South Africa shutdown: Nation braces for impact as virus spreads, army and police move in and economy seizes up

2020-03-27 05:54

The national lockdown will be most challenging national effort ever recorded in SA's history, with the government having spent the last three days trying to enact various regulations which will in effect suspend South Africa’s way of life for three weeks.

Mboweni claps back: If you want services, pay up

2019-10-02 20:05

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has stood firm on the user-pays principle, saying it's time to develop a "culture of paying" if the economy is to recover.

Warm, humble and full of life: Remembering ANC veteran Dumisani Kumalo

2019-01-26 19:51

Minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has praised the work done by ANC veteran Dumisani Kumalo calling him a larger-than-life figure.

The battle to be Ramaphosa's deputy

2018-02-23 11:39

Cabinet jitters abound, as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to announce the dream team that he will send to save what's left of our broken country. Mahlatse Mahlase looks at the strongest contenders for deputy president.

Bathabile’s fong kong feminism

2017-12-24 06:05

It took 105 years, an unexpected loss and a mounting corruption scandal for the ANC Women’s League to realise that South Africa is an unfairly patriarchal society, writes Rhodé Marshall.

Rand rallies over 4% as Ramaphosa takes ANC top job in close contest

2017-12-18 18:57

The rand rallied to under R12.60 to the US dollar as news broke that Cyril Ramaphosa has won the ANC leadership race at the party's 54th National Conference.

AS IT HAPPENED: ANC elective conference adjourns

2017-12-16 19:00

All eyes are on Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, as the ANC gathers for its national elective conference. Keep up to date with all the news and analysis here.

Big business: We will work with whoever's elected president

2017-12-16 13:11

Investec bank has denied big business is supporting Cyril Ramaphosa for ANC president as delegates gear up to vote for their preferred leaders, in Nasrec.

Leaving it to the ANC's delegates and the Almighty – Dlamini-Zuma

2017-12-14 09:28

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her backers believe they have done all they could to ensure she becomes the next ANC president as well as the 105-year-old movement’s first female leader.

Zuma judgment a headache for succession frontrunners

2017-12-13 16:24

The last thing Cyril Ramaphosa or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would want is to be undermined by a state capture inquiry which could act as a poisoned chalice to the rebirth of the ANC, says Daniel Silke.


Ministerial task team AWOL at Parly meeting as council debt to Eskom swells

2019-10-22 13:51

"The conduct of the task team tells us to jump off the nearest cliff," fumed Scopa chair Mkhuleko Hlengwa.

EXPLAINED: Mabuza will not be sworn in as MP... what you need to know

2019-05-22 10:05

Deputy President David Mabuza will not be sworn in alongside the rest of ANC MPs on Wednesday after the party's integrity committee found he brought the party into disrepute. The repercussions are legal, technical and political.

Dlamini-Zuma blames hackers after tweet blames DA for North West chaos

2018-04-21 10:59

Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has distanced herself from a tweet on her official Twitter account that accused DA members of bribing individuals to cause chaos in the North West province.

ANC elective conference outcome not surprising - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

2018-01-15 22:49

Struggle icon and ANC member Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says the ANC Women's League did not do enough to deliver the political party its first female president.

'Unique opportunity' for economic agreement between ANC slates - Niehaus

2017-12-19 16:15

Vets spokesperson Carl Niehaus says the ANC's new Top 6 will unite the various ideologies in the party.

Ramaphosa voters switching camps, claims North West ANC chair

2017-12-17 17:18

North West ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says he is confident his province's preferred presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will emerge victorious in the leadership race.

Economic growth must be #1 priority for next ANC leadership - Gigaba

2017-12-16 13:48

Everything is dependent on the economy growing faster, becoming inclusive and ensuring we create employment and prosperity for the whole country, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Rand will self-correct, no matter the outcome of ANC elections - Gigaba

2017-12-16 08:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba believes that even though the outcome of the ANC leadership race would result in some rand volatility, it will eventually self-correct.

'Our forebearers said it, we must implement it' - Dlamini-Zuma on land

2017-12-13 22:37

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has delivered her final address ahead of this week’s ANC national elective conference, which could see her becoming the party’s first female president.

ANC contest win for market darling Ramaphosa may see stocks slump

2017-12-13 14:00

In the topsy-turvy world of South African stocks, a triumph for investors’ preferred candidate in the contest to lead the ANC could weaken the benchmark index.

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