Read it online: FM's ANC election special edition

Read it online: FM's ANC election special edition
This edition features a comprehensive analytical account of what happened at the ANC elective conference, and what this means for our country. We explore how Steinhoff’s fortunes have darkened; a new … This edition of the Financial Mail is something …
Read it online: FM's ANC election special edition

ANC pushes expropriation of land without compensation

ANC pushes expropriation of land without compensation
The ANC conference has agreed to make amendments to the Constitution and Land Restitution Act that will pave the way for the state to expropriate land without compensation, said the party’s outgoing economic transformation subcommittee head Enoch …
ANC pushes expropriation of land without compensation

ANC decides on expropriation of land without compensation

ANC decides on expropriation of land without compensation
The ANC has resolved to change the law on expropriation of land without compensation – conditionally. The ruling party wants to amend Section 25 of the Constitution in order to allow the state to expropriate land without compensation – but it has not …
ANC decides on expropriation of land without compensation

ANC calls for nationalising central bank, land expropriation

ANC calls for nationalising central bank, land expropriation
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has adopted a resolution calling for the nationalisation of the central bank and land expropriation without compensation, a senior party official said on Wednesday. Any mention of nationalisation in South …
ANC calls for nationalising central bank, land expropriation

ANC Elective Conference 2017: “South Africa needs action, not words” – Cyril Ramaphosa

ANC Elective Conference 2017: “South Africa needs action, not words” – Cyril Ramaphosa
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 18: President Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa (who is the new president of the ANC) during the announcement of new party leadership at the 54th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on …
ANC Elective Conference 2017: “South Africa needs action, not words” – Cyril Ramaphosa

ANC resolves to take away rural land custodianship from chiefs

ANC resolves to take away rural land custodianship from chiefs
South Africans living on communal land under the custodianship of traditional leaders are set to gain full control and ownership of 13 percent of land. This comes after the ANC resolved at its national conference in Johannesburg that traditional leaders …
ANC resolves to take away rural land custodianship from chiefs

ANC ‘working speedily’ to implement free higher education for the poor

ANC ‘working speedily’ to implement free higher education for the poor
JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) says it’s working speedily to implement free higher education for the poor and the so-called missing middle. President Jacob Zuma announced last week that government will subsidise free education.
ANC ‘working speedily’ to implement free higher education for the poor

ANCYL must pay up for Malema Zille defamation case debt, or else

ANCYL must pay up for Malema Zille defamation case debt, or else
Cape Town – A Cape Town lawyer has initiated legal action against the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), making an application for a final liquidation order to be granted against the league for its failure to pay him following a defamation case. In 2010, Advocate …
ANCYL must pay up for Malema Zille defamation case debt, or else

ANC pushes for probe into feasibility of media appeals tribunal

ANC pushes for probe into feasibility of media appeals tribunal
It appears ANC members want finality on whether media in SA should be allowed to self-regulate or not. FILE: Jackson Mthembu hugs Baleka Mbete ahead of the announcement of the ANC’s new top 6 on 18 December 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN . JOHANNESBURG …
ANC pushes for probe into feasibility of media appeals tribunal

“Land redistribution without compensation” gets the ANC green light

“Land redistribution without compensation” gets the ANC green light
ANC Provincial Chairperson Enoch Godongwana has confirmed that the ANC NEC “will initiate amendments” for land redistribution in South Africa. The news is one of the standout events of the ANC Conference, and acknowledges the decades of suffering black …
“Land redistribution without compensation” gets the ANC green light

ANC wants land expropriation without compensation, but…

ANC wants land expropriation without compensation, but…
The ANC national conference in Nasrec mandated the incoming NEC to initiate a process towards the amendment of the country’s constitution section 25 to achieve land expropriation without compensation. , Enoch Godongwana This was announced by outgoing …
ANC wants land expropriation without compensation, but…

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, Ramaphosa yet to make first speech

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, Ramaphosa yet to make first speech
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 18: President Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa (who is the new president of the ANC) during the announcement of new party leadership at the 54th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on …
ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, Ramaphosa yet to make first speech

