Jacob Zuma was recently quoted blaming the media for its “harsh” reporting that could have worsened the illness that eventually claimed the life of his son Vusi. When will he learn to take full responsibility for his actions, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Lekota says South Africans who sought refuge in other African countries during apartheid were placed in camps and not allowed “to push out the citizens of those countries”.
ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says that in hindsight, it is good that the ANC’s KZN conference did not go ahead last month.
From its inception, the EFF was already under pressure; under pressure from itself because it had to prove that it was not going to be another failed political project, writes Patrick Sindane.
African National Congress members in Tshwane have elected Dr Kgosi Maepa to replace Kgosientso Ramokgopa as ANC chairperson.
The president must quell the dissent in KwaZulu-Natal to ensure a unified ANC heads to Nasrec later in the year.
ANC Tshwane’s prospects of returning to power will not rest on the party’s ability to strike a deal with other political parties, but in regaining favour with the city’s citizens.
ANC Gauteng acting chairperson David Makhura says the party will regain control of Tshwane metro once it has regained the confidence of the city’s residents.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has downplayed “lies” that he wasn’t welcomed in KwaZulu-Natal since he was elected president at the party’s 54th elective conference in Nasrec.
Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has distanced the government from comments former president Kgalema Motlanthe made about the relationship between traditional leaders and the communities they serve.
A spat between author Jacques Pauw and Julius Malema has escalated, with Pauw alleging the EFF leader received a R1 million loan from a business associate of self-confessed tobacco smuggler Adriano Mazzotti and in doing so, he may have unknowingly accepted the proceeds of crime.
MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus says Fikile Mbalula has unnecessarily caused controversy around his attendance at a special imbizo called by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed an inter-ministerial committee on land reform to expedite land redistribution.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is set to go up against former Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau and economic development MEC Lebogang Maile for the position of deputy chairperson.
It is unlikely that South Africa’s shift in position will have a significant impact on other countries, says the Institute for Security Studies.
The commission is tasked with investigating members who harm the party’s image through corruption or unethical behaviour.
The ANC says Cabinet will have to consult the party first before reconsidering the decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, head of elections Fikile Mbalula has said.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, who is vying for the position of Gauteng deputy chairperson, says he remains shocked by some of the racial tension at public hearings on land in parts of SA.
Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus was representing “his own jacket” when he apologised on behalf of the ANC, the party’s head of elections Fikile Mbalula has said.
The Economic Freedom Fighters and Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa have come to the defence of Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and his special imbizo on land.
While the land debate has been viewed largely through a racial lens, the potential land reforms which may emerge have people across various sectors of South African society nervous.