Motlanthe to attend funeral of former Botswana VP

2015-01-16 18:25

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe will travel to Botswana as a special envoy to represent President Jacob Zuma at the funeral of the country's former vice president.

Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma 'must apologise to Zimbabweans'

2014-11-20 12:21

South Africa must apologise to Zimbabweans for the delayed release of a critical report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF, a group says.

Winnie, Motlanthe welcomed at ANC conference

2014-10-03 13:12

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe and ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela have been well received at the ruling party's Gauteng provincial conference.

Mining sector is in crisis, says Sangqu

2014-08-13 18:37

The mining sector needs to acknowledge it has a crisis on its hands, says Chamber of Mines state intervention in the minerals sector committee chair Andile Sangqu.

Motlanthe's mom dies

2014-05-12 12:29

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's mother has died, the presidency says.

Motlanthe: Needless to jump queues

2014-05-07 09:29

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has cast his vote in Colbyn, Pretoria after patiently waiting to make his mark after joining the queue.

Ramaphosa wants to be president - of a club

2014-04-29 21:04

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that he has ambitions to become president – of either his golf or fly-fishing clubs.

Cheers for Zuma at Freedom Day event

2014-04-27 11:33

President Jacob Zuma has been warmly greeted with ululations and cheering by a jubilant crowd at the annual Freedom Day celebration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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.

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.


Zimbabwe govt rubbishes Khampepe report on 2002 polls

2014-11-21 11:40

The Zimbabwean government has rubbished as "a nullity" the damning report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF.

Nuclear deal team effort - presidency

2014-10-03 17:03

President Jacob Zuma does not negotiate and conclude nuclear power agreements alone as reports have claimed, says the presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

Russia deal: How minister, DG got nuked

2014-09-28 17:29

President Jacob Zuma pushed aside those he saw as obstacles to secure the nuclear partnership agreement with Russia, insiders claim.

Motlanthe's mother's death a loss to SA - ANC

2014-05-12 19:12

The ANC has sent its condolences to the Motlanthe family following the death of the deputy president's mother.

Motlanthe ties the knot

2014-05-11 09:02

Outgoing Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has married his long-time partner, Gugu Mtshali, at a private ceremony in Houghton Johannesburg.

Motlanthe: Gifts lead to corruption

2014-05-02 09:41

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has warned those in power against accepting random gifts as this could lead to corruption.

Closer to the dream: Zuma

2014-04-27 15:09

South Africa has vastly improved over the past 20 years, building a buoyant economy, deepening democracy and combating crime and corruption, says President Jacob Zuma.

Motlanthe: ANC faces dishonest wealth accumulation challenge

2014-04-26 14:19

The dishonest means of accumulating wealth is a challenge many societies, including South Africa, face through exercising state power, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe 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.

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.

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