ANC agrees to speed up land expropriation process

ANC agrees to speed up land expropriation process
Government owns half of the fertile potential land. PICTURE: THAPELO MOREBUDI. ANC delegates at the party’s 54th National Elective Conference have agreed to speed up the process of land expropriation without compensation, by amending section 25 of the …
ANC agrees to speed up land expropriation process

'ANC to make room for land expropriation in Constitution'

'ANC to make room for land expropriation in Constitution'
The ANC national conference says it has agreed that the Constitution must be amended to achieve land expropriation without compensation. Enoch Godongwana gives a press conference on the outcomes of the economic transformation commission at the ANC’s …
'ANC to make room for land expropriation in Constitution'

ANC conference wants swift implementation of free education

ANC conference wants swift implementation of free education
The ANC elective conference has called on government to “speedily” implement the decision by President Jacob Zuma to provide free higher education for poor and working class students. This is according to science and technology minister Naledi Pandor …
ANC conference wants swift implementation of free education

ANC lawyers respond to letter of demand from ‘missing’ 68 voters

ANC lawyers respond to letter of demand from ‘missing’ 68 voters
JOHANNESBURG – Lawyers for the African National Congress (ANC) have responded to a letter of demand from the so-called missing 68 voters, inviting them to a meeting at Luthuli House later this week. The attorney representing the 68 says his clients are …
ANC lawyers respond to letter of demand from ‘missing’ 68 voters

ANC grants traditional leaders a slice of the land pie

ANC grants traditional leaders a slice of the land pie
The new ANC leaders wants to ‘protect the integrity’ of the party’s national conference and start ‘re-instilling the values’ of the movement The initial Ramaphosa rally is already settling down as analysts note that turning SA’s economy around …
ANC grants traditional leaders a slice of the land pie

ANC takes decision to decriminalise sex work

ANC takes decision to decriminalise sex work
The ANC has taken a decision to decriminalise sex work. The announcement was made after members at the ruling party’s 54th National Elective Conference discussed policy issues around social transformation. The decision was taken despite the ANC rejecting …
ANC takes decision to decriminalise sex work

ANC committee to get more muscle in handling member discipline

ANC committee to get more muscle in handling member discipline
The decision comes amid a debate within the ANC over Jacob Zuma’s future, while he hands over the reins to Cyril Ramaphosa as party leader. Fikile Mbalula is seen as he delivers a press conference on the outcomes of the commission on organizational …
ANC committee to get more muscle in handling member discipline

ANC delegates slam easy access to blue lights and military uniforms

ANC delegates slam easy access to blue lights and military uniforms
ANC conference delegates have lambasted the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and private security firms‚ questioning their easy access to military paraphernalia. This is according to energy minister David Mahlobo‚ who was briefing …
ANC delegates slam easy access to blue lights and military uniforms

ANC wants measures to tackle patriarchy within its ranks

ANC wants measures to tackle patriarchy within its ranks
Delegates at the ANC’s 54th national elective conference have admitted that patriarchy is a big problem in the governing party. This is according to senior ANC MP Nocawe Mafu‚ who was briefing the media on the resolutions adopted by the national …
ANC wants measures to tackle patriarchy within its ranks

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, land ownership will be a ‘local issue’

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, land ownership will be a ‘local issue’
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 18: President Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa (who is the new president of the ANC) during the announcement of new party leadership at the 54th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on …
ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, land ownership will be a ‘local issue’

ANC talks tough on state capture, gender equality & court battles

ANC talks tough on state capture, gender equality & court battles
JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) is talking tough on issues of state capture, gender equality and court battles involving its members on day five of its conference in Nasrec. The party has given feedback on its discussions on policy and …
ANC talks tough on state capture, gender equality & court battles

ANC wants centres of power ‘managed’ to avoid Mbeki recall scenario

ANC wants centres of power ‘managed’ to avoid Mbeki recall scenario
The African National Congress (ANC) wants the two centres of power efficiently “managed” to avoid tensions and similar situations that led to the recall of former president Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s ruling party said on Wednesday. Fikile Mbalula …
ANC wants centres of power ‘managed’ to avoid Mbeki recall scenario

