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Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi | IOL Travel

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi will be displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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Here’s something you don’t hear every day: ANC’s Makhura praises DA’s Msimanga

Solly Msimanga is a hard-working man and one of the country’s best mayors. These are the words of Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

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ANC's David Makhura is full of praise for DA's Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga

In just over a year as executive mayor of the City of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga has done well enough to impress Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

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ANC govt stole R330m from the poor in Mandela’s name - DA - NEWS & ANALYSIS | Politicsweb

ANC govt stole R330-million from the poor in Mandela’s name 11 December 2017 Every day South Africans wake up to fresh scandals that involve those claiming to serve the people and the theft of the ... See more

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DA: Zuma continues to receive special treatment from Abrahams

On Monday, the NPA boss announced the president has until the end of January to submit his representations to explain why he should not be prosecuted for corruption and fraud.

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How state capture fuels corporate corruption

Corruption is corruption, is corruption. It's no different if it takes place in the private or public sector. But where politicians are implicated, prosecutions seem to dry up, writes Wayne Duvenage.

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DA Rejects organogram for cadre deployment | Krugersdorp News

The DA has taken a stand against the corrupt system that the ANC has built to feed itself.

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Municipalities owed R622m by Gauteng govt – DA - POLITICS | Politicsweb

Gauteng municipalities owed R622 million by ANC Provincial Government 11 December 2017 The Gauteng Provincial Government is hampering service delivery in the province’s municipalities as it ... See more

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Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Is True Buyer of Da Vinci, WSJ Reports

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is the true buyer of the Leonardo Da Vinci painting that sold last month for a record $450 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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EFF to Court: Accessing Publicly Available Information on the Internet Is Not a Crime

EFF is fighting another attempt by a giant corporation to take advantage of our poorly drafted federal computer crime statute for commercial advantage—without any regard for the impact on the rest ... See more

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Tshwane ANC threatens Msimanga with public protector probe

Tshwane ANC threatens Msimanga with public protector probe
Pretoria – The African National Congress (ANC) Tshwane caucus has on Wednesday come out strong in criticising the city’s mayor Solly Msimanga saying it will be reporting issues of “gross financial mismanagement, maladministration and total disregard to …
Tshwane ANC threatens Msimanga with public protector probe

LISTEN UP! Da Brat Disputes Reports That She Hasn’t Paid Bottle Bash Victim… (VIDEO)

LISTEN UP! Da Brat Disputes Reports That She Hasn’t Paid Bottle Bash Victim… (VIDEO)
Da Brat is speaking up and setting the record straight about her court judgement. About a week ago, reports surfaced that Shawntae Harris (aka Da Brat) had not paid the victim of her 2007 bottle bashing incident a dime of her judgement money. [READ: Pay Up!
LISTEN UP! Da Brat Disputes Reports That She Hasn’t Paid Bottle Bash Victim… (VIDEO)

UZuma akacele abakwaGupta bamboleke imali – Maimane

UZuma akacele abakwaGupta bamboleke imali – Maimane
Pretoria – Umengameli Jacob Zuma kungase kudingeke akhokhe imali engafinyelela ku-R1.5m yezindleko zecala ngokubambezela ukukhishwa kombiko we-state capture. Ekhuluma ngesinqumo esikhishwe ngoLwesithathu, esithe uZuma kumele akhokhe izindleko zecala …
UZuma akacele abakwaGupta bamboleke imali – Maimane

ANC warns against vote buying & other fraudulent means to influence delegates

ANC warns against vote buying & other fraudulent means to influence delegates
With just days to go before the ANC elects a new president and leadership, lobbying is approaching fever pitch amid claims of vote buying and other dodgy schemes to try and decide the outcome. FILE: ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa. Picture: EWN. CAPE TOWN …
ANC warns against vote buying & other fraudulent means to influence delegates

Maimane advises Zuma to ask Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs

Maimane advises Zuma to ask Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs
Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma might have to fork out as much as R1.5m in legal fees for delaying the release of the state capture report. Reacting to a judgment on the issue on Wednesday, which ruled that Zuma be held personally liable for legal costs …
Maimane advises Zuma to ask Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs

