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...

Post offices open despite CWU strike

Services were not affected at post offices in East London as workers affiliated to the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) embarked on a two-day strike, demanding the South African Post Office (Sapo) pay money due...

Questions raised on whether two were ANC ‘members’

ANC lawyers have  told Mthatha High Court Judge Selby Mbenenge that two disgruntled members who are threatening to derail the upcoming provincial elective conference, by trying to have the 2015 O R Tambo regional elective...

The race is on for DA leadership in the Western Cape

DA Western Cape interim leader Bonginkosi Madikizela has no ambitions to take over from Helen Zille as the next premier. Even his key opponent‚ Lennit Max‚ was cagey when asked if he saw himself as...

‘Striking is our thing‚’ says Cosatu as protest triggers cat fight with Numsa

Trade federation Cosatu has slammed the National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) for labelling its planned national strike “an act of desperation”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3hNVXbFY8M Numsa said it will not support Cosatu’s calls for a strike...

What the Guptas spent on wedding desserts

What are you prepared to pay for cranberries‚ kiwi and a single scoop of ice cream?   Thanks to the international auditing firm KPMG and the South African Revenue Service‚ the Guptas were able to have...

Cosatu strike should go to the Gupta compound: Mashaba

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says Cosatu’s planned national strike on Wednesday should also go to the Gupta residence in Saxonwold. “Unfortunately‚ COSATU’s planned strike fails to take the protest to the headquarters of state capture‚...

Cosatu promises Wednesday’s anti state capture protest will be peaceful

Trade union federation Cosatu promises a peaceful demonstration when it embarks on a one-day national strike against state capture on Wednesday. “Though this is a national strike‚ we are not anarchic. We will not be...

D-day looms for ANC battle: O R Tambo REC face chop for 2015 ‘election...

The participation of the OR Tambo regional leadership in the upcoming ANC provincial elective conference hangs in the balance as the Mthatha High Court is set to hear the merits of a case that...

DA’s Majeke up for BCM challenge

Former Eastern Cape DA Youth leader Anathi Majeke of Duncan Village has been sworn in as Buffalo City Metro’s new proportional councillor. Majeke, 27, has filled the vacancy created when Jan Smit died of a...

Sunday Times: ANCYL in coal bribe scandal

ANC Youth League president Collen Maine accepted a half a million rand “donation” from a coal company after promising it he could stop its contract with Eskom being scrapped‚ the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper...

ANC stalwarts want Makhosi Khoza to reconsider her resignation

ANC stalwarts say outspoken politician Dr Makhosi Khoza should reconsider her decision to leave the ruling party. Khoza announced on Thursday that she would be leaving the party. Explaining her departure‚ she said “aliens” had...

Business Leadership SA suspends KPMG

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has suspended the membership of KPMG after launching an investigation into allegations of state capture that have ensnared the auditing firm. BLSA said the suspension followed a decision by its...

Tshwane biking cops are for whites‚ says ANC

The African National Congress Tshwane Caucus has condemned the decision of the capital to introduce metro cops on bicycle in Hatfield. In a statement released on Friday‚ the opposition said the move made by Tshwane...

Eskom bosses ‘charged with misconduct’ – report

By: Stephan Hofstatter And Sikonathi Mantshantsha A bloodbath looms at Eskom as new evidence emerges of possible criminal wrongdoing in the power utility’s R1.6bn deal with McKinsey and Gupta-linked Trillian. The utility is understood to be...

‘Guptas used mine rehab funds to pay back loans’

The trustees of a Gupta-linked mining rehabilitation fund have been accused of deliberately and unlawfully allowing the controversial family to use the trust to pay back loans. That is the argument of the Organisation Undoing...

‘Guptas used mine rehab funds to pay back loans’

The trustees of a Gupta-linked mining rehabilitation fund have been accused of deliberately and unlawfully allowing the controversial family to use the trust to pay back loans. That is the argument of the Organisation Undoing...

