Youth facing economic hardship - Motlanthe

2014-04-13 14:24

Young people are largely excluded from mainstream economic activity and still face income and employment inequalities, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Zuma owes us answers, DA says

2014-04-11 13:24

A complaint will be lodged with Parliament over President Jacob Zuma’s failure to answer parliamentary questions, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

E-tolls is not Sanral's top challenge

2014-04-08 17:58

Sanral's major challenge is having insufficient resources, but it is working on resolving problems relating to e-tolls, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Motlanthe: SA grappling with mine challenges

2014-04-07 20:36

Inhumane working and living conditions and the migrant labour system are some of the problems in the mining sector, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Manuel and Motlanthe's criticism is too late

2014-04-02 08:04

Trevor Manuel and Kgalema Motlanthe have both criticised the Zuma administration. Their sudden criticism comes too late, writes Kameel Premhid.

Free flights for retired MPs proposed

2014-03-30 12:05

Retired MPs could get up to 24 free flights a year for 10 years, according to a proposal currently before Parliament, says a report.

Amcu missing in action at mining meeting

2014-03-27 16:34

Amcu did not attend the first quarter meeting of the mining consultative forum with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria.

Motlanthe: TB has huge impact on economy

2014-03-25 15:03

Tuberculosis, the leading cause of death in SA, has a huge impact on workforce productivity and operational costs, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Hope on Motlanthe to rekindle platinum talks

2014-03-24 16:15

Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe will meet with the mining industry and unions for a regularly scheduled forum aimed at bringing stability to the sector.

Motlanthe bids tearful farewell to Parliament

2014-03-11 22:27

A visibly emotional Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has bid farewell to MPs in the National Assembly.

Ethics code took too long - Motlanthe

2014-03-06 05:30

It has taken too long to make changes to the executive ethics code, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Mugabe's daughter weds in lavish ceremony

2014-03-02 13:17

The daughter of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been married in a lavish ceremony on the grounds of her family’s $20m Borrowdale mansion in Harare, say reports.

Motlanthe set to quit politics - report

2014-02-18 07:27

Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe reportedly does not intend to serve in the country's next government, paving the way for Cyril Ramaphosa to become deputy president after the elections.

Why Amcu shunned mine peace pact

2014-02-05 20:30

Amcu claims state apparatus is being used to purge the union, which has fuelled distrust in the agreement brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Amcu falls short of signing mining peace pact

2014-01-22 21:00

Amcu says it is party to a framework agreement that was brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, but is not satisfied with certain aspects of it.


The government says there is no need for foreign investors to worry over planned strikes in the platinum and gold mining sectors, according to a report.

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New HIV infection, Aids deaths fall

2014-01-18 07:00

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Mothlante: How do we move on after 'mythic proportions' Mandela?

2013-12-09 16:36

Paying tribute to Nelson Mandela as a man of "mythic proportions", Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has called on South Africa and the world to consider how his legacy might be carried forward.

Dirco asked for Motlanthe award delay

2013-11-18 16:55

The postponement of an academic honour for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe was at the international relations department's request, an official says.

Four Nzimande Facebook profiles - dept

2013-11-06 10:53

There are four Facebook profiles impersonating Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, his department says.

Zuma arrives in DRC for visit

2013-10-29 15:08

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a two-day visit.

Motlanthe: Respect, value mine workers

2013-10-14 21:03

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says there is a need to transform the migrant labour system in a manner that would make workers feel valued.

SA, Sweden strengthen ties

2013-10-11 17:08

New co-operation avenues are being explored to deepen trade relations between South Africa and Sweden, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Zuma appoints new SABC chair

2013-10-03 19:31

President Jacob Zuma has appointed a new SABC chairperson and a deputy, the presidency says.


Election News wrap-up: 11 April

2014-04-11 16:41

Here's a wrap-up of the latest election news in South Africa.

Mandela led when Hani killed - Motlanthe

2014-04-11 07:22

Former president Nelson Mandela showed leadership to the nation when Chris Hani was assassinated 21 years ago, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Sanral opens centre to monitor freeways

2014-04-08 12:37

The SA National Roads Agency has opened a centre in Pretoria aimed at improving the safety of motorists and reducing the impact of accidents.

Eastern Cape miners get one-stop service centre

2014-04-07 19:10

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has opened a one-stop service centre in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, for former and present miners.

ICC indispensable - Motlanthe

2014-03-31 14:09

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the International Criminal Court is an indispensable judicial organ, which should complement the African Court on Human Rights.

Own up to Nkandla - Motlanthe

2014-03-28 22:34

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged the government to implement Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendations in her Nkandla report.

Shabangu: Amcu strike was not discussed

2014-03-27 13:29

The two-month long wage strike in the platinum sector was not on the agenda at the mining sector forum, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

Motlanthe: TB affects economy

2014-03-25 13:35

The high number of mine workers with TB has a huge impact on the economy, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Sisulu abused public money - DA

2014-03-16 16:38

Reports that Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu spent R11m for chartered flights on a Gulfstream jet while she was defence minister, shows a staggering abuse of public money, the DA says.

Trevor Manuel bids farewell to politics

2014-03-11 17:25

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel is officially leaving politics, apparently to enter the private sector, according to a report.

Tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in London

2014-03-03 22:15

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry were among the guests at a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela in London.

Zuma to skip UK Mandela memorial service

2014-03-02 09:01

In a move seen as a snub in many circles, President Jacob Zuma has attended a Mugabe wedding in Zimbabwe and won't be travelling to the UK for a memorial service to honour Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey.

Communications on Nkandla could have been better - Motlanthe

2014-02-15 20:26

Communications about taxpayers' money used for building work at President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead could have been handled much better, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Mbeki nominated to return as an MP

2014-01-27 10:24

Former president Thabo Mbeki might return to Parliament as an MP if certain branches of the ANC in Gauteng have their way.

Implats shuts mines ahead of strike

2014-01-22 17:50

Impala Platinum has shut all its operations ahead of a planned pay strike across the platinum belt by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction union.

Zuma spends R45m on salary increases

2014-01-19 10:02

President Jacob Zuma has ignored calls to curb spending and has given top politicians a R45m salary increase for the financial year ending in March.

Motlanthe tells pupils to focus on education

2014-01-15 11:01

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged school pupils to focus on education, saying it is the only way to deal with inequalities in society.

SA has little confidence in Zuma - survey

2013-12-22 07:29

A survey has found that South Africans see top government leaders as corrupt and that most respondents have little confidence in President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet.

ANC denies rumour about Zuma meeting

2013-12-02 11:27

The ANC has denied that there will be a call for a special national general council at its national executive committee. It was reported that there would be a move to replace President Jacob Zuma.

Presidency denies Motlanthe report

2013-11-17 19:17

The presidency has denied a report that President Jacob Zuma had a hand in the withdrawal of an academic honour for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Motlanthe: SA needs to compete globally

2013-11-05 13:47

South African products need to compete with global standards of quality, value for money and desirability, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

SA, Sweden strengthen ties

2013-10-11 22:34

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says new co-operation avenues are being explored to deepen trade relations between South Africa and Sweden.

Minister mum on presidential holiday flights

2013-10-09 14:37

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has refused to detail holiday flights made by President Jacob Zuma and his deputy at taxpayers' expense, prompting the opposition to claim she has classified the information.

Youth subsidy a mega jobspinner - expert

2013-10-01 22:36

The proposed youth wage subsidy is a winning concept which could create up to 800 000 jobs within just 18 months, says an economist.

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