Department verifying Makhubo DNA tests

2014-06-14 18:27

The arts and culture department is verifying information regarding Mbuyisa Makhubo's DNA tests, it has said.

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.

Zuma: Pray for peaceful polls

2014-04-18 14:00

President Jacob Zuma has asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on 7 May.

Rabbit removed from Mandela statue

2014-03-27 11:37

A bronze rabbit that was added as an artist's signature to the statue of former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria has been removed.

ANC will never be defeated - Mashatile

2014-02-22 14:30

The ANC will never be defeated by another political party, Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile says.

DA a confused organisation - Mashatile

2014-02-02 14:46

The ANC's Gauteng provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile has called the DA a confused organisation, as it does not know who its president is.

ANC concerned over Nkandla backlash

2014-01-12 10:05

Many ANC party leaders are concerned about a possible public backlash when public protector Thuli Madonsela releases her report on Nkandla.

Mashatile apologises for interpreter

2013-12-13 10:42

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has apologised to the deaf community after an interpreter used incorrect sign language at the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela.

Golf day raises over R29m for ANC

2013-10-27 13:32

Those attending an ANC gala dinner and fundraising auction were told to just say if they want business - as long as they can deliver.

Zuma to visit Senegal

2013-09-28 14:13

President Jacob Zuma is set to undertake a state visit to Senegal next week, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

Mandela statue for Union Buildings

2013-09-07 10:46

A statue of former president Nelson Mandela will be erected at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Mokonyane eyes 2nd term

2013-09-01 14:19

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has emerged as a contender for re-election to the position after next year’s general elections.

Soweto kids to represent SA in France

2013-06-06 22:32

Eight pupils from the Winnie Ngwekazi Primary School, in Soweto, will represent South Africa at a children's parliament in France this week.

Mashatile: Films flex economic muscle

2013-05-10 14:34

The South African film industry contributes R3.5bn annually to the economy and provides employment to more than 25 000 people, Arts Minister Paul Mashatile says.

Decision on Pretoria name change soon

2013-04-05 13:02

Clarity on the Tshwane/Pretoria name change issue could be expected soon, with a decision set to be announced within weeks, mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Zuma: More Mr Fix It, less Umshini Wam

2012-12-23 10:27

President Jacob Zuma's second term will be about unification, implementation. More Mr Fix It, less Umshini Wam, his backers say.

Zuma camp makes clean sweep of NEC positions

2012-12-20 17:47

The Zuma camp made a clean sweep of the National Executive Committee positions in the ANC, while prominent leaders aligned opposed to Zuma’s re-election did not make the cut.

ANC nominates 295 NEC members

2012-12-18 19:50

A total of 295 people have been nominated for the ANC's national executive committee at the party's national conference in Mangaung.

ANC slate voting triumphs

2012-12-18 16:02

ANC voters seemed to have stuck closely to their slates in appointing the party's new Zuma-aligned national executive committee in Mangaung.

Zuma, Ramaphosa take top ANC positions

2012-12-18 12:40

President Jacob Zuma has defeated his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe in the race for the position of ANC president, with Cyril Ramaphosa being elected deputy ANC president.

ANC announces leadership nominations

2012-12-17 13:52

The ANC has announced that Jacob Zuma and Kgalema Motlanthe are in the running for president of the ANC, and that Motlanthe has declined nomination for the position of deputy president.

Gauteng ANC backs Motlanthe

2012-11-30 08:35

The Gauteng ANC has nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to take over as president of the ANC, with Tokyo Sexwale as deputy president.

Prime minister mooted for SA

2012-11-25 12:05

Some ANC leaders have suggested that South Africa replace its deputy president position with a prime minister instead.

Leadership not about individuals - ANCYL

2012-11-21 22:15

The call for change in the ANC leadership has nothing to do with individuals, the ANC Youth League in Gauteng says.

No sin to want change in ANC - Mashatile

2012-10-01 07:48

ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile has lashed out at opponents of change within the party, saying that when members supported change in Polokwane it was no sin.


