Factionalism has cost us‚ says Zuma

Factionalism‚ slate politics and ill-discipline have cost the ANC a lot of members‚ President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. “Factionalism is the biggest threat to the organisation. It is because of factionalism that we have...

‘We need to protect the ANC from corporate greed’ – Zuma

The private sector is just as corrupt as the public sector‚ President Jacob Zuma has said. Zuma said when corruption was identified in the private sector‚ it was given fancy names like weak governance systems...

ANC delegates look to the heavens for divine guidance

The ANC has looked to the heavens for divine intervention as its 54th conference gets underway‚ with religious leaders blessing the gathering. The highly divided delegates attending the conference sang hymns with one voice‚ putting...

We are still confident of Dlamini-Zuma victory‚ says Zikalala

KwaZulu-Natal ANC leader Sihle Zikalala says the province is still confident that its candidate‚ Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma‚ will win the party’s leadership battle‚ despite a court ruling that nullified the provincial general council. Zikalala spoke to...

Maine accuses judges of seeking to influence outcome of ANC conference

ANC Youth League president Collen Maine has become the latest politician to accuse judges of seeking to influence the outcome of this weekend's ANC elective conference in favour of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Maine was...

Khoisan demand to meet ANC Top 6 at conference

Four Khoisan men led by Chief Khoisan SA are threatening to camp outside Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg until a member of the ANC Top 6 hears their demands. The group walked from the Eastern...

KZN and Free State PECs will not be allowed to vote

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has confirmed that delegates from KwaZulu-Natal‚ Free State and North West affected by three court rulings on Friday will not be granted voting status at the conference. Mantashe addressed the...

EC delegates first to arrive at conference centre this morning

The Eastern Cape ANC national conference delegates were the first to arrive at the Nasrec Expo Centre this morning. This while the start of the much-anticipated gathering has been delayed from 9am to 2pm today. The...

Gigaba calls for radical transformation of economy and inclusive growth

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba fired the first shots at the ANC national conference on Saturday morning‚ calling for radical transformation of the economy as well as inclusive growth at a breakfast briefing to business...

ANC national conference delegates in high spirits

African National Congress delegates attending the 54th national elective conference have started rolling in at Soweto's Nasrec Expo Centre. Clad in party colours‚ a majority of delegates are in high spirits as they sing different...

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No matter who wins‚ I’m ready to be led‚ says Zuma

Outgoing ANC President Jacob Zuma has said that regardless of who succeeds him as ANC president at the party’s national conference this weekend he is ready to be led. Delivering the key note address at...

ANC NEC meets to discuss court rulings

The ANC national executive committee will meet this morning to unpack the two High Court judgments delivered yesterday, which could impact on the number of voting delegates attending the party's 54th elective conference. ANC spokesman...

Final countdown to end of JZ: ANC Elective conference up and running

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU As of today, South Africa is a step closer to seeing the back of President Jacob Zuma as he is scheduled to deliver his last political report to more...

ANC calls urgent NEC meeting on three critical court judgments

ANC leaders have been called to an emergency national executive committee meeting (NEC) early on Saturday morning, two hours before the scheduled start of its national conference - to deal with three damning court...

BREAKING: Free State ANC conference declared unlawful

The high court in Bloemfontein on Friday declared the ANC Free State provincial conference and resolutions taken there as unlawful and void. The ruling does not‚ however‚ prevent delegates from attending the ANC elective conference...

Smooth sailing at ANC conference – so far

It's all systems go for the ANC's 54th elective conference in Nasrec, where more than 5000 delegates are expected to vote for new leaders. https://twitter.com/Dispatch_DD/status/941645529330708480 ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said by midday the more than 600 Eastern...

Brown advises new Eskom board: Be careful who you play golf with

The newly appointed board of Eskom has until June 2018‚ the date of the next AGM‚ to finalise all investigations and disciplinary proceedings against senior officials implicated in “malfeasance”. Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown gave...

Court cases won’t affect ANC national conference‚ says Mantashe

The ANC on Friday said the outcomes of a North West court case that nullified the Bojanala regional conference would have no bearing on the upcoming national conference. “The beauty of it is that the...

ANC KZN leadership dissolved by court

By Jeff Wicks and Nathi Olifant The KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has been effectively dissolved by an order of the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The judgment‚ handed down by Judge Rishi Seegobin‚ scrapped the elective...

Government introduces new bill to combat international crime

The government has introduced a new bill that is set to replace the void left by South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute. The International Crimes Bill also aims to prevent South Africa...

Good riddance! De Lille’s opponents rejoice over DA move to replace Cape Town mayor

By Aron Hyman and Aphiwe Deklerk There was jubilation among opponents of Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille on Friday — DA and ANC alike — over news of her potential axing. De Lille was suspended...

Bojanala ANC conference nullified

The North West High Court has nullified the Bojanala regional conference of the African National Congress. The court set aside 32 branch general meetings in the region. Yesterday‚ it took parties involved in the application six...

ANC delegates expected to lobby until the last minute

While Cyril Ramaphosa has enjoyed the lead in branch nominations across the country‚ things can still change at the ANC elective conference this weekend. Ramaphosa scored nominations in five of the nine provinces‚ while the...

Malema calls ANC leadership race

EFF leader Julius Malema has put his head on a block about who will win the ANC’s hotly contested leadership race this weekend. Malema suggested on Thursday that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the...

DA opens perjury charge against ‘delinquent’ Zuma

The Democratic Alliance has laid a charge of perjury against President Jacob Zuma following the Pretoria High Court judgment which dismissed his review application of the state capture report. The DA’s national spokesperson‚ Refiloe Ntsekhe‚...