Lindiwe Sisulu cancels trip to Eastern Cape

ANC Presidential hopeful cancelled her campaigning trip to East London at the 11th-hour as she has to attend the national executive committee meeting on Friday. DispatchLIVE reported earlier today that Sisulu had been invited to...

The dawn of the ‘inevitable demise’ of the Guptas

The Gupta family has just nine days to find a new bank willing to take them on as clients or – in their own words - face an “’inevitable demise”. 20 companies owned by or...

Gupta family still able to pay workers: judge

The Gupta family will still be able to pay its workers and suppliers even if the Bank of Baroda closes its accounts at the end of the month. 20 companies owned by or linked to...

Dlamini-Zuma sworn in as MP

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is now officially an MP. Dlamini-Zuma‚ the ex-wife of President Jacob Zuma‚ was sworn in as an MP behind closed doors on Thursday. The former chairperson of the AU Commission and...

Complaint of racism against Rajesh Gupta with the SAHRC

The South African Human Rights Commission confirmed on Thursday that Lawyers for Human Rights and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation lodged a complaint of racism against Rajesh Gupta with the Gauteng office this week. Commission spokesman...

Sisulu in Eastern Cape as part of her campaign drive

ANC Presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu will arrive in East London  on Friday, as part of her campaign for the ANC's top post. As part of her programme in the Eastern Cape this weekend,  her spokesman...

Outa is court challenge to freeze R1.9bn in Gupta mine rehab funds

The Organisation Opposing Tax Abuse (Outa) is fighting to have a multi-billion rand mine rehabilitation fund account linked to the Guptas' Tegeta Resources company frozen. The urgent interdict application will be filed in the Pretoria...

New MP Dlamini-Zuma has not heard anything about possible Cabinet appointment

ANC presidential contender Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she's not been told anything about her possible appointment to President Jacob Zuma's cabinet. Speaking to reporters minutes after she was sworn-in as an MP by Lechesa Tsenoli‚ the...

IN FULL: Goodbye new alien and corrupt ANC‚ I quit – Makhosi Khoza

Statement by Makhosi Khoza in Johannesburg on Thursday 21 September 2017 NEW ALIEN AND CORRUPT ANC: I QUIT Makhosi B. Khoza 21 September 2017 Ladies and Gentlemen‚ Firstly‚ let me thank all of you for finding the time in...

ANC trio agree that Zuma should have quit ‘long ago’

ANC presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa, SACP Eastern Cape leader Xolile Nqatha and former Fifa referee turned author Ace Ncobo agree that President Jacob Zuma does not have to be found guilty in a court...

Makhosi Khoza quits ‘alien ANC’

MP Makhosi Khoza is quitting the ANC‚ she announced on Thursday. Speaking at the Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia‚ Johannesburg‚ Khoza gave an emotional speech. "I am not leaving the ANC mission but I am leaving the...

BREAKING: Guptas lose court bid to stop bank account closures

The Gupta family on Thursday lost a court bid to stop the Bank of Baroda from closing down their last remaining bank accounts in South Africa. The High Court in Pretoria dismissed an application brought...

Judgment expected in Gupta court bid to halt bank account closure

The Pretoria High Court will on Thursday hand down judgment in an urgent application for an interdict brought by 20 Gupta family companies to halt the closure of their last remaining bank accounts in...

City of Joburg to launch anti-drug summit

The City of Johannesburg’s executive mayor Herman Mashaba will on Thursday launch the city’s Anti-drug Summit to address “serious” challenges of drug and substance abuse. The event will be attended by local‚ provincial and national...

Mbalula’s big crime intelligence shake-up

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has ordered a massive shake-up at the crime intelligence division of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Business Day has seen a directive Mbalula sent on September 12 to newly appointed...

Zuma: There are no safe hands for weapons of mass destruction

President Jacob has called for calm in North Korea‚ saying "the situation cannot be allowed to get out of hand". Speaking on Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly‚ Zuma said: "As a country that...