ANC says Zuma is to appoint an inquiry into state capture immediately

ANC says Zuma is to appoint an inquiry into state capture immediately
Scientists link early retirement to death, and the split top six has horrified some commentators because it rules out the happily-ever-after scenario according to Steven Friedman Among pledges the ANC has struggled to deliver are free university tuition …
ANC says Zuma is to appoint an inquiry into state capture immediately

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, Mbalula pokes fun at “old man” Maine

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, Mbalula pokes fun at “old man” Maine
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 18: President Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa (who is the new president of the ANC) during the announcement of new party leadership at the 54th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on …
ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day five, Mbalula pokes fun at “old man” Maine

Six things the new ANC leadership needs to deal with urgently

Six things the new ANC leadership needs to deal with urgently
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 18: New president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa during the announcement of new party leadership at the 5th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on December 18, 2017 in Soweto, South …
Six things the new ANC leadership needs to deal with urgently

ANC calls on Zuma to comply with Public Protector recommendation

ANC calls on Zuma to comply with Public Protector recommendation
The national conference of the ANC has resolved that President Jacob Zuma should immediately appoint the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture as recommended by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. This exerts more pressure on Zuma to …
ANC calls on Zuma to comply with Public Protector recommendation

ANC conference deadlocks on giving more teeth to integrity committee

ANC conference deadlocks on giving more teeth to integrity committee
The ANC ‘s national conference has ended with a deadlock on the proposal to give more powers to its integrity committee to force leaders to step down if they bring the party into disrepute. This according to the chairperson of the ANC’s subcommittee on …
ANC conference deadlocks on giving more teeth to integrity committee

DA says SARS is using legal action to intimidate Jacques Pauw

DA says SARS is using legal action to intimidate Jacques Pauw
The DA has accused the commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) of engaging in intimidatory tactics by launching legal action against the author of The President’s Keepers. Commissioner Tom Moyane is seeking a declaratory order that …
DA says SARS is using legal action to intimidate Jacques Pauw

ANC wants Zuma to be answerable to Luthuli House

ANC wants Zuma to be answerable to Luthuli House
The ANC’s national conference wants President Jacob Zuma as head of state to be answerable to Luthuli House now that he is no longer at the helm of the party. Following commissions on organisational renewal‚ the ANC resolved that power must now be …
ANC wants Zuma to be answerable to Luthuli House

DA councillor suspended for anti-biker Facebook rant

DA councillor suspended for anti-biker Facebook rant
Kimberley – DA councillor at the Sol Plaatje Municipality Ockert Fourie, whose ‘vitriolic’ Facebook post against bikers has gone viral, has not only been suspended from the party, but it also facing a hate speech investigation by the South African Human …
DA councillor suspended for anti-biker Facebook rant

ANC served with lawyers letters over “missing votes”

ANC served with lawyers letters over “missing votes”
Letters on behalf of disgruntled Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal delegates have been delivered to the ANC amid concerns over the 68 “missing votes” which threaten to plunge the thus far successful national elective conference into disarray. Representing …
ANC served with lawyers letters over “missing votes”

Explainer: The DA vs De Lille, and her fight-back plans to remain mayor of Cape Town

Explainer: The DA vs De Lille, and her fight-back plans to remain mayor of Cape Town
Marelise van der Merwe writes about anything and everything. After she studied, and then studied some more, and then studied a bit more, she spent some years writing, editing, researching and teaching, before becoming production editor at the Daily Maverick.
Explainer: The DA vs De Lille, and her fight-back plans to remain mayor of Cape Town

TOM EATON: What the ANC needs now is a priest‚ an undertaker and a headstone

TOM EATON: What the ANC needs now is a priest‚ an undertaker and a headstone
There’s still a whole lot we don’t know. The whereabouts of those 68 votes‚ for example‚ and whether Cyril Ramaphosa will spend the next five years with one hand tied behind his back or both clamped in a pair of cuffs made in Saxonwold. But over …
TOM EATON: What the ANC needs now is a priest‚ an undertaker and a headstone