Zuma’s law bill – R6m

Mmusi Maimane‚ leader of the Democratic Alliance‚ says his party has calculated that President Jacob Zuma must pay R6 million in legal fees. He told a briefing today that yesterday’s North Gauteng High Court ruling...

EC denies R300m diverted for Madiba funeral costs

The Eastern Cape government says it is “untrue, defamatory and mischievous” to say that R300-million was diverted from poverty alleviation and infrastructure priority programmes to cover the funeral expenses of late former president Nelson...

ANCYL leaders under fire in Western Cape court challenge

The ANC Youth League’s leadership in the Western Cape is heading to court in a battle over its legitimacy. A group calling itself the ANCYL activists claims the leadership team is illegitimate because its term...

Oscar bemoans loss of direction at Mhlauli’s memorial

If the ANC was on the right path, the party would not face the problem of state capture as it would focus on the country’s development path. These were the sentiments of ANC provincial chairman...

Bring them to court! Mandla Mandela’s fury over ‘conniving for profit’ at Madiba’s funeral

Mandla Mandela‚ grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela‚ ANC MP and chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council‚ says he is outraged that Madiba’s legacy was sullied by greedy profiteers. In a statement‚ he...

Dlamini-Zuma hits back at vote-buying claims

ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hit back at claims that her campaign may be “buying votes” and using money to influence delegates to its national conference. In her last campaign speech before this weekend’s...

Madonsela cries tears of joy as court throws the book at Zuma

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela burst into tears of joy as the High court in Pretoria trashed President Jacob Zuma’s bid to set aside her damning State of Capture report‚ with the court ordering...

Comply with ruling‚ pay up now – EFF tells Zuma

President Jacob Zuma used taxpayers’ money to defend personal wrongdoing and must now face the consequences. That was the reaction from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) after the North Gauteng High Court ordered on Tuesday...

BREAKING: President Jacob Zuma has failed in his bid to set aside Thuli Madonsela’s...

Judge Dunstan Mlambo says President Jacob Zuma’s review application of former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendations on alleged state capture. was ill-advised and reckless. He also notes that it was a delaying tactic. Zuma brought an...

Thuli Madonsela settling some scores against President Zuma

Judge Dunstan Mlambo says President Jacob Zuma’s argument — that then Public Protector Thuli Madonsela could not recommend an inquiry be set up into #StateCapture — is not sustained. Mlambo also ruled that another one...

Elated Vytjie Mentor thanks court for being voice of reason

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has welcomed today’s unanimous judgment by the full bench of the Pretoria High Court which ordered that the President should personally pay the costs of his application to interdict...

DA thrilled by landmark state capture judgment against Zuma

By Sipho Mabena And Kyle Cowan The DA is thrilled by the Pretoria High Court order that President Jacob Zuma should personally pay the costs of his futile effort to stop the release of the...

Zuma wanted Molefe as finance minister – Duarte

President Jacob Zuma proposed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as a potential finance minister to replace Pravin Gordhan‚ ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has said. Duarte said around the time of Gordhan’s axing Zuma...

Zuma told to pay back the money for Madonsela state capture challenge

President Jacob Zuma has been ordered to personally pay the costs of his failed attempt to stop the release of the State of Capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. Judge Dunstan Mlambo in...

Notyesi in bid to appeal court order – again

ANC presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa’s lead in branch nominations in the Eastern Cape could be dealt a heavy blow if the Mthatha High Court hears an application by his detractors due to be filed...

Contralesa decides to maintain ties with ANC

Contralesa has resolved against breaking ties with the ANC but instead strengthening the historic ties between the two organisations. Contralesa, in their three-day national elective conference in Johannesburg last weekend, decided they will be sending...

DA may decide Van Vuuren’s fate before Christmas

Troubled DA Eastern Cape MPL Edmund van Vuuren is likely to know before Christmas whether he will remain a party member. He filed an appeal following the party’s federal executive’s decision earlier this month to...

ANC agrees to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga

The ANC has agreed to investigate the concerns raised by presidential hopeful Matthews Phosa about alleged irregularities in the nominations process of the preferred candidate in the Mpumalanga province. This was revealed by his campaign...

OPINION: Unity talk in ANC is misleading, dangerous

By: Mashupye Maserumule South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated ANC 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country’s nine provinces have consolidated their leadership preferences for the ANC’s presidential race...

BREAKING: Phosa’s campaign manager withdraws court bid to nullify Mpumalanga ANC nominations

ANC presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa has abandoned his bid to have the Johannesburg High Court hear an urgent application around alleged irregularities in the nominations process in Mpumalanga. The application had been brought on his...

‘Stand for integrity‚ anti-corruption‚ anti-factionalism and principled unity’ – ANC veterans to conference delegates

ANC veterans have appealed to the delegates attending the party’s national conference to cast their vote for leaders who stand for “integrity‚ anti-corruption‚ anti-factionalism and principled unity”. In an open letter to delegates‚ Wally Serote...

Archbishop Makgoba’s plea for ANC conference

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has implored ANC branch representatives to set aside factional issues at the party's 54th elective conference this weekend. He urged them to "put all factional‚ partisan interests aside...

Major victory for Mabuyane as court dismisses bid to nullify ANC conference

The Grahamstown High Court has dismissed with costs the High Court bid to nullify the outcome of the African National Congress’s Eastern Cape provincial elective conference in September. The order, by a full bench of...

EC struggle veteran Makhalima honoured with Ubuntu award

Eastern Cape struggle veteran and former ANC MPL Mfengu Makhalima was honoured at the weekend with an award previously bestowed on the likes of Nelson Mandela and Cuban president Fidel Castro. The Ubuntu Honour from...