DA to bring perjury charge against Jacob Zuma on Thursday

DA to bring perjury charge against Jacob Zuma on Thursday
The DA will be laying criminal charges of perjury against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, relating to his “sinister attempt” to mislead the courts, abuse judicial process, and ultimately undermine the law and the Constitution. The charges of perjury …
DA to bring perjury charge against Jacob Zuma on Thursday

Maimane advises Zuma to ask the Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs

Maimane advises Zuma to ask the Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs
Reacting to a judgment on the issue on Wednesday, which ruled that Zuma be held personally liable for legal costs, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he expected the costs to be at least R1.5m. “I think the courts today are putting their foot down, saying Zuma …
Maimane advises Zuma to ask the Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs

Da Vinci reveals more details about Easton's Science City

Da Vinci reveals more details about Easton's Science City
A 500,000 gallon aquarium and a 100-foot-tall man are among the attractions proposed for Easton’s Da Vinci Science City. Da Vinci Executive Director and CEO, Lin Erickson, said the proposed science center will have three main exhibit areas: Science + Me …
Da Vinci reveals more details about Easton's Science City

DA to Lay Criminal Charges of Perjury Against Zuma. No Typos!

DA to Lay Criminal Charges of Perjury Against Zuma. No Typos!
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it welcomes today’s ground-breaking judgment by the North Gauteng High Court, dismissing President Zuma’s attempt to review the Public Protector’s State of Capture report, and its binding recommendations. “This …
DA to Lay Criminal Charges of Perjury Against Zuma. No Typos!

DA: Mmusi Maimane on State Capture: DA to lay criminal charges of perjury against “grossly remiss” Zuma

DA: Mmusi Maimane on State Capture: DA to lay criminal charges of perjury against “grossly remiss” Zuma
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes today’s ground-breaking judgment by the North Gauteng High Court, dismissing President Zuma’s spurious attempt to review the Public Protector’s State of Capture report, and its binding recommendations. This means …
DA: Mmusi Maimane on State Capture: DA to lay criminal charges of perjury against “grossly remiss” Zuma

Western Cape ANC calls for downgrade of SA's embassy in Israel

Western Cape ANC calls for downgrade of SA's embassy in Israel
Cape Town – The ANC in the Western Cape has vowed to push for the downgrading of South Africa’s embassy in Israel during the party’s elective conference which is to take place over the weekend. Provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs was speaking at …
Western Cape ANC calls for downgrade of SA's embassy in Israel

Watch: Mmusi Maimane says Zuma must get Guptas to pay his legal fees [video]

Watch: Mmusi Maimane says Zuma must get Guptas to pay his legal fees
As sure as night follows day, Mmusi Maimane follows up a Jacob Zuma blunder with unwaivering certainty. The leader of the Democratic Alliance was grinning like a Cheshire Cat when speaking to media outside of the Pretoria High Court today. Judge Mlambo …
Watch: Mmusi Maimane says Zuma must get Guptas to pay his legal fees

DA blames entire EC cabinet for Mandela funeral scandal

DA blames entire EC cabinet for Mandela funeral scandal
PORT ELIZABETH – The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape has blamed the entire provincial cabinet, particularly current Premier Phumolo Masaulle, for the Mandela funeral report scandal. Earlier this month Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane released …
DA blames entire EC cabinet for Mandela funeral scandal

Zuma acting in self-preservation like a criminal, says DA after court ruling

Zuma acting in self-preservation like a criminal, says DA after court ruling
President Jacob Zuma has sought to abuse the legal system to save his own skin and must now pay for his attempts to use taxpayers’ money to defend the indefensible in court, the Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday. DA leader Mmusi Maimane made the …
Zuma acting in self-preservation like a criminal, says DA after court ruling

What can we expect from South Africa's ANC conference?

What can we expect from South Africa's ANC conference?
These days, South Africa’s media seem to be reporting continuously on a single subject: the governing ANC’s 54th national conference that is expected to be held in Johannesburg from December 16 to 20. The coverage of the upcoming conference is mostly …
What can we expect from South Africa's ANC conference?

