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STATE CAPTURE COMMISION: Ramaphosa Appeared For The first Time At The Zondo Commission, In His Capacity As The ANC President.

Today President Cyril Ramaphosa testified at the Zondo commission as the leader of African National Congress (ANC) in his testimony he alluded that he is not at the State Capture Commission to make excuses for the governing party or to d...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

Book predicts ANC’s last decade of political dominance in South Africa

The declining political dominance of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has increasingly attracted scholarly attention since 2009. Political analyst Ralph Mathekga’s new book, The ANC’s Last Decade: how the decline of...

Christopher Isike ·over 1 year ago

Of Spiritual Interests: Finding Black Consciousness in Pan Africanism

The 1950s was an eventful decade in South Africa. The National Party had just come into power after World War II in the late 40s and wasted no time in legislating the most heinous aspects of their Afrikaner Nationalist ideology into the ...

Katlego Mereko·over 3 years ago

South Africa: Come Clear On Campaign Donations, Malema Challenges Ramaphosa

"Come clear" on who funded your campaign to become ANC president, EFF leader Julius Malema challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa during Tuesday's debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA).Malema told a joint sitting of Parliament o...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Cabinet Lekgotla set to be the most important yet

The next two days are set to be quite eventful, as the Cabinet Lekgotla officially kicks off on 2 February 2023. The Lekgotla, which will be presided by President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to be the most important yet, as the country battle...

Tshegofatso Makola·5 days ago

Court orders ANC to release all cadre deployment-related documents

The court battle between the Democratic Alliance and African National Congress has seen the DA edge one point forward as the court ordered the ANC to release all cadre deployment-related documents.Following what has been weeks on end of ...

Tshegofatso Makola·4 days ago

Ramaphosa Calls for ANC Policy Certainty, as He advocates for a Return to The NDP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sought to thrust the National Development Plan (NDP) back into the spotlight as a blueprint to grow the economy, saying now is "not the moment to redraft policy".SA's economy shrank by 3.2% in the first thre...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Farewell To Ndikho Xaba – A Little Known Genius Of South African Music

It’s the late 1990s at the Windybrow Theatre in Johannesburg. I’m with an American-born friend whose jazz tastes were shaped by the Chicago free music scene of the 1970s. On to the stage walks a slight, goateed figure in a blue African s...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Dubious Comrades Sent by the ANC to Head Parliamentary Committees

Prominent politicians in Jacob Zuma’s administration have made spectacular returns to Parliament, as the ANC announced who it will be nominating as chairpersons and whips in important parliamentary portfolio committees.Former Energy Mini...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

South Africa Still Has a Long Way To Go To Settle Traditional Leadership Challenges

Twenty-five years after apartheid formally ended in South Africa, rural people are still fighting laws that entrench the former discriminatory system and limit their freedom.Recently, rural activists marched to the government’s headquart...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Ramaphosa Shows That He’s in Control. But Does He Have What it Takes to Win?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s third State of the Nation Address  was longer on statecraft and strategy than his first of the year in February, even if it disappointed some critics with the lack of implementation detail.Much o...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

We Would Like A Smart City, But Also A City That Is Smart, Mr President- A delayed Rant.

“I dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises, with skyscrapers, schools, universities, hospitals and factories” President Cyril Ramaphosa, SONA19It isn’t possible simply because the state...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Ramaphosa has Evoked Either Fear or Cynicism: Both are Off the Mark

Throughout the world, people who follow politics are fixating on leaders. South Africa follows the trend and so President Cyril Ramaphosa has become an obsession.Ramaphosa, of course, replaced Jacob Zuma, who was associated with patronag...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Evolution of ANC Economic Policy Sheds Light on Squabble Over the Central Bank

The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies. It is rather emblematic of the intensely polarised levels of political distrust that currently exists within the Af...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Spat Over E-Tolls Highlights the ANC's Lack of Coherence in Policy Message

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday issued a stern rebuke to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura following their heated exchange on social media over the contentious e-tolls saga. Mboweni and Makhura were em...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don’t count

Most South Africans are poor. But this does not prevent politicians treating them as though they don’t exist. The invisibility of poor people in the country, who are estimated to make up 55,5% of the population was on display recently as...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

ANC echoes SA Rubgy's decision to "uninvite" Israeli-based team to 'The Challenge'

The African National Congress (ANC) has expressed that it notes the decision by SA Rugby to withdraw an invitation for Israeli-based Tel AVIV Heat to take part in the Mzanzi challenge rugby tournament. This comes as SA Rugby made this an...

Tshegofatso Makola·1 day ago

Former President Jacob Zuma Has handed Himself Over To The Police.

