Politics

Trump Revels in Democratic Dysfunction

February 4, 2020

The president mocked a breakdown during the Iowa caucuses, but he came under criticism himself for not showing full respect during the national anthem before the Super Bowl. President Trump arriving in West Palm Beach, Fla., last week. Mr. Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday in Washington. WASHINGTON — As Democrats […]

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Does Nhlanhla Nene still have the full support of the president?

October 7, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa should break his silence and tell the nation whether Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has his full support ahead of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement being presented in Parliament later this month. The Democratic Alliance (DA) made this call following a report in the Sunday Times that said when Nene was reappointed to cabinet […]

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Cyril’s popularity is dropping… but he’s still the most loved party leader

October 6, 2018

Ramaphoria‚ the elation that engulfed the country since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president in December‚ is evaporating. Ramaphosa’s job approval rating as president dropped to 62% at the end of September from 68% three months ago. Support for the governing ANC also slid from 64% of people who “liked” the party between […]

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Mashaba blamed for range of ills as ANC marches through Jozi

October 5, 2018

About 3‚000 jovial ANC supporters in party T-shirts marched peacefully through Johannesburg’s city centre on Friday to demand the “speedy” delivery of services from the DA led metro. ANC branches organised for members to be bussed in‚ and provided them with T-shirts and food. The marchers blamed Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba for problems ranging from […]

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Gupta-linked public enterprises DG quits

October 4, 2018

The embattled Gupta-linked public enterprises director-general Richard Seleke is finally leaving the public service after reaching a settlement on his exit. This brings to an end a deadlock between Seleke and his employer. He had over two months ago accepted a R3-million settlement but refused to sign on the dotted line unless a condition preventing […]

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WATCH | State capture – ANC wants to explain the meetings it held with banks at Luthuli House

October 3, 2018

ANC national spokesman Zizi Kodwa said that the ANC would like to explain its side of the story regarding the meetings the organisation held with four banks at Luthuli House. During the state capture hearings, it was revealed that the banks, which included Standard Bank and Absa, had been summoned to Luthuli House where they […]

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Bheki Cele to visit Westbury as residents’ anger boils over

October 2, 2018

Police minister Bheki Cele plans to visit Westbury in Johannesburg on Tuesday in response to days of protests and the barricading of roads by residents who are fed up with crime in the suburb. Cele’s visit comes after tensions reached boiling point. A Rea Vaya bus station was stoned and set alight in the area […]

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IFP MPs head to Taiwan to forge closer diplomatic and business ties

October 2, 2018

Six Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) MPs were heading to Taiwan on Tuesday in a bid to strengthen relations with the country. The party members said they had been invited on the visit. “The delegation will meet government and business leaders to interact on country best practice and share ideas for economic growth‚ development and education […]

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Bathabile Dlamini must face criminal charges‚ says DA

October 2, 2018

The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday said it planned to lay charges against former social services minister Bathabile Dlamini. “Last week the Constitutional Court handed down a scathing judgment calling Minister Dlamini ‘reckless and grossly negligent’ and requested that the National Prosecuting Authority consider whether she should be prosecuted for lying under oath‚” said DA Shadow […]

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Nene worked for Guptas‚ EFF claims

October 2, 2018

The EFF has claimed that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was captured by the controversial Gupta family and worked for them. This follows a report by Times SELECT about how Nene held meetings with the Gupta brothers during his first term as finance minister. Nene was due to appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of […]

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