A parliamentary ad-hoc committee will again be established to consider President Jacob Zuma’s response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla.
MPs are set to conduct visits to land claims lodgement centres to assess government’s readiness to administer claims.
EFF leader Julius Malema’s comments that the DA is funded by the people of Israel has no substance, says the opposition party.
President Jacob Zuma’s failure to meet the deadline and respond to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report demonstrates the urgent need to fix the existing code of ethics for the national and provincial cabinets.
Nineteen members of President Jacob Zuma’s new Cabinet – including the president himself – have private business interests.
Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane could face another criminal charge after failing to appear in court on Monday, saying he was going to the International Aids Conference in Melbourne.
Besides a lucrative government job, members of President Jacob Zuma’s family have also scored contracts in the oil, gold, cigarette, diamond, airline and retail industries in the five years since he first took office.
Hot or Not
It is common cause that when a minister’s official car breaks down, the department hires a replacement. Not for Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who chose to drive her own private car when her state car was not in use. At a time when government is calling for cuts in excessive spending, Pandor’s action shows a minister leading by example.Not:
Dragged for kilometres during a hijacking and then dying. That’s the end of life for four-year-old Taegrin Morris. His death should shock us all into taking a stand against crime. The fight against crime cannot be relegated to the police alone. It will also take society’s efforts to clear our country of violent criminals.
Nelson Mandela, who has provided one of the very few reasons to believe in humanity this week. Even after death, the statesman has us out on Mandela Day doing our 67 minutes for the needy. In the week of atrocities like the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and the escalating carnage in Gaza, we needed this. Thanks again, Madiba.Not:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who ordered ground troops into Gaza this week after his armed forces rained bombs on the area, killing more than 260 Palestinian civilians. Among them were four cousins, aged between
9 and 11, who were photographed running for their lives on the beach before being killed.
After hammering hosts Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal, Germany’s national soccer squad could have chosen to gloat. Instead, the team posted a message on its official Facebook page thanking the country for its hospitality, praising its amazing football tradition and telling Brazilians not to lose heart. Good sportsmanship is worth celebrating.Not:
New Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has started off her term in the worst possible way. Muthambi decided to lend credibility to a dubious process to hire Mr Teflon himself, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Muthambi did not have to be bound by an SABC board decision that has more to do with factional politics than competence.
After being in office for only a few weeks, Panyaza Lesufi, the Gauteng education MEC, has to be commended for dismissing 10 teachers who were “found in compromising positions with girl children”. For years, teachers have taken advantage of vulnerable schoolgirls without paying the penalty. Lesufi’s new broom must sweep clean and be a deterrent to others.Not:
The wanton violence perpetrated by National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) members on strike is purely criminal. It is not enough for Numsa leaders to say they are “unaware” of the violence. Numsa is the largest trade union in the country and the strength should be in their numbers and voluntary solidarity, not violence.
Africa sent five nations to the soccer World Cup in Brazil. After the first round, three of them have returned home. It is not an easy task ahead, but Nigeria and Algeria carry the hopes of the continent’s population to advance further than the second round. With a crowd as huge as ours, nothing can stand in the way. Go Nigeria, go Algeria, go!Not:
He has done a sterling job in ensuring his country advanced to the knockout stages, but Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, aka Jaws, went and did it again – exposing his teeth on the pitch. As he struggled to find the net, the striker bit an opponent on the shoulder. Fifa’s nine-game ban and fine are welcome, but maybe he deserves more.
About 400 public servants sitting at home on paid suspension have collected nearly R50 million in salaries and benefits while waiting for their disciplinary cases to be finalised.
Nobody knows which big businesses, foreign governments and super-rich individuals are keeping our political parties afloat – but now there’s a court bid to change this.
The Economic Freedom Fighters will liberate all the oppressed people of the world, leader Julius Malema has said.
Unregistered motorists in Gauteng owe the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over R1 billion in unpaid e-toll accounts, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
- Taxis must register for e-toll exemptions – Sanral
- Sanral obeys Dipuo Peters’ order to halt e-toll prosecutions
- Dipuo Peters puts brakes on e-toll prosecutions
- 51-day e-toll reprieve doesn’t reduce financial burden on motorists – Outa
- Cosatu: Dipuo Peters undermines David Makhura’s e-toll review panel
President Jacob Zuma has written to AbaThembu King Sabata Dalindyebo regarding his certificate of recognition as king.
More than 900 police officers were charged in the past three years for helping with escapes, but only 40 of them have been fired, according to Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.
An apology to the SABC got TV and radio personality Bonang Matheba her job back.
- ANC tells members to be patient with ‘disrespectful’ EFF
- Nothing wrong with Cabinet members’ business interests – Faith Muthambi
- Wage deal 'a product of sweat and bitter struggles' – Irvin Jim
- Parliament prepares for ‘second phase’ of land claims
- KZN councillors slash R1.3m from personal debt to councils
All of us here must stop paying TV licences; there must be a march where all of us are going to burn our TV licences in front of the SABC.
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- If a politician's salary of between R1.7m and R2.4m a year is insufficient, then what is enough? asks @hennievvuuren: http://t.co/Ci2lMljR1g 4 hours ago
- Metal sector wage deal ‘a product of sweat and bitter struggles’: http://t.co/vSVhzWmN2P 14 hours ago
- Happy Feet: Snoop Dogg is now making socks: http://t.co/nUHZIr4ch4 16 hours ago
- MT @cousinNorman: No. And they won't have the money either. "Will government have enough time to process all the #land claims?" 17 hours ago
- MT @RyanPaulJames89: Can they show us the success stories from the first phase? "Will govt have enough time to process all #land claims?" 17 hours ago
In the wake of Mandela Day, Milisithando Bongela questions what the pervasive image of Madiba and the narrative of ‘reconciliation’ really means.
The era of having your cake and eating it seems to be coming to an end for government officials suspended on full pay. That’s if Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane gets his way.