Court papers ready to challenge ANC conference Secretary General vote

Court papers ready to challenge ANC conference Secretary General vote
Dali Mpofu up for the Unified Democratic Movement (UDM) and Congress of the People (COPE) speaks during a hearing in the case of the public protector vs the President of the Republic of South Africa at the High Court in, Pretoria on November 1, 2016.
Court papers ready to challenge ANC conference Secretary General vote

Sydney Mufamadi: Zuma has nothing of value to add to the ANC

Sydney Mufamadi: Zuma has nothing of value to add to the ANC
ANC veteran Sydney Mufamadi says there’s no reason why President Jacob Zuma should continue to lead the country after the conference. Former ANC President Jacob Zuma sings at the ANC’s 54th national conference on 18 December 2017. Picture: Sethembiso …
Sydney Mufamadi: Zuma has nothing of value to add to the ANC

ANC steering committee meets Elexions as a court case looms

ANC steering committee meets Elexions as a court case looms
The Nasrec 68, now believed to be votes of delegates from Vhembe district in Limpopo and Abaqulusi district district in Kwazulu-Natal, continues to dominate the news at Nasrec. While it has been reported that voting for the NEC has concluded, it has now …
ANC steering committee meets Elexions as a court case looms

Ace Magashule doubt may derail ANC conference

Ace Magashule doubt may derail ANC conference
The former son-in-law of Augusto Pinochet has had to give up control of SQM, the world’s biggest lithium carbonate exporter, in a move that could ultimately boost output The initial Ramaphosa rally is already settling down as analysts note that turning …
Ace Magashule doubt may derail ANC conference

SA awaits NEC announcement as Ramaphosa prepares to address ANC

SA awaits NEC announcement as Ramaphosa prepares to address ANC
It’s been an anxious wait for ANC members, over the uncertainty regarding voting issues around the top six election. But it’s been a busy past few hours: A heated debate over disputed votes is expected to come to plenary after lengthy meetings by the …
SA awaits NEC announcement as Ramaphosa prepares to address ANC

Dramatic start for Ramaphosa as new ANC president

Dramatic start for Ramaphosa as new ANC president
Newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has had a dramatic first day as the party’s number one leader. New ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa hugged his opponent, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as she conceded the race on Monday evening. Picture: ALON SKUY This …
Dramatic start for Ramaphosa as new ANC president

Ramaphosa set to deliver his first address as ANC leader

Ramaphosa set to deliver his first address as ANC leader
While Cyril Ramaphosa was scheduled to speak at around noon, the delays and disputes that have plagued the five-day gathering mean it is only likely to happen later in the day. Newly elected ANC deputy president David Mabuza (left) and new party leader …
Ramaphosa set to deliver his first address as ANC leader

DA councillor on ice over 'hateful' Facebook post

DA councillor on ice over 'hateful' Facebook post
Kimberley – Kimberley DA councillor at the Sol Plaatje Municipality, Ockert Fourie, whose Facebook “vitriolic post” against bikers has gone viral, has not only been suspended from the party, but it also facing a hate speech investigation by the South …
DA councillor on ice over 'hateful' Facebook post

ANC is technically insolvent, financial report shows

ANC is technically insolvent, financial report shows
The ANC is technically insolvent as its liabilities exceed the value of its assets, according to the financial report tabled by outgoing treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize to the ANC national conference on Sunday. Mkhize says in his report that “a process of …
ANC is technically insolvent, financial report shows

No plan to extend conference beyond today: ANC

No plan to extend conference beyond today: ANC
There are no plans to extend the ANC’s five-day elective conference beyond today, the party’s spokeswoman Khusela Sangoni-Khawe announced on Tuesday night. Delegates react after the announcement of the new ANC president during the 54th ANC National …
No plan to extend conference beyond today: ANC

Opposition parties raise concerns over ANC’s new top 6

Opposition parties raise concerns over ANC’s new top 6
With this top six, they represent a geographical spread.” The Inkatha Freedom Party’s Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the slate compromise, if not handled well, could result in internal tensions which will divert the ruling party’s attention from serving the …
Opposition parties raise concerns over ANC’s new top 6