Poo-thrower raises a stink over Cape DA leader’s ‘divisiveness’

“Poo thrower” Loyiso Nkohla has slammed DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela for taking sides in the party’s regional leadership contests. In a Facebook post‚ Nkohla criticised Madikizela for endorsing Grant Twigg‚ who was elected on Saturday...

ANC presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize dishes out pamphlets for SRC elections

By: Nivashni Nair And Taschica Pillay ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize dished out flyers at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Umlazi on Wednesday to garner support for ANC candidates in an SRC election. He was...

Premier Masualle pays courtesy visit to acting AbaThembu king

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle today paid a courtesy visit to AbaThembu acting king Azenathi Zanelizwe Dalindyebo at Bumbane Great Place in Mthatha. Masualle, who is also one of the king's subjects, came with two...

ANC ‘must accept responsibility’ for political killings

The ANC needs to “accept responsibility” for political violence in KwaZulu-Natal‚ former provincial chairman and KZN premier Senzo Mchunu said on Wednesday. Mchunu‚ who was testifying at the Moerane Commission into political violence in the...

KZN violence not my fault‚ says Buthelezi

Political killings in KwaZulu-Natal had nothing to do with Mangosuthu Buthelezi leaving the ANC Youth League several decades ago‚ the IFP leader said on Wednesday. He was responding to claims by former KZN chairman and...

I only shower every third day‚ says proudly oily Zille

By: Andrew Trench Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has revealed that she only showers “briefly” every third day and that she regards “oily hair in a drought to be as much of a status symbol...

ORT mayor shoots down Argentina trip criticism

OR Tambo district mayor Nomakhosana Meth says the concerns of opposition parties that her trip to Argentina is a waste of taxpayers’ money are nothing but “mischief”. Meth was speaking in Mthatha yesterday at a...

Court sees no urgency as Bobani fights for seat

It may not have been on a biblical scale, but the response that “even Judas kissed Jesus” summed up the mood when Mongameli Bobani planted a wet one on the councillor who led the...

MK veterans protest over benefits

The failure to issue service certificates to recognise former members of the erstwhile self-defence units (SDUs) has angered many of them who have been struggling to access their military veterans’ benefits. About 100 members of...

EC ANCYL provincial conference claims ‘not true’ – Ndabeni

ANCYL Provincial Task Team convenor Mziwonke Ndabeni has dismissed as "not true" swirling rumours that are gaining traction on social media by Youth League members that there is a provincial ANCYL conference this weekend. Some...

I still believe in the ANC‚ says Motlanthe

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says he will still vote for the ANC‚ even though the ruling party has lost its way. Motlanthe was speaking on the Eusebius McKaiser show on Radio 702 on Wednesday morning. "I...

Love your neighbour‚ but also spy on him … One of the Western Cape’s...

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town‚ if the Western Cape government has its way. The provincial government is worried about how much alcohol abuse is costing them‚ saying...

NDZ takes a dig at Rupert at funeral indaba

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hit back at billionaire Johann Rupert for dismissing radical economic transformation as just another excuse for corruption. Addressing a funeral indaba gala dinner at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in...

KZN mayor’s bodyguards arrested on illegal weapons charges

Three KwaZulu-Natal bodyguards have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms. In a statement‚ the Hawks confirmed that the men had been taken into custody. The three are bodyguards for Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor Siphesihle Basil...

Raymond Mhlaba has a new speaker

Former Nkonkobe municipality mayor Anele Ntsangani has been voted in as the new council speaker of Raymond Mhlaba. This follows the untimely death of Thozama Njobe, the former speaker. Amathole ANC regional secretary Teris...

It’s a go for ANC conference in East London

Finally the ANC's Eastern Cape conference will go ahead as planned next week at the East London International Convention Centre, the party announced this morning. This came after the governing party’s national audit committee tabled...

Zuma on UN charm offensive

President Jacob Zuma is due to embark on a “charm offensive” this week at the United Nations General Assembly as he campaigns for South Africa's third turn as a non-permanent member of the Security...