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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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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Zuma is ready to step down: “I am not leaving the ANC. I am leaving as president”

President Jacob Zuma is ready to hand the baton to the next incoming ANC president. Zuma said he was ready to leave his post as the head of the party happily, he remarked during an Oliver Tambo lecture at Kagiso, west of Johannesburg, on Sunday. Speaking to ANC supporters, Zuma said he will have time […]
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#FeesMustFall protest – Naked woman arrested at UCT

The stomach-churning stench of human faeces‚ piles of rubbish‚ ripped curtains and a commotion on campus as the woman was being dragged into a police van greeted students on Thursday. Parts of the campus were sealed off by police in riot gear and private security and at least three people were arrested. Police spokesperson Captain […]
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Poverty in SA a ‘direct baby’ of apartheid – Zuma

Poverty is a direct baby of apartheid and not the making of the ANC-led government, said President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on Thursday. Zuma was responding to questions when he was confronted by statistics about the gradual increase in poverty levels in the country. In August this year, Statistics South Africa released the Poverty Trends […]
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Gupta’s plan to resettle Zuma and his family in Dubai- please go now before SA is ruined beyond repair

The City Press has revealed details about emails between the Gupta family and their employees, which it said “has blown the lid off how they have managed to do business with government”. The City Press said the emails included “a draft letter from President Jacob Zuma to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince General Sheikh Mohammed bin […]
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Millions to be wasted on President Zuma’s Nkandla homestead

The South African government is preparing to spend “millions” in taxpayers’ money on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, according to a report by the Sunday Times. The report stated that the Department of Public Works confirmed processes were underway to refurbish the property, repair “shoddy workmanship”, and address security concerns. “While the assessment is not […]
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