Free State ANC to deal with expelled councillors

26 June 2019, 8:11 PM
Concerned African National Congress (ANC) members in QwaQwa in the eastern Free State want the party to deal swiftly in resolving a dispute of the 16 expelled councillors at the Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality.
Zinzi Mandela
No policy should supersede Parliament issues: Gardee 19 June 2019, 6:30 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters secretary-general, Godrich Gardee, says no policy should supersede issues that are being discussed in Parliament.

Siyasanga Sijadu
Nelson Mandela Bay Speaker condemns death threats against two councillors 19 June 2019, 6:01 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Speaker, Buyelwa Mafaya, has condemned alleged threats made against two councillors.

FF Plus to request Denmark to expel Zindzi Mandela 19 June 2019, 5:20 PM

The Freedom Front Plus has threatened to write to the government of Denmark to request it to expel South Africa's ambassador to that country, Zindzi Mandela.

Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address aimed at rekindling hope 19 June 2019, 4:15 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says his State of the Nation Address on Thursday will be an important opportunity for him to rekindle hope to overcome the challenges the country is facing.

ANC denies allegations of non-communication in Gumede matter 19 June 2019, 11:00 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has dismissed allegations by some eThekwini regional branches that the decision to place Mayor Zandile Gumede on special leave was not communicated with them.

Several streets closed ahead of SONA 19 June 2019, 6:27 AM

Several Cape Town streets were closed to traffic on Tuesday night as members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) started their rehearsal for the State Of the Nation Address.

Trevor Manuel
EFF to approach Supreme Court of appeal over Manuel defamation case 18 June 2019, 9:23 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) says it will appeal a High Court decision on a defamation case against former Finance minister Trevor Manuel at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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This week in history: Democracy 25 18 June 2019, 3:55 PM

This week marks 25 years since South Africa and Botswana signed an agreement upgrading the two countries’ diplomatic relations. The ties were first formalised in 1992 with the establishment of Representative Offices in both countries in 1992.

Phumeza Nhantsi
FDC loan to SAA would have benefited certain people: Nhantsi 18 June 2019, 12:54 PM

Former SAA Chief Financial Officer, Phumeza Nhantsi, has told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture she still does not support a decision taken by the SAA Board in 2015 that a consolidation loan of R15 billion be obtained from the Free State Development Corporation (FDC).

EFF leaders
EFF loses appeal in Manuel defamation case 18 June 2019, 11:03 AM

The EFF has lost an appeal bid against a defamation case brought against them by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel.

Kebby Maphatsoe
ANC needs to do better: Maphatsoe 18 June 2019, 9:51 AM

The President of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association Kebby Maphatsoe says the African National Congress (ANC) needs to change the way it is doing things.

Cynthia Stimpel
State Capture to resume on Tuesday 18 June 2019, 6:03 AM

The SAA and how it was captured will take centre stage again this week at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg.

Zikalala warns against violent protests in KZN 17 June 2019, 4:19 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has warned against the burning of trucks and factories as well as violent labour protests saying these actions scare off investors which ultimately leads to job losses.

AfriForum calls for Pandor to dismiss Zindzi Mandela 17 June 2019, 2:15 PM

Civil rights organization, AfriForum, has called on International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor to recall and dismiss South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela.

Julius Malema
1976 youth were driven by Black Consciousness: Malema 16 June 2019, 7:00 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has urged the youth to liberate their minds.

Cyril ramaphosa
SA to benefit from technology industry: Ramaphosa 16 June 2019, 5:25 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country's economy stands to benefit from the technology industry.

DA Youth have nothing to celebrate after 25 years of democracy 16 June 2019, 2:13 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth says there is nothing for young people in the country to celebrate after 25 years of democracy.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.
Modise rejects DA request for Eskom debate 16 June 2019, 12:56 PM

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, has declined a request by the Democratic Alliance for a debate of national importance on Eskom's financial crisis.

Kebby Maphatsoe
ANC replaces MPs, Kebby Maphatsoe makes return 16 June 2019, 11:36 AM

The African National Congress parliamentary caucus has welcomed five new MPs who will fill the vacancies left following the resignation of a number of former ministers as Members of Parliament.

EFF to hold Youth Day celebrations at University of Fort Hare 16 June 2019, 9:38 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will hold its Youth Day celebrations at the University of Fort Hare in Alice in the Eastern Cape.

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Youth feel June 16 is losing its symbolism 15 June 2019, 9:38 PM

As the country is set to observe Youth Day on Sunday, some young people in Polokwane - where President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address at official celebrations - say they are concerned that the day may be losing its symbolism.

Radebe denies Nxasana’s allegations that he promised Jiba NDPP position 15 June 2019, 8:24 PM

Former Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has denied allegations that he promised then acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, the National Director of Public Prosecutions position.

Alliance partners concerned about ANC leadership vacuum in the North West 15 June 2019, 6:28 PM

Alliance partners Cosatu, South African Communist Party (SACP) and Sanco have bemoaned the current leadership vacuum. The term of the Provincial Task Team (PTT),  led by Obed Bapela and Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubani, ended just after the general elections.

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ANC members in Limpopo protest over membership audit files 15 June 2019, 3:26 PM

Disgruntled ANC members from various branches in the Mogalakwena sub-region in Limpopo have protested outside the party's regional office in Mokopane, demanding the files of a membership audit.

My integrity cannot be questioned: Radebe 15 June 2019, 10:37 AM

Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, says he feels privileged to have served in many portfolios in government for the past 25 years.

Pemmy Majodina
ANC Parliament resignations delay portfolio committees announcement 15 June 2019, 9:50 AM

The African National Congress in Parliament has confirmed that it will announce the new chairpersons of its portfolio committees in the National Assembly next week. Media reports claimed that the official announcement was delayed due to internal squabbles within the party.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane
DA wants request to remove Mkhwebane top of Justice Committee agenda 14 June 2019, 4:57 PM

DA chief whip in Parliament, John Steenhuisen, says their request to have Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane removed from office should be the first item on the agenda of the Justice Committee; once constituted.

ANC’s reduced majority an example of the benefits of democracy: Groenewald 14 June 2019, 11:00 AM

The African National Congress’ reduced majority in the National Assembly is an example of the benefits of democracy.

Parliament’s Presiding Officers led by the National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo have provided details about all aspects of the 6th Parliament’s State of readiness to host SONA by the Head of State.
No disruptions expected at SONA next week: Modise 14 June 2019, 8:04 AM

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says no disruptions are expected during the upcoming State of the Nation Address to be delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday next week.

SONA cost cutting measures 13 June 2019, 4:36 PM

Parliament will spend about R2 million for the State of the National Address. This was revealed by the Presiding Officers of Parliament during a briefing on preparations for SONA next Thursday