EFF holds its own memorial service for Mam’ Winnie

The Economic Freedom Fighters will hold a separate memorial service for Winnie Madizikela-Mandela in Brandfort‚ on the same day the official memorial service is held for her in Soweto. EFF leader Julius Malema will address...

SA can’t speak of new dawn while cabinet still ‘crammed full of corrupt ministers’:...

South Africa cannot speak of a new dawn when the cabinet is still ‘crammed full of corrupt ministers’‚ says DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Addressing the DA’s federal congress in Thswane on Saturday‚ Maimane said the...

OPINION: Songs for Winnie resonate

I heard the voice of Sathima Bea Benjamin paying homage to a woman who built the temple of sacrifice. Her lilting voice pierced my heart. Benjamin penned the gritty jazz number Winnie Mandela –...

UPDATE: Lamberti quits Eskom board after row over black accountant

One of Eskom’s new directors has quit after a high court hearing in which he was criticised for calling an experienced chartered accountant a "female employment equity" candidate. Mark Lamberti submitted his resignation on Friday...

DA’s opponents painting party as white because they’re ‘afraid of black South Africans’: Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says his political opponents have painted his party as white because they are "afraid of black South Africans" who are opposed to nationalist politics of the ANC and the EFF. Delivering...

Former top diplomat George Nene dies

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has expressed her condolences to the family and friends of former top South African diplomat George Nene‚ who died on Friday. Nene was the chairperson of the...

Winnie influenced Pemmy’s character

Have you ever wondered why Eastern Cape MEC for sport, recreation, arts and culture and ANC NEC member Pemmy Majodina is so stubborn and bold? She takes it from the late anti-apartheid leader Winnie Madikizela-Mandela....

Winnie was mother to all parties: Mourners remember her heroism, commitment

HIGH profile personalities including senior ANC politicians continued to flock to Winnie Mandela’s Orlando West home yesterday to pay their respects following her death on Monday. These included senior Eastern Cape ANC leaders such as...

Zuma is finally in the dock: Supporters on hand to cheer for their hero

Ex-president Jacob Zuma finally, though briefly, had his day in court. After years of bring-it-on political bluster and legal feinting and weaving, Zuma finally stood in the dock of the Durban High Court to face...

Occupy land ‘legally’ – Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Friday called on supporters to occupy land legally but by force if necessary. He was addressing a rally at the Thembalethu Stadium in George in the southern...

Tombstone tycoon gives daughter Porsche for her 18th birthday

Tombstone entrepreneur Lebohang Khitsane has emerged as the man featured in a widely shared video giving his school-going daughter a Porsche for her 18th birthday. ANC elections chief Fikile Mbalula shared the video in a...

Malema: ‘Whites are part of SA‚ but they must share the land’

EFF leader Julius Malema made a brief appearance in the Manguang court on Friday as his case was postponed pending his challenge of the Riotous Assemblies Act he is charged under‚ for allegedly inciting...

Zuma talks tough to those who have a target on his back

If the legal woes of former President Jacob Zuma were taking their toll it wasn’t showing as he shrugged off his detractors on Friday. A glib Zuma‚ wearing a broad grin‚ was met with rapturous...

Five things to know from Zuma’s court appearance

Former President Jacob Zuma made a 20-minute appearance in the Durban High Court on Friday. Zuma is appearing on 16 charges that include fraud‚ corruption and racketeering. These charges relate to 783 payments which he allegedly...

What to expect when Jacob Zuma appears in court on Friday

If you’re expecting former president Jacob Zuma to be tried‚ convicted and sentenced on Friday‚ then you need to read this. “It’s a first appearance and will be postponed. The reasons for the postponement will...

Tax probe ‘snubbed’ again by Gupta brothers

Tax authorities in India have been “snubbed” again by the Gupta brothers. The Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/i-t-gives-gupta-bros-7-days-to-appear-before-it/articleshow/63616464.cms reported that a chartered accountant‚ claiming to represent the brothers‚ arrived in their place to answer questions at...

Malema due in court tomorrow over land grab rap

The EFF has confirmed its leader Julius Malema will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday‚ to answer to an alleged contravention of the Riotous Assemblies Act for inciting his supporters to invade...

Who is supporting Jacob Zuma?

When former president Jacob Zuma steps into the dock of A court at the Durban High Court on Friday‚ he will do so with the backing and well wishes of thousands — including controversial...

Mama Winnie despised sellouts – Majodina

ANC NEC member and Eastern Cape MEC for sport, recreation, arts and culture Pemmy Majodina says her fondest memories of the late anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was her zero tolerance to sellouts. According to Majodina,...

ANC NEC visits Madikizela-Mandela’s Soweto home

A large ANC flag flew outside the house of the late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Soweto on Thursday morning as African National Congress national executive committee members arrived to offer their condolences. A truck...

COMMENTARY: Winnie and Vicki: They both tell the South African story

Two women divided South Africa this week. The one went to prison for her unrelenting racism. The other went to the grave after a lifetime of fighting racism. Vicki and Winnie. Each would split...

‘Winnie was a rebel within a rebellion’ – Kasrils

The legacy and persona of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will outlast all South African presidents apart from Nelson Mandela. That is what former intelligence minister and struggle stalwart Ronnie Kasrils said in an interview on the Karima...

Call to promote technical training

Eastern Cape MEC for education Mandla Makupula has called for learners who lack the capacity for pure academic schooling to be compelled, through policy, to try their luck in technical education. This following the shocking...

ANC busses supporters to Winnie’s home

The ANC will provide 15 buses in Soweto to transport its members and supporters to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home on Thursday. This is in a bid to show support for the party’s national executive committee leadership...

