It pained Kathrada to have to ask Zuma to resign: Ramaphosa

Ahmed Kathrada’s decision to publicly call on President Jacob Zuma to resign was one of the most difficult and painful decisions the late ANC stalwart ever had to make‚ Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said...

Pray for leaders who will get ANC ‘out of this mud’, pleads Mantashe

ANC secretary-general  Gwede Mantashe pleaded with the church to pray for the ruling party so that delegates at its December conference can elect leaders who will rescue the ANC from the mess it finds...

Mbete’s response to DA: I’ll decide when to tell you my decision on the...

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said on Friday that the Constitutional Court had not said when she should make her decision known on a secret vote of no confidence in the president. She was responding...

Former coalition partner turns its back on the ANC

The National Freedom Party (NFP)‚ once a coalition partner that allowed the ANC to take control of several municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal‚ has confirmed that its members will "vote Zuma out" during a vote of...

City of Joburg suspends official implicated in ‘inexplicable’ R1.3 broadband acquisition

The City of Johannesburg has suspended a senior official implicated in the controversial awarding of a R1.3-billion broadband contract. Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said the suspension followed an independent forensic investigation‚ which had called for...

‘Arrest the people threatening ANC MP Makhosi Khoza’ – Petition

A Johannesburg woman has signed up 568 people to support African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza‚ who has reported receiving death threats after she publicly supported a secret ballot in the proposed parliamentary vote...

Go cleanse yourself‚ Khoza tells ANC KZN

Unrepentant ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has taken aim at the "Johnny-come-lately" KwaZulu-Natal ANC‚ questioning their legitimacy as a structure. On Wednesday the party's provincial working committee announced via a statement that it planned to institute...

Tom mourns ‘mental, moral strength’

Leaders of today need the “moral and physical” strength required to lead an organisation, just as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo did in their day. This is according to former vicechancellor of the University of...

Mbalula questions Makhosi Khoza’s conduct after death threats‚ defends ‘political suicide’ remark but promises...

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has again lashed out at fellow African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza‚ accusing her of ducking himself and investigators. He also reckons there is no threat against her daughter. And...

ANC mourns death of second EC speaker

Two ANC councillors in the Eastern Cape have died less than 24 hours apart from each other. Engcobo council speaker Siphokazi Nkele died on Tuesday afternoon after a short illness, barely 24 hours after her...

DA says it will not allow Aguma to escape accountability for SABC’s demise

The Democratic Alliance says the resignation of the SABC’s suspended acting CEO James Aguma won’t let him off the hook while the Pan Africanist Congress says it finds the resignation “suspicious and questionable”. The DA’s...

Aguma not completely off the hook‚ says SABC

Although the SABC has accepted former acting CEO James Aguma's resignation‚ he is not completely off the hook. "We have said that we have handed over a number of matters to the SIU some...

News Analysis: Madiba’s ghost haunts Zuma on Mandela Day

The glow of International Mandela Day has quickly faded this year with the values of forgiveness‚ courage and tolerance of diverse opinions that were being celebrated on Tuesday already in the trashcan. The guns are...

Contract to build Zuma’s Nkandla homestead awarded unfairly: SIU

The process used to appoint a contractor to undertake mammoth upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead was not fair‚ not transparent‚ not equitable and not cost effective‚ the Special Investigating Unit said...

SABC’s Aguma resigns with immediate effect

Suspended acting SABC chief executive James Aguma has resigned with immediate effect‚ his lawyer said on Wednesday. James was in the midst of a disciplinary hearing‚ where he stood accused of providing false information under...

Khoza to face the wrath of the ANC in KZN

ANC MP Mkhosi Khoza "crossed the line" when she labelled President Jacob Zuma a disgrace and a dishonourable leader‚ the party's KwaZulu-Natal leadership said on Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKzMv8hC4nI The party now wants Khoza - who hails from...

PP must drop deferential habit

The two recent decisions taken by the public protector (PP), advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, could be a turning point and may help her become one of the best public protectors ever produced by our country. The...

Even the ‘racist’ and ‘backward’ want to claim Madiba as their own‚ Zuma tells...

Nelson Mandela fought hard against those who portrayed him as a "better black"‚ President Jacob Zuma told ANC supporters in northern KwaZulu-Natal last night. Zuma - who was speaking at a Nelson Mandela Day lecture...

Dancing Dlamini dodges questions over Sassa CEO

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has refused to answer questions around the resignation of the chief executive of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNmqplkwtiU Thokozani Magwaza stepped down this week after reports that he had...

EFF student leader places rats at Mandela’s feet

While politicians across the country were painting clinics and giving to the poor ‚ the president of the Economic Freedom Fighter Student Command‚ Peter Keetse‚ chose to take rats - some dead‚ some alive...

Gordhan calls on Zuma to step down

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday publicly called on President Jacob Zuma to step down and make way for fresh blood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKqVNA35JFY "I've said it in ANC fora. I think the president should move aside...

Dlamini-Zuma calls for ANC unity

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants whoever succeeds President Jacob Zuma as the party’s president in December to unify the deeply divided party. Dlamini-Zuma, who has emerged as one of the front-runners for the top...

Shock as Sassa chief quits after threats

Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) and Corruption Watch have questioned the sudden resignation of South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza. Following reports that his life was under threat‚ Magwaza has...

SABC’s Aguma to appear before disciplinary committee

SABC acting CEO James Aguma is on Tuesday expected to appear before a disciplinary hearing after being suspended in May by the public broadcaster's interim board. He is accused of providing false information under oath...

Eight EC leaders elected to serve on SACP national body

Eight Eastern Cape SACP leaders have been elected into the party’s national structure.These include Dutywa’s Senzeni Zokwana and Thulas Nxesi who both retained their positions as chairman and deputy chairman respectively. The other six who...

