Politics


ANC mayor calls Ramaphosa a ‘sellout’ on Facebook 1

When someone warned her she was flirting with being fired, she said she had nothing to lose and didn’t care. Screenshots have emerged of a combative and unapologetic ANC mayor in Dihlabeng Local Municipality in the Eastern Free State calling President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout. The mayor, Lindiwe Kambule Makhalema, was […]


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Is Floyd Shivambu and the EFF racist ?

The party has, however, doubled down on its position, insisting that struggle veteran Ismail Momoniat ‘undermines Africans’. Following the extraordinary news that EFF deputy president and chief whip Floyd Shivambu objected to the presence of a man, a distinguished struggle veteran no less, in parliament on Tuesday simply on the […]


Deputy minister says owners’ attitudes could lead to their farms being expropriated

Deputy minister says owners’ attitudes could lead to their farms being expropriated The Western Cape could become the testing ground for land expropriation without compensation. Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mcebisi Skwatsha says government is considering expropriating land without compensation to assist more than 20,000 farm dwellers […]


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Mashaba bows to EFF demands to lower proposed tariff hikes

Opposition parties in the city council on Monday rejected the rate increases in water, electricity, sewerage, sanitation and refuse removal in Mashaba’s R59 billion budget. JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has acceded to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) demands to lower the proposed tariff hikes in exchange for its […]


Zuma’s friends vow to pay for his corruption trial

Durban – Business friends of former president Jacob Zuma say they will foot his legal bill should he be unable to afford fees to fight his corruption charges. Zuma will on Friday make his second appearance in the Durban High Court regarding his arms deal corruption ­charges. It has been […]


JUSTICE MALALA: ‘Why do white people like Cyril so much?’

President Cyril Ramaphosa gets a warm welcome in Athlone where led members of the public on a morning walk from Gugulethu. FILE PHOTO. Image: ESA ALEXANDER News that a shiny‚ straight-out-of-the box political formation built around Jacob Zuma is on the cards is actually old hat. Those of us who […]


Malema accuses Ramaphosa of being interested in deals only

Johannesburg – EFF leader Julius Malema has chastised President Cyril Ramaphosa as a person who only took up the presidency of the country “to clinch business deals” with world leaders. “Cyril Ramaphosa is a deal-maker,” he said Malema made the remarks during his party’s celebration of Afrika Day which attracted […]


Government takes back land from multiple farm owners 1

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Mnangagwa said his government would be transferring the farms to young people who would use the farms to realise optimum yields. He said that the government would also embark on a downsizing programme that would enable more people to get land. “Those that have […]


Former Zim minister Kasukuwere arrested for border-jumping

Kasukuwere fled the country shortly before former president Robert Mugabe resigned at the height of the coup in November last year. Former local government minister and G40 kingpin Saviour Kasukuwere, who returned to Zimbabwe two weeks ago from self-imposed exile, has been arrested for border-jumping. The 47-year-old was summoned to […]

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Court gives seized assets of R250m back to Guptas

The court ruled there are no reasonable grounds to believe a conviction on the offences the Guptas are accused of is certain. The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled that nearly R250 million in assets, seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) must be returned to the controversial […]