Politics


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died

The icon of the struggle passed away in hospital in Johannesburg after a long struggle with illness. On Monday afternoon, social media started buzzing with the news that struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had passed away. In a statement, the family said: “It is with profound sadness that we inform the […]

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Malema declares he and the EFF are now running South Africa

In an interview published on Friday the EFF leader assured his followers he would sooner quit politics than return to the ANC. In a wide-ranging interview published in the Mail & Guardian on Friday, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told the weekly the ANC has run out of ideas […]


South Africa’s white farmers being murdered & tortured off their land

Violent attacks against South Africa’s white farmers are on the rise, according to Paul Toohey, a reporter from Australia’s Daily Telegraph, who traveled to the country. Last month, South Africa’s parliament voted to allow white-owned land expropriation without compensation. That followed South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge to return […]

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Zuma’s administration failed me: Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ousted president Robert Mugabe is of the view that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and South Africa in particular let him down when the army forced him into retirement in November last year. Speaking to journalists for the first time since his removal in Harare on Thursday‚ Mugabe […]


Australia considers visas for white South African farmers

South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are “persecuted” after an Australian minister said they needed help from a “civilised” country. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said he was exploring giving South Africa’s white farmers access to fast-track visas on humanitarian grounds. The suggestion was made amid calls to […]


I defended Malema before he was expelled – Mbalula

The former police minister says the ANC’s call for Malema to return to the party shows the ANC only rejects the incorrigible. African National Congress elections head Fikile Mbalula says he defended EFF leader Julius Malema before he was expelled from the ANC in 2012 for bringing the party into […]


Indian govt says Guptas are not its citizens

Gigaba has previously said Ajay Gupta refused to renounce his Indian citizenship. The Indian government reportedly says the Gupta family are not Indian citizens, but South African citizens, SABC News reports. This after Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and his director-general, Mkuseli Apleni, last week said Atul and Rajesh were both naturalised […]

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DA says yes to land reform, no to land grabs: Maimane

Land reform should be done ‘according to the constitution, so people – not the state – can use their land to create wealth for themselves.’ The DA will not allow land grabs as pursued by the EFF, and will oppose any attempt to change the constitution in order to allow […]


DA text message ‘makes Maimane look like a puppet leader’

n internal DA SMS on the voter registration week has rattled some in the party arguing that it undermines party leader Mmusi Maimane. The message, sent to DA public representatives, is co-signed by the chairman of the federal council, James Selfe, who detractors have often argued is the real leader. […]


Mbalula hints Malema, others may be part of government next year

Malema: In an interview, the ANC elections head revealed a government of national unity is not off the cards. In an interview with City Press published on Sunday, ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula said it was not out of the question that opposition parties may be invited to be part […]