Ramaphosa: New ANC leadership a combination of different ideas

Ramaphosa: New ANC leadership a combination of different ideas
New ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa conducted his first official duties on Tuesday following his election as Jacob Zuma’s successor on Monday. Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is seen on 19 December as he embarks on a walk about of stalls selling ANC …
Ramaphosa: New ANC leadership a combination of different ideas

The ANC let women down, says a bitterly disappointed Bathabile

The ANC let women down, says a bitterly disappointed Bathabile
Bitterly disappointed, and not hiding it. That was how the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) president Bathabile Dlamini faced the press yesterday after Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as ANC president over the league’s preferred candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
The ANC let women down, says a bitterly disappointed Bathabile

Zweli Mkhize: ANC is technically insolvent

Zweli Mkhize: ANC is technically insolvent
The ANC is technically insolvent as its liabilities exceed the value of its assets, according to the financial report tabled by outgoing treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize to the ANC national conference on Sunday. Mkhize says in his report that “a process of …
Zweli Mkhize: ANC is technically insolvent

‘ANC NEC list of candidates’ hits social media

‘ANC NEC list of candidates’ hits social media
Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new president of the ANC. What are your views? Ramaphosa has been patient for more than 20 years; he deserves to win the ANC presidency. Citizens should not stop behaving like Ramaphosa just got back from exile; he …
‘ANC NEC list of candidates’ hits social media

DA councillor suspended after calling for motorcyclists to die

DA councillor suspended after calling for motorcyclists to die
Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape has suspended a councillor over a social media post in which he said he would like to see motorcyclists die gruesome deaths, the leader in the province said on Tuesday. In a Facebook post on …
DA councillor suspended after calling for motorcyclists to die

ANC says sorry for journalists being harassed, assaulted

ANC says sorry for journalists being harassed, assaulted
The ANC on Tuesday apologised after several accredited journalists covering its 54th national elective conference in Johannesburg vociferously complained about being harassed and assaulted by the hordes of police officers and private security deployed at …
ANC says sorry for journalists being harassed, assaulted

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day four as it happened

ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day four as it happened
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 18: President Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa (who is the new president of the ANC) during the announcement of new party leadership at the 5th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on …
ANC Elective Conference 2017: Day four as it happened

Journalists complain about bullying by security at ANC conference

Journalists complain about bullying by security at ANC conference
Journalists attending the ANC’s national elective conference have charged they have been having a hard time reporting on developments at the gathering because of bullying by security guards. Several journalists covering the event complained about being …
Journalists complain about bullying by security at ANC conference

ANC apologises for security's heavy-handedness toward media

ANC apologises for security's heavy-handedness toward media
Johannesburg – South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress on Tuesday apologised after several accredited journalists covering its 54th national elective conference in Johannesburg vociferously complained about being harassed and …
ANC apologises for security's heavy-handedness toward media

Ramaphosa goes on first walkabout as ANC president

Ramaphosa goes on first walkabout as ANC president
This is Ramaphosa’s first public duty as the newly elected president of the governing party and if his jovial conversations with the vendors were anything to go by, it’s safe to say he is in high spirits. Newly elected African National Congress (ANC …
Ramaphosa goes on first walkabout as ANC president

TRAINSPOTTER: How the ANC managed to birth the Ramabuza monstrosity

TRAINSPOTTER: How the ANC managed to birth the Ramabuza monstrosity
Richard Poplak was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music videos and commercials. Now a full-time writer …
TRAINSPOTTER: How the ANC managed to birth the Ramabuza monstrosity

ANC conference security remove journalist Sam Mkokeli for complaining about treatment of media

ANC conference security remove journalist Sam Mkokeli for complaining about treatment of media
In its presentation to banks on Tuesday, the company says is not yet ‘able to assess the magnitude of financial irregularities’ The ratings agency, the only one of the big three to rate SA government bonds above junk, cautions that Ramaphosa’s …
ANC conference security remove journalist Sam Mkokeli for complaining about treatment of media

Iconic Cleveland restaurant Massimo da Milano is closing, ending years of colorful stories, gatherings (photos)

