ANC threatens media freedom

The threat of a media appeals tribunal and the anti-media rhetoric created by the ruling party is fueling violence against journalists‚ the director in the Press Council Joe Thloloe said. Thloloe was speaking at the...

Johannesburg man held hostage since 2011 is free – Minister announces Stephen McGowan is...

International affairs minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane on Thursday announced the release of Stephen McGowan‚ who has been held hostage by Islamist militants in Mali since 2011. She said South African government did not pay...

I want a refund‚ says Mngxitama after being barred from media event

Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has been barred from entering The Daily Maverick's The Gathering conference currently on the go in Cape Town. The conference‚ being held at the Cape Town International Convention...

Zuma’s son apologises for his attack on Gordhan and Hanekom but isn’t off the...

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has finally apologised for his vitriolic open letter in which he attacked senior ANC leaders Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom. ANC KwaZulu-Natal spokesman Mdumiseni Ntuli confirmed on Thursday morning that...

Suspended Durban manager blames municipal mayor for embarrassing lose of R2.1m

Durban mayor Zandile Gumede and municipal manager Sipho Nzuza are to blame for wasting more than R2.1-million of ratepayers' money on the municipality's Social Cohesion Conference in June‚ a suspended senior manager has said...

Fire Zuma or lose face‚ Maimane tells Ramaphosa

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday hand-delivered a petition signed by over a million South Africans to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. https://twitter.com/Our_DA/status/892677587029438464 In his petition‚ delivered at Tuynhuys‚ Cape Town‚ he appeals to Ramaphosa as the...

Lynne Brown asks PA to resign after Gupta allegations

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has asked her personal assistant to resign after reports that she had links to the Gupta family. “This past week I have been confronted by allegations against Ms Davids. In...

‘South Africans love me’ – Atul Gupta boasted about his endless wealth‚ says leaked...

Atul Gupta claimed he was so wealthy that he couldn't spend all his money if he tried. That's according to Lord Bell‚ the co-founder of the British PR firm Bell Pottinger‚ which ditched the Guptas...

Apartheid victims wonder what will become of R1.5bn reparations fund

By: Farren Collins And Dan Meyer When Thamsanqa Zitha returned to South Africa after over a decade in exile‚ he reached out to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‚ hoping to gain an audience. Zitha‚ a former...

Racism causing a rift in the Western Cape ANC

Race has emerged as one of the key factors fuelling divisions within the opposition ANC in the Western Cape. The party is again battling serious rifts as it gears up for its national conference to...

DA plans to lay intimidation charge against Mantashe on no confidence vote

The DA is considering filing a criminal case against ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe for intimidating ANC MPs into voting against the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Addressing the parliamentary press corps on...

Parliamentarian tries to curb abortion

A member of parliament is trying to limit the right to abortion. Cheryllyn Dudley (ACDP) introduced a private member’s bill that proposes a severe departure from existing law. Under current legislation‚ any woman may have an...

Radebe joins ANC leadership race

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has confirmed that he is in the running to lead the ANC‚ eNCA reported on Tuesday. Radebe revealed on Monday that he is available for election at the ANC's...

ANC needs new course to avoid Zuma tsunami

ANC MP and former police minister Charles Nqakula has called on the party to change course in order to avoid being swept away by the tsunami of President Jacob Zuma and his endless scandals. Nqakula...

Makhozi Khoza wants answers on Faith Muthambi’s family travel

The department of Public Service and Administration is being asked to explain a report that Minister Faith Muthambi wasted R300‚000 of taxpayer’s money on flying 30 people to watch her give a speech in...

Apartheid-era cop to be grilled at Timol inquest

A former police officer is due to be cross-examined on Monday at the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. Timol died on October 27 1971 while in police detention. An inquest held in...

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...

Mamoepa’s death leaves responsibility to heal afflictions affecting country: Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told mourners that the death of his spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa has left the country with a responsibility to sort out its problems. Mamoepa died last week following complications after he...

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...

Zuma’s son lashes out at ‘vile’ Human Rights Commission

President Jacob Zuma’s son‚ Edward‚ has launched a scathing attack on the SA Human Rights Commission‚ describing the organisation as “vile” and saying that it does nothing more than keep black South Africans down. The...

‘Principled leader’ Nkele laid to rest

The late Engcobo local municipality council speaker Siphokazi Nkele was lauded as a principled leader who did not want corruption. Nkele was buried yesterday at Nkondlo Village outside Ngcobo. The 42-year-old politician died last week after...

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...

Inside the opposition talks: ANC unlikely to be invited to national convention

The ANC is very unlikely to be invited to the national convention that opposition groupings are planning in a bid to change South Africa's governance and policy directions. During a meeting of opposition leaders at...

‘Zille‚ Zille‚ Zille!’ DA celebrates as Western Cape premier defeats ANC’s motion of no...

The ANC in the Western Cape found itself alone as fellow opposition parties ganged up with the ruling DA to paint it as a failed party as the provincial legislature debated a motion of...

