NPA files papers in 'spy tapes' case

2015-07-03 21:50

After repeated delays, the NPA has finally filed answering papers in the DA's bid to review the dropping of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

High-level talks to solve Lesotho crisis – Ramaphosa

2015-07-02 12:32

Regional leaders are to meet to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis following the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao, reports say.

Mugabe 'concerned' over Lesotho crisis

2015-07-01 13:16

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also the current SADC chair, is reportedly "very concerned" about the latest developments in Lesotho, as fears mount that the country might plunge into renewed political violence.

18 things R50.5m for Nkandla security was spent on

2015-06-30 17:24

According to Police Minister Nathi Nhleko only R50.5m was spent on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Al-Bashir: African Unity at the expense of jobs & a tattered reputation?

2015-06-30 16:20

The DA's Toby Chance looks at reports that Zuma was approached by Mugabe to ensure al-Bashir’s safe exit, and wonders how this could affect the AGOA treaty.

'Mandela's Qunu home had a fire pool' – As it happened

2015-06-30 14:00

Police Minister Nathi Nhelko has said at a media briefing that late former president Nelson Mandela's Qunu home also had a 'fire pool'. Read on for how the briefing unfolded in Pretoria.

Murder of Lesotho's ex-army chief triggers alarm

2015-06-30 12:02

Southern African countries have condemned the murder of Lesotho’s former army chief, saying an "explosive security situation" threatens to derail efforts to bring stability to the mountain kingdom.

Marikana miners should also be prosecuted for slain officers and guards - AfriForum

2015-06-29 17:22

AfriForum says miners involved in the killing of two police officers and two Lonmin security guards in the week before the Marikana massacre should also be prosecuted.

Zuma appoints ex City Power boss as 'energy advisor'

2015-06-28 14:58

Presidency Jacob Zuma has appointed Silus Zimu as a special advisor on energy, as South Africa deals with yet another day of load shedding.

Marikana sees little change three years on

2015-06-26 20:00

Almost three years after police shot 34 striking miners dead outside platinum producer Lonmin's Marikana mine, little has changed in the town.


SADC chair Mugabe in SA ahead of Lesotho talks

2015-07-03 11:24

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of SADC, has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say.

'Expensive' label hits stocks, Nedbank sits on cash

2015-07-01 16:51

Expensive. That’s the tag plaguing stocks and driving investors such as Nedbank Private Wealth to park their money in cash-like securities to avoid losses.

Spy tapes case: NPA 'deeply regrets' failure to file papers

2015-06-30 18:14

The NPA "deeply regrets" its failure to file its heads of argument in the DA's application to review the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Why Zuma now needs even more security - Nhleko

2015-06-30 16:43

The ongoing scrutiny of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home has made him even more vulnerable to further security risks, prompting Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to re-evaluate the security upgrades.

Spy tapes: I didn't delay Zuma prosecution, says Mpshe

2015-06-30 16:09

Former chief prosecutor Mokotedi Mpshe insists it was not his decision to delay the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma.

MPs, lawyers boycott parliament over killing of ex-army chief

2015-06-30 12:47

Lesotho’s opposition members reportedly boycotted parliament on Monday as they protested against the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao last week.

Ramaphosa urgently deployed to Lesotho

2015-06-30 06:03

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urgently sent to Lesotho to consult with its prime minister following fears of an "apparent explosive security situation" in the country.

DA wants compensation fund for Marikana victims

2015-06-28 15:22

Parliament should be recalled this week for an urgent sitting to discuss the findings of the report on the Marikana killings, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

‘We didn’t hear from a single Marikana police officer’ – analyst

2015-06-26 21:03

An ISS Africa political analyst says there are two glaring gaps in the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre, particularly the lack of first-hand accounts from police officers on the ground.

ANC celebrates 60th anniversary of Freedom Charter

2015-06-26 19:15

The ANC has celebrated 60 years of the Freedom Charter, less than 24 hours after President Jacob Zuma released the final report on the shooting at Marikana.

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