‘I never embarrassed God‚ nor South Africa’ – Dipuo Peters quits as ANC MP

Dipuo Peters‚ the transport minister who lost her job in the recent Cabinet reshuffle‚ has resigned as a member of parliament for the African National Congress. Peters took to Facebook to announce her resignation‚ which...

Dipuo Peters quits as ANC MP

Dipuo Peters‚ the transport minister who lost her job in the recent Cabinet reshuffle‚ has resigned as a MP. In comments shared on Facebook‚ Peters said it had been an honour to serve the party...

Controversial ANC Integrity Commission letter withdrawn

The ANC’s Integrity Commission has withdrawn the letter meant to be sent to its Secretary General Gwede Mantashe as its own members didn’t collectively agree on the views expressed in the letter. The letter‚ signed...

ANC rubbishes claims that top leadership were ordered to apologise to Zuma

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has rubbished claims that President Jacob Zuma grilled the party’s top leadership during the national working committee (NWC) meeting on Tuesday over his cabinet reshuffle. This follows reports that Zuma...

More pressure mounts: EC heeds calls for demos to force Zuma to step down

After a call for a countrywide shutdown on Friday, some East London residents have vowed to do their bit by holding peaceful protests and prayer meetings at various points in the city. The leaderless upwelling...

DA launches High Court bid to set aside Zuma’s decision to fire Gordhan

The Democratic Alliance has lodged an urgent application to set aside and declare unlawful the axing of former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire them was...

Council freebie that ended up costing R27 000

Two senior Buffalo City ANC councillors used ratepayers’ money to settle their travel and hotel expenses despite Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle securing free travel to the event. The Daily Dispatch has seen a bill...

Gigaba to brief media after ratings downgrade

Newly appointed finance minister Malusi Gigaba is expected to address renewed concerns about South Africa’s economy on Tuesday after the decision by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country to junk status. The...

Moody’s says it may downgrade SA’s credit rating after Cabinet reshuffle

Moody’s on Monday put South Africa on watch for a possible ratings downgrade‚ dealing a double blow to the country’s image as an investment destination in one day. A country’s credit rating is a signal...

Zille to face the music over colonialism tweets

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will face disciplinary action after her party decided to charge her over her colonialism tweets. This follows an investigation into her tweets by the party’s federal legal commission. The disciplinary action...

ANC again calls for media regulation

The ANC has once again called for external regulation of the media. Jackson Mthembu‚ chairperson of the ANC NEC subcommittee on communications and ANC Chief Whip in Parliament‚ said self-regulation had failed even as the...

Zuma the most dangerous enemy of SA economy‚ says COPE

President Jacob Zuma is the most dangerous enemy of the country’s economy‚ says the Congress of the People‚ adding that Zuma must explain to the country who instructed him to recall former finance minister...

Mbete to consider request for vote on motion of no confidence in Zuma

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete says she will consider requests for a parliamentary vote on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. She was talking to journalists at OR Tambo Airport...

Isolated Zuma faces revolt over Pravin Gordhan’s axing

President Jacob Zuma is becoming increasingly isolated as his deputy‚ senior ANC figures‚ and alliance partners lead an open rebellion against his latest cabinet reshuffle‚ the newspaper reported. The unprecedented open rebellion against Zuma from...

‘Yes. I’m calling for mass mobilisation’ against cabinet reshuffle‚ says Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has repeated his call for mass mobilisation against President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan — speaking at a memorial service for ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada — said he would take...

Zuma admits that ‘things are bad’

A day after his controversial cabinet reshuffle‚ President Jacob Zuma admitted that things were bad in the country. Speaking during the launch of the Mbizana Rural Development Hub in Bizana in the Eastern Cape on...

Mbalula bids farewell to the ‘sport movement’

Former Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula has bid the ‘sport movement’ farewell as he turned his attention to the ministry of the South African Police Service (SAPS) where he has been deployed by President...

