Constand Viljoen ‘played critical role’ in peaceful transition to democracy

2020-04-03 19:09

Political allies and opponents alike remembered General Constand Viljoen as having played a critical role in the peaceful transition to democracy during 1993 and 1994. Viljoen was chief of the SA Defence Force and came out of retirement to lead the white right in 1993, before he abandoned any idea of an armed insurrection in 1994.

Zuma's former spin doctor Mac Maharaj backs Hanekom suing ex-president

2019-08-13 15:59

Mac Maharaj, who once did Jacob Zuma's bidding as his presidential spokesperson, has backed Derek Hanekom and Siphiwe Nyanda, both of whom have been accused of being agents and spies by their former ANC leader.

Maharaj lauds political giants Mandela and Tambo

2017-07-05 17:30

Former ANC leaders Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were men of great humility and leadership, taking full responsibility for their actions, Mac Maharaj has said.

Zuma bestows national orders on Madikizela-Mandela, Maharaj

2016-04-28 14:51

President Jacob Zuma has bestowed national orders on men and women who "demonstrated exceptional service to humanity", including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his former advisor Mac Maharaj.

Madonsela to probe Maharaj's stay at ministerial estate

2015-08-26 14:57

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office is to investigate former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj's stay at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria.

I told Zuma to prepare to pay back the money: Maharaj

2015-07-26 09:09

President Jacob Zuma's former spokesperson Mac Maharaj has told the UK's Financial Times that he told the leader to prepare to pay back the money used for security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

Maharaj was Zuma's highest earning special advisor

2015-05-26 19:15

President Jacob Zuma's former spin doctor Mac Maharaj was the highest earning special advisor in the presidency, Parliament has heard.

Maharaj: My cancer isn’t a death sentence

2015-05-18 11:49

Mac Maharaj, former spokesperson for the Presidency and a veteran of the governing ANC, is confident that the lung cancer he has been diagnosed with will not be a death sentence.

Foreign national names to be released soon - presidency

2015-04-27 19:34

The names of the foreign nationals killed in xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng would be released as soon as there had been a conclusive positive identification of the victims, the presidency says.

Mac Maharaj celebrates 80th birthday

2015-04-22 12:44

Outgoing presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj is celebrating his 80th birthday.


Mac Maharaj: 'De Klerk a man of the moment, Mandela the man of history'

2020-02-02 08:54

ANC stalwart Mac Maharaj decries the narrow narrative – "we take the SA experience and limit it to Codesa, the Constitution making and to the TRC" – and suggests that 1984 to 1990 was the most crucial period in making a negotiated path to democracy and the future possible.

Pik Botha remembered as both 'visionary' and 'two-faced'

2018-10-12 11:25

While he has been remembered fondly by some of his colleagues, political adversaries say Pik Botha was never quite trusted by the ANC because while he was open to dialogue, he was also willing to defend apartheid.

Court rules amaBhungane can publish Maharaj testimony from secret inquiry

2016-05-12 19:30

The High Court in Pretoria has struck down the NPA's refusal to allow the amaBhungane investigative journalism centre to publish the record of testimony given by former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj in a secret inquiry.

Mac Maharaj 'recovering well'

2015-08-27 12:59

President Jacob Zuma’s former spokesperson Mac Maharaj says he is recovering well after surgery for lung cancer.

Maharaj enjoyed luxury housing courtesy of taxpayers

2015-08-16 14:22

Former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj stayed for free at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria during his five years of service, the Sunday Times reported.

Complications after Maharaj's surgery

2015-05-27 12:57

President Jacob Zuma has sent good wishes to his former special adviser and spokesperson Mac Maharaj following complications which arose after he underwent an operation for lung cancer.

Maharaj pleads for privacy

2015-05-18 14:51

President Jacob Zuma's former spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, has pleaded with the public to give him some time to recover before answering any questions about his health.

Maharaj's last day in office

2015-04-30 17:56

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj is set to leave his office for the last time and start his retirement.

Zuma hosts meeting on SA's migration policies

2015-04-22 15:24

President Jacob Zuma has held a meeting with various representatives from civil society in Pretoria to discuss the country's migration policies and the recent spate of xenophobic attacks.

Zuma postpones National Orders Ceremony

2015-04-20 12:56

President Jacob Zuma has postponed the National Orders Ceremony meant to take place on Freedom Day because of the spate of attacks on foreign nationals, the presidency says.

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