Iconic Cleveland restaurant Massimo da Milano is closing, ending years of colorful stories, gatherings (photos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Anyone who has driven across the Detroit-Superior Bridge from downtown and slowed to a stop at the light on West 25th Street knows Massimo da Milano. The 27-year-old restaurant has anchored the neighborhood since the day Tony DiIorio …
Iconic Cleveland restaurant Massimo da Milano is closing, ending years of colorful stories, gatherings (photos)

ANC keen to avoid courts to solve top six discrepancy

ANC keen to avoid courts to solve top six discrepancy
JOHANNESBURG – With an apparent dispute over numbers in the voting for the African National Congress (ANC)’s leadership positions, there are heightened concerns that the disagreement could ultimately end up in court. Several provincial disputes over …
ANC keen to avoid courts to solve top six discrepancy

DA insists that Ekurhuleni mayor resign after Ramaphosa win

DA insists that Ekurhuleni mayor resign after Ramaphosa win
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it rejects the denial by Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina, that he had said last month he would resign as mayor and African National Congress (ANC) regional chairperson if Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the …
DA insists that Ekurhuleni mayor resign after Ramaphosa win

ANC Gauteng Chair calls for a re-vote over Secretary General nomination [video]

ANC Gauteng Chair calls for a re-vote over Secretary General nomination
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 18: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Delegates during the announcement of new party leadership at the 5th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on December 18, 2017. ANC Gauteng Deputy Chairperson …
ANC Gauteng Chair calls for a re-vote over Secretary General nomination

MAIMANE LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING ON RAMAPHOSA IN 2019

MAIMANE LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING ON RAMAPHOSA IN 2019
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he looks forward taking on Cyril Ramaphosa in the next national elections in 2019, criticising the new African National Congress president as someone who once voted for Jacob Zuma. The opposition leader …
MAIMANE LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING ON RAMAPHOSA IN 2019

ANC Women’s League troubled by male-dominated top six

ANC Women’s League troubled by male-dominated top six
ANC leader says the lack of gender equality in the newly elected top six shows that the ANC’s Women’s League still has a long journey ahead of them and that they will have to make up for having only one female representative. Zulu told reporters that …
ANC Women’s League troubled by male-dominated top six

Maimane: I'm looking forward to taking on Ramaphosa in 2019

Maimane: I'm looking forward to taking on Ramaphosa in 2019
DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he’s ready to take on new counterpart, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, in the build up to the 2019 general elections. Maimane says Ramaphosa is partly responsible for the state of the governing party because of his years …
Maimane: I'm looking forward to taking on Ramaphosa in 2019

ANC top 6: The premier league was the ultimate victor

ANC top 6: The premier league was the ultimate victor
Around 7.30pm when the last of the winners for the top six had been announced, there was something distinctively different with this conference of the ANC. The thunderous celebrations that are characteristic of similar moments in the last two ANC …
ANC top 6: The premier league was the ultimate victor

ANC election battle is over (we think) but the policy war begins

ANC election battle is over (we think) but the policy war begins
Cyril Ramaphosa may have won the presidential election battle at the ANC’s 54th national conference, but the war for the ANC will continue in policy discussions expected to commence today. The so-called “unity ticket” win on Monday evening sees the …
ANC election battle is over (we think) but the policy war begins

“It’s an old bus, with a new driver” – Maimane and South Africans talk to BBC’s Newsnight about ANC vote

“It’s an old bus, with a new driver” – Maimane and South Africans talk to BBC’s Newsnight about ANC vote
The eyes of the world were on South Africa last night, as the ANC vote for a new President gave Cyril Ramaphosa the top job. He became the party’s 14th leader. He managed to stave off the challenge of fellow candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, but must now …
“It’s an old bus, with a new driver” – Maimane and South Africans talk to BBC’s Newsnight about ANC vote

Patricia De Lille vows to take legal action against DA if removed as mayor

Patricia De Lille vows to take legal action against DA if removed as mayor
While the ANC has been electing a new president and top six, the DA and its long-serving Cape Town mayor are at war with one another. Last week, news broke that the DA had suspended De Lille from party activities and demanded she submits reasons to explain …
Patricia De Lille vows to take legal action against DA if removed as mayor

‘Ramaphosa is just a new face to the old ANC’

