Alfred Nzo ANCYL backs Mabuyane

The ANC Youth League in the Alfred Nzo region which was recently disbanded by the league’s provincial task team (PTT) wants sitting ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane to take over as chairman. They also want...

Zuma sends Expropriation Bill back to Parliament

President Jacob Zuma today officially referred the Expropriation Bill back to Parliament. “The president referred the Bill back to the National Assembly because‚ in his view‚ Parliament failed to facilitate adequate public participation during the...

Blame for the Sona debacle rests with ANC‚ says Suzman Foundation

As the storm settles after the tempestuous State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week‚ the Helen Suzman Foundation says blame for the chaos in parliament lies with the ANC. Foundation research fellow Aubrey Matshiqi...

Zille on fire during State of the Province Address

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says people tossing cigarette butts from cars should to be viewed as potential arsonists. This is because of the spike in fires in the province during the summer fire season. Zille...

Jonas affidavit: I met Ajay Gupta‚ I was offered a promotion and R600-million to...

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is adamant he met Ajay Gupta‚ was offered a promotion and R600-million in exchange for bringing business deals to the Gupta family. Jonas filed an 11-page affidavit on Thursday whereby‚...

‘You treated Parliament like a beer hall’: Zuma blasts opposition MPs

President Jacob Zuma has criticised opposition MPs for “traumatising” the nation and treating Parliament like a beer hall after they interrupted his state of the nation address last week. Responding to the debate on the...

‘You treated Parliament like a beer hall’: Zuma blasts opposition MPs

President Jacob Zuma has criticised opposition MPs for “traumatising” the nation and treating Parliament like a beer hall after they interrupted his state of the nation address last week. Responding to the debate on the...

It’s all systems go for Masualle’s Sopa

Premier Phumulo Masualle will table his state of the province (Sopa) address tomorrow which is expected to be centred around “radical economic transformation”. ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane yesterday said they expected a Sopa that...

Suspension letters handed to BCM ‘rebel’ councillors

There was tension at a councillor workshop in Buffalo City as letters of suspension were dished out this morning to the 21 “rebels” who defied their party order over the appointment of a municipal...

Zuma to run gauntlet of restive parliament after bitter Sona debate

President Jacob Zuma will address a joint sitting of parliament today to reply to the rowdy and bad-tempered debate on his State of the Nation Address. Yesterday‚ MPs from both houses met for a second...

Get lost‚ EFF tells banks accused of rand price fixing

The Economic Freedom Fighters has called for 17 banks involved in alleged price manipulation of the rand to be stripped of their licences. The party said: “The EFF will write to the South African Reserve...

ANC close ranks to protect regional court president accused of bunking work

African National Congress members of Parliament were accused of hypocrisy for closing ranks on Wednesday to block the suspension of a regional court president accused of bunking work. North West Regional Court President Seka Monaledi...

The race for Western Cape DA leader is on

DA candidates are going all out to garner support in the Western Cape. The men vying to replace Patricia De Lille as provincial DA leader have taken their campaign to Facebook ahead of nominations on...

Activist ‘slapped’ at SONA lays assault charge against police

Right2Know member Murray Hunter has opened a case of assault after being slapped and manhandled by members of the police’s VIP Protection Unit. Hunter was placing one of R2K’s ‘STOP SABC CENSORSHIP’ campaign stickers on...

‘Straat meid’ insult hurled at DA’s Van Damme go unpunished

Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme did not react when she was repeatedly called a “straat meid” (wild woman or prostitute) during the debate on the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament...

JUST IN: Mnquma boss Tantsi arrested by Hawks

Mnquma municipal Manager Sindile Tantsi has been arrested by a Hawks task team. National Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the suspect was arrested this morning on charges of fraud and corruption amounting to millions...

EFF to mount ConCourt bid to force Parliament to discipline Zuma

The EFF will approach the Constitutional Court in a bid to force Parliament to take disciplinary action against President Jacob Zuma‚ the party’s leader Julius Malema announced on Tuesday. This was after the same court...

Zuma and Trump reaffirm commitment to strengthening bilateral relations

President Jacob Zuma and US President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries‚ the Presidency said. It said in a statement the two leaders...

PAC’s emotional plea at cadres’ reburial

A Pan Africanist Congress member and Poqo cadre has made an emotional plea to the state for free tertiary level education for everyone. Phumelele Nkwenkwe Gaqa, now 75, was among 23 Bhaziya villagers arrested in...

DA to continue campaigning for specialised rural safety units

The Democratic Alliance says it will continue to campaign for the reintroduction of specialised rural safety units. Speaking after a meeting of the party’s federal council‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane said it was extremely concerned...

Potential ANC crisis just months ahead of crucial elective conference

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s KwaZulu-Natal powerbase could be thrust into turmoil after lawyers representing the ANC in a crucial court battle have pulled out. It is a move that deals a huge blow to the...

Sport festival has kids celebrating Madiba’s life

To celebrate 27 years since liberation stalwart Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving the same number of years, the Nelson Mandela Museum will today host a sporting tournament where schools from Qunu...

Ajay Gupta denies under oath he ever met Jonas

Businessman Ajay Gupta has denied under oath ever meeting or speaking to Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas. Gupta made this assertion in his affidavit dated February 9 in a Pretoria high court case involving Finance...

Zuma hits back at Malema and the EFF over SONA debacle

President Jacob Zuma says he is not bothered by the spate of insults spat angrily at him across the national assembly floor before the Economic Freedom Fighters were ejected from Parliament. He described the EFF‚...

EFF‚ DA are ‘rascals’: Edward Zuma weighs in on SONA

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has coming out guns blazing over the chaos during the state of the nation address (SONA) on Thursday night‚ labelling the EFF and DA as “rascals” over their disruptions...

