A draft report by the parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy has concluded that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings against President Jacob Zuma on misspending on his private home were not binding.
Beeld today published a copy of a letter that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela wrote to President Jacob Zuma six weeks ago. In it, she warns him that his response to her report on security upgrades at his Nkandla home "sets a dangerous precedent".
Just three months after it was reported that the ANC wanted more money for political parties, it has been alleged that the governing party is in financial doldrums and may even have to cut staff.
A call by Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane in the National Assembly today for a special debate on the president failing to appear to answer a full session of oral questions has been dismissed as posturing.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that the labour federation risks irrelevance if it doesn’t stop infighting and get its house in order.
Unions that leave the tripartite alliance will become divided, South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has said.
The Firearms Control Act should be reviewed to help reduce the number of illegal guns on South African streets, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has said.
Hot or Not
Not all of us can deliver bad news in a way that makes it sound positive, or proactive and certain. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene did it this week. He said we were going to pay more tax and told his colleagues in government their belts would be tightened. And no one seemed that angry. This was probably because his speech was not hot potatoes; it was just plain hot.Not:
“Doesn’t it just blow your mind,” CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour asked a guest, “to see a township black judge handing down a sentence?” What is a “township black judge”, Ms Amanpour, and why would Judge Thokozile Masipa’s calm, capable handling of the Oscar Pistorius trial blow anyone’s mind? She’s just doing her job.
Shakes Mashaba for turning no-hopers Bafana Bafana into a respectable outfit. They are unbeaten in four matches, and are on course to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals after a 3-0 away victory over Sudan, a goalless home draw against Nigeria, a 2-0 away win over Congo Brazzaville and a goalless draw at home. Bafana have yet to concede a goal under Mashaba.Not:
A media monitoring company reported on Friday that Brett Kebble’s killer, Mikey Schultz, snapped up 30% of the previous day’s media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial – just by being in court. This may be the highlight
of Schultz’s life because his only claim to fame up to now is getting away with murder.
He was hot as director-general in the Treasury and hotter as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. But you can’t get much hotter than having your signature on every SA banknote. Lesetja Kganyago will succeed Gill Marcus as Reserve Bank governor next month. It was only a matter of time before someone of his calibre was rewarded with a top post.Not:
Lonmin has failed to show it did all it could to improve labour relations at its Marikana mine, which exploded into mayhem in 2012. Its executives performed dismally at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when they took the stand. This week, it gagged an NGO that sought to present findings of transfer pricing and tax dodging.
National Under-17 side Amajimbos for completing a hat-trick of SA soccer teams to qualify for next year’s major continental competitions. It has been a fairy tale for the national teams since Banyana qualified for the African Women’s Championship, followed by Amajita (U-20) and now Amajimbos, who are going to Niger. Bafana have many reasons to follow suit.Not:
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane attributed the three weeks of water stoppages around Gauteng to “a technical glitch”. Clearly, the minister lives in a bubble. Water is a basic right and being deprived of this for three weeks while officials try to figure out the problem, is just
Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.Not:
God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.
The friction in Cosatu cannot be blamed on the ANC, says party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.
A background screening process commissioned by the Democratic Alliance has provided more proof that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala does not have a degree.
The National Freedom Party’s youth movement’s call to rename Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, after Senzo Meyiwa, is callous and opportunistic, the Inkatha Freedom Party has said.
The money allocated for a nudist-friendly beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast should be used to provide service delivery instead, the Inkatha Freedom Party has said.
ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was discharged from hospital this morning following treatment after he was shot in a robbery.
Zelda la Grange doesn’t have political ambitions – but the one person she would work for is Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
The anger displayed by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is justifiable, Nelson Mandela’s former private secretary Zelda la Grange has said.
His lips turned blue, and he took a deep breath.
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Please stop telling me about respect because you only have oppression, corruption and ageism to give in return. Do not hide your incapacity, insecurity and unintelligibility with age – it’s stale and it’s embarrassing.
Yes, there is good news on Ebola. Nigeria and Senegal have been declared Ebola-free. This is a reflection of good governance. Nigeria learnt from a previous polio outbreak to lock down a breakout to prevent a pandemic.