SACP will not support Zuma outside High Court on Friday: Nzimande

The South African Communist Party (SACP) will not support former president Jacob Zuma outside the High Court in Durban on Friday. This was confirmed by Transport Minister and SACP general-secretary Dr Blade Nzimande on Wednesday...

Remembering Mama Winnie on canvas

Lebani Sirenje stood on the side of the road — away from all the cameras and the crowd. In his left hand he held a copy of the Daily Sun with a picture of...

ANC labels Black Coffee’s Israel performance ‘concerning’

After a raging debate around DJ Black Coffee’s performance in Israel dominated social media for the past few days‚ the ANC has weighed in on the debacle expressing its disappointment. Black Coffee was lambasted by...

Preparations for Mama Winnie’s funeral going well: Mabuza

Deputy President David Mabuza says funeral arrangements for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela are going well and government and the ANC will keep the public informed about the arrangements. Speaking outside Mama Winnie’s home‚ Mabuza thanked...

‘Monster confronts Ramaphosa after Zuma fed it’

In the public sector wage bill‚ President Cyril Ramaphosa has inherited a monster that has grown out of all control. His ability to tackle it will reveal his political clout within a party that...

‘She was an example to all’ – Zuma praises Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Former president Jacob Zuma says the country has lost one of its pillars and strong leader in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Speaking at Mama Winnie’s home in Orlando West‚ Soweto‚ on Wednesday‚ Zuma said he was shocked...

We were not brave enough to make Mam’ Winnie president: Bathabile Dlamini

The leader of the ANC Women’s League Bathabile Dlamini says the late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was good enough to be the president of the country but women failed to be brave and fight...

Mama Winnie should have been president but forces in ANC could not allow this...

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela should have been president of the country but forces within the ANC could not allow this to happen. “Winnie Mandela a stone that...

Malema mourns his ‘political mother’‚ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

EFF leader Julius Malema‚ who was close to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in her lifetime‚ has visited her Soweto home to pay his respects to the struggle veteran. He vowed the red berets would attend her memorial...

AmaMpondo queen regent says time for ‘courageous soldier’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to rest in peace

Eastern Pondoland Regent-Queen MaSobhuza Lombekiso Sigcau says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was source of comfort for her. Claiming her as one of their own‚ Sigcau said: “MamWinnie was related of the Faku Royal House and the AmaMpondo...

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...

Thabo Mbeki Foundation recalls Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s abhorrence of patriarchy

Former president Thabo Mbeki and his foundation said Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was much revered and an outstanding militant‚ in a tribute to the struggle veteran who died in hospital in Johannesburg on Easter Monday. On...

‘That’s public funds’: Gordhan on Magashule party

Greed was the main illness affecting South Africa‚ Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said. Speaking at an event to commemorate the life of Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday in Johannesburg‚ he said the struggle veteran...

Lawyers lodge another bid to keep Zuma out of court

Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have asked the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to postpone his appearance in court next week. This is after Zuma was summoned to appear in the High Court in Durban on...

Let the people speak‚ says Mbalula after failed Trollip ousting

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula believes the best solution for the troubled Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is for the council to get a fresh mandate from the voters. Speaking after a chaotic council meeting...

WATCH: ‘Take him out!’ Five crazy moments at Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting

A Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting descended into chaos on Thursday and speaker Jonathan Lawack indefinitely adjourned the gathering. A motion of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip‚ to be tabled by the EFF‚ was...

ANC KZN denies calling on thousands to support Zuma in court

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has distanced itself from a statement calling for support of former president Jacob Zuma when he appears in court next Friday. The ANC said the statement entitled “Support for President Jacob...

Nelson Mandela Bay no confidence vote delayed as chaos erupts

Nelson Mandela Bay council speaker Jonathan Lawack has indefinitely adjourned today’s special council meeting after chaos erupted in the council this morning. A motion of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip‚ to be tabled by...

Patriotic Alliance to side with the DA in Trollip vote

Athol Trollip’s campaign to remain Nelson Mandela Metro mayor received a major boost at the 11th hour last night after the Patriotic Alliance (PA) resolved to support the Democratic Alliance when the motion of...

Four top MECs face axe

A cabinet reshuffle will fire four Eastern Cape MECs “as a matter of urgency”. The ANC’s provincial executive committee took the decision to fire rural development and agrarian reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane, social development MEC...

No future for whites in SA if challenges of land distribution not addressed: Cronin

Deputy Minister of Public Works Jeremy Cronin on Tuesday said there would be no future for white people in South Africa if the challenges of land redistribution were not addressed. Speaking at the Land Reform...

State capture inquiry to issue summons for Guptas‚ Dudu Myeni‚ Duduzane Zuma

Summons are to be issued by Parliament for former South African Airways (SAA) chair Dudu Myeni‚ Duduzane Zuma and three Gupta brothers to appear before the state capture inquiry being conducted by the portfolio...

Creating 500‚000 jobs a year for the youth is possible: Ramaphosa

Creating half a million jobs a year for young people is a possibility‚ President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday during the launch of the Youth Employment Service (YES). The initiative‚ according to Ramaphosa‚ was conceived...

Mantashe denounces land grabs in Gauteng and Western Cape

“Anarchy must not be allowed to flourish‚” ANC stalwart and current mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday‚ as he condemned violence associated with land grabs in South Africa. He was addressing a Codesa-style...

NEC members agree Masualle must remain premier until 2019

National ANC leaders want the party in the Eastern Cape to retain Phumulo Masualle as premier until 2019. This was after the national executive committee (NEC), which met in Cape Town last weekend, officially...

Parliament committee condemns cop killing‚ torching of Hermanus police station

Parliament’s portfolio committee on police has condemned the torching of a police station and the killing of a police officer‚ saying such acts should be regarded as treason. Committee chairman Francois Beukman called for the...