Entire ECape cabinet to blame for Mandela funeral scandal – DA

Entire ECape cabinet to blame for Mandela funeral scandal – DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape has blamed the entire provincial cabinet, particularly current Premier Phumolo Masaulle, for the Mandela funeral report scandal. Earlier this month Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a report in …
Entire ECape cabinet to blame for Mandela funeral scandal – DA

DA thrilled by landmark state capture judgment against Zuma

DA thrilled by landmark state capture judgment against Zuma
It is the right judgment. We welcome it and ultimately (Zuma) must stop delaying South Africans‚” DA leader Mmusi Maimane said in court after the scathing judgment on Wednesday. Judge Dunstan Mlambo said Zuma “clearly acted in flagrant disregard of the …
DA thrilled by landmark state capture judgment against Zuma

Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama will be travelling to Senegal to assess players

Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama will be travelling to Senegal to assess players
Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama will be heading to Senegal on Sunday to have a look at two players he feels could add value to the side in the second half of the season. Highlands, who were relegated from the Absa Premiership last season, are top of the …
Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama will be travelling to Senegal to assess players

StateCapture: Maimane calls Zuma 'a delinquent litigant'

StateCapture: Maimane calls Zuma 'a delinquent litigant'
Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has sought to abuse the legal system to save his own skin and must now pay for his attempts to use taxpayers’ money to defend the indefensible in court, leader of South Africa’s official opposition the Democratic …
StateCapture: Maimane calls Zuma 'a delinquent litigant'

Maimane calls Zuma "criminal acting in self-preservation" after court ruling

Maimane calls Zuma "criminal acting in self-preservation" after court ruling
President Jacob Zuma has sought to abuse the legal system to save his own skin and must now pay for his attempts to use taxpayers’ money to defend the indefensible in court, leader of South Africa’s official opposition the Democratic Alliance (DA) said …
Maimane calls Zuma "criminal acting in self-preservation" after court ruling

Maimane hails President Zuma costs judgment as ‘historic’

Maimane hails President Zuma costs judgment as ‘historic’
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has hailed as “historic” the judgment ordering President Jacob Zuma to personally pay the costs for attempting to interdict the release of the state capture report. “We Welcome this judgment and its an act of accountability.
Maimane hails President Zuma costs judgment as ‘historic’

Maimane calls for President Zuma to be charged with perjury

Maimane calls for President Zuma to be charged with perjury
PRETORIA – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, who attended the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday, said that he thought that President Zuma should be charged with perjury. This was after a damning judgment by the court that found the president to …
Maimane calls for President Zuma to be charged with perjury

'A plot to rig ANC poll' – Mthembu's startling allegations

'A plot to rig ANC poll' – Mthembu's startling allegations
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says there are desperate attempts to buy votes and rig the party’s national congress election in favour of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Mthembu made these damning allegations on Facebook four days before the 54th elective …
'A plot to rig ANC poll' – Mthembu's startling allegations

ANC Leadership Race: Why court cases will probably not disrupt conference – and how the party plans to settle disputes

ANC Leadership Race: Why court cases will probably not disrupt conference – and how the party plans to settle disputes
Jill of all trades but really, mistress of none, Carien has of late been a political tourist chasing elections and summits in various parts of the world, especially in Africa. After spending her student days at political rallies in South Africa right …
ANC Leadership Race: Why court cases will probably not disrupt conference – and how the party plans to settle disputes

Mabuyane: ANC members must rise above petty differences

Mabuyane: ANC members must rise above petty differences
Oscar Mabuyane says the party must push forward by isolating what he calls its “bad elements” that have been thriving on anarchy. FILE: ANC Eastern Cape Chairperson Oscar Mabuyane. Picture: @ANCECape/Twitter. JOHANNESBURG – The head of the African National …
Mabuyane: ANC members must rise above petty differences

Some provinces locked in litigation ahead of ANC elective conference

Some provinces locked in litigation ahead of ANC elective conference
JOHANNESBURG – With just three days to go until the African National Congress (ANC) meets to decide on new leadership, some provinces remain locked in litigation, with concerns that this could hinder the national conference. On Tuesday, the High Court in …
Some provinces locked in litigation ahead of ANC elective conference