Economy to dominate ANC lekgotla

Economic growth‚ or the lack thereof‚ will dominate discussions on Friday when the ANC lekgotla gets underway. This is according to Secretary General Gwede Mantashe‚ who told the media on Thursday that ANC leaders will...

City of Cape Town suing energy minister

The City of Cape Town has taken Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to court to force her to give it permission to buy renewable energy. This comes after a three-year-long running battle between the city and...

Makhura speaks out on ‘the enemy of the state’

Bureaucratic red tape‚ corruption and a lack of incentives were among some of the issues that hampered further development of Gauteng’s infrastructure‚ Premier David Makhura said on Thursday. “Government approval processes take too long‚” Makhura...

Motion of no confidence in Zille ‘baseless’‚ her party colleagues say

The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape Legislature has called the motion of no confidence in Premier Helen Zille "baseless''. Opposition ANC members tabled the motion against Zille last month when the DA suspended her...

Situation in Palestine ‘greatest disgrace of our time’: Mandla Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s grandson and member of Parliament Mandla Mandela has said government should revoke visas for an Israeli delegation expected to visit South Africa in August. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hx_XeXqdDI   Mandla Mandela flew to Cape Town on Wednesday to...

Businesswoman calls on companies to fight corruption‚ encourage staff to participate in mass action

Magda Wierzycka‚ CEO of Sygnia Asset Management‚ has called on companies to ignore BEE points and rather fund civil rights organisations fighting corruption in the country. “We need more financial support for civil rights organisations...

‘Show us the bodies’‚ say police as DA tries to criminally charge health minister

The DA’s attempts to open culpable homicide charges against Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo were thwarted on Wednesday morning as police “feel there should be bodies”. The party claims that...

Makhosi Khoza charged by KZN ANC

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza will face the wrath of her own party soon‚ with confirmation on Wednesday morning that she has formally been charged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKzMv8hC4nI&t=3s ANC KwaZulu-Natal secretary Super Zuma told TimesLIVE that the charge sheet...

DA to lay culpable homicide charges against Motsoaledi over KZN cancer crisis

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal will be laying criminal charges against Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his provincial counterpart over an oncology crisis gripping the public healthcare sector. In a statement issued on Tuesday evening‚ the...

OPINION-Parliament is turning up the heat in the state capture kitchen

The Pandora’s Box on state capture has officially been cranked open‚ with a preliminary hearing by parliament’s public enterprises portfolio committee being told that there is “mafia-style nefarious control of state-owned enterprises by an...

Mandela’s doctor a ‘loser’ who wanted to exploit my grandfather’s name: Ndaba Mandela

By: Matthew Savides‚ Naledi Shange And Suthentira Govender Nelson Mandela’s grandson‚ Ndaba‚ has lashed out at Dr Vejay Ramlakan over his now-recalled book Mandela’s Last Years‚ saying the former military doctor was a “loser” who...

Mandela’s Last Years now a collector’s item

The few early birds who managed to get their hands on the controversial Nelson Mandela book before it was taken off the shelves could possibly have laid their hands on a gem. One man who...

Public comments and submissions on political party funding closed

Public comments and submissions on the funding of political parties have now been closed‚ the ad hoc committee on the funding of political parties said on Tuesday. The committee’s chairman Vincent Smith told TimesLIVE that...

Mandela family welcomes withdrawal of controversial book written by Madiba’s doctor

The Mandela family has welcomed the withdrawal of the book Mandela’s Last Years by the publishers – but wants to know who the family member was who allegedly gave the author permission to write...

‘We resent you‚ white capitalists’ – Fake Tutu letter revealed at Timol inquest

Tactics used by apartheid security forces‚ including a forged letter claiming to be from Desmond Tutu‚ have been laid bare during the inquest into the death of political activist Ahmed Timol. Ernest Matthis‚ a prosecutor...

Provincial ANCYL dumps three regions

The Eastern Cape ANC Youth League provincial task team has disbanded three regional structures – a move seen by some as a way of dealing with those against provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle’s bid for...

Nelson Mandela brand a big money spinner

From colouring books to the signed autobiographies‚ there is no denying that Nelson Mandela's name is a big money spinner. A new book which gives a glimpse into his last days might have courted controversy...

R4 million for parly’s ‘back-to-basics’ programme

Parliament is to spend more than R4 million to conduct a review of its organisational model in what whistle-blowers say is unnecessary spending as the institution's HR division should be doing the job. Well-placed officials...

Drug-using youngsters fuelling violence in Hout Bay: Mbalula

Children who abuse drugs are being used to fuel tensions and carry out violence in the volatile Imizamo Yethu community in Hout Bay‚ according to police minister Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula was addressing the media at...

Guptas seek to shift billions

The Gupta family sought advice on how to move tens of billions of rand to the United Arab Emirates‚ revealing the enormous size of their empire‚ the newspaper reported. It said the timing of the...

Ramaphosa’s spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa has died

Spokesman for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ronnie Mamoepa, passed away on Saturday night, the presidency has confirmed. Mamoepa (56), a former political prisoner and member of the Gauteng provincial legislature, died at a hospital in...