Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has blamed the current state of the labour federation’s finances on “bad decisions” on the buying of a new building.
Carien du Plessis
Revelations about South Africa’s spy activities seemed not to have stirred the diplomatic community too much, but trust and diplomatic intelligence-gathering activities might be shaken in the long term.
South Africa’s new ambassador to Washington, DC, Mninwa Mahlangu, has set tongues wagging in the US after it emerged that he may have received his distance-learning degree from an unaccredited institution.
A lot has been written and said about the spy cable leaks. Here’s a quick guide to the things worth knowing.
The United States has rubbished claims in recently leaked intelligence documents that it opposed African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s bid for the position in 2012.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that facilitating talks between different political parties in Lesotho after last year’s coup was more difficult than he thought it would be.
Some fighters came with a purpose, others came for the party, and a few drily said they were duped.
President Robert Mugabe says he is “happy” about turning 91 and ascribed his longevity to the fact that “God has looked after me”.
Leaders from the Southern African Development Community are set to meet in Pretoria today about the “political and security” situation in Lesotho, while an unprecedented court case against King Letsie III in Maseru is threatening to spark protest action.
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s tilt at the DA’s provincial leadership is said to be aimed at outmanoeuvring those who want to see party leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille return to Parliament.
Now that the drama of last night’s state of the nation address in Parliament is over, we can focus on the actual speech. Here are the things you should know:
The EFF has vowed to lay charges against the security officers they alleged manhandled them when they were ejected from Parliament.
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The part of Nhlanhla Nene’s budget that’s getting to me is the fact that he’s upped personal income tax while leaving the corporates alone. That’s not cool.
The article, “Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele moves on” by Biénne Huisman (City Press, February 22 2015), contains some serious inaccuracies. In particular, I point to the claim that “The money owed to former staff members ranges from R10 000 to R30 000 for the months of July and August”.
This week we report that banks repossessed almost 5 000 cars from the country’s middle class in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces.