President Jacob Zuma is a liar and a hypocrite who is always intent on running away from the law and accountability, says AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula’s resignation but lamented the time it took for her to step down.
Speaker Baleka Mbete has warned the Economic Freedom Fighters that she would not tolerate “anarchy” in Parliament but was promptly challenged by the party’s chief whip Floyd Shivambu, who accused her of bias.
Statistician-General Pali Lehohla has released the results of the 2013 nonfinancial census of the country’s municipalities today.
The state will provide free medical care and hospitalisation for all, President Jacob Zuma has said.
Security has been improved at Johannesburg’s Helen Joseph Hospital after a nurse was reportedly raped, stabbed and beaten up on Friday night.
An eighth Golden Arrow bus has been set alight in Cape Town in violent protests targeting buses.
Hot or Not
Beyoncé. And no, she is not hot because of that rhinestone bodysuit alone. We salute the singer for proudly proclaiming herself a feminist at the MTV Video Music Awards and for so beautifully sampling Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s thoughts on what it means to be a feminist today.Not:
Marikana strike leader Xolani Nzuza. This week he told the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people two years ago that he bore no culpability and would not apologise for the brutal deaths of security guards Hassan Fundi and Frans Mabelani at Lonmin.
When it’s your time, it’s really your time. Fresh from a gold in triple jump at the Commonwealth Games, Khotso Mokoena led the South African contingent with a solid victory in the men’s long jump event at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm this week. This could prove to be Mokoena’s year to capture the world stage and make it his own.Not:
Ratings agencies have become one of those things we love to hate. Whether anyone agrees with the downgrades or not, the minute they declare a company or country junk, a whole lot of investment protocols kick in, ensuring that the rating is proven correct. We have felt their scorn, and we want them to go away and pick on someone else.
Laughter is the best medicine, but it wasn’t enough to cure actor Robin Williams of his deep depression. He made us weep with laughter and, in his darker roles, just weep – and hid his own demons behind a wide smile and sad eyes. His suicide this week left the world a little emptier.
Thanks for the memories, Robin – we’re sorry for your pain.Not:
President Jacob Zuma has mastered the art of passing the buck. After keeping us waiting for months for a response to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report, he delivered what was essentially two pages of a reply as most of the 20 pages were a regurgitation of other reports. And the substance was: Ask the police minister.
When science is cool, it’s really cool. European spacecraft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will attach a probe to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its surface. This will offer a peek into what reports call a kind of “astronomical time capsule” to see what things were like when our solar system was born.Not:
Lending money to poor people at high interest rates is bad enough. Springing one of the biggest shockers in South Africa’s corporate
history is not hot either. Not long ago, African Bank’s management indicated it was at rock bottom. Almost R10 billion got burnt this week once the extent of its problems became clear.
Team SA for their 37-medal haul with three days to go at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, getting closer to the target of 43 set by Sascoc and already surpassing the 33 from the 2010 Games. The SA lawn bowls (five gold medals), judo (one) and Rugby Sevens teams proved that the nation should not only always rely on swimming and athletics for gold medals.Not:
What will it take for the US to finally ditch its “softly, softly” approach to Israel? Not even the bombing of a UN-run school in Gaza by Israeli forces could do it. The US called the act “indefensible” and called on Israel to “live up to their own standards” of protecting civilians. That’ll show ’em, Obama. Or not.
A father and his two sons were arrested in Lenasia after a man died in the boot of their car, Soweto police said.
It’s been five months, and the defence department has failed to hand over documents regarding an investigation into its former minister’s R11 million bill for chartered flights.
E-tolls in Gauteng have caused widespread outrage, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has said.
Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula referred to “a cabal”, “conniving” and “collusion” as he expressed frustration about delays in getting to the bottom of football match-fixing allegations.
The Constitutional Court has granted the South African Police Service leave to appeal against a ruling in an affirmative action case involving former Lieutenant-Colonel Renate Barnard.
The National Prosecuting Authority is looking into the criticism from the Supreme Court of Appeal against a top official.
Lesotho’s prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said.
- Zuma’s lies are catching up with him – Dalindyebo
- Floyd Shivambu challenges Baleka Mbete for being ‘biased’
- Stats SA gives municipalities mixed service-delivery scorecard
- State is obstructing probe into Lindiwe Sisulu’s R11m flights – DA
- Spy tapes: NPA won’t ignore tongue-lashing from court of appeal
Fifa is not a small federation from Gugulethu, it is a big, powerful international body.
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- MT @THEREALLUCKY5: Public Protector found Zuma guilty of corruption. When will he resign just like Tlakula? He's not special. #talkingpoint 10 hours ago
- MT @madala101: She knew from the very beginning that she was fighting a losing battle, public protector has enough evidence. #talkingpoint 10 hours ago
- MT @Peabss: 1.) Don't waste courts' time when u'll obviously lose. 2). Public Protector's decision is final [Zuma take note] #talkingpoint 10 hours ago
- MT @madala101: She shouldn't have wasted her time, she should have tendered her resignation letter immediately. #talkingpoint 10 hours ago
- MT @SueFay1: Lesson is not to waste taxpayer's money on endless litigation. Be honest, realistic and do right thing timeously.#talkingpoint 10 hours ago
If I was the colour red, I’d sue Valentine’s Day for defamation. There’s so much more to red than roses and silly balloons.
Readers react to the EFF’s parliamentary behaviour with more favour than scorn.
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