect...

OPINION: Unity talk in ANC is misleading, dangerous

By: Mashupye Maserumule South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated ANC 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country’s nine provinces have consolidated their leadership preferences for the ANC’s presidential race...

Day Zero won’t happen this year‚ Maimane tells Cape Town

Cape Town will not hit Day Zero in 2018‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. “I am happy to announce today that provided we continue consuming water at current levels‚ and we receive decent...

ANC: SA has duty to respect immunity

South Africa has a duty under international law to respect the immunity of a serving head of a foreign state. Under South  African national law, it is a crime to violate this immunity. This is one...

Ngonzo describes education collapse

EDUCATION head Mthunywa Ngonzo has described a shattering state of affairs in his department , telling the court of complete administrative collapse and systemic disintegration of the entire school system. In an affidavit to the...

BCM looks at minimal electricity tariff hikes

Buffalo City Metro may be forced to effect minimal electricity tariff increases in the future in a bid to encourage investors to remain in the city. Premier Phumulo Masualle said effecting such guidelines was the...

MECs non-reply whips up a storm

The DA in Bhisho wants answers from legislature speaker Noxolo Kiviet on why MECs had failed to answer 68 of its questions. The party’s embattled chief whip Edmund van Vuuren said some of the unanswered...

WATCH: Senzo Mchunu’s supporters got it wrong

A mistaken belief by Senzo Mchunu’s supporters that he had been elected as the new secretary-general of the ANC ended up being an embarrassing episode for their preferred candidate. Mchunu was competing with Ace Magashule...

Ex-speaker quits parliament

AXED National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has resigned from parliament as an ANC MP, just a week after being overlooked for the position  in favour of the party’s national chairman Baleka Mbete. The office of...

De Lille’s sin is being black‚ supporters sing on court steps

A crowd singing Patricia de Lille’s praises gathered on the steps of the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday as the mayor prepared for a legal showdown with the DA. De Lille‚ who faces...

BREAKING: Ajay Gupta ‘on the run’

Ajay Gupta‚ the patriarch of the embattled Gupta family‚ is “on the run” and surrounded by a team of heavily armed bodyguards. Hawks officials confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Gupta was a fugitive from the...

OPINION: Arduous route to eject Zuma

Removing President Jacob Zuma was never going to be easy. Power has become like oxygen to him; the look on his face when Cyril Ramaphosa was announced as party president at the ANC conference...

ANC slams Rhodes VC for ‘fronting’ liberals

The ANC this week hit back at Rhodes vice-chancellor Sizwe Mabizela, accusing him of being a black face fronting a racist liberal agenda to undermine the party. ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said liberals had over...

ANC regional panel deadlocks on BCM shake-up

Three senior Buffalo City councillors face the chop in a pending council shake-up.The ANC regional deployment committee (RDC) submitted their recommendations for changes last week. In the firing line are the metro’s longest-serving finance portfolio...
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‘Stop lying about me’ – Rupert tells Malema

Johann Rupert thanked EFF leader Julius Malema for making sure he did not become 'irrelevant', at the 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards in Sandton on Tuesday night. The chairman of Swiss-based luxury-goods company...

Three political parties react to ConCourt’s Zuma judgment

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)‚ the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Congress of the People (Cope) had this to say about Friday’s Constitutional Court judgment on the failure by the National Assembly to...

ANC’s Duarte tours metro as party supporters protest

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte arrived in East London yesterday on a four-day visit of the Eastern Cape. On a mission to assess the state of the organisation in the province’s two metros, she spent...

Taxman ethics inquiry launched

ETHICAL standards pertaining to the office of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner are to be reviewed in a move that seeks to control damage caused by the scandal surrounding former incumbent Oupa...

Political parties must disclose their private funders‚ court rules

Political parties and independent candidates should disclose their private funding‚ the Western Cape High Court has ruled. In her judgment on Wednesday‚ Judge Yasmin Meer declared that information about the private funding of political parties...

ANC national conference delegates in high spirits

African National Congress delegates attending the 54th national elective conference have started rolling in at Soweto's Nasrec Expo Centre. Clad in party colours‚ a majority of delegates are in high spirits as they sing different...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Anti-Zuma camp in with a fighting chance

It boiled down to one word in contention – a very loaded word: “White”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CGA0QpgS2c Supporters of President Jacob Zuma and his preferred successor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma waged a battle at the ANC national policy conference to...

Two EC municipalities earn clean audits

Two Eastern Cape municipalities have earned a clean bill of accounting health for the first time. This means they produced statements for the auditor-general (AG) that in all respects accurately reflected the financial state of...

Malema greeted by jeers and cheers at Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto

The mood changed dramatically when EFF leader Julius Malema arrived at the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Tuesday. Malema was accompanied by EFF leaders Floyd Shivambu and Dali Mpofu to Madikizela-Mandela’s dwelling in...

New EC ANC leadership reflects a shake up

TWO MECs, a deputy minister, a union leader and a mayor have made it into the newly elected Eastern Cape ANC provincial leadership. https://youtu.be/YJ6YOdahDdw This was after The Elexions Agency finalised the list of additional members...

Gerrie Nel aims sights at Jacob Zuma inner circle

Top gun Gerrie Nel‚ now working as a private prosecutor for a civil rights group‚ is aiming at a close associate of “Number One“. In a short advisory on Wednesday‚ the advocate and AfriForum announced...

Zuma speaks out on state capture commission

President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied reports that he is opposed to a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of state capture. Zuma plans to challenge a state capture report by former public protector Thuli...

ANC NEC cancelled. Is this the end for Zuma?

The ANC has cancelled a meeting of its national executive committee that had been scheduled for Wednesday, following a day of discussions between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma. The NEC meeting would...