New Joburg mayor could dig up dirt on Mashaba's fleet deal

2020-03-06 06:00

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.

Julius Malema, Boy Mamabolo reach out-of-court settlement over domestic abuse claims

2020-03-04 16:26

EFF leader Julius Malema and ANC MP Boy Mamabolo have reached a settlement that was immediately made an order of the court.

Malema urges Andre de Ruyter to take firm charge of troubled Eskom

2020-02-28 20:33

EFF leader Julius Malema has urged Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter to take charge and work for the people, claiming that allowing independent power producers to enter the market would collapse the power utility.

Malema unfazed by arrest warrant as NPA confirms issued as 'matter of procedure'

2020-02-24 13:05

The NPA and a lawyer representing Julius Malema say the arrest warrant issued in the EFF leader's gun case is only a matter of procedure.

ANALYSIS | 5 talking points from the SONA debate

2020-02-23 12:43

The debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. But there have been some points of interest.

Friday Briefing: FW de Klerk's comments have caused a firestorm. Former NP minister Leon Wessels, author Antjie Krog and historian Lindie Koorts weigh in

2020-02-21 07:19

The EFF's second national people's assembly taking place at Nasrec in Johannesburg from Friday will almost certainly hold no surprises in terms of the top job.

UPDATE | Malema apologises: Attack on Ramaphosa 'a desperate act of personal defence'

2020-02-20 19:42

EFF leader Julius Malema followed President Cyril Ramaphosa's cue on Thursday, offering an apology to the first citizen and South Africa over domestic abuse claims that surfaced in Parliament and admitting he should have known better.

OPINION | Misogyny: real state of our nation exposed by male MPs and their cheerleaders

2020-02-20 15:11

It is in the crucial moments of shame, which punctuated the ceremony and the proceedings of the SONA and its subsequent debate, that the true state of our nation was revealed, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Parliament: a place where the 'best' is ordinary and crudeness passes for debate

2020-02-20 10:51

Self-serving politicians are there for the perks. They have no regard for what matters to ordinary people: jobs, safety, health and dignity and so on, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Mbhazima Shilowa: It's up to the Budget to provide hope after diabolical SONA

2020-02-20 06:00

Insofar as the SONA focuses on broad issues, it is cold comfort for those in Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane who have no water because there has been no investment in infrastructure, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.


Economic transformation can't be achieved through 'sweet talk' - Malema

2020-03-05 13:36

EFF leader Julius Malema has urged black business to disrupt the country’s economy in a bid to make it more inclusive.

Switch off the lights to non-paying departments, municipalities - Malema to Eskom

2020-02-29 07:36

EFF leader Julius Malema has called on Eskom to switch the lights off at government departments and municipalities which owe the utility money.

Police obstruct Steenhuisen, other MPs from entering Parliament before Budget speech

2020-02-26 19:38

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says she will investigate why some opposition MPs, including John Steenhuisen, were obstructed by police from entering the Parliamentary precinct ahead of the budget speech.

Warrant of arrest issued for Julius Malema for not appearing in court

2020-02-24 10:23

A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for not appearing in court on five charges related to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Eastern Cape rally in 2018.

'It's a thing of the past' - Mantoa Malema accepts Cyril Ramaphosa's apology

2020-02-21 10:22

EFF leader Julius Malema's wife Mantoa Matlala has accepted the apology President Cyril Ramaphosa extended during his reply to the debate on the State of the Nation Address, following claims that her husband abused her.

Boy Mamabolo apologises to Malemas: 'I was wrong'

2020-02-21 06:48

ANC MP Boy Mamabolo has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife Mantoa for his claim made during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), in which he claimed that Malema had beaten his wife.

WATCH | Ramaphosa apologises to Malema after ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 16:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa apologises to both Julius Malema and South Africa for "the political back-and-forth of domestic abuse claims" in Parliament which "trivialised" a national crisis.

Ronald Lamola | Minority cannot govern the majority through anarchy

2020-02-20 13:22

We are continuing to avail resources for law enforcement agencies to pursue the perpetrators and beneficiaries of corruption and state capture, writes Ronald Lamola.

SONA debate: Sonke Gender Justice wants 'remedial' action against Mamabolo, Malema

2020-02-20 08:27

Lobby group Sonke Gender Justice wants "appropriate remedial steps" to be taken against ANC MP Boy Mamabolo and EFF leader Julius Malema for their "politicisation" of gender-based violence during the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

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