No quorum for Metsimaholo council meeting as ANC, SACP stay away

No quorum for Metsimaholo council meeting as ANC, SACP stay away
Johannesburg – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday, slammed the African National Congress (ANC) and the SA Communist Party (SACP) for failing to attend Sasolburg’s Metsimaholo council meeting, leading to the council not reaching a quorum.
No quorum for Metsimaholo council meeting as ANC, SACP stay away

DA: Lab delays stall indictment of man charged in 8 deaths

DA: Lab delays stall indictment of man charged in 8 deaths
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – A Mississippi prosecutor says grand jurors won’t consider charges this year against a man accused of killing eight people in May. Lincoln County District Attorney Dee Bates tells The Daily Leader that a shortage of pathologists at the …
DA: Lab delays stall indictment of man charged in 8 deaths

ANC conference is an opportunity to enhance dividends for all Africans

ANC conference is an opportunity to enhance dividends for all Africans
Fact: The ANC is a polity corporate with both ordinary shareholders (read South Africans) and preferential shareholders-foreigners (read Africans, Cubans and Pakistanis led by the late prime minister Benazir Bhutto). And as in every business the balance …
ANC conference is an opportunity to enhance dividends for all Africans

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 2 – Forget the bling, viva serving the people, viva!

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 2 – Forget the bling, viva serving the people, viva!
There’s the big picture stuff policy, but the ANC as self-proclaimed leader of society is also proposing a Smarties box of policy wishes and hopes at its 54th national elective conference from this weekend. By MARIANNE MERTEN. On social distance VIP …
ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 2 – Forget the bling, viva serving the people, viva!

Gwede Mantashe: ANC tackling issues faced by provinces

Gwede Mantashe: ANC tackling issues faced by provinces
JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says there are plans in place to deal with issues currently faced by various provinces as the organisation heads to its national elective conference. About Mpumalanga, Mantashe …
Gwede Mantashe: ANC tackling issues faced by provinces

ANC, SACP no show at Metsimaholo council meeting

ANC, SACP no show at Metsimaholo council meeting
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday, slammed the African National Congress (ANC) and the SA Communist Party (SACP) for failing to attend Sasolburg’s Metsimaholo council meeting, leading to the council not reaching a quorum. “This is because …
ANC, SACP no show at Metsimaholo council meeting

Tight race as ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor

Tight race as ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation’s next president. The front-runners are …
Tight race as ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor

South Africa: The Power of the ANC's Provinces Could Lead to the Party's Demise

South Africa: The Power of the ANC's Provinces Could Lead to the Party's Demise
The Inkatha led government of KwaZulu-Natal was the most significant of these formations. Jacob Zuma played a key role in defusing Inkatha antagonism towards the ANC, and eventually winning the support of many…
South Africa: The Power of the ANC's Provinces Could Lead to the Party's Demise

Julius Malema Will Not Return To ANC – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Julius Malema Will Not Return To ANC – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
African National Congress (ANC) anti-apartheid activist and former South African first lady, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she’s now totally convinced Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema won’t be returning to his first political home …
Julius Malema Will Not Return To ANC – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

DA may decide Van Vuuren’s fate before Christmas

DA may decide Van Vuuren’s fate before Christmas
Troubled DA Eastern Cape MPL Edmund van Vuuren is likely to know before Christmas whether he will remain a party member. He filed an appeal following the party’s federal executive’s decision earlier this month to boot him out of the party. This was …
DA may decide Van Vuuren’s fate before Christmas

Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi

Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism announced that they will display Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The work, hailed as one of the greatest artistic rediscoveries of the last 100 years, will go on display …
Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi

ANC elders must be reminded – tell no lies

ANC elders must be reminded – tell no lies
‘WHO are these non-ANC people running the ANC?” asked political theorist Lukhona Mnguni in response to former ANC president Thabo Mbeki’s assertion that non-ANC people were running the ANC. Speaking at the national consultative conference organised by …
ANC elders must be reminded – tell no lies

ANC agrees to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga

ANC agrees to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga
The ANC has agreed to investigate the concerns raised by presidential hopeful Matthews Phosa about alleged irregularities in the nominations process of the preferred candidate in the Mpumalanga province. Matthews Phosa. File photo. Image by: Simphiwe …
ANC agrees to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga

ANC wants to know why fifth-choice David Tembe was appointed JMPD head

ANC wants to know why fifth-choice David Tembe was appointed JMPD head
The ANC has questioned the process followed in the appointment of the new head of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD). Just over a week ago‚ council approved a recommendation that David Tembe be the head. The approval was granted …
ANC wants to know why fifth-choice David Tembe was appointed JMPD head

ANC to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga

ANC to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga
The ANC has agreed to investigate the concerns raised by presidential hopeful Matthews Phosa about alleged irregularities in the nominations process of the preferred candidate in the Mpumalanga province. This was revealed by his campaign manager‚ Ronalo …
ANC to form task team to probe alleged irregularities in Mpumalanga

DA says Nongoma municipality is wasting public funds

DA says Nongoma municipality is wasting public funds
Democratic Alliance has condemned the appointment of people to non existent posts at kwaNongoma Municipality.Picture Gallo Images The DA says it is concerned about the Nongoma municipality’s wasting of public money by employing several people for posts …
DA says Nongoma municipality is wasting public funds

ANC Mpumalanga matter reportedly dealt with internally

ANC Mpumalanga matter reportedly dealt with internally
UPDATE: The high court in Johannesburg has reportedly heard that the parties involved have settled the matter out of court. More to follow. Just in: Adv Dali Mpofu for the applicants who took the ANC Mpumalanga to court has settled the matter out of court …
ANC Mpumalanga matter reportedly dealt with internally

ANC veterans plead to 'withhold votes from corrupt candidates'

ANC veterans plead to 'withhold votes from corrupt candidates'
Veteran members of the ruling ANC on Tuesday urged party leaders and delegates not to vote for people implicated in corruption and wrongdoing at the upcoming elective conference, saying this was the moment to restore the movement to its former glory.
ANC veterans plead to 'withhold votes from corrupt candidates'

OPINION: Unity talk in ANC is misleading, dangerous

OPINION: Unity talk in ANC is misleading, dangerous
South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated ANC 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country’s nine provinces have consolidated their leadership preferences for the ANC’s presidential race from the branches.
OPINION: Unity talk in ANC is misleading, dangerous

ANC veterans urge delegates to vote for those who stand for ‘integrity and principled unity’

ANC veterans urge delegates to vote for those who stand for ‘integrity and principled unity’
The world’s biggest clothing retailer wants to sell 16 Zara stores in Iberia, as Spain’s growth in internet sales is expected to increase at 18% a year Statistics SA data shows that the economy lost a further 31,000 formal sector jobs during the …
ANC veterans urge delegates to vote for those who stand for ‘integrity and principled unity’

BREAKING: ANC Mpumalanga matter reportedly dealt with internally

BREAKING: ANC Mpumalanga matter reportedly dealt with internally
UPDATE: The high court in Johannesburg has reportedly heard that the parties involved have settled the matter out of court. More to follow. Just in: Adv Dali Mpofu for the applicants who took the ANC Mpumalanga to court has settled the matter out of court …
BREAKING: ANC Mpumalanga matter reportedly dealt with internally

North West ANC accused of bribery by an unknown man

North West ANC accused of bribery by an unknown man
The North West ANC PEC has dismissed claims made by an unidentified man who appeared on Special Assignment show on SABC 3 making that he was promised money by Provincial leadership. ANC Provincial Secretary Dakota Legoete said that the man who made the …
North West ANC accused of bribery by an unknown man

Bid to nullify outcome of ANC Eastern Cape conference dismissed

Bid to nullify outcome of ANC Eastern Cape conference dismissed
Grahamstown – The High Court in Grahamstown has dismissed the court application to have the outcome of the ANC Eastern Cape elective conference nullified. The application was brought by a disgruntled faction of the ANC in the province that was unhappy with …
Bid to nullify outcome of ANC Eastern Cape conference dismissed

ANC will lose parly majority if NDZ emerges winner at conference, poll reveals

ANC will lose parly majority if NDZ emerges winner at conference, poll reveals
A survey by Rate Pop shows Cyril Ramaphosa is still the favourite to win among ANC members, according to a report. Should Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma win the ANC presidential vote this weekend against the party’s deputy, Ramaphosa, then the ANC is likely to …
ANC will lose parly majority if NDZ emerges winner at conference, poll reveals

