Wait another day – Ramaphosa tells SA

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the future of President Jacob Zuma will be resolved at the ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday in Pretoria. “We are currently engaged in discussions around the transition...

Give Zuma the security and benefits he wants – in prison‚ says DA

President Jacob Zuma can get all the security and benefits he is entitled to – in prison‚ says the Democratic Alliance. The DA said on Sunday it had noted all the reports that Zuma had...

‘We are not going leave Union Buildings until Zuma resigns’

A group of ANC and South African Communist Party members have vowed not to leave the Union Buildings until President Jacob Zuma resigns. During a joint media conference in Pretoria on Sunday‚ ANC Gauteng member...

Parliamentary committee supports Zwelithini complaint against MiWay

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services supports King Goodwill Zwelithini’s decision to lay a complaint against insurance company MiWay. The royal family is considering lodging a complaint with the Information Regulator and taking...

ANC NEC to meet on Monday in Pretoria

The ANC has scheduled a special national executive committee (NEC) meeting for Monday. It is expected to start at 2pm at St George Hotel in Irene‚ Pretoria. This is according to a notice to ANC NEC...

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...

Mandela centenary celebrations kick off in Mthatha

The Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations kicked off in Mthatha at the Nelson Mandela Museum this afternoon. The afternoon was filled with hearty conversations and reflections by the members of Madiba's Welcome Reception Committee who told...

Estina scandal officials must pay: Mkhwebane orders premier to take action

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ordered ANC secretary-general and Free State premier Ace Magashule to act on government officials implicated in the Gupta-linked multimillion-rand Vrede Dairy Farm scandal for “gross negligence”. The Vrede Farm controversy...

Regimented EFF cracks whip most

The faces of 79 political leaders in parliament have changed – or disappeared – since the general elections in 2014. A report by the SA Institute of Race Relations (IRR) reveals changes of lists were...

Deployees tackle EC ‘hotspots’: ANC visit to four troubled municipalities

Deployees of the ANC to various regions in the Eastern Cape were hard at work yesterday, levelling the ground for the imminent changes in troikas of some municipalities. This follows the provincial executive committee (PEC)...

Zuma waiting game continues …

The ANC top six were forced to cancel a trip to Cape Town yesterday as pressure mounts on the ruling party to settle the matter of Jacob Zuma’s presidency. The party’s top officials, led by...

Mandela’s grandson urges Ramaphosa to realise Madiba’s call for a free Palestine

Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela has urged ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to use the celebrations of his grandfather Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on February 11 to strengthen the call for the freedom of Palestinian prisoners...

It’s about to get ugly, says Zuma’s wife

While ANC leaders are discussing the future of President Jacob Zuma, one of his wives, Thobeka Zuma, insinuated that the president would not go down without a fight. She posted the messages on her official...

ANC postpones Qunu visit

The state of the nation address was not the only major event postponed this week. The ANC has also postponed its visit to the Qunu homestead of Nelson Mandela to lay wreaths at his...

Magashule should take action on Vrede Dairy Farm project irregularities: Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that the Free State agriculture department did not handle the controversial Vrede Dairy Farm Project very well. In a report released on Friday‚ Mkhwebane said the department had failed...

Zuma exit talks ‘nothing to do’ with Mandela rally events

The ANC has vehemently denied that the withdrawal of the ANC’s top six from events leading up to the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations was owing to fast-tracking President Jacob Zuma’s “transition” talks.] The top six...

Bail denied for motorist arrested for killing JMPD police

The suspected drunk driver who ploughed into two Johannesburg Metro Police officers at a roadblock has been refused bail. Albert Pretorius‚ 41‚ of Paulshof‚ told the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court in his affidavit on Thursday that...

Presidency denies Zuma ‘sneaked’ into Swaziland

Did President Jacob Zuma jet off to Swaziland on Thursday night‚ as speculation about his future continues to swirl? Zuma’s spokesman has rubbished the claim‚ made in a tweet by @Pasco–e. Posted at 6.34pm on Thursday...

PAC’s Kenny Motsamai back in prison

The Pan Africanist Congress’ Kenny Motsamai‚ who claimed to be the longest-serving political prisoner in South Africa‚ has been rearrested‚ the Department of Correctional Services said on Friday. “Yes‚ it is true that he has...

DA: Free State stalling on Magashule motion of no confidence

The DA in the Free State has accused authorities in the provincial legislature of dragging their feet over the party’s request for an urgent sitting so that its motion of no confidence in premier...

Rand marginally weaker as Zuma hangs on after ‘constructive’ talks with Ramaphosa

The rand was slightly weaker on Wednesday afternoon‚ after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was still in direct discussions with President Jacob Zuma regarding his position as head of state. “The discussions were constructive...

Cyril on Zexit: ‘We all deserve closure’

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that a decision on President Jacob Zuma’s fate as president of the republic would come in the next few days “once we have finalised all pertinent matters”. In a...

He’s a dad again! Julius Malema welcomes baby Kapono

Julius Malema on Wednesday morning confirmed that he and his wife Mantoa have added a new addition to the family. And it’s a boy. The EFF leader posted a picture of his wife on Instagram...

KZN ANC leader to appear in Durban Commercial Crimes Court

Former KwaZulu-Natal economic development MEC and newly appointed ANC provincial task team head Mike Mabuyakhulu has been summoned to appear before the Commercial Crimes Court in Durban on Wednesday. Mabuyakhulu was last month appointed as...

Will ANC women beater get his day in court?

