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ANC veterans call on party’s NEC to ‘act against Magashule and dismember RET group’

The ANC Veterans League in the North West has called for Luthuli House to act against party secretary-general Ace Magashule at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend. → Read More

Cosatu ditches the ANC lekgotla for the first time in years

The ANC national executive committee lekgotla on Friday was briefed on the implementation of the governing party’s policy resolutions and government’s plans to deliver on these promises. However, trade union federation Cosatu was a no-show for the first time in years → Read More

Lockdown level 2: Cyril Ramaphosa goes for broke

As Covid-19 infections show a decline and recoveries reach almost 80%, the president opens up almost all economic activity. → Read More

ANC divided over integrity committee’s findings

The ANC integrity committee’s findings are again at the centre of divisions in the leadership of the party, with some accusing it of being used as an axe to deal with leaders. → Read More

Electoral Act ruling: Voters should guard against being overoptimistic

Thursday’s Constitutional Court ruling that the Electoral Act is unconstitutional opens the door for a new wave of independent candidates to take part for the first time in provincial and national elections. → Read More

Various legal challenges to be launched against lockdown

As citizens get ever more restless stuck at home, disgruntled businesses, religious leaders and politicians are gearing up for legal challenges. → Read More

Mkhwebane vs Modise: ‘The Speaker is a pugilist facing a challenger’

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is smelling a rare court victory as she insists that the Western Cape high court should still adjudicate on her interdict application against National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise. → Read More

Virus havoc: No time to wait, says Treasury, as infection rate spikes

“Contain, contain, contain!” That is the message from National Treasury to the government, warning that the state should do “whatever it takes” to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. → Read More

Mkhwebane vows to take legal action as she fights for survival

Embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is heading to court to halt the parliamentary process to investigate her fitness to hold office – a process that could lead to her ouster. → Read More

How Tito Mboweni lost battle to liquidate SAA and start new airline

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and his team’s proposals to liquidate SAA and start a new airline were defeated at the ANC NEC meeting and lekgotla last weekend. → Read More

Conflict between board and Gordhan delays appointment of Transnet CEO

Six months since interviews were conducted, Transnet still does not have a permanent chief executive officer. → Read More

Former North West finance MEC Wendy Nelson arrested for fraud

The Hawks have arrested former North West finance MEC Wendy Nelson on charges of fraud, spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said on Friday. → Read More

ANC sued for failing to pay for 595 cars

An Ekurhuleni-based car rental company is suing the ANC for more than R5.7 million, including interest, after the governing party failed to pay for the 595 motor vehicles it rented. → Read More

MK in the Eastern Cape defiantly holds provincial conference

The ANC’s ex-combatants in the Eastern Cape on Saturday held what they dubbed “the first all-inclusive uMkhonto weSizwe conference” attended by both members of the warring factions – the MK Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and the MK National Co → Read More

‘I won’t tolerate insults’: Mkhwebane acts against two of her so-called detractors

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she won’t tolerate insults to her person and the office, and is prepared to take anyone who crosses the line to task. → 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

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

Ace warns government to act fast on election promises

Ace Magashule says drastic policy changes proposed at last national conference, including the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank and land expropriation without compensation, would not form part of the government's priorities in its first 100 days → Read More

Bheki Cele guns for police chief

A proxy fight for control of the SAPS is under way, as the police minister and the national commissioner butt heads over a senior officer’s axing. → Read More