Zuma firmly entrenched till ANC elective conference‚ analysts say

A series of backpedals by President Jacob Zuma allies in just a week may have shown cracks in the president’s power‚ but analysts say he is firmly entrenched in his position until the ANC...

You are fuelling xenophobia‚ SAHRC warns deputy police minister

The SA Human Rights Commission has condemned comments made by the Deputy Minister of Police Bongani Mkongi on the problem of hijacked buildings in the City of Johannesburg. Mkongi was quoted in the media last...

Hit on ANCYL’s Magaqa can be traced back to violence-riddled Durban hostel‚ expert claims

The recent spate of killings plaguing KwaZulu-Natal's volatile Umzimkhulu region - including the attempt on former ANCYL secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa's life last week - can all be traced back to Durban's notorious Glebelands Hostel‚...

Vavi hopes Saftu will have 1 million members

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is a force to be reckoned with in the fight for the rights of workers. This is according to the secretary general of the country’s newest union,...

ANC MP continues to receive death threats

Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza continues to receive death threats‚ with one earlier this week warning her that she had just 21 days to live. “This is what I go through every day. Now I...

Phosa calls on Zuma and entire cabinet to step down

EX-ANC treasurer-general Mathew Phosa has called for President Jacob Zuma, his entire cabinet, members of parliament and ANC national executive committee members to resign immediately, because they are disconnected from the poor masses. Addressing a...

Zuma must face the law‚ Sipho Pityana says‚ on eve of event to mount...

The first steps in building a new "broad front" against state capture will be taken at a Conference on the Future of SA‚ to take place at the Rhema Church on Tuesday. The conference will...

Sisulu joins ANC’s presidential race

The East London International Convention Centre was painted black, green and yellow on Saturday as ANC members and supporters gathered to hear party presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu accept calls to avail herself for the...

Tributes pour in for Masualle’s mother

Tributes poured in yesterday for the late mother of Eastern Premier and SACP leader Phumulo Masualle, Mama Caroline Deneo Masualle, who died at the age of 89 after a long illness. Masualle had been hospitalised...

Water and Sanitation DG Mashitisho given notice of intention to suspend

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has given her director-general Dan Mashitisho a notice of intention to suspend him. Mashitisho should provide Mokonyane with reasons why he should not be suspended on transgressions considered serious...

Scopa says death threats against Sassa CEO are an orchestrated campaign

The chairman of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Themba Godi has condemned the death threats made against SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza‚ saying there is an “orchestrated campaign” to...

DA wants South Africans to tell the KZN Health MEC to leave

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has stepped up its campaign against provincial health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo‚ setting up an online petition calling for his removal. TimesLIVE has reported in recent weeks that an oncology crisis...

MEC slams council for removing municipal manager

EASTERN Cape department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC, Fikile Xasa has called on the Mnquma local municipality council to rescind its decision to remove acting municipal manager Themba Hani, saying the decision...

We are at the mercy of the ConCourt‚ says Black Sash

The wait begins for an inquiry into the roles and responsibilities of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini after parties delegated to appoint an individual to head the investigation file their recommendations to the Constitutional...

ANC top six visit divided Western Cape

Divisions in the Western Cape ANC were laid bare on Sunday as two groups battled it out with song outside a venue where President Jacob Zuma met party leaders in a bid to mend...

SACP’s Mapaila submits affidavit against Zuma to intelligence watchdog

Solly Mapaila‚ the deputy secretary general of the SA Communist Party‚ has submitted an affidavit to the inspector general of intelligence‚ accusing President Jacob Zuma of lying about why he fired former finance minister...

Social development calls for probe

Provincial treasury has been roped in to assist the troubled Eastern Cape social development department to properly monitor the millions of rands the department injects each year into non-profit organisations (NPOs). Social development MEC Nancy...

Lindiwe Sisulu accepts calls to avail herself for ANC presidency

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has today publicly accepted calls to avail herself for the governing party's top job. This as lobbying ahead of the ANC elective conference in December picks up. Sisulu was addressing hundreds...

Opposition parties formally ask Mbete to recuse herself from no-confidence debate

Opposition parties in Parliament have formally asked Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete to recuse herself from presiding over the upcoming debate on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma‚ saying...

Andile Lungisa support ‘waning’

Internal ANC contestations for the position of provincial secretary of the party in the Eastern Cape have reached boiling point, with talk of frontrunner Andile Lungisa losing the support of the old guard. The former...

Angolan former refugees exempted

Government brought brief relief to Angolan former refugees when it granted a blanket exemption to those who qualified‚ but would not provide reasons why it was limited to a period of four years. In a...

Mbeki’s Power FM interview causes a stir

A rare interview with Thabo Mbeki caused a stir on Friday after the former president criticised the current administration and made revealing comments about his removal as the country's leader. Full interview: https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/the-chairmansconversation-with-president-thabo-mbeki-full-package Mbeki told Power FM...

‘White monopoly capital – what is that?’ asks Mbeki

Former President Thabo Mbeki has warned leaders and society to refrain from being driven by popular slogans that are not based of facts. Speaking on Power FM on Thursday night‚ Mbeki said leaders have to...

Ex-ANC Youth League leader’s car peppered with at least a dozen bullets

At least a dozen bullets were fired from a high-powered rifle into a vehicle in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday evening‚ leaving three councillors fighting for their lives in hospital. Former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa...

Eastern Cape ANC puts Mkhize forward as a ‘third way’

A "third way" has emerged in the ANC succession battle as the Alfred Nzo region in the Eastern Cape raised the name of treasurer general Zweli Mkhize as its pick for party president when...