EFF to Zuma: withdraw state capture review or else

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday it wanted President Jacob Zuma to withdraw his opposition to a report on state capture released by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. EFF leader Julius Malema said...

Cabinet appoints Dondo Mogajane as Treasury director-general

The Cabinet has appointed acting director-general Dondo Mogajane as the director-general of the Treasury‚ to replace Lungisa Fuzile‚ who left in May.     The appointment was made in record time as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has...

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...

Gender of ANC leader irrelevant‚ according to Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has effectively dismissed the call for the next president of the party to be woman as nothing but a campaign slogan. Addressing members of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association on Wednesday‚...

The effect of state capture on the man in the street

Declining public service and this week’s announcement of South Africa’s tailspin into recession can be blamed on government’s lack of honesty‚ accountability and state capture. The emergence of damning information from a tranche of leaked...

Zille says colonialism can’t be compared to holocaust

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Wednesday repeated her defence of her controversial comments on colonialism. Zille said she is not clinging to power‚ but merely “fulfilling” her voters’ mandate. https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987 Speaking on Power FM on Wednesday‚...

UDM takes steps against ‘unlawful’ Mhlontlo meeting

A war of words has erupted between UDM councillors in Mhlontlo municipality and the council speaker after the opposition party threatened legal action if council did not rescind resolutions taken during an “unlawful” council...

President Jacob Zuma – the recession President

Save SA‚ a group formed to oppose President Jacob Zuma’s rule‚ on Wednesday pointed to the latest economic data as another sign of the president’s failure. Statistics South Africa reported on Tuesday that the country’s...

Show goes on for DA councillor

Elton “De La Rey’’ Jansen had to wait for the City of Cape Town’s rules committee to decide the fate of his career as an entertainer. Jansen is not only a DA councillor but an...

SIU probe in to frail care centres

By ASANDA NINI and NONSINDISO QWABE The much-anticipated probe by the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) into the dodgy affairs of the troubled Eastern Cape social development department has started in earnest. This after President Jacob Zuma...

Gupta fixer paid for minister’s Dubai stay

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo's stay at a luxury hotel in Dubai in 2015 was secured by Sahara Computers‚ a company owned by the Gupta family. This new revelation is contained in the leaked Gupta family...

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...

Zuma makes list of five world leaders less popular than Trump

It’s not a good sign when your country’s leader is listed with Donald Trump‚ whose approval rating hovers at around 40 percent. President Jacob Zuma was bestowed that dubious honour recently‚ when Time Magazine compiled...

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...

Gupta emails implicate ministers in fresh scandals involving hundreds of millions

Deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi and mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane were on Monday implicated in fresh allegations of being “captured” by the Gupta family. Buthelezi and his brother Nkanyiso‚ leaked emails show‚ benefited from...

Public Protector to probe Dlamini-Zuma’s VIP protection

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s abuse of VIP Presidential Protection as a private citizen is to be investigated by the office of the Public Protector. DA spokesman on police matters Zakhele Mbhele said on Sunday that this had...

DA challenges Zuma to take legal action over Dubai mansion story if false

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says if a report in the Sunday Times about the Guptas having purchased a R330-million mansion in Dubai for President Jacob Zuma is false‚ he challenges the President to...

Senior ANC MPs in catfight over top parliamentary job

Senior ANC MPs are embroiled in a catfight over a top parliamentary position‚ with Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise being described as a bully. Details of spat has been is revealed...

Zille suspended for refusing to apologise for colonialism tweet

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been suspended after she failed to apologise to the country for her views on colonialism. On Saturday‚ Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane announced that she will not be able...

Zille suspended from DA party activities

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been suspended from all party activities‚ pending the outcome of her disciplinary hearing‚ Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. He was briefing the media after a meeting...

DA‚ Zuma welcome court granting president leave to appeal ruling on Gordhan documents

Both Jacob Zuma and the Democratic Alliance have welcomed the high court’s decision to grant the president leave to appeal against the order that he has to provide the record of decision and reasons...

Alfred Nzo set for elective meeting

ANC  national auditors descended upon the Alfred Nzo region yesterday to verify outcomes of branch general meetings held in the past weeks, as the region prepares for its elective conference. The conference is likely...

#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...

ANC calls on govt to probe claims in Gupta emails

The ANC on Friday called for an investigation into leaked emails that appear to show the influence of the Gupta family on government. The emails‚ reported on by TimesLIVE and the Sunday Times as well...

