Intelligence a tool for Luthuli House - Kasrils

2014-04-15 22:21

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says the intelligence service has become a tool for Luthuli House and the president.

Zuma dishes out cash to voters

2014-04-13 10:35

President Jacob Zuma is reportedly winning the hearts of voters by dishing out cash while on his electoral campaign.

7 of the worst: ANC quotes

2014-03-27 12:06

Here's taking a look back at some of the most controversial statements made by key figures in the ruling African National Congress.

Revisionism, myths, legends and Thabo Mbeki

2014-03-26 17:08

"Choosing" Mbeki because some believe that anything is better than Zuma is, of course, understandable. But it is hardly enough, says Martin Warburg.

Xhosas and Zulus, stay united

2014-03-25 18:00

The names of Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma should not be allowed to divide the Xhosas and Zulus, writes Esethu Hasane.

20 years, two stories

2014-03-18 07:22

Not too shabby. That was the sense I got after reading the rigorous 20-year review released by President Jacob Zuma, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Sudan-rebel peace talks set to resume

2014-02-25 22:04

The African Union hopes a resumption of peace talks between Khartoum and rebels this week will lead to their joining a broader dialogue about Sudan's political future.

Zille: The DA has a new economic plan

2014-02-17 16:10

The DA has launched a policy that if implemented would expand opportunities for South Africans and firms to participate in the economy, says leader Helen Zille.

Five years of Zuma

2014-02-13 11:09

Compare the president's State of the Nation speeches over the past five years.

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.

E-tolls part of broader programme: Presidency

2014-01-17 14:21

E-tolling forms part of a broader infrastructure programme, the presidency says, and emphasises rail is the backbone to assist commuters.

Mbeki not given cold shoulder by Zuma

2013-12-17 14:36

President Jacob Zuma did not acknowledge former president Thabo Mbeki at the unveiling of the statue of former president Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, because he had left early, his office says.

Mbeki: Are we living up to Mandela's standards?

2013-12-09 07:36

Former president Thabo Mbeki says in order to celebrate Nelson Mandela's life, the quality of leadership in the country should be examined, and whether it's sufficient to respond to the country's challenges.

Mbeki pays tribute to Baby Jake

2013-12-07 19:35

"Baby Jake" Matlala was a sporting hero who would be sorely missed, former president Thabo Mbeki has said in paying tribute to him.

Mbeki walks out of traffic jam

2013-11-30 11:28

Former president Thabo Mbeki abandoned his motorcade during a traffic jam in central Johannesburg and walked to his destination, according to a report.

Mbeki: UK wanted Mugabe out by military force

2013-11-27 15:16

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has made startling revelations about how the UK government was determined to depose Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe using military force.

Arms inquiry adjourned until 2014

2013-11-25 20:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned until January next year.

Mbeki to be represented by State at arms inquiry

2013-10-27 21:17

Former president Thabo Mbeki and his former ministers have agreed to being represented by a State attorney at the inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal.

ANC Gauteng has jumped the gun - Mantashe

2013-09-30 07:14

The ANC in Gauteng have run ahead of themselves by revealing that former president Thabo Mbeki would be roped in to lure middle-class voters ahead of next year’s general elections, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Presidency alarmed by Zuma reading comment

2013-09-27 13:00

A statement that President Jacob Zuma doesn’t read is incorrect, unfortunate and serves to perpetuate stereotypes, the presidency says.

Zim editor suspended over Mbeki story

2013-09-02 09:11

A Zimbabwean newspaper has suspended its editor over two stories, one of which claimed former president Thabo Mbeki had criticised Zimbabwe's 'chaotic' land reform.

Mbeki blasts Mugabe's 'chaotic' land reform

2013-08-28 12:24

Former president Thabo Mbeki has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe's chaotic land reform programme, saying the Zanu-PF leader "set a bad example which we don't want any country in Africa to follow", a report says.

Arms inquiry: Mbeki lawyer withdraws

2013-08-20 13:01

Max Boqwana, representing former president Thabo Mbeki and his former Cabinet ministers at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, has withdrawn from the inquiry.

Machel, Mbeki, Haffajee at women's summit

2013-08-18 13:02

The Young Women in Dialogue conference will explore themes around violence against women, the future of women in Africa and female empowerment.

SA: Our work in Zimbabwe is done

2013-08-12 11:24

President Jacob Zuma is expected to inform SADC next weekend that the four-year facilitation process, which he headed, is over, following the conclusion of Zimbabwe’s elections.


Malema apologises to Mbeki’s mother

2014-04-13 10:35

EFF leader Julius Malema has apologised to former president Thabo Mbeki’s mother and to the people of the Eastern Cape for having helped recall the former president and for replacing him with “nothing”, says a report.

