WikiLeaks on South Africa

Rain on a plane: Leak forces flight's turnaround

Water flowed down the aisles and rained down on passengers of a double-decker Qantas Airways flight bound for Australia after a leak that forced the plane to return to Los Angeles.


UK cops targeted black female officer - tribunal

2014-07-02 17:45

London's Metropolitan Police is disappointed by an employment tribunal's finding that the department discriminated against a black female officer because of her gender and race.

Clinton says she would release medical records

2014-06-07 07:07

Hillary Clinton says if she runs for president again, she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

US compared ANC to Nats - WikiLeaks

2011-08-25 11:31

The ANC has slipped into anti-democratic practices reminiscent of the apartheid regime it fought to overthrow, says a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.

ANC fears losing Tshwane - WikiLeaks

2011-03-30 10:00

The DA says a leaked WikiLeaks cable, in which the ANC admits to having "big internal problems" in Tshwane, shows the ruling party is nervous it could lose the metro to the DA.


inside WikiLeaks on South Africa

ANC conference to be 'worse than Polokwane'

2011-02-19 18:37

The ANC's 2012 conference will be "worse than Polokwane" as tension within its alliance continues, reports quote the ANC's Mathews Phosa as saying in leaked US diplomatic cables.

WikiLeaks exposes SA spy boss

2011-01-23 09:19

An explosive WikiLeaks cable claims that spy boss and President Jacob Zuma confidante Mo Shaik threatened to expose the “political skeletons” of Zuma’s enemies.

Zimbabwe AG sets up WikiLeaks probe panel

2011-01-18 08:55

A legal team set up by Zimbabwe’s attorney general has started investigating the role of PM Morgan Tsvangirai and others in their discussions with US diplomats, which were leaked by WikiLeaks.

Mbeki's credentials 'speak for themselves'

2011-01-14 09:13

Thabo Mbeki's spokesperson says he will not respond to reports that he was involved in the formation of Cope, but says Mbeki's ANC credentials "speak for themselves".

Mbeki behind Cope policy - WikiLeaks

2011-01-13 08:12

A “secret” US diplomatic cable claims former president Thabo Mbeki was directly involved in drafting Cope's policies - claims which have been vehemently denied.

WikiLeaks: Israel charged bribes for Gaza access

2011-01-06 19:20

A key Israeli cargo crossing for goods entering the Gaza Strip was rife with corruption, forcing American businesses to pay hefty bribes, according to a US diplomatic cable.

Zim government websites brought down

2010-12-31 08:07

Cyber activists say they have brought down Zimbabwean government websites after Grace Mugabe sued a newspaper for publishing a WikiLeaks cable linking her to illicit diamond trading.

Zimbabwe seeks WikiLeaks prosecutions

2010-12-25 12:39

Zimbabwe will appoint a commission to investigate the "treasonous collusion" that led to several embarrassing reports being released by WikiLeaks, says an official.

Zuma controversial but smart - WikiLeaks

2010-12-09 22:29

The rise of Jacob Zuma to the presidency was an "astonishing achievement", according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

Zim parties dismiss WikiLeaks revelations

2010-11-30 22:46

The parties forming Zimbabwe's fragile coalition government have dismissed WikiLeaks revelations that a power-sharing deal between them is doomed.

ANC a 'complete mess' - WikiLeaks

2011-02-20 17:41

The ANC is a "complete mess" and its young cadres simply want access to jobs and personal enrichment, according to a leaked US embassy cable.

WikiLeaks: Zim mulls treason charges

2011-01-20 22:07

Zimbabwe's top lawyer says he may seek treason charges against former opposition politicians named in diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

Zim worries about Wikileaks

2011-01-16 13:55

Zimbabwe's attorney general has appointed a probe team to assess whether any of the diplomatic cables in custody of whistle blowing site Wikileaks reveal breaches of the country's security laws, which may lead to prosecution of those cited.

Mbeki, Cope link a 'misinterpretation'

2011-01-13 12:43

A report that Thabo Mbeki was directly involved in the formation of Cope is a "misinterpretation" of the situation, a professor named in cable leaked to WikiLeaks says.

No WikiLeaks on our mielies

2011-01-12 08:08

The good folks at WikiLeaks haven’t been able to – and never will – get any dirt to stick to our GM mielies, says Andreas Späth.

Zimbabwe to step up cyber security

2011-01-03 22:37

A minister says Zimbabwe is making efforts to increase security on its government websites to prevent cyber attacks.

WikiLeaks cable nails Cope

2010-12-26 20:09

A leaked ­diplomatic cable from the US embassy in ­Pretoria says rival Cope ­leaders Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa “want nothing more than to be ­president of South Africa”.

South Africa needs WikiLeaks

2010-12-15 07:30

The attacks on WikiLeaks from the rightwing in America and large sections of their mainstream media are similar to the ANC’s vilification of the local media, writes Jannie Momberg.

WikiLeaks no threat to SA - govt

2010-12-02 22:29

The current leaks of US embassy cables through website WikiLeaks do not pose a threat to South Africa, says the government.

WikiLeaks: Mandela not spared

2010-11-29 17:10

Former president Nelson Mandela has not been spared in the swathe of revelations emerging from thousands of leaked US diplomatic cables, reports say.

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