ANC says Ramaphosa will comply with SCOPA’s request for written representations

26 January 2022, 7:42 PM
The ANC says President Cyril Ramaphosa will comply with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) request to make written representations about a complaint against him.
Stakes high in next week’s by-elections in Nongoma Municipality 26 January 2022, 7:00 PM

The stakes are high in the Nongoma municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal where two by-elections will be held next week

Aljama-Ah stages protest against City of Johannesburg Council Speaker Vasco Da Gama 26 January 2022, 1:15 PM

Members of the Aljama-Ah political party have staged a protest outside of the City Council chambers in Johannesburg where the statue of the late Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat has been unveiled.

Scopa will not summon Ramaphosa 26 January 2022, 12:10 PM

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has decided not to summon President Cyril Ramaphosa to appear to provide information on the leaked audio recording.

Scopa to inform Mkhwebane about its role following Mervyn Dirks’ complaint 26 January 2022, 12:05 PM

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will inform Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that it is dealing with certain aspects of a complaint that African National Congress (ANC) MP Mervyn Dirks has brought to her attention.

Disbandment of Limpopo EFF leadership was inevitable: Analyst 26 January 2022, 11:43 AM

Political analyst Dr Reggie Makgoba says the disbandment of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) structures in Limpopo was inevitable.

Head of security implicated in Amathole District Municipal councillor’s assault case suspended 26 January 2022, 11:30 AM

The head of security implicated in the assault case of the Amathole District Municipal councillor in the Eastern Cape has been suspended pending the finalisation of the investigation.

Mervyn Dirk’s decision to report Ramaphosa to Scopa described as unprecedented 26 January 2022, 8:28 AM

Political analyst professor Ralph Mathekga has described as unprecedented African National Congress (ANC) MP Mervyn Dirk's decision to write a letter to Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), about President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Complainants have option to lay criminal charges against Fritz: Winde 26 January 2022, 7:32 AM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the complainants who have come forward with allegations implicating the province's suspended Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz of serious misconduct have been informed that they have the option to lay criminal charges.

Scopa to request written response from Ramaphosa over allegations of the misuse of state funds 26 January 2022, 7:22 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to receive official correspondence from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) no later than Thursday, requesting him to provide a written response to the allegations that African National Congress (ANC) MP, Mervyn Dirks has made against him.

Diplomats vow to improve relations with South Africa 26 January 2022, 7:10 AM

Diplomats from at least 13 countries have vowed to improve relations with South Africa during their stay in the country. President Cyril Ramaphosa received their letters of credence at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Winde asks State Attorney to conduct investigation into allegations made against Fritz 25 January 2022, 10:03 PM

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde says they have approached the State Attorney's office, to appoint an independent legal counsel to conduct an external investigation into the veracity of the allegations made against suspended MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz

Western Cape High Court dismisses ANC MP Dirks’s application with costs 25 January 2022, 9:14 PM

The Western Cape High Court has struck ANC MP Mervyn Dirks' application regarding his suspension, off the roll with costs.

Tributes pour in following the death of former Free State Police, Roads and Transport MEC 25 January 2022, 5:53 PM

Tributes are pouring in following the death of former Free State Police, Roads and Transport MEC Butana Komphela.

Heads must roll over fires at national key points: Malema 25 January 2022, 3:45 PM

EFF leader Julius Malema says heads must roll, as the country can't continue to be subjected to fire breakouts at national key points, as a result of what he says is negligence

Four officials in W Cape Ministry of Community Safety placed on precautionary suspension 25 January 2022, 2:14 PM

Four officials from the Western Cape Ministry of Community Safety have been placed on precautionary suspension, pending the outcome of an investigation into various allegations of misconduct.

Malema defends the EFF’s decision to disband Limpopo provincial leadership 25 January 2022, 12:00 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has defended the party's decision to disband the Limpopo provincial leadership over the weekend. He says they can't tolerate leaders who are lazy and therefore action needed to be taken.

Mervyn Dirks files urgent application to halt suspension as ANC Whip 24 January 2022, 7:02 PM

 African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Mervyn Dirks has filed an urgent application in the Cape Town High Court to halt his suspension as the party's Whip in Scopa.

Former Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi joins ActionSA 24 January 2022, 12:50 PM

ActionSA has announced that former Midvaal Municipality Mayor, Bongani Baloyi, is officially a part of ActionSA. The party made this announcement during a media briefing in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Western Cape Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz placed on immediate suspension 24 January 2022, 7:24 AM

Western Cape Community Safety Minister, Albert Fritz, has been suspended with immediate effect following allegations of misconduct.

ANC considers extending COVID-19 grant 24 January 2022, 6:09 AM

The African National Congress says it is considering having government extend the R350 COVID-19 grant that is aimed at alleviating the plight of the poor and unemployed South Africans.

ANC to establish NEC Task Team to guide response to State Capture report 23 January 2022, 6:38 PM

African National Congress (ANC) says it will establish a National Executive Committee (NEC) Task Team to guide the ANC's response to the Zondo report and recommendations regarding its deployees.

eThekwini Municipality under threat : Speaker 23 January 2022, 4:07 PM

The eThekwini Municipality Speaker Thabani Nyawose says councillors are under siege as they are exposed to death threats.

Police investigate a case of murder following shooting of an ANC councillor in KZN 23 January 2022, 1:20 PM

Police are investigating a case of murder following the fatal shooting of an African National Congress (ANC) Councillor in eThekwini Municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday. 

Oscar Mabuyane takes a swipe at those sowing divisions within the ANC 23 January 2022, 9:43 AM

Eastern Cape African National Congress chairperson Oscar Mabuyane, has taken a swipe at people sowing divisions within the party.

ANC in the Northern Cape throws weight behind Ramaphosa for second term 22 January 2022, 8:00 PM

TThe African National Congress (ANC) in the Northern Cape has pronounced its support for party President Cyril Ramaphosa's second term.

EFF rejects World Bank loan of R11. 5 billion awarded to South Africa 22 January 2022, 5:47 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says that it rejects the World Bank loan of R11. 5 billion awarded to South Africa.

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ATM lauds Patrick Shai as “eloquent GBV advocate” 22 January 2022, 4:13 PM

African Transformation Movement (ATM) Leader Vuyo Zungula has described legendary actor Patrick Shai as an eloquent advocate of Gender-Based Violence.

EFF vows to ensure all those who passed matric get places in higher institutions 22 January 2022, 2:35 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will ensure that all the young people who passed their matric get a place at institutions of higher learning.

EFF expected to chart party’s programme for 2022 at Annual Plenum 22 January 2022, 1:24 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is on Saturday meeting in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, to chart the party's programme of action for the coming year.

Mervyn invited to appear before SCOPA 22 January 2022, 12:33 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Mervyn Dirks has confirmed that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has invited him to brief it on his letter on President Cyril Ramaphosa's appearance before the committee.