Our leadership has no morals‚ no ethics‚ no justice – Motlanthe

Recent events at state enterprise Eskom show the extent to which public resources are being abused‚ former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday. Motlanthe was speaking at the launch of social justice organisation Oxfam South...

Women’s league vote for Masualle

The ANC Women’s League in the Eastern Cape has endorsed a third term for Phumulo Masualle as party provincial chairman. This follows their PEC meeting last weekend, which deliberated a wide range of social issues although...

Bikers ready to turn up the heat

Mountain Bike action reaches fever pitch in East London as some of the country’s top mountain bikers battle for the Daily Dispatch Mountain Bike Challenge title at Wings Park on Sunday morning. Daily Dispatch Cycle...

Chiefs take on king over Dlamini-Zuma

Traditional chiefs in Mbhashe yesterday ganged up with the ANCWL to denounce AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu because of his rejection of Nkosazana DlaminiZuma’s ANC presidency campaign. This comes as Dlamini-Zuma took her Eastern Cape campaign...

ANC MP asks for Guptas to be summoned as parliament grapples with state capture

ANC MPs are increasingly losing patience with the Gupta family’s sphere of influence in procurement deals of state-owned companies — such that they are considering summoning them to parliament. This was proposed by ANC MP...

Mbalula visits the country’s murder capital

A day after Police Minister Fikile Mbalula presented his budget vote in Parliament he visited the country’s murder capital‚ Cape Town’s Nyanga township. The media was invited and the Nyanga community members informed. By midday...

Eleven searing observations about the return of Brian ‘Papa Action’ Molefe

Shifting explanations about the return of Brian “Papa Action” Molefe to Eskom were “nonsense”‚ the nation heard on Tuesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-helgg78xC0 Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown and Eskom board chairman Ben Ngubane were grilled about this in...

ANC councillor shot dead in a month after speaker’s murder

An ANC ward councillor has been killed in Umzimkhulu in southern KwaZulu-Natal‚ just a month after the murder of the municipality’s speaker. Umzimkhulu Municipality councillor Mduduzi Shibase‚ 39‚ was gunned down on Tuesday night‚ exactly...

Low-key welcome for Dlamini-Zuma

If the reception ANC presidential hopeful, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, received yesterday was anything to go by, she has a long way to go in convincing ANC members in the Eastern Cape she is a suitable replacement...

DA condemns Bobani’s ‘disruptive and divisive’ behaviour

The DA has condemned the actions of Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani in a council meeting on Tuesday morning. The party‚ in a statement‚ said Bobani’s actions in the meeting were “completely unacceptable...

Gordhan grills Eskom board in parliament

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan grilled Eskom board members on Tuesday as the state company’s directors appeared in parliament to explain the reappointment of Brian Molefe. The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Tuesday demanded...

DA charges EC leader in sex scandal

DA leader in Bhisho Edmund van Vuuren is being charged by his party on three counts, including sexual harassment of a number of party members or staff. The DA’s federal executive head, James Selfe, yesterday drafted...

Brown withdraws opposition to DA’s court case on Molefe

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has withdrawn her opposition to a court application by the Democratic Alliance requesting that the reappointment of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe be set aside. The shock announcement was made during...

We are not free yet, Dlamini-Zuma tells East London shack dwellers

We are not free yet, ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in Duncan Village, East London, this morning. "We are free in so far as the political power, but when we still live like this...

Eskom needs the same treatment as SABC‚ says MP as committee grills Brown

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown and Eskom chair Ben Ngubane were hauled over the coals in parliament on Tuesday as they explained the reappointment of Brian Molefe at the power utility. Brown and Ngubane had...

NDZ: It’s unAfrican to remove your child from funeral policy

Did you remove your child from your funeral policy when they turned 21?That is an unAfrican act to do according to ANC presidential hopeful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The former African Union Commission chair was delivering...

Winnie praises Radebe after sex text apology

ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has come out in support of minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe after he apologised for sending racy text messages to a junior staff member. The Star reported on Tuesday that...

Dlamini-Zuma hits campaign trail in province once again

Senior ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) leaders, including their president Bathabile Dlamini, secretary-general Meokgo Matuba and national executive committee (NEC) member Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will descend on the Eastern Cape today. Dlamini-Zuma, who is also an...

UDM takes stance on Bobani

The provincial executive council of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) said it “understands” the DA’s stance on the latest crisis in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.  The PEC was responding to questions about tensions between...

ANC probe into eligibility of four REC leaders

The ANC in Nelson Mandela is investigating whether four of its regional leaders qualify to be part of its executive, after whistleblowers suggested they were still too “new” to be elected as party leaders.  ANC...

No free education – Mkhize

ANC Treasurer-General Dr Zweli Mkhize has told University of Fort Hare students that “in reality” there is no such thing as “free education”. Addressing students at a Young Communist League event on “Progressive Black Academics”...

Church leaders highlight ‘inappropriate control of State systems through a power elite’

The South African Council of Churches says the present government has lost moral legitimacy amid widespread chaos‚ which it has described as more than “petty corruption”. However‚ it is undecided on whether President Jacob...

EFF MPL quits to pursue ‘own economic freedom’

A member of the Eastern Cape provincial legislature has quit his post saying he wants to seek his "personal economic emancipation". Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member Siyabulela Peter confirmed his resignation  yesterday saying the job...

Jackson Mthembu wants more money for parties‚ but wants them to declare private donations

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu wants public funding of political parties increased‚ saying the R150 million to be shared proportionally among twelve parties represented in parliament in this financial year is a “pittance“. Mthembu has...

State capture: Arrest them all‚ says Zuma’s son

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has spoken out on allegations of state capture‚ saying he supports calls for a commission of inquiry. In an often bewildering interview on Power FM‚ Edward Zuma said he believed...

