Politics needs greater accountability

2010-10-14 14:33

No significant progress in fixing citizens' social problems can be made without greater political accountability, says political analyst Steve Friedman.

Malema to step down next year

2010-10-01 07:27

ANCYL leader Julius Malema says those who hate him "should celebrate" as his term ends in April 2011.

Nationalisation being distorted - Malema

2010-09-30 14:25

The country has been "deliberately misled" by some in the ANC over nationalisation, says ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Essential services: 'Deal needed'

2010-09-29 19:07

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says it is crucial that government and the public service unions finalise agreements on essential services.

Malema flies in mining giant’s chopper

2010-09-26 16:33

On the eve of the ANC’s national general council, Julius Malema - the most ardent proponent of nationalisation - was being flown across the country in a helicopter owned by mining ­giant Exxaro.

Zuma stronger, for now

2010-09-25 10:11

President Jacob Zuma has sought to ease tensions with his rivals by saying the government would study their proposal to nationalise the country's mines.

Buthelezi against nationalisation

2010-09-24 18:00

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has voiced his concerns with the on-going debate around the nationalisation of mines.

ANC to study mine nationalisation

2010-09-24 16:25

The ANC will study a proposal that the state should take greater control of the country's vital mining industry, President Jacob Zuma says.

'Suicide' to peg rand to dollar

2010-09-24 11:41

Pegging the rand to the dollar would be "national suicide", says Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel.

Parliament to look into tribunal

2010-09-24 10:30

Parliament will be tasked with looking into the "desirability" and feasibility of setting up a "statutory independent media appeals tribunal", the ANC's Pallo Jordan says.

New term for 'service delivery' mooted

2010-09-24 08:11

Delegates at the ANC's NGC feel the use of the term "service delivery" should be stopped because it inculcates a sense of entitlement among people.

Compulsory service for graduates?

2010-09-23 22:21

The government will look at introducing compulsory community service for university graduates, says Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

Crunch time as ANC makes key decisions

2010-09-23 20:30

The ANC has revealed policy decisions agreed upon by some 2 000 delegates at its national general council.

Zuma resonates with delegates

2010-09-23 15:39

President Jacob Zuma's political report has resonated with over 2 000 ANC delegates who unanimously adopted it at the ANC's national general council.

New Age makes its 'debut'

2010-09-23 14:23

Free copies of the New Age newspaper have been distributed at the venue of the ANC's national general council (NGC) in Durban as part of Heritage Day celebrations.

ANC takes on strong rand, nationalisation

2010-09-23 13:30

Tensions arose in the ANC committees as the youth league refused to back down on calls that nationalisation of mines should be discussed, says a party member.

ANC to mull over strong rand

2010-09-23 10:55

The ANC will debate policies to address a currency at a two-and-a-half year high and tackle widespread unemployment at a top-level meeting.

Patel: SA to partner with China

2010-09-23 06:31

SA will become involved in several discussions with Chinese industrialists and government representatives, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

Around and about at the NGC

2010-09-22 22:35

Cele going health crazy, Phosa the people pleaser, Absa's von Zeuner in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the president claiming Absa bank as his own - NGC day 3...

Yengeni strikes back

2010-09-22 19:39

ANC NEC political education head Tony Yengeni has spoken out against the party's critical alliance partners.

Cut business costs, says ANC

2010-09-22 16:55

Lowering the cost of doing business is key to reducing inequality, reads an ANC policy document.

ANC targets media

2010-09-22 13:31

The ANC's media panel will meet behind closed doors at the party's national general council to iron out details of the proposed media tribunal heartily embraced by its leaders.

Party at the party conference

2010-09-22 10:35

The Hilton hotel in Durban is enjoying a financial boost from the ANC conference happening across the road at the Durban Convention Centre.

Top players at ANC conference

2010-09-22 07:29

The succession battle for leadership positions is dividing the ANC. Here are some of the main players and their political aspirations.

ANC targets white membership

2010-09-21 18:08

The ANC wants to increase its white membership to become a truly non-racial party, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.


NGC a resounding success - ANC

2010-10-05 07:44

The ANC's national working committee has announced that the party's national general council in Durban last month was a "resounding success".

