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ATM motion of no confidence in President Ramaphosa postponed

Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, granted the African Transformation Movement’s request to postpone the motion of no confidence debate against President Cyril Ramaphosa to February 2021. This comes after the ATM brought an application to the Western Cape High Court to review Modise’s decision to have the vote on the motion by open ballot. ATM insists it should be a secret ballot

Gordhan vs Mpofu: A day of heated exchanges at Zondo Commission

Former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane cross-examined Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan at the state capture commission on 30 November 2020. Gordhan and Advocate Dali Mpofu, who is representing Moyane, shared a number of heated exchanges. Here are some of the key moments from the day’s testimony. #StateCapture #PravinGordhan #DaliMofu

Zondo Commission to lay criminal charge against Dudu Myeni

Deputy Chief Justice and chair of the commission of inquiry into state capture Raymond Zondo has instructed that a criminal charge be laid against former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni. This comes after Myeni disclosed the name of a protected witness during her testimony earlier this month.

State capture commission to lay criminal complaint against Zuma

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has requested that the secretary of the state capture inquiry lays a criminal complaint with the police against former President Jacob Zuma. This comes after Zuma left the inquiry without permission last week. Zuma walked out after his application for Zondo to recuse himself was dismissed

Stop the cull!: SABC staff picket against retrenchments

Employees at the public broadcaster staged a picket outside the SABC’s Auckland Park offices on 19 November 2020. This after the SABC announced that it would be retrenching hundreds of employees. Various members of the public joined the picket in solidarity with the employees, including members of the EFF, COPE and the ANCYL.

GALLERY: Protect the public mandate! SABC staff picket over retrenchments

SABC employees picketed outside their offices on 19 November 2020. The employees of the embattled public broadcaster are protesting against retrenchments that could see hundreds lose their jobs. COPE, EFF and the ANCYL also joined the picket in solidarity with the employees. Veteran journalists, including Sophie Mokoena, Mzwandile Mbeje and Chriselda Lewis, were also part of the picket.

GALLERY: Gauteng taxi drivers strike to demand COVID relief funds

Taxi operators brought Pretoria to a standstill on 18 November 2020 as they embarked on a protest through the city. The operators marched first to the Department of Transport before making their way to the Union Buildings where they handed over a memorandum of demands to Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya. Drivers and owners are demanding that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula pay them the COVID-19 relief funds promised to them.

Emfuleni residents: ‘All we are asking for is basic services’

Residents living in the Vaal under the Emfuleni Municipality say they feel abandoned by government due to poor service delivery in the area. So frustrated are the residents that many of them have decided to stop voting, saying that it has brought no positive change to their community.

GALLERY: Former President Jacob Zuma at state capture inquiry

Former President Jacob Zuma and some of his most loyal supporters were at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture on 16 November 2020. Zuma's legal team was applying to have Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo recuse himself as chairperson, claiming he is biased against Zuma.

GALLERY: Hands off! Red berets support Malema & Ndlozi at assault trial

EFF supporters gathered at the Randburg Magistrates Court on 29 October 2020 for a second day in support of their leader Julius Malema and EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Ndlozi and Malema are facing a charge of assault after allegedly assaulting a police officer at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018.