ANC Stalwarts: The party is in an untenable political crisis, Zuma must step down

ANC stalwarts and veterans have once again called for President Jacob Zuma to step down with immediate effect. This call forms one of many resolutions adopted at their national consultative conference which was held over the past three days in Braamfontein. Former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe attended the event, along with several National […]
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State capture report a political tool – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma believes that the public protector’s report on state capture was a political tool meant to be used to deal with certain individuals. In an exclusive interview with ANN7 on Monday evening, Zuma spoke out about the state of capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela, in which she recommended that Zuma […]
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Treasury senior official calls it quits as Zuma takeover looms

Michael Sachs, the head of the budgeting office at the national treasury, has reportedly resigned because of interference in its budgeting process by the presidency. The Business Day newspaper reported on Monday morning that “a joint team from the treasury and the Office of the president” are searching for R40-billion in expenditure cuts from the […]
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Saudi tensions could increase SA fuel prices

The recent political upheaval in Saudi Arabia will lead to South African motorists paying an additional 70 to 80 cents more for fuel in December. And there could be a further increase of about 60 cents in January if current tensions persists, says Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine. Oil, which has traded at about $50 […]
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The State Security Agency makes second attempt to gag Jacques Pauw’s book

The State Security Agency has sent yet another cease and desist letter to get The Presidents Keepers withdrawn from bookshelves, but this time the letter was sent to its title editor Russel Martin. Authur and veteran journalist Jacques Pauw announced during the official launch of his book that the SSA’s cease and desist letter gave […]
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Treasury letter – Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office

A letter by National Treasury to acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office (SAPO) from three possible services in the social grants scheme. Treasury was given a week last Wednesday to review all the deal points of the then-collapsing deal […]
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Ronnie Kasrils asked Mbeki to stand for a third term to stop Zuma

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says he asked former president Thabo Mbeki to contest for the role of ANC president in the lead up to the party’s Polokwane conference in an attempt to stop President Jacob Zuma from taking over the position. He made the comments last night at metalworkers’ union Numsa’s Vincent Mabuyakhulu conference […]
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Mixed reaction to Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘slate’ especially with Naledi Pandor as VP

Deputy President, and one of the frontrunners for ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa will have a tough time convincing some of his supporters to throw their weight behind his preferred deputy ahead of the party’s December elective conference. The surprise announcement that he wants current ANC National Executive Committee member Naledi Pandor to be his deputy […]
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Ramaphosa leads Gauteng nominations in the presidential race

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the Gauteng presidential race following this weekend’s round of nominations by branches in the province. But, it’s early days, insiders say. According to them, nominations are yet to meet the halfway mark, which will give a more clear indication of Ramaphosa’s performance in the race. Outcomes of branch […]
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Vermiste pasiënt se lyk ná 2 weke in hospitaal-dak gekry

Die lyk van ’n pasiënt wat in die Stellenbosch- Provinsiale hospitaal behandeling ontvang het, is in ’n makabere voorval in die dak van die hospitaal gekry nadat hy sowat twee weke terug verdwyn het. Die man (61), vermoedelik van die Paarl of Stellenbosch, was baie siek en deurmekaar toe hy twee weke gelede spoorloos uit […]
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