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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Zuma will make an 85% profit on his Nkandla home after repaying the state R7.8m

NEWS ANALYSIS: President Jacob Zuma has until the end of August to repay the state R7.8-million for taxpayer-funded improvements to his Nkandla home. But, ironically, that amount represents – conservatively – an 85% profit for Zuma. Combining the findings of the treasury with a 2014 report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) shows that the […]
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State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes

Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to rumours about his private life, on Sunday spoke of the manner in which state machinery is employed for a particular political agenda that is in favour of those who prefer a specific candidate to replace Jacob Zuma as the president of the ruling party. But is the Constitution not there to […]
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A new twist in the Political Party’s view about Zuma

In theory, a President can do extraordinary things and still remain in office in South Africa, duelling parties agreed in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday during eight hours of argument. A conviction for murder, as long as the sentence is suspended, would not automatically disbar a President, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng suggested. Similarly, a conviction […]
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Mbete in hot water over secret ballot choice

ANC chairperson and National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete could face sanction from her own party for allowing the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be conducted by secret ballot. The Mail & Guardian has learned that the ANC’s top brass, particularly those in Zuma’s camp, are furious with Mbete for her secret […]
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DA goes to Constitutional Court to have Mugabe immunity set aside.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has applied for direct access to the Constitutional Court to have the diplomatic immunity granted to Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe set aside. The party filed papers this week arguing International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s decision to let Mugabe off the hook for alleged assault was “wholly without legal […]
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Baleka Mbete speaks out on secret ballot for the first time: “damned if you do‚ damned if you don’t”

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete will decide today whether to allow a secret ballot in the vote on Tuesday’s much-anticipated motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma‚ the Sunday Times reported. Breaking her silence on the issue for the first time in weeks‚ Mbete told the Sunday Times yesterday that she was still agonising […]
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Boer Political Prisoners go to Constitutional Court claiming illegal incarceration and denial of right to appeal

As early as April 2002, some of the Boeremag accused were already being arrested.  The record setting trial commenced on 19 May 2002, which would continue for the next eleven years in the High Court of Pretoria.  The main charge of which 24 Boers were found guilty on, was high treason.  While a few received […]
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