Former President Jacob Zuma has handed himself over to the police. Zuma has been placed in the custody of the South African Police Service as prescribed by the judgment that was made by the Constitutional High Court. Following the forme...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·over 1 year ago

Zuma Plays Cat and Mouse With Corruption Inquiry: It May Be a High-Risk Strategy

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma threatened on Friday to walk away from a judicial commission of inquiry into corruption, throwing the process into temporary confusion and uncertainty. An agreement was later cobbled together t...

Richard Calland·over 3 years ago

Zuma Shows, Once Again, that He’s Adroit at Playing to the Gallery

If there’s one thing South Africans can agree on, it’s that former President Jacob Zuma has always been adept at putting on a show. This has historically served him well – even since he was ousted in 2018. But lately his performance repe...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Ramaphosa Dares His Opponents to Remove Him

President Cyril Ramaphosa has dared his opponents within the ANC to try removing him at the National General Council (NGC) next year, according to a report on Sunday. As the National Executive Committee meeting kicked off this weekend, R...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

Why New South African Law Won’t End the Toxic Mix of Money and Politics

The grip of money on South African politics may be so tight that it could be impossible to govern – or seek to govern – unless you are beholden to private money. Can a new law change that? The Political Party Funding Act was signed into ...

Steven Friedman·over 3 years ago

South Africa’s Finances Are In Bad Shape. It’s Running Out of Time to Fix Them

South Africa’s public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this. First, economic growth is low or non-existent. Second, tax revenue collection is repeatedly below forecasts. Third, debt levels have risen rapi...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

How The CR17 Campaign Funds Were Channelled

A group of politicians, campaign managers and strategists earned millions for their roles in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful ANC presidential campaign, with some having been on the CR17 payroll for the 12 months leading up to the ...

Joburg Post·over 3 years ago

South Africa’s Reckoning: A New United Democratic Front is Needed!

“The world changes, revolutionaries die, and the children forget!” In the song “Nizalwa Ngobani?”, `South African songstress and musical icon, Thandiswa Mazwai opens the song with a statement that has resonated in my heart and mind as So...

Musa Mdunge·over 1 year ago

Ramaphosa's Administration vs Covid 19 Crisis

In December 2019 Wuhan a city in the Republic of China was hit by Corona virus the first of its kind. Within the blink of an eye it had crossed to different regions, cities, towns, countries and continents. This was a dilemma which dro...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years ago

Mkhonto weSizwe Calls For Mbalula To Be Arrested.

On Monday the Members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) in Gauteng set out and marched to Luthuli House. The demonstration was against the African National Congress (ANC). armed wing of the African Natio...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years ago

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule Will Appear In Court This Friday, For Charges Related To Corruption.

The Secretary General of the ANC Ace Magashule has been served with a warrant of arrest on Tuesday 10 November in connection to a R255-million asbestos audit contract in the Free State. Magashule is expected to have his day in court...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

ANC Endorses Mpho Moerane As Mayoral Candidate For The City Of Joburg.

The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg has endorsed the Environment and Infrastructure Services MMC Mpho Moerane as its preferred candidate for mayor in the City Of Johannesburg. Moerane if appointed will replace Jolidee Ma...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

ANC SG Ace Magashule Was Granted Bail Amounting to R200 000 At The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court.

The Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) handed himself over to the Hawks ahead of his court appearance on Friday morning . Masses dressed in ANC T-shirts gathered outside Bloemfontein Magistrate court to show their s...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 2 years ago

By Elections Results: Here's Whats You Need To Know.

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has released the results of the by-elections, which took place on Wednesday in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces. In a briefing the commission said the elections pro...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

What's Trending : Zizi Kodwa Fingered in EOH corruption controversy.

Deputy Minister of State Security and member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC Zizi Kodwa has been linked to EOH Corruption debacle following presented claims of payments made to him by Former EOH executive Jehan Mackay. Su...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

Africa’s oldest surviving party – the ANC – has an Achilles heel: its broken branch structure

Democracies are precarious endeavours, as events around the world are showing. In most, political parties hold sway over whether the system delivers the will of the people, or doesn’t. So how political parties are organised plays a bi...

Keith Gottschalk ·about 2 years ago

Ramaphosa: Duarte was a faithful, dedicated and fiercely loyal leader of the African National Congress

from the years of her youth to her final days, she served the people of South Africa with dedication, with humility and with a passion that is all too rare

President Cyril Ramaphosa·7 months ago

ANC Factionalism: How Long Shall the Grass Suffer.

Ndovu wawili wakigombana ziumiazo ni nyasi! When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers! This Swahili proverbs best describes the political climate that has engulfed South Africa since the rise of a new kind of factionalism within...

