Nothing out of the ordinary about early NEC adjournment: Kodwa

There is nothing extraordinary about the ANC national executive committee meeting being adjourned 20 minutes after it started on Friday‚ the ruling party’s spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said late on Friday.

Civic body files contempt of court application over ANCYL refusal to apologise for disrupting Kathrada memorial

The ongoing standoff between the Active Citizens Movement (ACM) and the ANC Youth League over the disruption of ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service in Durban is still raging.

Water and sanitation department finances "messier than a pit latrine"

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's budget vote very nearly didn't get the buy-in from the portfolio committee - it's financial state was describe as “messier than a pit latrine” by one opposition MP.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane must preside over a party victory in a city other than Cape Town in the polls on Wednesday, the author says.

Mmusi Maimane wants to return to Zambia to support Hakainde Hichilema

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane wants to go back to Zambia‚ from where he was deported on Thursday‚ to show his support for jailed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid activist Andrew Mlangeni arrives with a floral tribute at the Houghton home of his former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela in Johannersburg

READ: ANC veterans letter calling on MPs to vote Zuma out

Read the open letter to the African National Congress's National Executive Committee (NEC) from the veterans and stalwarts of the ANC.
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma reacts during a rally following the launch of a social housing project in Pietermaritzburg

'Take down the president before he takes the country down' - Save SA campaign

South Africa can no longer ignore the urgent need for a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture‚ the Save SA campaign said on Friday.

City of Johannesburg official loses out on R500‚000 when Mashaba says no no no

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has reversed a salary increase awarded to his chief of staff.

Zuma says he's not opposed to state capture commission

President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied that he was opposed to establishing a judicial commission to investigate allegations of state capture.

Maimane deported from Zambia

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has been deported from Zambia‚ where he had gone to attend the treason trial of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema‚ the party said.
President Jacob Zuma addresses crowds gathered to celebrate his 75th birthday in Kliptown

Zuma too implicated to choose judge for state capture inquiry‚ says Sexwale

President Jacob Zuma should not appoint the judge leading an inquiry into state capture because he himself has some explaining to do‚ ANC veteran Tokyo Sexwale said on Thursday.

Probe into Trillian can form part of recommended state capture inquiry: Sexwale

Tokyo Sexwale has announced that the investigation he commissioned last year into the implication of Trillian Capital Partners in state capture can form part of an inquiry recommended by the public protector.
Every MP took an oath to uphold the constitution and to scrutinise the actions of the president in this regard — but on both sides of the aisle political party regulations attempt to force them to instead vote as they are told.

Radical Economic Transformation a state capture tool: report

A report by the Public Affairs Research Institute which has focused on State Capture has questioned the viability of Radical Economic Transformation‚ calling the ANC’s most recent policy catchphrase “unachievable in the framework of South African constitution”.

State capture by the Guptas: The Silent Coup

Another damning indictment of the Gupta family’s influence over politics and agendas in South Africa has emerged – this time from the pens of respected and independent academics.

Minister introduces charter to transform ‘white male dominated’ defence industry

Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula wants greater involvement of women and young black South Africans in the country's multi-billion rand defence industry.

The ANC should be worried after by-election results: analyst

The people have spoken and they don't want the African National Congress.

Brown insists she never lied about Brian Molefe – says she will order her own Eskom probe

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown has insisted that she has not lied to parliament after the ANC said her submission to the legislature on the reappointment of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe amounted to perjury.

Tshwane council adopts its first budget

The City of Tshwane has adopted its Integrated Development Plan and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTREF)‚ the first tabled by the new administration.

DA doesn't trust Ngubane to investigate Eskom document shredding allegations

Asking Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane to investigate allegations that Eskom is destroying documents related to the reinstatement of CEO Brian Molefe is the equivalent of “asking a fox to guard a henhouse”.

People‚ not self-interest‚ come first - says presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa

Presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a strong and united Africa where leaders put people’s interests first - not their own.

Eskom inquiry will cover all contracts from 2007 - including coal procurement contracts in state of capture report

The inquiry into Eskom's procurement that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown plans to institute will cover all contracts dating back to 2007 including the coal procurement contracts which were the subject of the state of capture report of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

It is official - the Inkatha Freedom Party has captured Nquthu

The ANC and the NFP are the biggest losers in the Nquthu by-elections‚ losing three seats and one seat respectively in comparison to what they attained in last year's local government elections before the troubled council was dissolved.

This is no weekend special‚ Mbalula tells crime-ridden Elsies

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday told members of the Elsies River community on the Cape Flats that renewed efforts to increase policing in the area was not a "weekend special".

Our leadership has no morals‚ no ethics‚ no justice - Motlanthe

Recent events at state enterprise Eskom show the extent to which public resources are being abused‚ former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday.

Dlamini-Zuma makes campaign detour to visit family of slain three-year-old

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma made an impromptu visit to the grieving family of three-year-old Jade Veldman‚ who was found murdered on Saturday morning.

DA retains Beaufort West, despite the sun

The DA secured its grip on Beaufort West in the Western Cape after the party attained 56.9% of the vote in a by-election on Wednesday.

IFP tipped as victors in Nquthu by-election in KZN

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) claimed early successes in Nquthu‚ with reports of a landslide victory in a number of voting districts after by-elections at the dissolved northern KwaZulu-Natal municipality.

Police still negotiating for Ditsobotla municipality mayor's release

Police negotiators are still busy negotiating for the release of Ditsobotla municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi after he was taken hostage by a group of unhappy community members.

DA calls for calm in Ditsobotla as mayoral hostage drama unfolds

The Democratic Alliance in Ditsobotla has called for calm in the North West municipality where a hostage situation is said to be unfolding amid violent service delivery protests on Wednesday evening.

Buildings alight and mayor taken hostage in Ditsobotla

Parts of the Ditsobotla municipal offices in North West have been set alight and the mayor has been taken hostage by members of the community.

ANC accused of 'dirty tricks' in Nquthu elections by opposition parties

As the sun set on Nquthu 73-year-old Ntombizini Mbatha went to bed on Wednesday night with high hopes of a better life for this tiny northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Nquthu.

Situation in Vuwani tense after Zuma fails to address community meeting

The situation in the violence-wracked Limpopo town of Vuwani was reported to be tense on Sunday after President Jacob Zuma failed to address a community meeting.