Ramaphosa approves appointment of McBride as Director for Foreign Branch of the State Security Agency

16 July 2020, 4:51 PM
President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the appointment of Robert McBride as the Director for the Foreign Branch of the State Security Agency. McBride has been appointed for a period of three years and his term commenced on the first of this month.
ANC in Western Cape calls for Local Government Minister Bredell’s suspension 26 June 2020, 7:30 PM

Leader of the opposition in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and ANC member, Cameron Dugmore, has called on Premier Alan Winde to suspend Provincial Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell.

Malema open to his finances being audited 26 June 2020, 6:08 AM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he is open to his finances being audited adding that there is no proof of any corruption committed by him regarding the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.

It is vital for Parliament to speed up the process of amending the Electoral Act: IEC 26 June 2020, 5:34 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is vital for Parliament to speed up the process of amending the current Electoral Act to avoid problems in the next general election in 2024.

ANC concerned about Chief Justice Mogoeng’s Israel remarks 25 June 2020, 9:50 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) has expressed concern over Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's remarks, expressing his apparent support for "apartheid Israel."

Bheki Cele
Cele visits family of slain ANC councillor in KZN 25 June 2020, 8:25 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the new wave of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal is a cause for concern.

COPE slams Zille over apartheid laws tweet 25 June 2020, 4:15 PM

COPE has slammed DA Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille for saying democratic South Africa has more racist laws than the apartheid regime.

David Mabuza
LIVE | Deputy President answers questions in Parliament 25 June 2020, 2:34 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza is in Parliament this afternoon, fielding questions from Members of Parliament.

VIDEO | EFF leader Julius Malema engages with 5 journalists 25 June 2020, 12:01 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters Commander-in-Chief and President Julius Malema is in conversation with 5 journalists who have the opportunity to ask him any questions.

Formal complaints lodged against Zille for apartheid tweet 25 June 2020, 11:42 AM

DA Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille finds herself in hot water once again over a tweet in which she says that there are more racist laws today than there were under apartheid.

Matjhabeng mayor asked to resign following racist slurs 25 June 2020, 8:07 AM

Matjhabeng Executive Mayor Nkosinjani Speelman has been asked to resign and publicly apologise to the coloured community and all South Africans.

IEC to brief Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs 25 June 2020, 6:25 AM

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will on Thursday brief the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the impact of the Constitutional Court ruling that is set to overhaul the electoral system.

Mixed reactions to Mboweni’s Supplementary Budget Speech 24 June 2020, 10:03 PM

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Alan Mkoki says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered a relatively fair supplementary budget speech - given the complicated economic situation the country finds itself in during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mboweni warns that public finances need urgent action 24 June 2020, 8:28 PM

The supplementary budget has painted a bleak picture of the South African economy as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

EFF in Eastern Cape calls for closure of schools in the province 24 June 2020, 8:53 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Eastern Cape says the provincial government must be forced to close schools as they have lost control of the COVID-19 crisis.

Social distancing, SA’s biggest challenge: Dlamini-Zuma 23 June 2020, 9:26 PM

The government says funeral gatherings and travel between provinces are still the main causes of the spread of the coronavirus.

Zuma, Thales court case postponed to September 8 23 June 2020, 12:07 PM

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has postponed corruption case against former President Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales to September 8.

VIDEO | Zuma, Thales back in court 23 June 2020, 9:55 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg today for the start of his pre-trial proceedings.

VIDEO: ANC, Alliance host dialogue on Gender-based Violence 22 June 2020, 7:39 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday night address an alliance dialogue on Gender-based Violence as the African National Congress president under the theme: Men and Boys Fighting Gender-Based Violence.

Jacob Zuma
Former President Zuma expected to appear in court on Tuesday 22 June 2020, 5:33 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, the French arms company Thales, are due back in court on Tuesday for pre-trial proceedings.

Tito Mboweni
DA calls for a ‘resilience’ supplementary budget 22 June 2020, 3:01 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, to table a budget that will put the country in a position to weather the tough economic conditions it will face due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

ANC calls on SA’s men to stand against GBV 22 June 2020, 6:15 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) has called on South African men and boys to take a stand against the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country as femicide and child murder cases continue to rise. 

Decision to cancel de Klerk’s invitation to speak on racism welcomed 21 June 2020, 4:01 PM

The Pan African Bar Association of South Africa has welcomed the decision by the American Bar Association to cancel its earlier invitation to former President FW De Klerk to speak on racism and other matters.

Gwala grave
Calls for Harry Gwala’s grave to be declared heritage site 21 June 2020, 2:54 PM

Speakers at the wreath laying ceremony of the late leader of the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) Harry Gwala have called on the government to declare his grave a national heritage site.

DA calls for the humane treatment of refugees across the world 21 June 2020, 7:40 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the humane treatment of refugees across the world as Saturday marked World Refugee Day.

SACP criticizes possible retrenchments at SOEs 21 June 2020, 12:00 AM

South African Communist Party (SACP) General Secretary Blade Nzimande has condemned possible retrenchments at different state-owned enterprises including the SABC.

Young people should be given chance to lead in honour of Harry Gwala: Ngqakula 20 June 2020, 9:04 PM

Former SACP National Chairperson Charles Ngqakula says in honour the late ANC struggle veteran Harry Gwala, young people must be given the opportunity to lead.

EFF condemns SABC retrenchment plans 20 June 2020, 5:00 PM

Reaction continues pouring in to the SABC's intention to begin a retrenchment process. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is the latest political party to air its views on the matter. It has condemned the decision, saying it will only lead to the demise of the public broadcaster.

ATM slams ruling ordering inclusion of asylum seekers in R350 COVID-19 relief grant 20 June 2020, 4:07 PM

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says it has noted the judgment by the High Court in Pretoria, ordering Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu to include asylum seekers in the COVID-19 R350 social relief grant. The party says while the judgment is humane, it is a bit off.

Gauteng Health budget should deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic: DA 20 June 2020, 9:01 AM

 The DA in Gauteng says the provincial health budget should be redirected to deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in a dysfunctional state: Business Chamber 19 June 2020, 7:47 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality without a permanent Executive Mayor is in a dysfunctional state. This is the view of the Metro's Business Chamber. It has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in filling the vacancy.