ANC NEC's resolve to tackle corruption could be smoke and mirrors, says analyst
Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni warned that while the ANC national executive committee came out of its recent meeting with a new resolve to draw the line in the sand over corruption, this could all be smoke and mirrors.
ANC's top brass rally round Ramaphosa after 'intense' NEC meeting
Ramaphosa had in the weeks leading up to the ANC NEC meeting faced a barrage of public attacks through letters and social media posts from some party leaders calling into question his legitimacy in the face of the ongoing legal case about his CR17 fundraising activities.
Ramaphosa: ANC drew line in the sand between the organisation & those who steal
In an unusual move, Ramaphosa addressed the outcomes of the national executive committee (NEC) meeting which took place in Irene at the weekend.
Zuma: My letter will be misconstrued as attempt to ignore allegations against me
In the letter addressed to African National Congress (ANC) leaders and structures, former President Jacob Zuma is scathing of current President Cyril Ramaphosa over his assertions that current ANC members are inherently corrupt.
Zuma: Ramaphosa accused entire ANC of corruption to save his own skin
Former President Jacob Zuma was responding to the president's letter to the ANC last Sunday where Cyril Ramaphosa spoke out against those in the governing party who engaged in such conduct.
ANC NEC 3-day meeting billed as showdown between factions
The ANC goes into the NEC from on Friday afternoon with pressure from its alliance partners, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and South African Communist Party having lambasted it for talking soft on corruption.
Clean audits in municipalities don’t equate to quality service, new study finds
A new study by the Public Affairs Research Institute (Pari) has revealed that instead, a clean audit does not give an indication of the extent to which households especially the poor are able to afford and access basic services.
Report lays bare the poor state of SA's municipalities
While the report notes the grim yearly findings of the Auditor-General in his inspection of municipal finance management, it calls for a legislative shift that may be the only rescue of the dire situation.
Cosatu to embark on general strike against corruption in the country
This follows calls in several civil society movements for South Africans to rise against the unabated corruption in the public and private sectors which have undermined economic growth.
4 accused found guilty of the rape, murder of lesbian couple in Mooinooi
The Pretoria High Court has heard how Gezina and Joey van Niekerk were lured to a North West farm in December under false pretences.
Workers losing patience with ANC, govt inaction on corruption, warns Cosatu
In a second attack on the president in just weeks, the federation said that he used poetry to campaign to be president and was now subjecting South Africans to prose, saying that he was not willing to take corrupt ANC leaders and public officials to task.
End corruption before using workers' pensions for investment, Cosatu tells govt
Cosatu has once again dashed the government's hopes of leaning on workers’ retirement funds to invest in, among others, infrastructural development in the country.
Cosatu calls on Ramaphosa to tighten business rescue legislation
The demand followed the failure of the Edcon business rescue plan after workers had poured R2 billion of their savings and the general low rate of success the plan enjoyed.
International travel still off the cards in SA, ‘evidence needed’
In the meantime, cruise ships remain prohibited from taking to the seas with the minister saying the industry will likely only open next year.
Mbalula: Days of having a drink or two before driving are over
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula explained that alcohol remained a serious societal challenge, saying that since the reopening of alcohol sales they had noted an increase in fatalities on the roads.
It'll take a while for SA tourism to recover from lockdown - Kubayi-Ngubane
About 1.5 million people employed in the sector had to stay home for over four months when the country’s lockdown regulations halted the movement of people.
Tourism dept wants budget reviewed as the sector springs back to life
The sector was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 lockdown regulations with inter-provincial and international travel shut down – forcing Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to shave off funds for tourism.
Cosatu labels Mboweni a ‘liability' and calls on Ramaphosa to act, but can he?
Mboweni has been publicly reprimanded by President Cyril Ramaphosa after he used Twitter to comment on the sacking of Zambia’s central bank governor.