ANC conference delegates urged to act with integrity

ANC conference delegates urged to act with integrity
Walley Serote and Gwede Mantashe during the national working committee and the veterans meeting. PICTURE: THAPELO MOREBUDI The ANC stalwarts and veterans have urged delegates who will attend the upcoming 54th national elective conference to cast their …
ANC conference delegates urged to act with integrity

Winnie finally accepts Malema will never return to ANC

Winnie finally accepts Malema will never return to ANC
ANC struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has given up on the prospect of EFF leader Julius Malema returning back to the governing party. According to a Sowetan report, Madikizela-Mandela speaking to the people of Orange Farm in the Vaal on Sunday …
Winnie finally accepts Malema will never return to ANC

Archbishop Makgoba urges ANC ‘to put partisan interests aside’

Archbishop Makgoba urges ANC ‘to put partisan interests aside’
Makgoba says ANC members have ‘the opportunity of a lifetime: to put all factional, partisan interests aside and to follow their consciences’. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town on Tuesday urged all African National Congress (ANC) branch …
Archbishop Makgoba urges ANC ‘to put partisan interests aside’

Mahlobo: ANC must defend itself from members with nefarious intentions

Mahlobo: ANC must defend itself from members with nefarious intentions
The ANC is within its rights to defend itself from members that have nefarious intentions, Energy Minister and member of the party’s national executive committee David Mahlobo said. Speaking to the media on Monday evening following the election of the …
Mahlobo: ANC must defend itself from members with nefarious intentions

DA: Francois Rodgers on DA KZN: Speaker must probe ‘thuggery allegations’ against Finance MEC Belinda Scott

DA: Francois Rodgers on DA KZN: Speaker must probe ‘thuggery allegations’ against Finance MEC Belinda Scott
The Democratic Alliance will today write to KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Speaker, Lydia Johnson to request an urgent investigation following serious allegations of unethical behaviour against provincial Finance MEC Belinda Scott. The claims form part of an …
DA: Francois Rodgers on DA KZN: Speaker must probe ‘thuggery allegations’ against Finance MEC Belinda Scott

Ace Magashule scores another term as Free State ANC leader

Ace Magashule scores another term as Free State ANC leader
Free State premier Ace Magashule has been elected unopposed as chairperson of the ANC in the province. Magashule received a landslide 204 nominations against his former deputy Thabo Manyoni’s 25. Manyoni, however, did not attend the conference …
Ace Magashule scores another term as Free State ANC leader

Phosa in court to block 'unity' branches from attending ANC conference

Phosa in court to block 'unity' branches from attending ANC conference
An urgent court application by ANC presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa to stop Mpumalanga branches that nominated “unity” for the ANC’s top six positions from attending the party’s national elective conference is expected to be heard in the high …
Phosa in court to block 'unity' branches from attending ANC conference

Ace Magashule stays on as ANC chairperson in Free State

Ace Magashule stays on as ANC chairperson in Free State
Ace Magashule has been re-elected as the chairperson of the ANC in the Free State, extending his 23-year reign in the province. Magashule, who is also Free State premier, received 209 nominations from delegates in attendance while his former deputy Thabo …
Ace Magashule stays on as ANC chairperson in Free State

Building for the Long Term: Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

Building for the Long Term: Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci
mic Listen to the podcast: Walter Isaacson discusses his latest book, which is about Leonardo da Vinci. Walter Isaacson: For me, it was the creativity. I’ve written about a lot of smart people. I’ve done biographies of Ben Franklin and Steve Jobs and …
Building for the Long Term: Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

ANC's splitting heirs: party heading for a split, says analysts

ANC's splitting heirs: party heading for a split, says analysts
As African National Congress delegates gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that is threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting. The likelihood of a break-up is probably …
ANC's splitting heirs: party heading for a split, says analysts

The power of the ANC’s provinces could lead to the party’s demise

The power of the ANC’s provinces could lead to the party’s demise
The Inkatha led government of KwaZulu-Natal was the most significant of these formations. Jacob Zuma played a key role in defusing Inkatha antagonism towards the ANC, and eventually winning the support of many of its members. Key to the opposition to …
The power of the ANC’s provinces could lead to the party’s demise

