EXTRACT: Enemy of the People - 'The axe has fallen'

2017-11-10 06:51

Lungisa Fuzile, Treasury director general since May 2011, got a text message from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. It simply said: 'The axe has fallen.' Nene had been fired, writes Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit.

Some of my own comrades fuelled #FeesMustFall protests - Nzimande

2017-10-31 08:43

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has hit out at some of his own "comrades", who he says had fuelled some of the #FeesMustFall protests as part of a factionalist agenda.

Zuma to face ire of SACP, Cosatu at alliance meeting

2017-10-26 08:52

President Jacob Zuma will come face to face with his detractors when the political alliance council finally meets at ANC headquarters at Luthuli House.

Threat of court action if govt steps out of line with nuclear plans

2017-10-22 17:47

Should the details of any progress on pushing through a costly nuclear programme not be open to the public, the DA will not hesitate to go to court.

Claim of Zuma reshuffle after Russian meeting

2017-10-22 11:13

President Jacob Zuma allegedly reshuffled his Cabinet earlier this week, just hours after a meeting with Russian officials, according to the Sunday Times.

New minister is a JZ loyalist

2017-10-22 06:00

Newly appointed Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo has a history of towing the party line and defending Zuma’s ‘dignity’ in Parliament.

Gigaba’s day of reckoning

2017-10-22 06:00

Our finance minister needs to stop the bailouts and turnaround plans, and create growth to improve the lives of all South Africans, writes Bonang Mohale.

Nzimande and Vavi: former allies reunited as Zuma outcasts

2017-10-20 12:21

Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi, once united in their criticism of Mbeki and adoration of Zuma are now both the outcasts of the latter, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Western Cape ANC 'youth activists' slam Cabinet reshuffle

2017-10-19 14:44

The Western Cape ANC Youth League is divided once again, this time over its response to President Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet reshuffle.

Western Cape ANCYL welcomes axing of 'distracted' Nzimande

2017-10-18 12:32

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's axing of SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande in his latest Cabinet reshuffle.


Poverty debate must include black middle

2017-11-05 06:13

October 17 marked the 25th anniversary of the declaration of the international day for the eradication of poverty by the UN General Assembly, writes Jason Musyoka.

Alliance tells Zuma to consult on Cabinet reshuffles

2017-10-27 12:01

President Jacob Zuma has come under fire at the ANC-led alliance council meeting for not consulting members on Cabinet reshuffles.

Russia denies meddling in SA Cabinet reshuffle

2017-10-23 18:38

The Russian Embassy in South Africa has rejected weekend reports that it had a hand in SA's most-recent Cabinet reshuffle as 'fake news' and 'slanderous'.

Hint of dictatorship style by Zuma puts economy in grave danger - consultant

2017-10-22 16:21

A hint of some form of dictatorship style rule by President Jacob Zuma has put the SA economy and the country in grave danger, warns a consultant.

Don't cry for Blade

2017-10-22 06:07

The words still ring loudly in this lowly newspaperman’s ear, more than a decade later: You guys in the media had better get used to saying the words “President Jacob Zuma”, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Power vacuum

2017-10-22 06:00

With the new minister comes uncertainty over the renewable energy programme.

Nzimande: Zuma is a desperate man

2017-10-22 00:10

Blade Nzimande describes his axing from the higher education ministry as a deliberate move by the president to credit others for possible no-fee hikes.

POLOTIKI | Episode 18: President Zuma's firing machine

2017-10-20 10:47

This week on Polotiki, it's all about President Jacob Zuma giving the ANC the proverbial middle finger. Listen.

ANC alliance doomed?

2017-10-18 13:45

The ANC alliance is in danger of crumbling after Tuesday’s controversial Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma.

Cabinet reshuffle: Zuma overestimates his own power

2017-10-18 10:52

Jacob Zuma is an undeserving president. He liked the system for allowing him to rise to the top. But he neither understands nor likes how it operates, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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