Hanekom’s defamation case against Zuma to be heard on Friday

21 August 2019, 8:01 AM
The defamation case that ANC MP Derek Hanekom has brought against former president Jacob Zuma will be heard in the High Court in Durban on Friday.
Estina Dairy Farm
Thabethe to continue testifying at State Capture Inquiry 16 August 2019, 5:58 AM

The State Capture Commission will on Friday continue to hear testimony from former Head of the Free State Agriculture Department, Peter Thabethe, regarding the controversial Estina Dairy farm project.

Duarte maintains ANC is united 15 August 2019, 10:26 PM

The ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says the party now has a policy in place to manage the behaviour of party leaders on social media.

Zandile Gumede
‘Transition plan in place for eThekwini and uMsunduzi municipalities’ 15 August 2019, 9:23 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department says a support plan that will facilitate a smooth transition from the outgoing Exco to the incoming, in both the embattled eThekwini and the uMsunduzi municipalities, is currently in place.

Ace Magashule
ANC announces interim provincial committee to lead W Cape 15 August 2019, 8:12 PM

ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule, has announced an interim provincial committee to lead the ANC in the Western Cape for the next nine months.

Public Protector to appeal High Court judgment on Vrede Dairy case 15 August 2019, 6:31 PM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office says it will seek leave to appeal the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Babayi Vusi Mathe
ATM reacts to alleged former members launching new party 15 August 2019, 12:40 PM

The ATM has expressed shock at the circulating pictures on social media, about people who are said to be former party members.

Bulelani Mkhohliswa
Bid for independents to run for parliamentary seats 15 August 2019, 8:43 AM

South Africa could see independent candidates contesting elections at both national and provincial levels in future. That's if the New National Movement has its way.

Zandile Gumede
Outgoing eThekwini Mayor determined to clear her name 15 August 2019, 5:50 AM

Outgoing eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede says she's determined to clear her name after being removed from the powerful post this week.

ANC heavyweights expected to visit Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality 14 August 2019, 8:18 PM

ANC heavyweights Deputy President David Mabuza and the party's Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte are expected to descend on the troubled Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality at QwaQwa in the Free State. 

Former EFF members form new political party 14 August 2019, 5:25 PM

A new political party has been born in South Africa.

Mandela and Mugabe
This week in 1994: Democracy 25 14 August 2019, 3:50 PM

This week we focus on former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s visit to South Africa. Mugabe was the first African Head of State to visit Pretoria following the watershed 1994 general elections.

Mkhwebane files CR17 campaign records at High Court 14 August 2019, 1:12 PM

The documents that the Public Protector obtained about the CR17 campaign for the African National Congress (ANC) presidency have been filed in the High Court in Pretoria.

Zandile Gumede
Gumede supporters accuse the ANC of persecuting her 14 August 2019, 12:07 PM

Supporters of the recalled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede have accused the African National Congress (ANC) of persecuting her.

DA concerned NHI bill will not pass constitutional muster 14 August 2019, 9:50 AM

The DA says it is waiting to hear from the National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise after sending a letter saying it is concerned that the National Health Insurance Bill will not pass constitutional muster.

KwaZulu-Natal ANC backs Ramaphosa amid Mkhwebane battle 14 August 2019, 5:58 AM

The African National Congress leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has pledged its full support for President Cyril Ramaphosa amid his on-going legal battle with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Dlamini calls on ANC to treat women and men equally 13 August 2019, 9:33 PM

ANC Women's League President Bathabile Dlamini has urged the ruling party to be consistent and treat women and men equally.

Hanekom, Zuma court battle may cause deeper ructions within the ANC: Analyst 13 August 2019, 7:45 PM

African National Congress NEC member, Derek Hanekom and former president Jacob Zuma's court battle may cause deeper ructions within the ruling party. This is according to political analyst Xolani Dube.

Zandile Gumede
ANC to announce new eThekwini mayor within seven days 13 August 2019, 6:24 PM

The new Mayors of the eThekwini Metro in Durban and the Msunduzi Municipality in Pietermaritzburg are expected to be announced within seven days

Freedom fighter remembers Steve Biko 13 August 2019, 3:50 PM

Horst Kleinschmidt is a freedom fighter born in Namibia and raised in Johannesburg.

Zandile Gumede
ANC in KZN redeploys eThekwini and Umsunduzi executive members 13 August 2019, 2:10 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that it has redeployed the entire eThekwini and Umsunduzi executive committee members.

Hanekom confirms he is suing Zuma for defamation 13 August 2019, 11:45 AM

Former Tourism Minister and ANC NEC member, Derek Hanekom has confirmed that he is taking Former President Jacob Zuma to court for defamation, to the tune of 500 thousand rand.

Political parties welcome ANC decision to recall Gumede 13 August 2019, 9:22 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in KwaZulu-Natal says it is not surprised that the ANC in the province has finally taken a decision to recall some mayors in the province including eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede.

ANC PEC expresses disappointment at leak on Gumede’s fate 13 August 2019, 6:12 AM

The ANC Provincial Executive Committee has expressed disappointment at what they say is a leak of information to the media regarding the outcomes of its meeting.

Has the ANC KwaZulu-Natal PEC removed Mayor Zandile Gumede? 12 August 2019, 9:21 PM

There are unconfirmed reports that embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has been removed from her position by the ANC's KwaZulu-Natal  Provincial Executive Committee.

Democratic Alliance
DA worried about losing five wards to the ANC in by-elections 12 August 2019, 5:22 PM

DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi says the party is worried that it lost five wards to the ANC in the recent by-elections countrywide.

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Expelled ANC councillors in Maluti-A-Phofung to contest by-election 12 August 2019, 3:23 PM

The 16 expelled ANC councillors from Maluti-A-Phofung municipality in Qwaqwa have officially started with their campaigning.

ABSA denies CR17 campaign donation 12 August 2019, 12:07 PM

ABSA bank has rejected suggestions that it donated money to President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 election campaign for the ANC presidency in 2017.

Court grants Ramaphosa urgent interdict following Mkhwebane’s Bosasa report 12 August 2019, 11:01 AM

The High Court in Pretoria has granted President Cyril Ramaphosa an urgent interdict, following an application to stay the remedial action in Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's Bosasa report.

Axed Maluti-a-Phofung ANC councillors to officially resign 12 August 2019, 10:38 AM

The 16 ANC councillors who have been expelled from the Maluti a Phofung Municipality in Qwaqwa in the Free State are expected to officially announce their resignation from the party.

ANC wants to loot from public purse: Mashaba 12 August 2019, 9:24 AM

Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, has described the African National Congress’s (ANC) plans to table a motion of no confidence in him as an attempt for the ruling party to loot from the public purse.