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Bongani Bongo under pressure to step down

Pressure is mounting for former state security minister Bongani Bongo to step down from his responsibilities ahead of this week’s sitting of the ANC’s national executive committee. → Read More

Zille wins with Ngwenya return

Legal opinion sourced by DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has given the green light for the return of former MP Gwen Ngwenya as head of policy. → Read More

Steenhuisen backs Ngwenya to return as DA head of policy

DA leader John Steenhuisen has thrown his weight behind Gwen Ngwenya, saying he will argue for her to be head of policy when the federal executive meets on Friday. → Read More

Steenhuisen set to be interim leader as DA’s warring factions continue bruising battle

The DA is set for a gruelling few months in the run-up to next year’s elective congress, where its two warring factions will go head to head to decide on its future direction. → Read More

DA goes easy on Helen Zille over black privilege tweets

Fear of in-fighting, which could spill to the public, is the main reason the DA decided not to discipline former party leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille. → Read More

Cyril Ramaphosa has his back against the wall

Detractors within the ANC will not support action against Mkhwebane while opposition parties want Parliament to discipline him. → Read More

Parliament faces funding shortfall of R394 million

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, has told members of parliament during her budget speech that Parliament will have to contend with a funding shortfall of R394 million. → Read More

Cyril gears up for war

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made a last-ditch attempt to persuade Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that he was neither beholden to, nor captured by, the private interests of those who pumped millions of rands into his ANC election campaign. → Read More

DA to rein in Twitter-happy MPs

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen is in the process of writing new caucus rules to rein in MPs who continue to display “ill discipline” on social media. → Read More

ANC speaks with forked tongue

SACP’s Mapaila has owned up to raising the explosive issue of quantitative easing, which showed a massive division in the ANC. → Read More

Ace Magashule taken to task as Cyril Ramaphosa flexes his muscles

President moves to consolidate his power, taking NEC members to task over contrary comments and urging restraint. → Read More

‘I’m disappointed’: DA’s head of elections Moakes quits ‘toxic’ party

The DA’s head of elections Jonathan Moakes has formally announced his resignation from the party. → Read More

Ramaphosa may head to Zondo commission to testify

President Cyril Ramaphosa will “probably” take the stand when the ANC finally gets its chance to make submissions before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture. This is projected to happen sometime next year, towards the end of the hearin → Read More

IEC has plans to stop foreign funding for the SA elections

After numerous campaigns by civil society organisations, South Africans will finally know who funds political parties and be assured that no foreign funds will influence elections. → Read More

‘I am tougher than before’: Maimane says he is ready to lead

Is DA leader Mmusi Maimane ready to be president of South Africa? “I am readier today than I was five years ago,” he says. → Read More

ANC makes the jobs promise again

For your vote in the upcoming general elections the ANC promises to create some 1.3 million jobs over the next five years. → Read More

Malusi Gigaba fights back: ‘I will not give in to devious plot’

The under-siege minister is dodging bullets from all quarters, but says he will not resign and ‘give in to a devious plot’. → Read More

Brian Hlongwa, Qedani Mahlangu face Gauteng axing

The ANC’s integrity commission will today present the Gauteng provincial executive committee (PEC) with a report, which is expected to recommend that provincial leaders Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa be expelled from the provincial executive. → Read More

Moerane report lambasted

Civil society groups slam inquiry into KZN political killings for its failure to focus on crime intelligence or dodgy security companies. → Read More

Parliament must carry the can for suicide

Former and current employees of Parliament are calling on the House to be held accountable for a tragic “protest” suicide, instead of shifting the blame on to the police. → Read More