Breaking News: ‘Military detained Zim’s finance minister’

Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. Zimbabwean soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central […]
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Sassa and Sapo agreement date pushed back yet again

The striking of the elusive deal between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) has been pushed back yet again. MP’s at a joint meeting in Parliament on Tuesday heard that an offer to the Post Office to build an integrated IT payment system for a new “hybrid” […]
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South Africa is held hostage to the toxic politics of the ANC

If it showed anything, the recent medium-term budget policy statement has proven that South Africa does not have a government capable of dealing honestly and head on with the developmental crisis that the country finds itself in. It will not have such a government for some time, at least not until the 2019 general election […]
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Cabinet Ministers set for 4% pay rise as reward for tanking the economy

Unfortunately, it’s not April Fool’s Day. We are deadly serious when we tell you that political heavyweights who’ve overseen a slump in the South African economy are set to receive a 4% pay rise. In a year of recession, junk-status and a declared tax shortfall of R50bn, it seems like our top brass have found […]
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Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday announced a general 1.8% decrease in crime but remained scathing of efforts to curb violence. The crime statistics released in Parliament show that robberies are the highest they have been in a decade at 6% and are the cause of most aggravated contact crimes. Although the “most policeable crime”, […]
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Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Worsening relations between the Democratic Alliance and smaller opposition parties are threatening the party’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019 by forming a coalition government. On Tuesday, when the DA brought a motion to dissolve Parliament, its opposition allies would not support it. The smaller opposition parties accused the DA of being arrogant for […]
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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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SAA to get R10bn bailout from sale of government stake in Telkom

Cash-strapped SA Airways is to get a R10-billion bailout through the sale of the government’s multibillion-rand stake in Telkom, parliament was told on Wednesday. DA MP Alf Lees dropped the bombshell in the National Assembly during question time with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when he presented a cabinet memorandum leaked to him as a member […]
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Makhosi Khoza, African National Congress MP, hits back at claims that she ‘insulted’ ANC colleagues.

Makhosi Khoza has denied she insulted ANC colleagues following a boycott of a meeting she chaired last week, saying she was responding to their initial taunts. Khoza was sacked as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration last Thursday, August 17, after ANC MPs wrote a letter demanding she be removed two […]
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Zuma will use the army to cling to power if he loses next week’s no confidence vote says Analyst – Can this be true?

Political analyst and a Professor at North West University André Duvenhage is 100% confident that Jacob Zuma will lose his vote of no confidence next week, and the country should prepare for his removal. Zuma heads into next Tuesday’s ballot with his presidency edging on the brink, following ludicrous political decisions and involvement in the […]
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