Ramaphosa says traditional leaders play a pivotal role in society

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the significance of traditional leaders in reshaping communities and providing guidance. Delivering his message at the Traditional Leaders Indaba‚ which comes to an end on Friday in Boksburg‚ east...

‘Millions’ to Umnotho despite opposition

The Eastern Cape social development department continued to channel millions to Umnotho Training and Development last year despite the department’s legislature portfolio committee members questioning why the department continued to use the services of...

Mbalula’s former spin doctor reached out to Guptas for R6.3m in funding #GuptaEmails

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s former spin doctor Anda Bici approached the Gupta family asking for funding‚ the leaked Gupta emails show. Bici‚ who is well known in African National Congress circles for being a “fixer”...

Broader inquiry into state capture by business needed‚ says Zuma

There should be a broader inquiry into state capture by the business community so that the facts on the issue are established‚ President Jacob Zuma said Thursday. Responding to matters raised during the presidency budget...

Mbalula’s former spin doctor reached out to Guptas for R6.3m in funding #GuptaEmails

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s former spin doctor Anda Bici approached the Gupta family asking for funding‚ the leaked Gupta emails show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZANVOskwdM Bici‚ who is well known in African National Congress circles for being a “fixer”...

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...

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...

The ANC is experiencing a ‘shattering of Mangaung slates’

Former Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale says the doings of the ANC’s elective conference at Mangaung in 2012 are coming undone at the seams. “What we are experiencing is the shattering of the slates of...

BLF leader Mngxitama begged Oakbay CEO for financial backing

Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama went cap in hand asking for money from the Guptas last year. Reports have alleged that the former Economic Freedom Fighters MP might be bankrolled by the...

Will we believe you when you need help? False alerts create panic‚ waste police...

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s quick draw on social media has helped make him one of the country’s best known politicians‚ but his willingness to respond to requests for help is being abused. This week‚ he...

Molefe’s appointment to be rescinded

Public enterprises Lynne Brown has directed the board of Eskom to rescind its decision to reinstate Brian Molefe as CEO. This comes after the inter-ministerial committee set up to investigate his reinstatement to the position...

Public Protector in State of Capture report secrecy wrangle

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has had problems swearing to secrecy one of seven respondents cited in Jacob Zuma’s legal challenge to the State of Capture report. All parties must be sworn to secrecy before she...

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...

Cyril puts the blame on Zuma for rating downgrades

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has‚ for the first time‚ directly blamed his boss President Jacob Zuma for the recent decisions by two ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa to junk status. Without mentioning the name...

Mangosuthu Buthelezi visited Gupta home in Saxonwold too – preceded by a menu request

When Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi visited the Gupta homestead in Saxonwold‚ Johannesburg‚ he came bearing demands for a healthy meal. Leaked emails provide some details into his visit to Saxonwold last year‚ making...

Parliament in dire financial straits‚ Mbete says

With a budget of R700-million less than they had requested‚ Parliament is in “very serious trouble“‚ speaker Baleka Mbete has said on the eve of her budget vote. Mbete said on Monday that while there...

Rise up against state capture‚ calls Vytjie Mentor

Former African National Congress MP Vytjie Mentor has called on South Africans to fight for the country and land a final blow to the capture of the state by private individuals. In a video on...

ANC backs call for judicial probe into state capture

The ANC National Executive Committee has agreed there should‚ without delay‚ be a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture. Speaking at a media conference at Luthuli House‚ ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said...

DA calls for parliamentary ad hoc committee on state capture

The Democratic Alliance has written to speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete to request the establishment of an ad hoc committee to probe allegations of state capture in the wake of the release of the...

Hotel room error led to Bhanga’s absence

A hotel room bungle was the reason why Nqaba Bhanga failed to step onto the stage when his DA election victory was announced before 400 delegates in East London recently. The Daily Dispatch has learnt...

‘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...

‘How South Africa is Being Stolen’ – a report on state capture

The Public Affairs Research Institute’s (Pari) report‚ Betrayal of the Promise: How the Nation is Being Stolen‚ is a 72-page document detailing how the Gupta family through various companies and friends‚ including President Jacob...

I don’t do state capture‚ declares Gigaba

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied involvement in state capture. He was reacting to allegations in a report on state capture by the Public Affairs Research Institute (Pari) that he appointed people with Gupta-Zuma-aligned...

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...

Zuma says he is not opposed to state capture commission

President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied that he was opposed to establishing a judicial commission to investigate allegations of state capture. However‚ the president said he was opposing the instruction by former public protector Thuli...