ANC Leadership Race: What goes on behind the scenes – breathalyser tests and confiscated cellphones

ANC Leadership Race: What goes on behind the scenes – breathalyser tests and confiscated cellphones
Jill of all trades but really, mistress of none, Carien has of late been a political tourist chasing elections and summits in various parts of the world, especially in Africa. After spending her student days at political rallies in South Africa right …
ANC Leadership Race: What goes on behind the scenes – breathalyser tests and confiscated cellphones

ANC Leadership Race: Free State branches rally against provincial and national conference delegates

ANC Leadership Race: Free State branches rally against provincial and national conference delegates
Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be …
ANC Leadership Race: Free State branches rally against provincial and national conference delegates

ANC delegates advised not to be swayed, to remember mandates

ANC delegates advised not to be swayed, to remember mandates
Durban – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s supporters in KwaZulu-Natal were applauded for running a “fiercely decisive and progressive” campaign in the “turbulent’ province. Cosatu’s second deputy president, Zingiswa Losi, called on Ramaphosa …
ANC delegates advised not to be swayed, to remember mandates

The rise, fall, and retirement of Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The rise, fall, and retirement of Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Image Credt DOC via Government of South Africa Flickr. While South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is now in decline, between its founding in 1975 and the run up to the first democratic elections in 1994, it played a key, but complicated role …
The rise, fall, and retirement of Mangosuthu Buthelezi

ANC FS spokesperson: We are not aware of any court case against us

ANC FS spokesperson: We are not aware of any court case against us
The party is facing litigation that may see 402 delegates from the province being prevented from attending the party’s national elective conference this weekend. Free State ANC spokesperson Thabo Meeko briefing the media on the Free States provincial …
ANC FS spokesperson: We are not aware of any court case against us

DA: Gavin Davis says Mahlobo rushes nuclear plan in time for ANC Conference

DA: Gavin Davis says Mahlobo rushes nuclear plan in time for ANC Conference
It is reported that Cabinet approved a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) – which will open the door for nuclear procurement – on Wednesday 6 December. It is bizarre and highly irregular that no official Cabinet announcement was made last week.
DA: Gavin Davis says Mahlobo rushes nuclear plan in time for ANC Conference

ANC FS conference delayed by new court action

ANC FS conference delayed by new court action
The party was meant to hold this gathering last month but the Bloemfontein High Court ordered that it couldn’t go ahead until 29 branches in four regions had rerun their branch general meetings constitutionally. The ANC conference in the Free State has …
ANC FS conference delayed by new court action

DA seeks advice on legality of energy blueprint

DA seeks advice on legality of energy blueprint
Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance said on Monday it was taking legal advice on the approval of government’s new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) , which envisions nuclear procurement. Democratic Alliance energy spokesman, Gavin Davis, said the apparently …
DA seeks advice on legality of energy blueprint

Burnt bridges: five politicians who shockingly fell out of favour with Zuma

Burnt bridges: five politicians who shockingly fell out of favour with Zuma
Julius Sello Malema joined the ANC at the age of nine as a member of the Masupatsela (Trailblazers). At 14, Malema was elected as both chairperson of the ANCYL branch in Seshego, and as the regional chair in 1995. In 1997, Malema became the chair of the …
Burnt bridges: five politicians who shockingly fell out of favour with Zuma

402 ANC FS delegates could be prevented from attending elective conference

402 ANC FS delegates could be prevented from attending elective conference
Lawyers representing disgruntled members say 32% of branches have lodged disputes and have accused the provincial leaders of being in contempt of court. Free State ANC spokesperson Thabo Meeko briefing the media on the Free States provincial elective …
402 ANC FS delegates could be prevented from attending elective conference

Ramaphosa remains popular choice among ANC and opposition – survey

Ramaphosa remains popular choice among ANC and opposition – survey
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa remains the “popular choice” to lead the ANC to a victory in the upcoming 2019 elections, according to the figures collected by technology based research company, Ratepop. The company released its latest public opinion …
Ramaphosa remains popular choice among ANC and opposition – survey

