Lesotho leaders have agreed to reconvene Parliament and hold elections two years early, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has launched a scathing attack on opposition parties in his speech at the SA Democratic Teachers Union's (Sadtu) eighth congress.
The Economic Freedom Fighters may take up arms if their “peaceful revolution” is met with violence from the state, says party leader Julius Malema.
The team prosecuting Oscar Pistorius believed it had a case against the athlete’s brother Carl for defeating the ends of justice – but agreed not to if the defence accepted the chain of evidence related to Oscar’s cellphones, including a handset removed from the crime scene.
Inadequate management systems and poor record keeping involving billions of rands have earned water affairs a qualified annual audit report.
Court cases are bankrupting the Congress of South African Trade Unions, says the federation’s president Sdumo Dlamini.
Police seized blocks of cocaine with a street value of R95 million hidden in a shipping container in Durban harbour.
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Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.Not:
God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.
The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. A true reflection of democracy took place this week, when 85% of the eligible Scottish population took to the polls to vote for or against independence from the United Kingdom. While those who wanted independence (45%) didn’t get their way, it is clear democracy is alive and well.Not:
But this is not the case in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, where there was an attempted coup last month. On Friday, police and military exchanged fire as the country battles to return to normality. Only strict adherence to democratic rule can free the country of its problems.
School kids are not sex objects for teachers. This is the message Gauteng and Free State education MECs Panyaza Lesufi and Tate Makgoe, respectively, are sending out. The politicians have axed several teachers found guilty of having sex with schoolchildren. Such brave action means culprits cannot hide behind their profession while abusing our children.Not:
It’s obvious. No words necessary. Bleddie agent!
South Africans are closer to knowing the contents of the spy tapes that saw President Jacob
Zuma evading criminal prosecution. For years, the DA has gone to the courts to force the National Prosecuting Authority to hand over the recordings. In it, we can only hope, are the answers the country has been waiting for.Not:
Mpumalanga culture, sport and recreation MEC Norah Mahlangu-Mabena seems not to know how to divide her duties between the party and the government.
Addressing a Women’s Day event, she lashed the Public Protector for being sent to destroy Zuma. Really. Clearly, the MEC knows more than we know. We’re listening...
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.
The Democratic Alliance will continue to fight the Gauteng electronic tolling system, parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has said.
If the tripartite alliance isn’t united, there will be no “national democratic revolution”, President Jacob Zuma has said.
Four people were killed when a bus driver apparently saw a snake, causing him to crash into a minibus taxi near Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal.
The Dalai Lama has accused South Africa of “bullying a simple person” after authorities failed to give him a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates.
The Public Protector’s office has reported a deficit of R26 million in its annual report due to rising staff and office overheads costs, and has issued another plea for a budget increase.
A 60-year-old Mpumalanga man accused of human trafficking has denied in court keeping five girls as sex slaves.
United States health officials have scoured the Dallas area for people – including schoolchildren – who came in contact with a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.
I am ashamed to call this lickspittle bunch my government.
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Malibongwe Tyilo and his friends made a promise never to let potential racist, sexist or homophobic attitudes stop them from seeing the beautiful small towns dotted around SA. But a recent trip to an arts festival in Prince Albert had them gritting their teeth.
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.