WATCH: Sign language translator interprets ‘f*** you’ in Parliament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6joSCeblak As chaos descended on Parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address‚ the sign language interpreter was left with a difficult decision — how does he translate the “f*** you” yelled at...

Parliament probes SONA pepper spray incident

Footage is being reviewed to trace who set off “pepper-spray” during the state of the nation address on Thursday night. Parliament’s acting spokesperson‚ Manelisi Wolela‚ said on Friday morning that a “powder” had been dropped...

‘We need to change the economy of this country radically‚’ Zuma tells supporters at...

President Jacob Zuma told ANC supporters that 2017 was the year to change the status of the economy. He was addressing party supporters who had gathered at the Grand Parade in Cape Town to watch...

‘We are prepared to leave this Parliament in a coffin’ – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema says his party members will not be intimidated and are prepared to leave Parliament “in a coffin” if need be. He was speaking after EFF MPs were forcibly removed from Parliament...

Zuma’s state of nation address delayed by opposition

It was opposition MPs and not President Jacob Zuma who kicked proceedings off at the official opening of Parliament on Thursday evening‚ raising various points of order. Zuma was due to deliver his State of...

Trend alert – African chic is MPs fashion choice for SONA 2017

Bright colours and bold African prints were the order of the day for several MPs on this year's red carpet for the State of the Nation Address‚ while members of the EFF chose to...

Floyd Shivambu walks the line at Parliament‚ under the eyes of the law

The Economic Freedom Fighters at Parliament — projecting attitude all the way — decided to do an early walkabout on the red carpet on Thursday afternoon‚ ahead of the official State of the Nation...

Boss in office of premier sheds tears

Eastern Cape office of the premier (OTP) communications boss Mandisa Titi was reduced to tears and even offered to quit her job when the provincial legislature’s portfolio committee grilled her on the role she...

‘You will be provoked‚ but exercise restraint‚’ Phahlane tells hundreds of cops ahead of...

Acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane urged hundreds of police in uniform to exercise restraint if they are provoked during the state of the nation event on Thursday. “If we use force‚ the law...

Reason behind number of troops deployed for SONA is not for ‘public consumption’

The South African public will never know what level of threat required the employment of 441 soldiers in Cape Town for Thursday’s state of the nation address (SONA). That’s according to secretary for defence and...

‘I do not own a R40m mansion – and there is no Ben 10’

Cabinet Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has been forced to defend herself against assertions by the Chief Whip of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ Floyd Shivambu. A letter by the red berets contains what the minister’s office calls...

Security contingent for SONA ‘increased nearly threefold in a decade’: DA

The failure to inform Parliament of the employment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) at last year’s opening of Parliament was “in breach of the Constitution”‚ the DA says. The opposition party’s John...

Pityana lambasted by Cosatu for ‘phony outrage’ against Zuma

Save South Africa convenor Sipho Pityana has come under attack by the trade union federation Cosatu for what it called his “phony outrage” against President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday. Pityana‚ in an address‚ called Zuma...

Minimum wage to come into force in May 2018

Parties to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) — excluding the Congress of South African Trade Unions — have signed the agreement on the national minimum wage and labour market stability. This was...

Legal unit takes aim at Masualle

The  Eastern Cape legislature’s legal unit has accused Premier Phumulo Masualle of breaching the constitution and Public Service Act by ignoring the recommendations of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The legal unit yesterday testified before...

ANC adds four more ‘rebels’ to list

Four more ANC councillors in BCM have joined the list of rebels who defied their party’s caucus by voting with the opposition at a council meeting recently. The four rebels were omitted from the list...

Defence force will only be used in event of a calamity at SONA: Mapisa-Nqakula

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the defence force will only be used in the event of a “calamity” at the State of the Nation address on Thursday. President Jacob Zuma is facing...

Rebel ANC councillors face grilling

ANC provincial leaders have appointed health MEC Dr Pumza Dyantyi to lead the disciplinary hearings of 17 Buffalo City Metro “rebel” councillors. The councillors face charges for defying an ANC caucus decision on who to...

ANC official acts on online attacks

Online bullying of an ANC councillor could have consequences for some Gonubie residents. Buffalo City Metro councillor and head of the community services portfolio community, Helen Neale-May said an onslaught of Saturday afternoon Facebook postings, during...

Nceba Faku wants top ANC post

After months of speculation and behind-the-scenes lobbying‚ former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor-turned businessman Nceba Faku has declared that he will be vying for the ANC’s top post in the Eastern Cape. Faku finally revealed his...

Parliament security shutdown won’t ‘inhibit’ media from covering Zuma’s speech

Stringent security measures in place for Thursday’s state of the nation address will not “inhibit” the media’s ability to perform its role‚ Parliament has insisted. A statement on Monday said the secretary to Parliament‚ Gengezi...

FF Plus mulls giving EFF reins

The Freedom Front Plus stands in the way of the EFF seizing power in the first municipality in which the Red Berets would control a council. “The reason why we … hesitant to support...

Parliament security shutdown won’t ‘inhibit’ media from covering Zuma’s speech

Stringent security measures in place for Thursday’s state of the nation address will not “inhibit” the media’s ability to perform its role‚ Parliament has insisted. A statement on Monday said the secretary to Parliament‚ Gengezi...

DA Youth chair Daweti resigns

The DA is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Democratic Youth chair after the chairwoman of the democrats’ youth wing resigned recently. For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch...

COSATU launches a scathing attack on DA/EFF coalition

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng has accused the DA/ EFF administration in the city of Tshwane of racism and shedding jobs. “Cosatu in Gauteng is disturbed by turbulent labour relations...