DA wants key points act repealed

2015-01-23 12:31

The DA plans to submit a private members' bill to Parliament to nullify the National Key Points Act because it is inconsistent with transparency and accountability.

Sudan ceasefire talks bomb

2014-12-10 05:10

The Sudanese government and rebels say they have failed to agree on a ceasefire after three weeks of negotiations.

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.

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones

2014-11-14 13:16

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

Mandela honoured posthumously

2014-10-11 14:15

Ndileka Mandela, eldest granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, has accepted a posthumous award for Madiba from SAFA.

Mbeki: Corporates must look beyond bottom line

2014-10-10 07:34

The South African corporate world should become part of the rising African continent and that means looking beyond the bottom line, says ex-president Thabo Mbeki.

Spy tapes reveal Polokwane paranoia

2014-09-28 10:58

The so-called spy tapes have revealed how paranoia gripped the rival camps of Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki in the run up to the ANC’s Polokwane conference in December 2007 – amid fears of "chaos" and "bloodshed".

Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?

2014-09-23 12:43

Has South African President Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/Aids more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

Mbeki sees big step to end Sudan wars

2014-09-10 22:04

Efforts to end Sudan's wars and other crises have made a major advance, the African Union's chief mediator Thabo Mbeki said after talks in Khartoum.

How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma?

2014-08-18 09:26

We need a leader with clean hands who can lead with integrity. Zuma is not such a leader, writes Adriaan Basson.

Intelligentsia needed to help Africa - Mbeki

2014-08-01 09:29

Former president Thabo Mbeki has suggested that African intelligentsia be brought back into crucial processes, as was the case in the 1960s and 70s, to help with the continent's "pressing strategic" problems.

Mbeki questioned on ARV expenditure

2014-07-18 21:02

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been asked to tell the Seriti Commission of Inquiry how his administration justified spending billions on the arms deal but not on ARVs.

No facts to support arms deal allegations - Mbeki

2014-07-18 05:00

For the past 16 years, there have been no facts supporting allegations of mismanagement in the arms deal, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Mbeki irritated by 'offensive' remarks

2014-07-17 18:23

Former president Thabo Mbeki has taken exception to what he called "offensive" comments made by Advocate Paul Hoffman at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Costs a consideration in arms deal - Mbeki

2014-07-17 14:50

Costs were always a consideration during the arms procurement process as "you need to pay for everything", former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti inquiry.

Arms deal was a Cabinet decision - Mbeki

2014-07-17 12:31

No government minister took individual decisions during the procurement of arms, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal.

Mbeki to testify at arms inquiry

2014-07-03 18:01

Former president Thabo Mbeki is set to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

ANC wishes Mbeki well on 72nd birthday

2014-06-18 13:02

Former president Thabo Mbeki's 72nd birthday is an opportunity for South Africans to recommit to unity, the ANC says.

Court rules in favour of arms deal picket

2014-06-12 12:14

The North Gauteng High Court has granted the Right2Know Campaign permission to picket at the Sammy Marks Square in central Pretoria where the Seriti arms inquiry is based.

Condolence books opened for MaMbeki

2014-06-10 14:39

Condolence books have been opened for former president Thabo Mbeki's mother, Epainette, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation says.

Ma Mbeki to get special official funeral

2014-06-09 18:10

Former president Thabo Mbeki's mother, Epainette, will get a special official funeral this weekend, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has said.

Ma Mbeki a unique individual, says NUM

2014-06-08 11:42

The ANC stalwart Epainette Mbeki, the mother of former president Thabo Mbeki, was a rare and unique individual who had heartfelt concern over the poor, NUM says.

Condolences for Mbeki family

2014-06-07 19:00

Condolences have poured in for former struggle veteran Epainette Mbeki who died in a hospital in East London.

Zuma sends condolences to Mbeki family

2014-06-07 11:46

President Jacob Zuma sent condolences to the Mbeki family following the death of their 98-year-old matriarch, Epainette.

Zuma wishes Ma Mbeki speedy recovery

2014-06-05 20:10

President Jacob Zuma has wished former president Thabo Mbeki's mother Epainette a speedy recovery after she was admitted to an Eastern Cape hospital.


