BOOK EXTRACT: ‘2009: An orchestra of manoeuvres’

2017-04-28 11:00

When President Jacob Zuma made the innocuous announcement in 2009 that Thuli Madonsela would be the new public protector, he was unaware that he was making his biggest political mistake, writes Thandeka Gqubule.

Democracy could be doomed

2017-02-26 06:29

"Democracy needs to be reviewed or repackaged for it to remain meaningful to all and, accordingly, maintain sustainability.” This view was expressed by one of the South African millennials at Harvard, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Molefe's swearing-in on budget day 'premeditated hit on Gordhan'

2017-02-21 13:48

The fact that Brian Molefe will be sworn in on ‘budget day’ is clearly a premeditated political hit on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, says DA MP David Maynier.

Zuma and Fana contradict Madonsela

2017-02-12 06:01

President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma and the controversial businessman Fana Hlongwane have written affidavits supporting Ajay Gupta’s claim that Mcebisi Jonas lied about the elder Gupta brother offering him the job of finance minister.

Madonsela’s apology, commitment to pay for crashed state vehicle, not enough – ANCWL

2017-02-11 19:12

The ANC Women’s League has called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate whether a case of theft was opened when her predecessor's son drove a state vehicle which he later crashed.

Give me ‘half a chance’, pleads Mkhwebane

2017-02-05 16:43

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has called on the public to give her an opportunity to make her mark.

Madonsela suspects Zuma, SSA involvement in Mkhwebane tension - report

2017-02-04 09:38

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela says she suspects that President Zuma and the SSA could be involved in some of the ongoing tensions between herself and her successor, a report says.

Eskom is not going to subsidise Tegeta - Koko

2017-01-24 16:58

Eskom will part from Tegeta, only if it has no financial consequences for the power utility, said interim CEO Matshela Koko.

Commission of inquiry into Guptas and Eskom

2017-01-22 06:10

Lynne Brown has become the first minister to call for an official inquiry into the infamous Gupta family’s involvement with Eskom.

ANC slams Madonsela over Absa apartheid bailout report

2017-01-17 19:55

The ANC wants the Public Protector report linking Absa to billions of rands in bailout funds from the apartheid government made public.


Just do the right thing

2017-03-26 06:26

At the height of the Nkandla controversy, ANC leaders and public representatives were almost evangelical in the defence of their leader and his wayward ways, writes Mondli Makhanya.

First it was Pravin, now the Hawks gun for Jonas

2017-02-26 06:10

Investigating unit is probing alleged corruption by the deputy finance minister in a deal involving SAA’s maintenance unit.

Public Protector awaits 'legal opinion' following Madonsela's letter

2017-02-12 11:14

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has acknowledged receipt of a letter from Thuli Madonsela offering to pay for repairs to a damaged state vehicle, and is still awaiting legal opinion on the matter.

Gupta calls Jonas a liar

2017-02-12 06:00

Ajay Gupta has denied meeting Mcebisi Jonas, calling the deputy finance minister “blatantly dishonest”.

AG denies probing Madonsela's BMW accident

2017-02-08 18:04

The office of the Auditor General of South Africa says it has never investigated the car accident in which former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's son was involved.

Presidency 'outraged' by Madonsela comments of 'agenda' against her

2017-02-04 12:19

The presidency is outraged by former public protector Thuli Madonsela's comments that President Jacob Zuma could be involved in an alleged agenda against her over pension deductions.

I’m not working with Mkhwebane says Madonsela - report

2017-02-02 22:18

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has quelled rumours that she is working with her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane, says a report.

AfriForum weighs in on Mkhwebane's first 100 days

2017-01-23 21:30

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane spent most of her first 100 days in office distancing herself from her predecessor Thuli Madonsela, according to civil rights group AfriForum.

Leak of Absa report politically motivated - Cope

2017-01-18 21:08

The leaking of the report into Bankorp’s (now Absa) apartheid-era loan is intended to divert attention from former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, Cope has said.

Become a full-time politician or shut up, Zuma's son tells Madonsela

2017-01-17 06:00

President Jacob Zuma's son Edward has read former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela the riot act, saying she "should either become a full-time politician or just shut up".

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