Ramaphosa nowhere to be found on ANC Women’s League NEC nomination list

It’s clear that there’s no love from the ANC Women’s League for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His name is nowhere on the league’s list of 223 members nominated for the all-powerful National Executive Committee (NEC). The league is backing Ramaphosa’s rival Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the party’s presidential campaign that comes to a head at […]
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Officer investigated for fraud was nominated for trip to France

Instead of suspending a high-ranking police officer who is under investigation for fraud, the police wanted to send her on a trip to France. The Portfolio Committee on Police on Wednesday took a dim view when acting head of crime intelligence Major General King Bhoyi Ngcobo – who has been described in the press as […]
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ANC to intervene in three ‘troubled’ provinces over branch meetings

The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) is to intervene in branch general meetings in three provinces over nominations of presidential candidates for the upcoming national elective conference. Secretary general Gwede Mantashe told journalists during a media briefing on Monday that it would intervene in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape. At least 70% […]
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Public Protector CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel after 8 months

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel just eight months after joining the chapter nine institution in March this year. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana confirmed on Tuesday that Dlamini had resigned and cited personal reasons for his resignation. “The Public Protector has accepted the resignation. His last day will be […]
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Zuma Finally Speaks Out On Bringing The EFF Back Into The ANC – Anything To Retain Power For The ANC!

Economic Freedom Fighters national leadership led a protest to the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday. Hundreds of EFF supporters gathered at the mission, in solidarity with Palestinians. The EFF never differed with the policies of the ANC, Zuma has stated. Responding to a question on the EFF and if he would consider bringing them […]
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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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Zackie Achmat: SA is on the verge of ‘chaos’ – Yes we know that already!

We must accept we are in an extremely dangerous situation where, unless we do something, we will create the moment of chaos.” This is the warning to South Africa from 55-year-old anti-apartheid activist and acclaimed Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) co-founder Zackie Achmat. “Everyone I know, all of us just hope Cyril [Ramaphosa] will win [the […]
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Top anti-poaching cop fired due to alleged “trumped-up charges”

One of South Africa’s top anti-rhino poaching cops has been fired on allegedly “trumped-up charges” and is now unemployed and looking for a job. “It is appalling … the whole thing is a circus,” Warrant Officer JP van Zyl-Roux’s attorney Jacques Botha told The Witness. After 29 years in the police force, the latter 10 […]
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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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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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