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Breytenbach charges nothing but witch-hunt to distract from Jiba review‚ says DA

The charges being brought by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) against its former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach are nothing but a witch-hunt to distract attention from the Jiba review‚ the Democratic Alliance charged on Sunday.

EFF preaches the gospel of love on Valentine's Day

Not known for doing the conventional thing, the Economic Freedom Fighters has jumped on the Valentine's Day stage with a call to South Africans to use the day to spread love.

More prayers for Marius Fransman

Embattled ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman will spend Valentine's afternoon in church in Elsies River, Cape Town, receiving prayers of support while he navigates an allegation of sexual assault. 

EFF says ANC likes lawyers to be lily white like Gauntlett: iLIVE

The Economic Freedom Fighters outrightly condemns the continuous use of the services of white senior counsels by government, in particular, the services of Adv. Jeremy Gauntlett, SC.

ANC should face legal action for defending oath-breaker Zuma: Cope

The failure to recall President Jacob Zuma for violating “his oath of office by omission and commission” makes the African National Congress (ANC) “subject…to legal action as well”.

Zuma says disruptive opposition showed 'how useless they are'

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Friday mocked the opposition, dismissing it as "useless" and ignorant after rowdy radical lawmakers disrupted his parliamentary address and walked out.

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‘Who is superior‚ Zuma or the Constitution?’

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members gathered at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown‚ but there is still no sign of Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters or those of the United Democratic Movement.

Zuma causes a stir during walkabout

President Jacob Zuma was yesterday thronged in Marabastad, west of Pretoria, during his walkabout to encourage people to listen to his State of the Nation address in Cape Town on Thursday.

Government and Cosatu in talks to resolve impasse over new tax reforms

The government and trade union federation Cosatu have agreed that the impasse between them on the Taxation Laws Amendment Act which includes retirement tax reforms needs to be resolved as soon as possible.

SONA to be delivered against backdrop of economic underperformance

This week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be delivered against a backdrop of economic underperformance‚ high unemployment‚ deeply depressed consumer and business confidence and rising government debt levels‚ says Investec economist Kamilla Kaplan.

South Africa won't declare national disaster over drought - Bheki Cele

South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to a drought that has hurt agricultural production, the country's deputy minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries Bheki Cele told Reuters on Sunday

DA wants Gupta Competition Commission report tabled in Parliament

The Gupta family‚ fresh from a savaging from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday‚ faced an attack from another opposition political party.

Mpumalanga Premier Mabuza threatens to end business arrangements with Eskom

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has said that the province will have no option but to pull out of business arrangements with Eskom, unless the parastatal reviews the payment terms it enforces on municipalities.

Cope urges ‘optimal protection to every journalist on every occasion’

The Congress of the People (Cope) agrees that the “Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age newspaper…are devoted to dishing out ruling party propaganda”.

From hero to zero: International investors turning their backs on South Africa

South Africa has gone from hero to zero, with international investors turning their backs on the country under President Jacob Zuma’s poor leadership.

DA wants to know Motsoaledi’s plans to deal with Zika virus

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants the health minister to brief Parliament on “South Africa’s readiness to deal with the Zika virus”.

Local government

DA seeks interdict to halt demarcations

The Democratic Alliance appeared in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday to stop the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) from going ahead with demarcations the party is opposed to.

Water: Now we pay the price

The government is to announce major plans to deal with devastating drought and water restrictions that have crippled many parts of the country.

No infant should go without breast milk, says KZN

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is stepping up the establishment of human milk banks in its effort "to address childhood malnutrition and reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality".

To water or not to water?

Rand Water has notified Johannesburg and Pretoria that they must implement water restrictions, but Joburg says there is no need.