While ANC Johannesburg branch secretary Thabiso Setona had handed himself over at the Johannesburg central police station after he was filmed assaulting a woman outside Luthuli House‚ he was later released without having had...

Zuma busy with routine cabinet committee meetings – presidency

President Jacob Zuma is going ahead with routine cabinet committee meetings‚ the presidency said on Wednesday. The statement comes after reports that Zuma had agreed to resign after consultation with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. “President Jacob...

ZUMA TO GO

By MOIPONE MALEFANE, NGWAKO MODJADJI and THABO MOKONE A last-minute deal has been struck between President Jacob Zuma and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma has agreed to step down in the coming days. Today’s ANC national executive...

Masualle in provincial cabinet shake-up firing line

Premier Phumulo Masualle will know his fate next week, when the ANC’s national officials receive a full report on the performance of the ANC-led Bhisho government. This follows a meeting ANC Eastern Cape ANC officials...

Zuma ‘agrees to go’

President Jacob Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalised, in a deal struck on Tuesday between Zuma and ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa and confirmed by sources on Tuesday...

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...

Presidency: Claims that Zuma will replace Ramaphosa ‘preposterous’

The Presidency has lashed out at the South African Communist Party over allegations it made on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma was planning on firing his deputy‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ and replacing him with Nkosazana...

JUST IN: State of the nation address postponed

Parliament’s speaker Baleka Mbete announced on Tuesday that the state of the nation address has been postponed. Mbete said: "We've decided to approach the president of the republic to postpone the state of the nation...

WATCH: Time is of the essence – Zuma must go‚ says Mandela Foundation

President Jacob Zuma must go “because he has demonstrated that he is not fit to govern“‚ the Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Tuesday — while calling on the State to hold him accountable for...

Now Zille wants to tackle ‘racial hypocrisy’

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has again set the cat among the pigeons with a tweet that suggests she is not ready to let go of her racially charged arguments. Zille on Tuesday morning tweeted...

ANC appoints Mabe as party spokesman

Former ANC Youth League treasurer-general Pule Mabe is the new ANC spokesman, the party announced today. ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte said Mabe's appointment is effective immediately. Mabe is taking over from Zizi Kodwa, who announced...

Gender commission shocked at Luthuli House assault

The Commission for Gender Equality says it is shocked at the assault of a woman‚ who was attacked by an ANC branch secretary during a protest outside Luthuli House. “The Commission is also shocked that...

WATCH: Four take-away nuggets from Malema on Monday

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has vowed that the party will do everything possible to prevent President Jacob Zuma from delivering the State of the Nation Address (Sona). https://content.jwplatform.com/players/B3ydZc77-cWWRXqjQ.js Malema was giving a report...

Bonds remain stable as Jacob Zuma-related rumours circulate

South African bonds were little changed on Monday afternoon‚ with the rand range-bound as the market waited for news from the ANC. ANC officials were scheduled to begin meeting at 2pm‚ after President Jacob Zuma...

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‚...

Mabuza claims protection order against him nothing more than a political campaign

ANC deputy president David Mabuza has slammed an interim protection order taken out against him by a wealthy Mpumalanga businessman and said it is nothing more than a political smear campaign. "I welcome the day...

Top officials for ANC lekgotla

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies are expected to be among the cabinet ministers who will descend on East London tomorrow to take part in the ANC’s provincial lekgotla. The...

Malema denied Zuma no confidence debate before SONA

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has scheduled a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma‚ requested by EFF leader Julius Malema‚ for February 22 — the day after the national Budget...

Why all this pressure for Zuma to go? asks campaign

President Jacob Zuma must finish his term and not be removed before 2019. This is the call of a group of organisations running a campaign called Hands Off Jacob Zuma. “There are more than 14 organisations...

Investigate Capitec allegations‚ says EFF

The Economic Freedom Fighters have called on the SA Reserve Bank to investigate allegations that Capitec Bank has engaged in reckless lending‚ as revealed in a report by research company Viceroy. “The EFF notes the...

‘Dear Malema – are you afraid of a little white woman?’

Controversial UK commentator Katie Hopkins has asked for a meeting with EFF leader Juluis Malema to talk about the “Kill the farmer” song. On Tuesday Hopkins tweeted: “Dear @Julius–S–Malema @EFFSouthAfrica You are aware I am...

Sona2018 – 1 120 guests in front row for Parliament event

An amount of R4.3-million has been budgeted for this year’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) to be delivered on February 8‚ 2018. This was disclosed by Parliament’s presiding officers‚ National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete...

Trillian ‘scored R41m from Transnet for doing nothing’

Transnet chairperson Linda Mabaso signed off on a R41-million deal with Gupta-linked company Trillian at a special out of office meeting — while mourning her husband’s death‚ Times Select reported on Thursday. Mabaso called the...

UPDATE: DA leader fumes as ANC ‘petty politics’ hands stay of execution to De...

Patricia de Lille will be fired as mayor of Cape Town within 10 days. The DA’s plan to get rid of De Lille at Wednesday’s council meeting was sunk by the ANC when it withdrew...

Cape Town needs a national task team‚ Zille tells water minister

Premier Helen Zille has asked Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to set up a national task team to manage Cape Town’s water crisis. In a letter to Mokonyane‚ Zille said they should lead the...

De Lille must fall as Cape Town mayor‚ DA decides

Dave Chambers and Philani Nombembe The DA has decided to fire Patricia de Lille as mayor of Cape Town. The party’s provincial leader‚ Bonginkosi Madikizela‚ said on Wednesday the federal executive had given councillors permission to...