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...

Watch: Mbalula explains use of ‘vulgar’ language‚ says it is figurative speech

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday defended the use of “vulgar” language and said the words he used were figurative and meant to encourage police to fight criminals. Watch Mbalula's explanation‚ which he posted on...

Sisulu‚ Modise plead for MK unity

Presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu has urged all former uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) combatants to put their differences aside and present a united front. Delivering a message of support on behalf of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa‚...

President denies he supports suspension of Apleni

Reports suggesting that President Jacob Zuma supported the suspension of the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs‚ Mkuseli Apleni‚ were incorrect‚ the Presidency said on Thursday. Apleni filed an urgent application with the Pretoria...

Sisulu says ‘every penny’ of her presidential campaign accounted for

Human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu says that she is willing to reveal how her presidential campaign is being funded. Sisulu offered to make her bank statements public during a discussion with Karima Brown at Radio...

ANC to De Lille: Pay back the money!

ANC leader in the City of Cape Town‚ Xolani Sotashe‚ has given mayor Patricia de Lille five days to pay back the money used for security upgrades to her private home. Sotashe said if De...

No black‚ green or gold as Scopa hears of KPMG blues

There was not an ANC member of parliament in sight when the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) kicked off its hearings into the KPMG debacle on Thursday morning. The blows to KPMG’s business have...
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DA to march to the Gupta compound over state capture

The Democratic Alliance will on Thursday march to the Gupta compound in Johannesburg to protest state capture and corruption. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLZPkk0gBVY “The DA leader will lead a march to the capture site of Jacob Zuma in...

Controversy in DA in the Western Cape – once again

Controversy has hit the DA in the Western Cape again. This time one of the candidates - running for the party's provincial leadership - has been disqualified on a technicality. Anda Ntsodo‚ who serves as...

De Lille’s house put under 24-hour guard after ANC exposes security measures

The home of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was put under 24-hour guard on Wednesday after the ANC revealed information about security upgrades at the property. Council speaker Dirk Smit said the ANC’s “reckless”...

Conference delegates vote for new Mineral Resources Minister

Delegates at a conference in Johannesburg have called for a new Mineral Resources Minister. The delegates‚ who are from companies like Anglo American‚ Harmony Gold‚ Sibanye Gold‚ PWC and JP Morgan‚ KPMG and Standard Bank‚...

Wits drops KPMG as their internal auditor

The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has become the latest client to drop KPMG as their auditor. Wits said in a statement on Wednesday the university council had decided on Friday not to renew its contract...

SACP says Zuma’s ‘inaction’ is hurting SABC

The South African Communist Party (SACP) says President Jacob Zuma’s failure to appoint a new board has created a “governance vacuum” at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Zuma was sitting on parliament’s board recommendations‚...

Legal threat over Free State PEC legitimacy

A disgruntled ANC member in the Free State has given the party structure until the end of the week to disband the provincial executive committee‚ failing which he will approach the High Court. Lefa Mifi...

After a week‚ Cosatu apologises to Joburg councillor over racial comments

By: Dianne Hawker The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has apologised to City of Joburg councillor Michael Sun “for any hurt or embarrassment” caused when members made disparaging comments during a recent anti-state...

ANC KZN lives to fight another day and has not been disbanded

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has not been disbanded – at least not until the outcome of a legal challenge by the province’s party leadership to a court case last month that rendered them‚ and...

De Lille and councillor put on special leave

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and Councillor JP Smith have been placed on special leave after a spat broke out between the two. "DA Leader Mmusi Maimane called both Mayor de Lille and Cllr...

Several injured but only one case opened after chairs fly at ANC conference

While several people were injured during the violent ANC provincial conference in East London at the weekend, only one case was opened with police. Yesterday, those who had been injured were nursing their wounds while...

Grace Mugabe gets her own Rolls but keeps it in SA

Zimbabwe's First Lady‚ Grace Mugabe‚ appears bent on making South Africa her second home‚ having acquired assets worth at least R70 million in a space of six months‚ despite plans to use the properties...

Zille pleased she is not alone in bathing habits

After revealing that she only showers “briefly” every third day‚ Western Cape Premier Helen Zille‚ says she is pleased British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood shares her bathing habits. “So‚ I am not alone in my...

Jail those implicated in KPMG saga: Manuel

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel says those implicated in the KPMG scandal should go to jail. “People should go to jail because of how they have been covered and how this rot was allowed to...

Pressure now on ANC HQ: Party’s national leadership to decide on validity of EC...

 The validity of the outcome of the controversial ANC Eastern Cape provincial conference is now in the hands of Luthuli House to determine which side to believe in the dispute. https://youtu.be/YJ6YOdahDdw There is also the possibility...

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...

ANC national elective conference under pressure as divisions deepen

With the ANC’s national elective conference just around the corner‚ the party’s Eastern Cape members who lost their court bid challenging the validity of the provincial conference will have little time to challenge the...

Application by ANC members to stop EC conference not properly enrolled‚ says court

An application by ANC members to have the party’s provincial conference stopped had not been “properly” enrolled‚ the East London High Court ruled on Monday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ6YOdahDdw&feature=youtu.be Judge Belinda Hartle struck off the roll an application by...

Guptas given breathing room on bank account closures

Businesses owned by and linked to the Gupta family have been given breathing room after a judge ordered that their only remaining bank accounts be kept open for another week. Twenty Gupta-linked companies approached the...