Mbeki talks big business

2014-03-30 16:33

Former president Thabo Mbeki talks to Carien du Plessis of City Press about the role of the private sector and its relationship with the government.

7 of the worst: ANC quotes

2014-03-27 05:30

Here's taking a look back at some of the most controversial statements made by key figures in the ruling African National Congress.

Mbeki: Zuma needs time with Nkandla report

2014-03-26 07:59

Former president Thabo Mbeki has said President Jacob Zuma should not rush his response to the public protector's report on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

Mbeki: Freedom being abused for personal gain

2014-03-24 08:16

Just days after the release of the public protector’s report into Nkandla, former president Thabo Mbeki has criticised those in power who abuse the freedom achieved by the struggle for personal gain.

The danger of the DA's revised stance on Mbeki

2014-03-17 07:52

The DA’s message, that things only started going wrong when Jacob Zuma was elected to head the ANC, is ahistoric revisionism at its finest, says Kameel Premhid.

So why are Zille and Malema praising Mbeki?

2014-02-24 08:23

Not too long ago both Helen Zille and Julius Malema criticised Thabo Mbeki. Now they are singing his praises. Am I the only one confused? asks Esethu Hasane.

Zim cost Mbeki his presidency - Zanu-PF MP

2014-02-17 15:12

Former president Thabo Mbeki lost his presidency for helping Zimbabwe come out of its difficulties following the 2008 disputed polls when "the regime change agenda was at play", a Zanu-PF legislator has reportedly said.

Arms deal probe should not be scrapped - activist

2014-02-08 07:48

Shutting down the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal will deny South Africans a rare opportunity to understand the truth, says activist Hennie van Vuuren.

The alternatives to e-tolls

2014-01-18 05:00

Are you unhappy with e-toll fees? Here are the roads that have been upgraded to provide alternatives to user pay routes.

Mbeki: We must bury the demon of tribalism

2014-01-14 10:24

Former president Thabo Mbeki has criticised tribalism and its role in politics, saying it perpetuates corruption.

Zuma booed at Mandela memorial

2013-12-10 12:26

President Jacob Zuma has been booed at the start of Nelson Mandela's memorial service, in stark contrast to the rapturous applause received by former president Thabo Mbeki.

Mbeki calls on SA to reflect on Madiba’s values

2013-12-08 09:23

Former president Thabo Mbeki has called on all South Africans to take a critical look at themselves and reflect on the country’s situation in terms of what Nelson Mandela and his comrades stood for.

Nujoma takes a swipe at UK over 'Zim invasion plot'

2013-12-04 12:52

Former Namibian president Sam Nujoma has said that Africa must be prepared to defend the African continent from Western "imperialists" - this after reports of a Zimbabwe invasion plot by UK.

Blair denies pressuring SA over Mugabe

2013-11-28 10:44

Former British PM Tony Blair has denied putting pressure on South Africa while he was in office to help remove Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe in a military operation.

Malema on most influential Africans list

2013-11-27 08:32

South Africans including Trevor Noah and Julius Malema have made it onto a list of the 100 most influential Africans, a magazine has stated.

Jimmy Carter almost punched Mbeki - report

2013-11-03 08:02

Former US president Jimmy Carter has said he once almost punched former South African president Thabo Mbeki during a heated argument of the latter’s lack of an HIV/Aids treatment plan.

DA's Maimane: ANC's Mbeki recall desperate

2013-10-01 16:04

The ANC asking former president Thabo Mbeki to assist in capturing Gauteng's middle class votes in next year's election was a sign of desperation, DA national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane says.

ANC turns to Mbeki for help

2013-09-29 11:45

The ANC has turned to former president Thabo Mbeki for help in their bid to hold on to power in Gauteng in the coming elections.

Zuma doesn't read - analyst

2013-09-26 16:01

President Jacob Zuma's weakness is that he reads too little, political analyst Richard Calland says.

Mbeki statements mischievous - office

2013-08-30 10:25

Statements attributed to former president Thabo Mbeki about Zimbabwe's election and land reform policy were "mischievous", his office says.

Mbeki offered State legal assistance

2013-08-22 14:32

Former president Thabo Mbeki's legal representation will be covered by the State Attorney at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

Former deputy president loses all perks

2013-08-18 13:30

South Africa’s former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will lose all perks that come with the job after taking up a position as a senior UN staff member.

Democracy is fragile - Chikane

2013-08-15 19:44

The corruption of high-ranking officials proves that democracy is not immune from attack, author Frank Chikane says.

Respect Zimbabwe's rights, Mbeki says

2013-08-06 10:04

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has called on African nations to respect the rights of Zimbabweans to choose their own leader, this following polls in which President Robert Mugabe won resoundingly.

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