Zuma to tackle Gauteng premier issue

2014-05-18 08:57

President Jacob Zuma will face his first post-election hurdle tomorrow when he meets with the ANC executive to decide on who to appoint as premier in the eight provinces the party governs, says a report.

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.

Victory requires hard work - ANC

2014-04-16 15:18

The ANC says more work is needed to secure the majority of the votes at the polls.

ANC dispatches heavyweights

2014-02-23 09:09

In a clear bid to defend its territory, the ANC dispatched its heavyweights to areas where the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance were launching their manifestos.

Celebrate mother tongue: Mashatile

2014-02-21 22:29

South Africans should use and cherish their mother tongue to promote diversity, Culture Minister Paul Mashatile says.

Peta wants to adopt Mandela rabbit

2014-01-24 05:30

Animal rights group Peta wants to adopt the bronze rabbit once it is removed from a statue of former president Nelson Mandela, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile says.

SA apologises for Mandela signer

2013-12-13 18:46

The South African government has formally apologised for any offence caused by the sign language interpreter it hired for Nelson Mandela's memorial.

Bekkersdal protests on hold

2013-10-27 21:17

Protest action in Bekkersdal, near Westenaria, has been put on hold to allow government time to investigate the residents' grievances, community leaders say.

SA, Angola to co-operate in arts, culture

2013-10-11 07:25

The department of arts and culture has signed an agreement with Angola to co-operate in the field of arts, culture and heritage.

9m Mandela statue set for Union Buildings

2013-09-26 16:14

A 9m-high statue of former president Nelson Mandela will be erected at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Jazz fest pours R522m into W Cape

2013-09-05 18:13

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival shows the cultural industry can make a real contribution to growth and job creation, says arts minister Paul Mashatile.

Political parties react to MEC's death

2013-07-20 16:04

The ANC says it has lost a "great and selfless" leader following the death of Gauteng Economic Development MEC Nkosiphedule Kolisile while the DA has praised his 'sterling' record.

DA wants to win Gauteng - Maimane

2013-05-26 21:57

The DA wants to win Gauteng in next year's national elections so the province's residents can get proper service delivery, says Mmusi Maimane, the party's national spokesperson.

Zuma: 2014 vote in volunteers' hands

2013-05-05 21:04

Next year's national elections are in the hands of the ANC's volunteers, says President Jacob Zuma.

Minister applauds Fanie Fourie's Lobola

2013-03-08 09:38

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has congratulated the team behind Fanie Fourie's Lobola for winning the Audience Choice Award for Best Comedy at a US film festival.

'Forces of Change' voted out

2012-12-20 21:18

The so-called "Forces of Change" that had resisted ANC President Jacob Zuma's re-election were voted out of the party's national executive committee.

ANC wants new language policy

2012-12-20 17:14

The ANC wants the teaching of an indigenous language to be compulsory in all schools, social transformation sub-committee chairperson Joe Phahla says.

Overwhelming support for Zuma, allies

2012-12-18 17:28

It has been an overwhelming victory for President Jacob Zuma, his allies and supporters as he secured a second term as the ANC's leader.

Mashatile not worried about future

2012-12-18 16:02

Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile says he is not concerned that the province's campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma would negatively impact on his future in the party.

ANC presidential race 'brings hope'

2012-12-17 17:30

ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe's move to contest the leadership of the party brings hope for many South Africans, an expert says.

Mashatile: ANC Gauteng must be one voice

2012-12-09 18:35

The ANC in Gauteng must go to the national elective conference in Mangaung with one voice, provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile says.

SA is unique, Zuma says

2012-11-27 22:42

President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africans to celebrate the country’s uniqueness by working towards social cohesion.

ANC needs capable leaders, says Mashatile

2012-11-23 14:14

The ANC needs to elect leaders capable of moving the country forward, ANC Gauteng leader Paul Mashatile says, adding that the party needed a new "young" generation of leaders.

ANC Gauteng nominates Motlanthe

2012-10-07 17:46

The Gauteng ANC provincial executive council has nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to lead the party.

Mashatile heckled at ANCWL event

2012-09-28 21:06

Delegates at a Gauteng ANC Women’s League conference have heckled provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile when he joined their event in Pretoria.

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