Masualle supporters lose bid to interdict ANC provincial conference

The East London High Court on Monday struck an urgent application off the roll after ANC members had approached the court after questioning the legality of a provincial conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ6YOdahDdw&feature=youtu.be Supporters of former provincial chairman Phumullo...

Violence at EC ANC provincial conference an attempt to collapse the event: Mabuyane

Newly elected Eastern Cape provincial chairman Oscar Mabuyane says the violence that broke out at the conference was a “desperate” attempt to collapse it. “It should not have taken place. We teach members to...

Ramaphosa appeals for unity in ANC after Eastern Cape conference

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has made a passionate plea to former Eastern Cape ANC chairman Phumulo Masualle to "come back" in an effort to curb further divisions within the party in the province. Ramaphosa...

Mabuyane emerges as new Eastern Cape ANC leader at violence-marred conference

Former Eastern Cape provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane has emerged as the newly-elected ANC provincial chairman amid deep-rooted divisions that resulted in a physical brawl‚ leaving many injured. Just after midnight on Sunday morning a fight...

WATCH: ANC delegates collide as fist fights and chairs fly at EC conference

Police had to intervene when ANC members and delegates attending the Eastern Cape elective conference at East London ICC turned on each other, with fists and chair flying across the venue. Chairs and fists flew as...

Rename Mthatha Airport after Matanzima, says Mandla Mandela

ANC MP and Mvezo chief Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela has called on government to rename Mthatha Airport after the late Kaizer Daliwonga Matanzima of the Western Thembuland, who was the prime minister of the Transkei...

Thousands to celebrate UDM milestone

Hundreds of Eastern Cape UDM members yesterday left for Johannesburg to join thousands more for the party’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The party turned 20 on Wednesday, but holds its celebrations today at Gallagher Estate in...

Lifting lid on ‘poor state’ of the ANC

Outgoing ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane has painted a picture of a party in decline, with dwindling membership and infighting across ANC branches in the province. Mabuyane gives a detailed account of the poor state...

Divisive T-shirts banned at ANC conference

The ANC has banned the 1700 delegates attending the Eastern Cape provincial elective conference from wearing T-shirts displaying their preferred candidate inside the International Convention Centre. This is according to outgoing ANC provincial spokesman Mlibo...

ANC leaders are arrogant, admits EC chair Masualle

ANC Eastern Cape outgoing provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle admitted that as ANC leaders they were arrogant, complacent and ignorant” of the challenges facing the country and the party. Masualle was addressing delegates as he officially...

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Fikile Mbalula calls out wanted suspects by name

Making it personal‚ Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday called out the names of suspects wanted for questioning as he relaunched Tactical Response Teams and tracking teams. Here are his speaking notes: 29 Sep 2017 South Africa...

DA studying judgment on Zuma implementing state capture recommendations

The Democratic Alliance says it is studying the Pretoria High Court judgment staying President Jacob Zuma’s implementation of the former public protector’s recommendations in her state capture report. “We will study the judgment in full...

ANC EC will be more divided after Masualle and Mabuyane contest, says SACP’s Nqatha

The  ANC in the Eastern Cape will be more divided going to the national elective conference of the governing party, thanks to the chairmanship contest that could have been avoided for the sake of...

Court says it can’t yet order Zuma to appoint state capture commission of inquiry

The High Court in Pretoria on Friday granted President Jacob Zuma a legal reprieve in his battle to fend off a commission of inquiry appointed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Former public protector Thuli Madonsela...

ANC provincial conference still to start

The ANC Eastern Cape provincial conference is yet to get under way at the East London ICC. The official programme, scheduled to have started 9am today was yet to resume at 10.30am. This as the plenary...

Eastern Cape ANC conference gets off to a slow start

The Eastern Cape ANC provincial conference began at a snail's pace on Thursday with a marathon PEC meeting that lasted over six hours. The conference which is held at the East London ICC is the...

EFF votes with DA in Joburg after council ‘boycott’

The EFF attended a Joburg council meeting on Thursday morning‚ and voted with the coalition to pass DA mayor Herman Mashaba’s institutional review. This comes after the last three council meetings collapsed as the ANC...

BLSA kicks out Eskom‚ Transnet

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has suspended the membership of state entities Eskom and Transnet with immediate effect. The decision follows "extensive allegations of corrupt behaviour"‚ the business lobby group said. BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale said...

‘Your findings are so random‚’ Gigaba tells Mkhwebane

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has accused the public protector of having made “haphazard” conclusions in her CIEX report‚ which looked into a bailout granted by the Reserve Bank to Bankorp. In his second supplementary founding...

‘It’s sick‚ it’s crazy’ – Minister hits back at suspended DG’s allegations

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says allegations made by director-general Mkhuseli Apleni are “malicious and delusional”. Apleni has accused Mkhize of asking him to help her settle a legal dispute her son was involved in. “This...

SA is skills-hungry‚ says statistics chief

South Africa is a skills-hungry country‚ says statistician general Dr Pali Lehohla. He told a gathering at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in Durban on Wednesday that the country was faced with a high...

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...

Nzimande slams government for failing to act against Guptas

General secretary of the SA Communist Party Blade Nzimande has used the Cosatu march against state capture to lash out against the government’s failure to act against the Guptas and all those linked with...

SA’s inland metros top spenders on municipal services

South Africa’s major inland metros are spending more money on municipal services per resident than many of their coastal counterparts. Total spending by municipalities amounted to R310-billion in 2016‚ according to Statistics SA’s non-financial census...