President Jacob Zuma has compared the construction of George airport for apartheid head of state PW Botha, and his own home in Nkandla, Beeld reported.
A selection of quotes of Southern African interest. “We had an argument. At one stage, I went to the kitchen, had a sip of beer and went back to argue. I did name her the k-word [sic].” — Andre van Deventer testifying in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court. He is charged with crimen injuria for allegedly insulting domestic worker Gloria Kente.
Newly-appointed SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago today vowed not to let the country down.
President Jacob Zuma may well have made a political deal with President Vladimir Putin for Russia to supply South Africa with eight nuclear reactors. Many suspect so, and the rumours have been strong since early last year when a series of circumstances coincided to stoke the mill.
EFF leader Julius Malema has called on parliament to recommend that President Jacob Zuma be charged with corruption.
WHILE many eyes have been glued to the drama that played out in parliament during the debate of no confidence in the speaker, it is possible to miss the structural implications, the erosion of the standing of parliament and other public institutions, potentially crippling democratic rule.
THE number of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria has increased from 67 to 84, SABC radio news reported today.
“IZINTO zizoshintsha!” proclaimed a beaming Jacob Zuma. He had just taken the oath for a second presidential term and was addressing an equally excited crowd gathered on the cheap seats. Unlike the measured and dry speech he had delivered earlier to the respectable audience, he was now forthright, promising drastic changes.