Zuma’s reshuffle move will deepen crisis, say analysts

Renowned political analysts yesterday described President Jacob Zuma’s move to reshuffle his Cabinet, including removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as “tragic”, saying the move would further “deepen the crisis and divisions” in South...

The ANC no longer comes first to Zuma‚ says treasurer general Zweli Mkhize

ANC Top 6 member Zweli Mkhize believes that President Jacob Zuma’s wanton ignoring of his party’s concerns over this week’s Cabinet reshuffle shows that he has gone on his own and that the party...

‘I’m not going to fill anybody’s shoes’‚ says Gigaba

Newly appointed finance minister Malusi Gigaba says people are allowed to hold their different views about his new appointment but that he is not there to try to fill his predecessor’s shoes. “I’m not going...

Gigaba addresses ratings agency concerns

Incoming finance minister Malusi Gigaba has begun the work of allaying concerns about South Africa’s economic future. The newly appointed minister held teleconferences with international rating agencies on Friday afternoon “to give assurances about the...

ANC pair hit back at Zuma: Gordhan’s axing ‘totally unacceptable’

While President Jacob Zuma went about cackling as though it was business as usual after his shocking Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night, there was an immediate and vociferous backlash from senior leaders of the...

Top 7 quotes from Pravin

The axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan opened up to media on Friday‚ only a few hours after learning of his firing via television news. He was greeted by hundreds of cheering and applauding staff...

Controversial Team Zuma sworn in

President Jacob Zuma swore in his contentious new Cabinet ministers on Friday night. At midnight on Thursday‚ Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet that saw no less than 10 changes to his ministers. “In terms of powers invested...

Barbara Hogan: Zuma has gone rogue‚ he must step down

Former minister and partner of now late struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada‚ Barbara Hogan on Friday said President Jacob Zuma had gone rogue. She referred to the cabinet reshuffle as a “dastardly deed done in a...

Malema: ‘Gigaba is rotten to the core’

Julius Malema‚ commander in chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) launched a scathing attack on President Jacob Zuma and the newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. At a press briefing in Johannesburg‚ Malema confirmed...

Zuma: ‘Sorry I can’t stay‚ I’m trying to fix the country’

President Jacob Zuma steered away from speaking about his controversial Cabinet reshuffle during the launch of a rural deployment hub in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape on Friday. After a short speech‚ delivered in English...

Axe-wielding Zuma gets a warm welcome in Bizana

It was almost as if Thursday’s midnight Cabinet reshuffle didn’t happen‚ when President Jacob Zuma strode into a packed tent in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape on Friday morning. Zuma was in a jovial mood‚...

Maimane tears into Zuma over ‘irrational’ cabinet reshuffle

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has launched a scathing attack on President Jacob Zuma for firing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and other Cabinet ministers. Maimane told reporters on Friday morning at the O.R Tambo...

Ramaphosa: I’m unhappy with reshuffle‚ but I won’t resign

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says he is unhappy with President Jacob Zuma’s decision to reshuffle Cabinet‚ but says he will not resign. Ramaphosa said he was particularly opposed to the removal of former finance minister...

Jacob Zuma announces #cabinetreshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has announced a cabinet reshuffle. The new members are the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJBUWjtkMY For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete newspaper with jobs, classifieds,...

SACP leaders free to choose whether to leave cabinet

There is no SA Communist Party central committee decision to instruct their leaders such as Blade Nzimande and Jeremy Cronin to resign from President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet should he fire Pravin Gordhan. For the full...

Mantashe ‘jittery and uncomfortable’ after Cabinet culling

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe is unhappy with President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle‚ saying the party’s top leaders gave no input to the list of replacement Cabinet members. “We were informed‚ not consulted‚ that’s how I...

Gigaba to control SA’s purse strings

Malusi Gigaba has been appointed the new minister of finance in a much anticipated cabinet reshuffle. Gigaba‚ who was appointed Home Affairs Minister in 2014 and previously served as minister of Public Enterprises‚ will now...