‘Ramaphosa is just a new face to the old ANC’
DA leader Mmusi Maimane said it is a little too late for Cyril Ramaphosa to save the ANC. This follows the election of Ramaphosa as the new ANC president on Monday evening. The new president won the elections with 2440 votes against his opponent Nkosazana …
‘Ramaphosa is just a new face to the old ANC’

DA: Ramaphosa's election as ANC leader too little, too late

DA: Ramaphosa's election as ANC leader too little, too late
The opposition party says that Ramaphosa’s election at the ANC’s 54th conference means very little for South Africans who are affected by poverty and unemployment. Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa (right) and party members celebrate at the 54th …
DA: Ramaphosa's election as ANC leader too little, too late

Nasrec day three: So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba

Nasrec day three: So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba
It is not an unmitigated disaster. At least the branches of the ANC have made it very clear what they think about slates and being lobbied, cajoled, and allegedly bribed, to vote along faction lines. Other than that — and the tempered and possibly …
Nasrec day three: So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba

DA councillor's 'hateful' Facebook post sparks outcry

DA councillor's 'hateful' Facebook post sparks outcry
Kimberley – A DA councillor, who made hateful remarks towards the local biking fraternity in a Facebook post over the weekend, is now fearing for his life after a Kimberley pastor organised an “intervention”. The “intervention”, during which DA …
DA councillor's 'hateful' Facebook post sparks outcry

ANC top 6: The premier league, was the ultimate victor

ANC top 6: The premier league, was the ultimate victor
Around 7.30pm when the last of the winners for the top six had been announced, there was something distinctively different with this conference of the ANC. The thunderous celebrations that are characteristic of similar moments in the last two ANC …
ANC top 6: The premier league, was the ultimate victor

It’s Cyril: Ramaphosa elected as new president of ANC

It’s Cyril: Ramaphosa elected as new president of ANC
The fortunes of the ANC made a turn for the better yesterday when conference delegates elected a “mixed bag” of leaders, to ensure a united party towards the 2019 elections. The rand immediately responded, rallying by 4% within minutes of the news of …
It’s Cyril: Ramaphosa elected as new president of ANC

Zuma takes final walkabout as ANC president

Zuma takes final walkabout as ANC president
WHEN the media was invited to join outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma on a walkabout around Nasrec, little did they know that it would mean having to push and shove each other to get the opportunity for photographs. The walkabout entailed a walk through the …
Zuma takes final walkabout as ANC president

ANC turns attention to election of crucial NEC

ANC turns attention to election of crucial NEC
The new NEC is expected to play a crucial role and its composition may determine the future of president Jacob Zuma. ANC members celebrate as the party’s new top six is announced at the 54th national conference on 18 December 2017. Picture: Sethembiso …
ANC turns attention to election of crucial NEC

So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba

So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba
It is not an unmitigated disaster. At least the branches of the ANC have made it very clear what they think about slates and being lobbied, cajoled, and allegedly bribed, to vote along faction lines. Other than that — and the tempered and possibly …
So long, and thanks for the deeply divided ANC, uBaba

Analysts question if new ANC leadership represents unity

Analysts question if new ANC leadership represents unity
Analysts say that Ramaphosa’s vision for the ANC does not coincide with those of the powerful provincial leaders, and that this could find him politically constrained when trying to implement his goals for the party. The ANC’s newly elected top six …
Analysts question if new ANC leadership represents unity

It’s Cyril: Ramaphosa elected new president of ANC

It’s Cyril: Ramaphosa elected new president of ANC
The fortunes of the ANC made a turn for the better yesterday when conference delegates elected a “mixed bag” of leaders, to ensure a united party towards the 2019 elections. The rand immediately responded, rallying by 4% within minutes of the news of …
It’s Cyril: Ramaphosa elected new president of ANC

ANC Women's League president Dlamini upset by Dlamini Zuma defeat

ANC Women's League president Dlamini upset by Dlamini Zuma defeat
JOHANNESBURG – With South Africa waking up to the reality of a new African National Congress (ANC) president, some pro-Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma lobbyists have not taken the news of her loss well. ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini is yet to …
ANC Women's League president Dlamini upset by Dlamini Zuma defeat