ANC Women’s League president Angie Motshekga has denied that the women’s league was a “feminist organisation” who was “hostile” to male leaders. Motshekga this afternoon announced that the women’s league at its meeting on Monday nominated President Jacob Zuma for a second term, and businessperson Cyril Ramaphosa as his deputy. Both Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe […]
More South African companies were likely to face downgrades this year, according to a report. Rating agency Standard and Poor (S&P) warned that the “uncertain” global and domestic environment and the effects of the recent widespread strikes would be the cause for the declines, Business Day reported today. Rating agencies have already downgraded several large […]
President Jacob Zuma was nominated for the presidency of the ANC uncontested in the KwaZulu-Natal nomination conference. All branches of the ANC nominated Zuma for presidency and Gwede Mantashe for general secretary. “These were the only two positions which were not contested in the top six,” said provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala yesterday. Baleka Mbethe got […]
The ANC can learn how to run a successful national congress from Cosatu, the trade union federation has said. “The ANC can learn from Cosatu. In the run-up to our September congress, the media was awash with unfounded predictions of fights and splits, and even blood on the floor,” general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said today […]
The ANC’s OR Tambo region is divided over whether to back Gwede Mantashe or Fikile Mbalula as the party’s secretary-general. “The view is very strong on change in the presidency, but there are different views when it comes to the secretary-general position,” regional deputy secretary Lawrence Mambila was quoted as saying by the Dispatch Online. […]
The call for change in the ANC leadership has nothing to do with individuals, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng has said. “When we look at leadership, we don’t look at how people dress, or how they look or how they sing and dance,” provincial chair Lebogang Maile told reporters in Joburg. “We look […]
The ANC Dullah Omar Region in the Western Cape is split over whether Jacob Zuma should remain party president. The Cape Times reported today that deputy chairperson Faizel Moosa and secretary Vuyiso Tyhalisisu were at odds over whether to back Zuma or deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe at the party’s elective conference in Mangaung next month. […]
The Constitutional Court has been dragged into the road to Mangaung, when it will tomorrow make an order related to alleged fraud in the election of the ANC’s provincial executive committee. Advocate Dali Mpofu today asked the Constitutional Court to hear a case involving the alleged rigging of the Free State ANC’s elections, saying it […]
The ANC in Gauteng says it will take action against members who have disrupted the meetings of branches that have been convened to nominate candidates for Mangaung. Gauteng ANC secretary David Makhura said there were incidents of intimidation in about 10 of the province’s 383 branches that had already convened their meetings to nominate delegates […]
ANC members that act criminally during meetings deserve to be arrested and jailed, the party has said. “We have got a team of about 18 NEC (national executive committee) members all over the place who are dealing with ill-discipline in the nominations process,” ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said. “If they (NEC members) need to initiate […]
Cosatu will never regain its integrity, former ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu has said. “Cosatu seems to have lost its moral compass because of factionalism, and will never regain integrity and credibility among South Africans,” Shivambu said in a statement on behalf of the “economic freedom fighters” today. He was responding to Cosatu president […]
The Gauteng ANC could not confirm reports that four out of five provincial regions decided to back deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe to take over as party president at its elective conference in Mangaung. “Our position as province is that we don’t know who the branches have nominated,” ANC provincial spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said. “We cannot […]
ANC members who are convicted of fraud, theft or corruption in future could be immediately expelled from the governing party. This is the most radical amendment proposed to the party’s constitution at the weekend’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting held in Pretoria and is expected to be adopted at the party’s Mangaung conference. City Press […]
Hundreds of branches risk being left out of conference with less than a month to go The number of delegates to the ANC’s national congress in Mangaung is likely to be reduced to below the anticipated 4 500 delegates should the party’s branches fail to hold branch general meetings (BGMs) within the next nine days. […]
The eThekwini ANC in KwaZulu-Natal decided to back President Jacob Zuma for a second term at the ANC’s national elective conference in Mangaung in December. The region today named businessman Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as deputy president from Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe is at the top of several regions’ lists for president, but has not […]
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Wednesday. The Croc (photographer Khaya Ngwenya) andI are hanging out with Riyana Bujram. Riyana’s this fearless, in charge-of-the world three-year-old.
The debate on the role of intellectuals in post-apartheid South Africa is uninspiring and boring.
The debate in Parliament this week revealed a remarkable generational and political shift in South Africa. Two young political leaders, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the leader of the opposition DA in Parliament, Mmusi Maimane, extracted an unprecedented level of accountability from President Jacob Zuma.