The diplomatic crisis that has resulted in some African countries threatening to shut down South African businesses as a result of the xenophobic attacks forced President Jacob Zuma to cancel a state visit to Indonesia.
The government has issued a communiqué to civil servants today in an effort to reassure them that the 5.8% wage offer the government has made to public sector unions is “fair and reasonable”.
The disjointed management of the criminal justice system by the police, courts and correctional services has led to sharp increases in the levels of dissatisfaction among victims of crime in South Africa, according to Statistician-General Pali Lehohla.
Born in Ga-Sekhukhune, Limpopo, 24-year-old Sekhukhune Sekhukhune has always been a vocal activist – he has been a member of the SA Students’ Congress and the ANC Youth League, and now belongs to the EFF.
Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has admitted that the expulsion of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will result in some members and unions breaking away from the federation, though he is confident it can avoid a split.
The black business community should stop lamenting about a lack of government services because only those from Nkandla have a right to do so, President Jacob Zuma has said.
President Jacob Zuma has slammed civil servants who misuse consultants and employ their friends and relatives who cannot do their jobs properly.
Collins Chabane’s family yesterday used his funeral in Xikundu, Limpopo, to insist that President Jacob Zuma establish a separate municipality for the people of Malamulele in Limpopo.
A rural Limpopo boy grew up to touch so many lives in SA and became more than just a politician. Xolani Mbanjwa looks at the man, the musician, the father, the husband, the revolutionary and the great leader
The late Collins Chabane meant “everything” to his children and his comrades and colleagues eulogised him as the most committed public servant with a passion to help the destitute.
The four-month-long South African Post Office strike did not only lead to the arrest and conviction of 14 employees and 180 others who were given final written warnings, but the violence led to damages claims of R4.3 million in to vandalised buildings and damaged vehicles.
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has revealed that 331 police officers were deployed to “safeguard” Parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s chaotic state of the nation address last month.
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I’m busy working on Saturday’s babalaas when I get an SMS from a government spin doctor: “King Goodwill Zwelithini is going to talk about the xenophobia at KwaHlongwa near Maphumulo in a couple of hours’ time.”
Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini is out of order when he rages and points fingers at the media, accusing it of twisting his words when he said foreigners must leave South Africa and go back to their countries.
The rest of Africa is Simply, Better, Faster than South Africa, to borrow a phrase from Standard Bank, one of the big four banks that are minting it on our continent.