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Eskom executives blocking Gupta coal probe says Treasury

Executives at Eskom have resisted attempts to investigate coal contracts entered into by the state-owned power utility and Tegeta Exploration & Resources Ltd, a company controlled by the Gupta family, South Africa's Treasury said on Monday.

ANC vs ANC for assault

Two ANC groups have taken one another to court‚ accusing each other of assault.

Susan ‘kill the bastards’ Shabangu is SA’s president

President Susan Shabangu is in charge. She was appointed to act in the position by President Jacob Zuma as both he and his deputy‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ are on South African Development Community (SADC) business in Swaziland.

Media conflated Ramaphosa’s meeting with Chinese ‘with other meetings held on SA economy’: Presidency

It was the prospect of twinning Guandong and KwaZulu-Natal. That’s the real reason Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa met with “with officials from the Chinese Communist Party”‚ according to the Presidency on Sunday night.

Cops reports ‘incident-free day’ as ANC‚ SACP bury their dead in Inchanga

The feared violence when African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) members gathered to bury their respective comrades on Sunday in Inchanga did not materialise.

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DA’s Herman Mashaba elected Joburg mayor

Bruce Lee joins Vasco da Gama on SA's political stage

It seems the aftermath of the local government elections has more surprises in store than we had bargained for.

WATCH: Malema to ANC: 'You can jump into the nearest hell'

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema wrapped us his local election debate in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday with a message for the ANC.

ANC wins vote for Speaker of Ekurhuleni

The African National Congress has claimed Ekurhuleni's first victory by retaining the position of Speaker at Tuesday's council meeting.

Kasrils recalls President Zuma rape accuser called him a day after alleged rape

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils denied an allegation that he was behind the rape charge against President Jacob Zuma in 2005.

Hawks arrest 15 suspects over political killings

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation told Parliament on Tuesday that it had made 15 arrests in relation to killings believed to be political during the local government election period.

ANC loses Modimolle mayor post to DA

The ANC lost its mayoral seat to the DA in the newly amalgamated Modimolle/Mookgophong local Municipality in Limpopo on Tuesday.

List rumpus causes further delay in Ekurhuleni speaker vote

Councillors from the Economic Freedom Fighters have called for their colleagues in the City of Ekurhuleni’s council to produce ID documents to confirm the list of councillors provided by the IEC‚ further delaying the selection of the council speaker.
Zandile Gumede, chair of the eThekwini ANC

Protest against ANC eThekwini councillor

Wiseman Dlamini is an angry man. The Umlazi‚ Durban‚ resident was part of a group of about 20 ANC members who protested against their own party outside the Durban city hall on Tuesday as the eThekwini municipality councillors were sworn in.

EFF makes no secret of its objection to council ballot system

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members were at it again on Tuesday‚ demanding that the secret ballot system be suspended for the election of the speaker of council.

Kasrils dismisses intelligence sale claim as 'arrant nonsense'

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils described as "arrant nonsense" claims made by deputy defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe that Kasrils wanted to sell the country's intelligence to "imperialists".

Local government

After selection panel’s grilling‚ deputy public protector blocks critic on Twitter

He couldn’t avoid the uncomfortable questions of the selection committee‚ but it seems that Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga could avoid unwelcome criticism on social media.

‘I can be friends with government‚’ says public protector candidate who took it to court over Al-Bashir

In scenes reminiscent of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's running battles with Parliament‚ one of the candidates vying for the post‚ Kajaal Ramjathan-Keogh on Thursday night fought back against on African National Congress (ANC) MPs who took her to task for her role in the Omar Al-Bashir matter.

Gunned down Eastern Cape councillor was ‘earmarked for a senior position’

Former Mhlontlo council speaker Zolile Malangeni and his wife were shot and killed at their Mayalulweni village home in Tsolo on Thursday night.

Public protector candidate’s legal advice to Parliament on Nkandla a sticking point

Two major shocks rocked the public protector candidate interviews in Parliament when it was revealed that one candidate lacked security clearance and another was forced to admit - after much dodging - that she was an African National Congress (ANC) member.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has indicated several times that he wants to remain above the political fray and devote himself to his foundation’s work and missions across the continent.

Mbeki concerned abour SA's 'directionless' path

Former president Thabo Mbeki is concerned about the seeming "directionless" trajectory the country is taking and how South Africa is being perceived in the rest of the continent and the world.

Would-be Public Protector is suspended from her job

Former deputy Public Protector‚ Mamiki Goodman‚ admitted on Thursday that she is suspended from her current job.
A resident of Durban's Umlazi township in Kwa-Zulu Natal province walks past election posters

ANC's KZN young lions want change

The ANC's young lions want change and they want it to start now in KwaZulu-Natal.

Trial of ANC faction killing-accused transferred to Atteridgeville

The trial of Justice Mashola‚ an African National Congress (ANC) member in Tshwane accused of killing a party comrade during a factional battle‚ did not resume on Thursday as expected.

‘Arrogance of power brought low by will of the people’ - De Lille dons mayoral chain again

Patricia de Lille was officially re-elected as mayor of the City of Cape Town on Thursday.

‘Floyd messing with a body builder’ at #PublicProtector hearing

“Thuli Madonsela's stilettos are just too big to fill‚” tweeted Phuthi ‏@phuthikap while watching the candidate interviews on Thursday to find the next public protector.

Judge quizzed on struggle credentials during public protector interview

Judge Sharise Weiner held her own during a grilling question-and-answer session while being interviewed as a candidate for the job of the country’s next public protector on Thursday.

Chikane warned ANC before polls that it would lose metros

African National Congress (ANC) veteran Reverend Frank Chikane believes that the soul of the ruling party is under attack from within.

Coalition deal for Nelson Mandela Bay council not yet sealed

The control of Nelson Mandela Bay’s municipal council continues to hang in the balance as the DA pressed on with coalition talks with minority political parties ahead of Monday’s council elections.
A man casts his ballot during South Africa's local government elections in KwaMashu, north of Durban

Government's R309m golden handshake to dumped councillors

Councillors who fell out of favour in the municipal elections and those retiring will leave their jobs with R309-million in “golden handshakes”.

EFF threatens legal challenge over public protector interviews

Thursday’s marathon session to find a new public protector stalled before it even started. Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) deputy leader Floyd Shivambu threatened that the selection committee’s decision would face a possible legal challenge to its processes if it went ahead‚ which would “nullify” any decision.