DA: James Selfe says DA disappointed by further delays in charging Jacob Zuma

DA: James Selfe says DA disappointed by further delays in charging Jacob Zuma
The DA is disappointed but not at all surprised by yet more delaying tactics in the case against President Jacob Zuma on 783 counts of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and racketeering against him. In the first place, one wonders whether Shaun Abrahams …
DA: James Selfe says DA disappointed by further delays in charging Jacob Zuma

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC leadership race gets ready for final showdown

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC leadership race gets ready for final showdown
It is the final stretch to the ANC’s 54th national elective conference, which starts in Nasrec, Soweto, on Saturday. The conference is set to be the final showdown in the battle between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the …
POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC leadership race gets ready for final showdown

DA lays charges of corruption against Mbina-Mthembu

DA lays charges of corruption against Mbina-Mthembu
Democratic Alliance deputy chairperson and Spokesperson Refiloe Nts’sekhe has laid charges against Eastern Cape Director General Marion Mbina-Mthembu. Picture:Twitter The DA says, despite an election of the new ANC leadership next week, incidents of …
DA lays charges of corruption against Mbina-Mthembu

ANC likely to lose majority if Dlamini-Zuma becomes president: research

ANC likely to lose majority if Dlamini-Zuma becomes president: research
The ANC is likely to lose its parliamentary majority if it chooses Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its leader at this month’s elective conference‚ according to a poll. A survey conducted by Ratepop‚ a technology-based research and polling company‚ focused …
ANC likely to lose majority if Dlamini-Zuma becomes president: research

COLIN COLEMAN: Rise or fall: SA at a crossroads as ANC decides

COLIN COLEMAN: Rise or fall: SA at a crossroads as ANC decides
The world will be watching next weekend – hot on the heels of the exit of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Angola’s José Eduardo dos Santos – for further dramatic regional developments as the ANC elects new leaders for the next five years. The highly …
COLIN COLEMAN: Rise or fall: SA at a crossroads as ANC decides

Disgruntled FS ANC members mull court action over provincial conference

Disgruntled FS ANC members mull court action over provincial conference
The disgruntled members have accused the ANC of failing to resolve disputes in 84 branches and say any outcome of the provincial conference will be illegal. Chairperson Ace Magashule addresses delegates at the Free State ANC elective conference on 10 …
Disgruntled FS ANC members mull court action over provincial conference

Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, and dangerous

Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, and dangerous
South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated African National Congress (ANC) 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country’s nine provinces have consolidated their leadership preferences for the ANC’s …
Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, and dangerous

Make or break week for ANC, and South Africa

Make or break week for ANC, and South Africa
As delegates from the ANC gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that’s threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting. The likelihood of a break-up is probably the biggest …
Make or break week for ANC, and South Africa

DA terminates Ward 1 councillor’s membership

DA terminates Ward 1 councillor’s membership
The DA’s federal executive terminated the membership of Nelson Mandela Bay Ward 1 councillor Rashied Adams yesterday. The decision follows a notice to suspend his membership after he failed to pay a compulsory tithe to the party. “A vacancy will now be …
DA terminates Ward 1 councillor’s membership

Magashule sure of retaining Free State ANC leadership

Magashule sure of retaining Free State ANC leadership
JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) chairperson in the Free State, Ace Magashule, has told delegates at the provincial elective conference that he will be re-elected uncontested, continuing his reign as the ANC’s longest serving provincial leader.
Magashule sure of retaining Free State ANC leadership

How ANC presidential hopefuls shape up on social media

How ANC presidential hopefuls shape up on social media
South Africa’s next president could be elected this week at the ANC’s leadership conference in Soweto. Here is how the candidates have shaped up on social media. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma‚ who is one of the top contenders to succeed President Jacob Zuma for …
How ANC presidential hopefuls shape up on social media

DA welcomes, calls for Sassa/Sapo agreement to be tabled in parliament

DA welcomes, calls for Sassa/Sapo agreement to be tabled in parliament
CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance on Sunday welcomed the signing of the services agreement between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South Africa Post Office (Sapo) to facilitate implementation of a new social grants payment system …
DA welcomes, calls for Sassa/Sapo agreement to be tabled in parliament