President of South Africa Jacob Zuma reacts during a rally following the launch of a social housing project in Pietermaritzburg

Spy close to Zuma tipped as SA's next ambassador to Japan

An intelligence operative with close ties to President Jacob Zuma is tipped to become South Africa’s next ambassador to Japan.

Former Mandela-appointed diplomat adds voice to calls for Zuma to step down

A former diplomat to New Zealand who was appointed by Nelson Mandela has added his voice to the ever-growing chorus of calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Sisulu on threats to her life

Human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu is aware of threats to eliminate her‚ but the veteran ANC leader says she is more than capable of defending herself.

No place to hide now’ for dodgy characters‚ says COPE on signing of FICA Bill

Congress of the People says it is “delighted” that the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill (FICA) has been signed into law‚ adding that there is now no place to hide for corrupt syndicates guilty of money laundering and financial terrorism.

‘Those stealing from the people must be removed and disciplined’ - Ramphosa

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is angry with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa after he deviated from its campaign programme for a by-election in Nquthu in the north of the province to address a "factional" meeting in Newcastle.

Phosa reiterates call for Zuma to do ‘honourable thing' and step down - warns country’s democracy is under threat

ANC stalwart Mathews Phosa has implored the party’s cadres not to allow themselves to be blindly loyal and instead support him in his call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Mandela’s granddaughter tells ‘UpFront’ she supports people’s calls for Zuma to step down

Struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s eldest granddaughter‚ Ndileka Mandela‚ has reiterated her support for calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Implementation of FICA Bill may be delayed as Zuma and Guptas will ‘feel the heat’‚ DA warns

Even though the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill (FICA) has finally been signed into law‚ there is a risk that Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba may delay its implementation‚ the Democratic Alliance warned on Saturday.
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma looks on during the swearing in of new cabinet ministers following a reshuffle that replaced Pravin Gordhan as finance minister in Pretoria

Zuma signs FICA Bill into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) bill into law‚ the Presidency announced on Saturday‚ adding that the amended act will send a strong message about South Africa’s commitment to combating financial crime.

COPE says it ‘smells a rat” with regards to alleged coup plot

The Congress of the People (COPE) suspects that there is “something very strange and questionable” in the case against Elvis Ramosebudi who is accused of plotting a coup.

Archbishop warns government won’t give up on nuclear deal

Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane is profoundly relieved by Wednesday’s high court ruling on the nuclear deal‚ but warned that Eskom and the government would “fight tooth and nail” to have it overturned.

Prince of the Karoo accused of assaulting DA rival

The former ANC mayor of Beaufort West‚ Truman Prince‚ has again been accused of brawling with a political rival.

Zuma to attend May Day rally‚ despite strong objections by unions

President Jacob Zuma will on Monday venture into the belly of the beast‚ as it were‚ when he arrives in Maguang in the Free State to address the Cosatu May Day rally.

WEF Africa has come to SA at the right time‚ says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Africa to be held Durban next week.

Ramaphosa goes on the charm offensive in rural KZN

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa‚ who is on the campaign trail in the searing heat of Nquthu‚ northern KwaZulu-Natal‚ says he is enjoying his visit to the area.

PAC stalwart Kgosana remembered as a ‘great revolutionary’

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said the picture of Philip Ata Kgosana leading a march in Cape Town in 1960 “will forever be etched in our minds”.

Man who would 'take down' Zuma regime appears in court, named

The man accused of plotting a coup by mass assassinations of politicians and prominent South Africans is Elvis Ramosebudi.

National Orders bestowed on those who excel

People who have helped advance democracy‚ excelled in various endeavours and improved the lives of South Africans are being recognised through the National Orders awards.

Durban to rake in R155m from World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is likely to boost Durban’s economy by up to R155 million‚ the KwaZulu-Natal government said on Friday.

Government holding the line on country’s finances‚ says minister

Government policy on prudent fiscal discipline and stringent fiscal consolidation‚ as outlined in the 2017/18 budget‚ will remain unchanged‚ Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo emphasised Friday.

South Africa needs moral leaders, not those in pursuit of selfish gain

South Africa has seen a great deal of progress in many spheres of life since non-racial democracy in 1994, yet many of its people are still waiting for their hard-won freedom to pay dividends. Economic freedom still eludes them.

WATCH: If ANC doesn’t get its house in order‚ it will lose 2019 elections: Pravin Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has said that if the country’s current state of affairs continue‚ the African National Congress (ANC) will lose the 2019 general elections.

Afrikaans more black than white

The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa.

Phahlane 'fix-it squad' warned off by Ipid

A team of cops formed by acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane - some of its members are suspected of being involved in assassinations, kidnapping and torture - is of concern to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), which is intensifying its investigations into the beleaguered general.

National minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker’s Day next year.

'Coup plotter' has answer to SA's problems

The so-called coup plotter planning a conspiracy to assassinate prominent South Africans is a single, 33-year-old unemployed man who lives with his mother in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

Security provided for opposition leaders at Pretoria rally as death threats 'common'

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said political party leaders were provided with security at Thursday’s Freedom Movement rally in Pretoria as death threats were common.

'I will fight to ensure my children are not slaves to Russia or Dubai' - Pityana

Save SA convenor Sipho Pityana vowed on Thursday to ensure his children were not slaves to Russia or Dubai.

Hawks statement on coup plotter ‘absurd’: ISS

A statement issued by the Hawks on Wednesday afternoon regarding the arrest of a 33-year-old Pretoria man for allegedly plotting the assassinations of 19 South African politicians and prominent business people has been labelled as ‘absurd’ by the Institute of Security Studies (ISS).

The ‘land question’ will be discussed in the coming weeks‚ says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has vowed to explore land expropriation without compensation as the ANC gears up towards its elective conference in December.

Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor allegedly made 'advances' to married city executive

It is war. Vuyo Zitumane has broken her silence with explosive suggestions that Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani is gunning for her because she rejected his advances three times.