ANC members and leaders should not travel to Israel because the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, says ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.
The DA is making arrangements to get access to additional documents and recordings that were part of the so-called “spy tapes”.
Gang violence remains one of the biggest contributing factors to the high murder and attempted murder rates in the Western Cape, says provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the violent protests at the Tshwane University of Technology.
One of the 26 people injured in the Nigeria church building collapse opted to stay in that country.
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”.
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president today and tomorrow, says the presidency.
Hot or Not
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.
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.
Pupils in Kuruman in the Northern Cape returned to school this morning after months of protests and disruptions to get a new road built.
Military personnel swiftly attended to South Africans injured in the Nigeria church building collapse.
Suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Major-General Johan Booysen is expected to report for work today.
Social workers will receive two South African toddlers orphaned by the building collapse in Nigeria when they arrive in the country today.
The plane carrying South Africans who survived the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria has been delayed, said an official.
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will continue talks with student leaders today in an effort to reopen its campuses, said the institution.
Faced with ridicule and ostracised by his community and family (even his mother), one man in rural India persevered until he found a solution for producing affordable sanitary napkins.
The decorum and dignity of Parliament as an institution is being dragged through the mud under the cover of the right to be robust
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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.
After having read my Sunday papers last week, one of the stories that caught my attention was the story with the headline “Dolus what?” (City Press, September 14 2014).
The lively exchanges in this new term of Parliament have been welcomed for breathing life into what used to be a flat and sleepy House.