South Africa’s quality of governance has it ranked fourth in a list of 52 African countries, according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Index of African Governance for 2014.
Carien du Plessis
Former ANC Youth League treasurer Pule Mabe could find himself out of the race for league president because of serious concerns in the ANC about handling yet another leader’s corruption fallout.
ANC policy head Jeff Radebe says that the ANC will step up its act ahead of the 2016 local government elections because it is worried that fewer people are voting for it.
Bid to appoint the state broadcaster’s controversial chief operating officer as acting CEO fails as communications minister opts for another candidate.
The South African government is expected to make a “big announcement” today or tomorrow about the repatriation of the bodies of those who died when a church guesthouse collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria.
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has admitted she “lost it” on the day that the Economic Freedom Fighters disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s question time in Parliament.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has called the cooperation between opposition parties like the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance a “counter-revolutionary” and “right wing coalition”.
Carien du Plessis had a few precious hours of free time during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, and, after a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, took a run through DC’s Disneyland for democracy.
The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will today send its first plane to Nigeria to begin repatriating those killed and injured when a church guesthouse collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria last Friday.
Women hold up half the sky. But 20 years ago, there was hardly anywhere for them to pee in our Parliament. Since then, more women have entered those chambers as politicians rather than merely their wives (for whom the few toilets in the parliamentary precinct were meant before 1994).
Embattled SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala is set to be “released” from her position as Transnet board member after she failed to produce her qualifications.
Paul Boughey has been appointed the Democratic Alliance’s new chief executive and will succeed outgoing chief executive Jonathan Moakes in January.
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Tuesday. I’m hanging in a huge tent. I’m waiting for the Commander in Chief. It’s been a long, sweaty wait.
When South Africans wanted details of President Jacob Zuma’s mysterious “rest and relaxation” visit to Russia last month, the response from the highest office was dismissive.