ARTICLES RELATING TO POLITICS

Stevens Mokgalapa disciplinary decision had nothing to do with sex in the office - DA

2020-01-27 17:37

Although the DA has found that there is no proof that embattled Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and former transport and roads MMC Sheila Senkubuge had sex in the office, he will still face a disciplinary hearing.

EXPLAINED | Why you should be concerned about President Cyril Ramaphosa's email leaks

2020-01-27 13:33

Everyone from ordinary citizens, and especially the president, should be highly concerned with cyber security. According to one expert, the leaking of emails - especially President Cyril Ramaphosa's - is a massive problem

'Whoever you are is not important if you don't respect resolutions of ANC' - Magashule takes a jibe at Mboweni

2020-01-26 21:00

"Whoever you are, (or) how important you are, is not important if you don't respect the resolutions of the ANC conferences," ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has said.

Tshwane speaker on Cogta MEC's decision to suspend her - 'it was a grave breach of separation of powers'

2020-01-25 22:09

The DA have argued that Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile's decision to suspend Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe should be put on hold pending a legal review as she would not be able to represent the DA's interest in council.

ANC in Tshwane calls for council sitting to hear no confidence motions amid speaker's suspension

2020-01-24 19:52

Following the suspension of the Tshwane speaker, the ANC are striking while the iron is hot and are calling for the continuation of a special council meeting to table motions of no confidence against the mayor and three others.

Mmusi Maimane: Cyril, Pravin and Tito may be Mzansi Avengers to some, but cannot save ANC from itself

2020-01-24 09:00

That in this good guys, bad guys analysis may be the source of hope for some, but it is not helpful in addressing the systemic failures of government. It absolves responsibility from some and approbates undue praise onto others, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Maile in violation of Constitution for suspending speaker, says Tshwane council chief whip

2020-01-23 21:00

The chief whip of the Tshwane council lashed out at Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile following the suspension of speaker Katlego Mathebe, insisting that he has no right to interject himself in the internal processes of the council.

Parting of ways: Mashaba to start new party, Maimane to focus on movement

2020-01-23 16:28

As Herman Mashaba and Mmusi Maimane take different paths for now, Mashaba is starting a political party to participate in next year's municipal elections, while Maimane is working on a movement to unite South Africans.

DA provides George police with report implicating its mayor in corruption

2020-01-22 21:24

The DA has handed a forensic report implicating its mayor in George, Melvin Naik, in corruption over to the George police for investigation.

Zimbabwe's main opposition warns of more protests

2020-01-22 11:12

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Tuesday warned his supporters to prepare for more demonstrations to force political and economic change in a country lurching from one crisis to another.

 

Gauteng Cogta MEC Maile rescinds decision to suspend two DA councillors

2020-01-27 15:18

Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile has rescinded his decision to suspend the DA's former speaker of Johannesburg Vasco da Gama and the Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe.

Bathabile Dlamini calls for 'chemical castration' of rapists

2020-01-27 05:34

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini says "there must be chemical castration for those found guilty of rape".

EXCLUSIVE: Hawks asked by top Ramaphosa advisor to hold off on probe amid fresh CR17 leaks

2020-01-26 07:15

A Hawks investigation into the leak of a handful of President Cyril Ramaphosa's private emails with his advisors surrounding the CR17 ANC presidential campaign has ground to a halt, at the request of one of his top aides.

Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa might not survive DA FedEx this weekend

2020-01-25 07:10

Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa might be booted from the DA this weekend when the party's federal executive meets at its headquarters in Bruma, Johannesburg.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Unless ANC gets its house in order, expect more Gupta-style state capture attempts

2020-01-24 10:00

A culture should be developed where it is frowned upon for a minister or proxy of a minister to call a director general or a CEO of a state entity enquiring about employment or procurement opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Friday Briefing: The President's man

2020-01-24 05:00

South Africans have had it up to here with corruption, poor governance, theft and mismanagement.

ANC praises Gauteng Cogta MEC for suspending two high-ranking DA councillors

2020-01-23 18:47

Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile exercised his responsibility enshrined in the Constitution when he suspended two high-ranking DA councillors in Johannesburg and Tshwane, the provincial ANC has said.

Gauteng MEC Lebogang Maile suspends DA councillors Vasco da Gama and Katlego Mathebe without pay

2020-01-23 11:38

Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile suspends both the DA's former speaker of Johannesburg Vasco da Gama and the Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe for breaching the code of conduct for councillors.

OPINION: Together, the DA and President Ramaphosa can fix our public service

2020-01-22 12:50

At the heart of cadre deployment is the belief that politicians should have the power to appoint professional public servants, writes Leon Schreiber.

Melanie Verwoerd: The biggest challenge to Ramaphosa's New Dawn

2020-01-22 05:00

There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - mostly for procurement procedures which were not followed - although in many instances they did not benefit from it directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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