Bulging government gobbles domestic savings

2015-01-08 05:00

The growing remuneration of public sector employees may have offered temporary economic benefits but has proven unsustainable, says an expert.

Mbeki: 2002 Zim elections were free and fair

2014-11-28 10:02

Former president Thabo Mbeki has maintained that the 2002 Zimbabwe elections were free and fair, despite the Khampepe report suggesting otherwise.

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.

President's powers must be reviewed – Moseneke

2014-11-14 10:16

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has questioned the amount of power vested in President Jacob Zuma, according to a report.

Ebola shows better healthcare needed - Mbeki

2014-10-10 08:05

The outbreak of Ebola in Africa highlighted the need for improved health care on the continent, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

DA gets more 'spy tapes' documents

2014-10-08 19:38

The Democratic Alliance has received additional documents that were part of the so-called "spy tapes", the party says.

Has Zuma hurt the fight against Aids?

2014-09-23 12:46

Has South African President Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/Aids more than Thabo Mbeki? Africa Check investigates.

Sudan frees opposition party leader

2014-09-16 10:25

Sudan has released an opposition leader who was detained for three months after accusing counter-insurgency paramilitaries of abuses against civilians in the Darfur region, his party says.

Tolls saga splits ANC’s top six

2014-09-07 15:47

The top six of the ANC have apparently split over the e-tolls saga, City Press reports, saying Gwede Mantashe and Jessie Duarte are in opposite camps.

Farmers ready to 'stand and not run'

2014-08-06 15:13

Free State farmers will accept no compromise on economic or constitutional principles in the development of agriculture, a leader of an agriculture body says.

Arms deal losing bidder to testify

2014-07-21 05:32

Dr Richard Young, an arms deal critic, and losing bidder will testify during phase two of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Arms deal decision was rational - Mbeki

2014-07-18 14:05

The decision to go ahead with the arms procurement deal was rational and government thought it could manage the risk, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Mbeki denies 'bribes' in arms deal

2014-07-17 20:16

There is no evidence that anyone received a bribe during the arms procurement deal, former president Thabo Mbeki has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mbeki testifies at arms deal hearing

2014-07-17 16:30

Mbeki: 'We wanted the nation to have a sense of ownership of new defence force, hence inclusive consultation on the arms deal.

Mbeki quizzed on Mo Shaik at arms inquiry

2014-07-17 14:08

Former president Thabo Mbeki did not know why Mo Shaik was sent to Hamburg, Germany, to be the consul-general for three months in 1998, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mbeki to testify at arms commission

2014-07-17 06:37

Former president Thabo Mbeki is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

Mbeki expresses sadness over Botman's death

2014-07-01 06:07

Former president Thabo Mbeki has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Stellenbosch University rector and vice-chancellor Prof Russel Botman.

FXI welcomes arms deal picket ruling

2014-06-13 22:36

The court ruling allowing the Right2Know Campaign to picket near the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been welcomed by the FXI.

Lekota: Arms deal was affordable

2014-06-10 20:04

The controversial 1999 arms deal was cost effective and necessary for South Africa, former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota has said.

Naidoo: Arms deal handled professionally

2014-06-09 18:11

Transactions in SA's 1999 arms deal were handled in a professional manner, chief government negotiator in the procurement process Jayendra Naidoo has said.

Cosatu mourns Ma Mbeki

2014-06-08 13:16

Cosatu has conveyed its condolences to the family of former president Thabo Mbeki following the passing of his mother Epainette Mbeki.

Ma Mbeki 'a true icon of our time'

2014-06-07 22:30

ANC stalwart Epainette Mbeki, and the mother of former president Thabo Mbeki, was a true icon, the Commission for Gender Equality has said.

Ma Mbeki funeral to take place in Eastern Cape

2014-06-07 18:47

The funeral service for ANC struggle veteran Epainette Mbeki will be held in Idutywa, Eastern Cape next week, the family says.

Epainette Mbeki dies

2014-06-07 09:37

Former president Thabo Mbeki's 98-year-old mother Epainette has died, the family has confirmed.

Arms deal commission postponed

2014-06-01 15:00

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal in Pretoria has been postponed, says its spokesperson.

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