No winners or losers - ANCYL

2010-09-30 21:27

There are no winners or losers at the ANC national general council, says ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Editors worried about NGC media rules

2010-09-29 20:06

Editors have voiced concerns over restrictions placed on the media at the ANC's national general council in Durban last week.

NHI debate needs time: Sama

2010-09-29 13:02

The SA Medical Association, which has expressed its commitment to the principle of universal access to health care, says a debate on the NHI should not be conducted in haste.

ANC NGC highlights

2010-09-25 12:40

The ANC has ended its mid-term policy review conference with President Jacob Zuma reaching out to his backers and seeking to defuse tensions in South Africa's ruling party.

ANCYL down but not out - analyst

2010-09-24 22:48

The ANCYL may be have been defeated at the ANC’s national general council, but the loss is far from permanent, a political analyst says.

Nationalisation "not policy" - Zuma

2010-09-24 16:38

The ANC has not "shifted" its policy on the nationalisation of mines, says ANC president Jacob Zuma.

Zuma slams ill-discipline

2010-09-24 14:56

President Jacob Zuma has told the ANC that the "art of persuasion" not "rowdiness" should be used to win people over, and has warned against crossing the line.

Manuel: No nationalisation yet

2010-09-24 11:15

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has shot down calls to nationalise mines, saying the state could not afford it.

ANC to deliver plans for economy

2010-09-24 10:05

The ANC will give a verdict on its economic policies on Friday, but delegates say the party has not heeded calls from its left-leaning allies.

ANC to have 'full talks' on Swaziland

2010-09-24 08:03

The ANC has resolved to have a "full discussion" on the situation in Swaziland, Africa's largest absolute monarchy.

ANCYL's leadership move shot down

2010-09-23 21:24

The ANC Youth League's push for a "generational mix" in the ANC's top leadership structure has been shot down by the ruling party's national general council.

ANC delays talks on provinces

2010-09-23 18:34

The ANC has "parked" discussions on the future structure of the provinces pending further consultations with its alliance partners, says ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga.

What comes next for ANC, Zuma

2010-09-23 14:32

A look at what comes next for the ANC and its leader President Jacob Zuma, who is struggling to repair a damaged alliance and ease investor worries he may back left-leaning policies.

Vavi calls for leadership

2010-09-23 13:33

The ANC needs decisive leadership, not just "beautiful speeches" to overcome disunity in the party, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

ANC policy report back expected

2010-09-23 12:38

A report back on policy discussions is expected from ANC commissions at its national general council today, the penultimate day of the mid-term review gathering.

ANC delegates agree on tribunal

2010-09-23 08:52

Delegates at the ANC's national general council have had a "robust" debate about the media, and have agreed on the need for a media tribunal.

Mbalula mum on ambitions

2010-09-22 22:35

ANC NEC elections head Fikile Mbalula says he will wait for "the appropriate moment" to decide whether to run for the party's secretary general position.

Motlanthe 'heads succession race'

2010-09-22 21:49

The ANC elects a new leader in 2012 but positioning for the top job apparently has already begun, with Kgalema Motlanthe seen as favourite.

ANC refutes Mbalula report

2010-09-22 18:41

Media reports that Police Deputy Minister Fikile Mbalula accused President Jacob Zuma of forgetting who helped him to power are misleading, says ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu.

Accelerate equity bill - ANCWL

2010-09-22 15:32

ANC Women's League has announced measures aimed at ensuring that women are properly represented in key public and political positions.

ANC and business 'together': Zuma

2010-09-22 11:49

The ANC and the business sector in South Africa are "together", with President Jacob Zuma describing the relationship as "wonderful".

Zuma to woo business

2010-09-22 09:01

President Jacob Zuma will visit a business exhibition as delegates at the ANC's national general council discuss economic transformation.

ANC sheds light on crucial policy positions

2010-09-21 22:37

The ANC has shed more light on some crucial policy positions, as the party's national general council entered its second day in Durban.

ANC vendors hoping for tenders

2010-09-21 17:06

With the ANC often under fire for a perceived culture of "tenderpreneurship", vendors outside the party's national general council are hoping for some tenders of their own.

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