Save South Africa calls for protest after Cabinet reshuffle

Save South Africa has called on all citizens to assemble outside National Treasury on Friday morning following the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a late-night Cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan was replaced by Home Affairs...

FIRED‚ MOVED and SAFE: These are the ministers hit by Zuma’s swinging axe

President Jacob Zuma effected his latest Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday; a merry-go-round that saw no less than 10 changes to his ministers alone. In the biggest move‚ finance minister Pravin Gordhan was axed and replaced...

Lack of vision hampers SA

The President Jacob Zuma-led government had no vision, unlike its predecessors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKJptduZUgo&spfreload=10 This was said yesterday by Professor Njabulo Ndebele while delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Jabavu Memorial Lecture at the University of Fort Hare. Njabulo...

No decision to call on Nzimande, other SACP leaders to resign from Zuma’s cabinet

There is no SA Communist Party central committee decision to instruct their leaders such as Blade Nzimande and Jeremy Cronin to resign from President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet should the latter fire Pravin Gordhan.   This is...

If Zuma reshuffles cabinet‚ it will be the end of him: Malema

If President Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet‚ that will be the end of him‚ Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Thursday. Malema was speaking during an interview on Power FM‚ where he was...

‘ANC arrogance falls’ in by-election

The DA retained Pietermaritzburg’s hotly contested Ward 32 in a by-election on Wednesday‚ with 53% of the vote‚ improving on the 47% they got during last year’s local government elections. Despite an aggressive campaign ahead...

‘Phantsi‚ Zuma!’ mourners cry at Kathrada’s funeral

The funeral of ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada turned into a rallying cry against President Zuma’s rule‚ with many senior leaders speaking out against patronage and poor leadership. Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe was the main...

Kathrada was incorruptible‚ says Mantashe

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday painted Ahmed Kathrada as a model leader who had integrity. Speaking at Kathrada’s funeral at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg‚ Mantashe said Kathrada was “incorruptible‚ not only in his...

Gigaba criticised for attending Kathrada funeral

Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba was criticised on Wednesday for attending the funeral of Ahmed Kathrada – barely a year after lashing out at disgruntled “so-called ANC stalwarts”. Kathrada was among dozens of veterans and...

Listen to our priceless stalwarts‚ Makhura tells mourners at Kathrada funeral

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday called on leaders to heed the advice of struggle stalwarts. “We as leaders must have the humility to listen to the stalwarts of our struggle‚” Makhura told mourners at...

Zuma’s move against Gordhan adds R2.6 bn to government debt

The rand was hovering around R13/$ on Wednesday morning as the market waited to see how the drama between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would play out. Much coverage has been devoted...

New Sadtu takes up Grade R case

The newly-elected Eastern Cape SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) executive is demanding that all qualified Grade R teachers in the province be permanently employed with full benefits immediately. It forms part of a resolution taken...

Gordhan: Treasury spokesperson has no knowledge of resignation

A National Treasury spokesperson said she had no knowledge of rumours that finance minister Pravin Gordhan plans to resign. “ no such that I know of‚” said Treasury spokesperson Yolisa Tyantsi via text message‚ when...

OPINION: Zille’s tweet confirms Biko’s point

It has been two weeks since Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s now infamous tweet on the benefits of colonialism and all eyes are now on the Democratic Alliance disciplinary process to see whether this...

One of the most astonishing facts about Ahmed Kathrada’s life

Ahmed Kathrada only became a member of the ANC in 1990 – after spending decades in jail and fighting apartheid. The ANC stalwart‚ who died in the early hours of Tuesday‚ makes the revelation in...

Holomisa ejects founder UDM member

UDM founding member and former provincial secretary Wandile Tsipa was unceremoniously kicked out of a leadership meeting in Mthatha by party leader Bantu Holomisa yesterday. Holomisa accused Tsipa of forming another party using UDM resources. UDM...