Gigaba re-enters legal battle with Oppenheimer aviation company

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has re-entered a legal battle between the Department of Home Affairs and Oppenheimer aviation company Fireblade over a rejected application for customs and immigration services at its OR Tambo terminal. Fireblade...

MPs call for Aguma to be suspended‚ charged for ‘lying’ to Parliament

Members of Parliament want acting SABC CEO James Aguma to be sanctioned for lying to Parliament‚ with some calling for him to be criminally charged. While communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo assured Parliament’s standing committee on...

ANC spin doctor accuses Gupta channel ANN7 of spreading ‘lies’

African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Zizi Kodwa set twitter ablaze when he accused Gupta-owned news channel ANN7 of spreading lies and deception. Kodwa tweeted‚ in response to a “breaking news” story by the broadcaster on...

Mkhwebane slates EC education and health for not playing ball

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane yesterday singled out three Eastern Cape government departments and a metropolitan municipality as “bad apples” that refused to cooperate with her investigations. Addressing members of the Bhisho legislature yesterday, Mkhwebane said...

Maimane gets baptism of fire as he campaigns in rural KZN

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane arrived in Nquthu‚ northern KwaZulu-Natal‚ on Wednesday to campaign for his party ahead of next week’s by-elections — and was immediately met with resistance. Maimane was quizzed and taken through...

ANC agrees state will resolve Molefe issue‚ says Brown

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says a meeting held with ANC officials about the reappointment of Eskom Group CEO Brian Molefe agreed that government will resolve the matter. This was despite ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe...

DA gives UDM ultimatum: Dump deputy mayor Bobani or else

The Democratic Alliance has given United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa an ultimatum that he either fire or redeploy Nelson Mandela metro deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani or the party will use its majority...

SACP slams ANC ‘arrogance’

The South African Communist Party (SACP) is accusing its alliance partner, the ANC, of using the plight of Matatiele residents to sustain its control of Ekurhuleni Metro. This follows media reports last month that the...

Cosatu slates proposed multi-payer system for NHI

Cosatu has harshly criticised the Department of Health’s proposal to introduce a multi-payer system for the National Health Insurance (NHI). This system‚ according to a statement from Cosatu‚ is an attempt by the department to...

Gigaba thanks outgoing DG Lungisa Fuzile

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba extended his gratitude to Lungisa Fuzile‚ the outgoing director general of the National Treasury‚ who completed his last day of his notice period on Monday. A statement from Gigaba’s office thanked...

Why MPs should vote in secret – ConCourt hears arguments on anti-Zuma motion

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) said on Monday the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete had failed in her obligation to ensure that a vote on a motion of no confidence in the...

State whether Zuma will be prosecuted over Nkandla or we will take legal action:...

The Democratic Alliance has given the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) until Monday to state whether he is going to prosecute President Jacob Zuma‚ failing which it says it will take legal action...

Save South Africa to stage night vigil outside Constitutional Court

Activists from the Save South Africa campaign will stage a night vigil outside the Constitutional Court on Sunday night in anticipation of the court’s ruling on a secret ballot in the Parliamentary vote of...

EC ANC conference date set

The ANC in the Eastern Cape is targeting the first week of June to convene its provincial policy conference, the party announced yesterday. Provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane made the announcement a day after the party’s...

COPE planning to block Molefe from entering Megawatt Park

The Congress of the People is planning to block the entrance of Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Sunninghill‚ Johannesburg‚ on Monday morning to “physically stop” Brian Molefe from entering the premises‚ the party said on...

DA willing to work with anyone willing to remove ANC

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has reiterated the party’s stance that it is willing to work with anyone who shares its broad values and is willing to work towards the removal of the ANC. “As...

Cape Town’s mayor in Masterchef UK

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille had her 15 minutes of fame when she appeared in the international TV show‚ Masterchef United Kingdom‚ on Wednesday. The challenge was to create “an exceptional dinner” at the...

Molefe innocent until proven guilty‚ says Minister Brown

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown says newly reinstated Eskom CEO Brian Molefe remains innocent until he is proven guilty. This is despite Molefe being implicated in the public protector’s State of Capture report released...

Opposition parties to lead ‘Zuma quit’ march on day of ConCourt secret ballot hearing

Leaders of opposition parties will lead a march on Monday calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down – the same day the Constitutional Court is hearing an application for a secret ballot in...

Molefe didn’t resign – he retired‚ says Eskom

Former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe did not resign but asked for an early retirement package after less than two years at the helm of the power utility‚ a member of the power utility’s...

Don’t fight the courts‚ Netshitenzhe tells ANC

Respected ANC National Executive Committee member Joel Netshitenzhe has spoken against fellow party leaders who have called for the judiciary to be reined-in following damning court rulings against government. Speaking at the provincial congress of...

ANC leads condemnation of Molefe’s return to Eskom

The ANC on Friday joined a chorus of condemnation against Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom as chief executive. The ruling party said Molefe was not in a position to return to his post after being...

We can’t be bossed around by De Klerk: Dlamini-Zuma

Opposition parties have nothing to offer‚ presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says. She questioned why the ANC cowered when their rivals challenged them. Dlamini-Zuma‚ a member of the ANC’s powerful national executive committee‚ was speaking at an...

Gigaba prepares for rating agencies’ visits

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is working with a team of ministers to prepare government for the upcoming visits of credit ratings agencies in May‚ June and later in the year. The visits follow the recent...

ANC in KZN to march against judiciary on May 15

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has declared war on the judiciary and is planning a mass march against it next Monday. KwaZulu-Natal ANC secretary Super Zuma said on Wednesday that faced with increasing “encroachment on political...