When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
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The EFF has called on South Africans to take the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak seriously and has urged people to follow regulations put in place for the 21-day lockdown in the country, which started at midnight.
The EFF has filed an application for leave to appeal a damning judgment in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria last month setting aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign.
Parliament's Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is backing the Gauteng provincial government's bid to dissolve the Tshwane council.
South Africa's political parties have agreed to put aside petty squabbles and work with government to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which reached 116 confirmed cases by Wednesday.
The EFF has called for all people infected with coronavirus to be held in state quarantine, preferably on Robben Island.
Former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, now the head of international relations, has resigned from his role as a member of Parliament.
ANC MP Boy Mamabolo is facing more trouble after his former partner and mother of his child accused him of attempting to silence her over allegations of physical, verbal and emotional abuse.
When we reported 15 months ago that fleet company Afrirent scored a big contract with the City of Johannesburg after paying an EFF slush fund, then-mayor Herman Mashaba announced an investigation. It let the City off the hook. But Mashaba is now gone, and his defence of the deal is looking increasingly tenuous.
The DA needs to change its strategy. If it doesn’t, I see the EFF governing with the ANC in a coalition government years from now. That will be catastrophic to South Africa and our democracy will be doomed, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.
The EFF, which had hoped to convince either the ANC or DA to back their mayoral candidate, previously said it wanted to get a chance at the helm to show that it was capable of governing.
EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu has to await another 10 weeks to hear whether he will be prosecuted for an alleged assault on a photographer in Parliament in 2018.
The EFF has welcomed the government's decision to lock down all non-essential movements in South Africa to contain the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.
EFF's Marshall Dlamini laid charges of hate speech against FW de Klerk at the Cape Town Police Station on Sunday.
The EFF has joined other organisations who have cancelled planned events in light of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The meeting was postponed without dealing with any business of the day after only 93 out of the 214 councillors attended the sitting. There was no quorum because at least 108 councillors are needed for the meeting to proceed.
A planned Tshwane special council meeting, amid the announcement that the City will be placed under administration, is expected to end before it starts as the ANC and EFF will not be in attendance.
The debate - along with the hyperbole and hysteria whipped up by some like Afriforum and the DA - has been divisive at a time when we need to build more unity, writes Brett Herron.
But these faux revolutionaries, in red overalls in Parliament, but living large off the backs of VBS pensioners in the lap of luxury elsewhere have a policy set which will make South Africa even worse than the misery being experienced in Venezuela, writes Paul Boughey.
Police spokesperson Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said the members, who were wearing red overalls, came in their numbers to listen to the provincial budget speech but were denied access and only MPLs were allowed entry to the chamber.
The ANC in Tshwane says it is ready to hit the ground running for possible by-elections after it was announced the City of Tshwane would be placed under administration.
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