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We’re just doing our job, says Hawks about Pravin

We are just doing our job, the Hawks said on Friday in reaction to the political turmoil that has erupted following its investigation into Finance Minister Pravin Grodhan.
August 26, 2016

Newsmaker: Doctor Dedication

Driven by her passion to save lives, Dr Nomlindo Makubalo goes beyond the call of duty by crisscrossing the Eastern Cape to train healthcare workers on how to improve children’s health and, in so doing, reduce the province’s child mortality rate.
August 25, 2016

Ramaphosa supports Gordhan, warns against state at ‘war with itself’

It was worrying to have a state that seemed to be at war with itself, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said in reference to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s possible arrest by the Hawks.
August 26, 2016

Pityana slams 'untrustworthy' Zuma, says he should step down

The funeral of former sports minister, Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile, became a political battlefield as one of his close family friends lambasted President Jacob Zuma, calling for him to step down.
August 25, 2016

Sars Wars: More officials summoned to the Hawks for warning statements

City Press has learnt that former Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula has also been summoned by the Hawks to make a warning statement along with former acting Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay and former High Risk Investigation Unit head Johann van Loggerenberg.
August 25, 2016

EFF to deputy minister: ‘Did Guptas pay for your suit?’

“Have you met the Guptas? Did you ever visit their home? Did they pay for that suit you’re wearing? Did you get money from them?”
August 25, 2016

Tutu becomes 1000th face of LGBTI rights campaign

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has become the 1000th face of the Let’s Face It Campaign.
August 25, 2016

EFF councillors to forfeit 50% of salary

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ 761 councillors will forfeit 50% of their salaries for the first three months on the job to help the party service its election campaign debt.
August 24, 2016

Busisiwe Mkhwebane ... ‘The closest thing we have to Thuli Madonsela’

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is two steps away from being South Africa’s next Public Protector.
August 24, 2016

Tshwane unrest not just an ANC issue

The violence and unrest in Tshwane before the municipal election was not just an ANC matter, Parliament heard today.
August 24, 2016

Education department ‘is dealing with’ backlog of 100 000 college certificates

The department of higher education and training has acknowledged a backlog of more than 100 000 certificates that should have been issued to college students.
July 31, 2016

Malema ‘never scared of anything’

Julius Malema is late for every meeting but his supporters stay put, even as the sun beats down on them and they are forced to tuck Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) posters into their doeks and beanies to create makeshift caps.
August 24, 2016

New Public Protector: SA waits anxiously

Parliament’s ad hoc committee tasked with finding a new Public Protector is today expected to decide on a candidate to replace Thuli Madonsela.
August 24, 2016

The elections were great, say voters – just look at the numbers

More than 15 million voters took about 16 minutes to cast their votes in this month’s local government elections. Check out the local government elections by numbers.
August 24, 2016

Cogta flexing muscles over forensic investigations

The department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is seemingly flexing its muscles to ensure municipalities implement recommendations of the various forensic investigations into corruption and other irregularities.
August 24, 2016

Public Protector: A consensus candidate is a priority

Although Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai appears to be the frontrunner to replace Thuli Madonsela as South Africa’s new Public Protector, the special committee overseeing the process says it will seek to reach consensus on the preferred candidate
August 24, 2016

There’s no crisis at SABC – Muthambi

The much-anticipated briefing by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to give clarity on the shenanigans at SABC was as clear as mud, except if you were an ANC MP.
August 23, 2016

ANC victorious in Ekurhuleni as it takes mayor, chief whip positions

Mzwandile Masina is the new executive mayor of Ekurhuleni and Jongizizwe Dlabathi was elected chief whip – marking a major victory for the ruling party in the East Rand council.
August 23, 2016

Ekurhuleni: ANC wins speaker by 11 votes

The ANC has secured its first victory of the day in Ekurhuleni as new speaker Patricia Kumalo was elected with 117 votes.
August 23, 2016

Coalitions are ‘a colonial scheme to weaken the ANC’ – Mantashe

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has derided the DA-led coalition governments, saying that they were a “colonial” scheme with the sole intention to weaken the ANC.
August 23, 2016

Secret ballots a sticking point at Ekurhuleni council meeting

The City of Ekurhuleni council meeting got off to a smooth start with all 224 councillors present and sworn in. As soon as the nominations for speaker were received however, the EFF expressed concerns that rules for voting were not decided on upon consultation with the parties.
August 23, 2016

Muthambi under fire as she defends the SABC

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has come under harsh criticism for her account of the state of affairs at the national broadcaster.
August 23, 2016

Hlaudi to tackle payola

The SABC’s chief operations officer and acting CEO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, said the broadcaster was cracking down on its radio music compilers who were allegedly taking bribes from musicians desperate to have their songs played on air.
August 22, 2016

7 things you should know about the Joburg council meeting

It was a dramatic day as the Joburg council held its meeting. Here are seven things you should know about it.
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August 21 2016