Musa Mdunge·over 1 year ago

High Court Dismisses Three Applications Seeking Intervention On The Ace Magashule vs ANC Matter.

The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed all three applications seeking intervention between suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule and the African National Congress (ANC). The judge dismissed all applications with no co

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

DA Takes ANC To Court Over Cadre Deployment.

The DA is taking the ANC to court over the governing party’s cadre deployment. In papers that will be lodged with the South Gauteng High Court this week, the DA will ask the court to compel the ANC to hand over complete records of all de...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

South African minister’s COVID-19 death unites friends and rivals in tribute.

The death of Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu, Minister in the Office of the President of South Africa, has been met with sorrow across the country. Tributes have come from across the political spectrum for the country’s first government minist...

Keith Gottschalk ·about 2 years ago

Jacob Zuma: when did erstwhile South African revolutionary lose his way?

It’s the small crimes that bring you down. Al Capone went merrily on his murdering way until the FBI nailed him for tax evasion. Richard Nixon seemed immune to the consequences of lying about Vietnam, Cambodia and Chile but his lies over...

Gavin Evans ·over 1 year ago

Premier of North West Province Job Mokgoro Calls Suspension Claims Bluff.

The ANC in the North West Province sent five of its members  including the Premier of the North West Province Job Mokgloro for disciplinary hearing.  This comes after the five voted in favour of the Democratic Alliance during the electio...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

THE MEDIA-CREATED MYTH OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

My friend asked me for my views on the raging debate about freedom of expression, especially of the media. I told him that this time I have nothing to say. I prefer to keep my silence. Yes, I have chosen silence because I do not want ...

Sandile Memela·almost 2 years ago

What's Trending: ANC To Submit Formal Complaint To BCCSA And SAHRC Over ENCA Racism Saga.

The African National Congress (ANC) plans on submitting a formal complaint to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following claims of racism acts by ENCA  J...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

Zuma: "This Commission Was Created to Find Things On Me"

Former president Jacob Zuma appeared before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture led by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo. Zuma's appearance before the Zondo commission has long been awaited, as in the days leading up...

Musa Mdunge·over 3 years ago

Zuma and Trump: Half a World Apart, Yet Similarly Paranoid and Dangerous

Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma. Trump has spewed racist hate-speech against four Democratic P...

Roger Southall·over 3 years ago

ANC NEC To Reconvene On Monday Following Disruption And Disagreements.

The ANC NEC meeting is said to reconvene later today on Monday. The meeting was disrupted after disagreements over the step-aside rule. According to the party's constitution, the rule states that any member facing criminal charges mu...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

The ANC NEC Has Given Members Facing Criminal Charges The Choice To Voluntary Step Down Or Face Suspension.

Following the African National Congress's (ANC) extended National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which was concluded on Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa has given both senior and provincial leaders who are facing criminal cha...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

Magashule Heads To The High Court To Challenge His Suspension As ANC Secretary-General.

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application brought forward by the African National Congress (ANC)’s secretary-general Ace Magashule seeking to overturn his suspension at the end of the month in a sitting of two days. Magas...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

ANC Commemorates Struggle Activist Solomon Mahlangu.

The ANC is commemorating the life and times of struggle activist Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu. He was convicted of common-purpose murder under the apartheid government and hanged in 1979. Today's commemoration will include a visit to Kgosi M...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

What's On Everyone Lips : DA To have Zuma’s Medical Parole Decision Reviewed

The Democratic Alliance ( DA) has announced it will be taking legal steps to have the decision to grant medical parole to Jacob Zuma reviewed, as we believe this decision to be patently unlawful. We will, by way of an application to the...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

ANC statement on the attacks and threats by 'racist and rightwing groups' on 'our Provincial Chairperson Panyaza Lesufi'

'The Provincial Executive Committee of the ANC in Gauteng views attacks and threats to our chairperson in dim light and as direct attacks on the ANC itself and as an insult to the peace loving people of our country'

ANC Provincial Office Press·6 months ago

Zuma’s Fall, An Affirmation That the Law Shall Govern!

The past two weeks have produced consequential set of events in South African post-1994 history with the incarceration of President Jacob Zuma for contempt of Court. South Africa witnessed a showdown between political power and  Constitu...

Musa Mdunge·over 1 year ago

Racism in South Africa: why the ANC has failed to dismantle patterns of white privilege

It is a historical fact that the economic prosperity of whites in South Africa is based on the racist exploitation and impoverishment of blacks

Mandisi Majavu -Senior lecturer, Department of political and International studies, Rhodes University·6 months ago

Unrest is being used to subvert South Africa’s democracy: giving in is not an option

The mayhem of the last few days is a reminder of the danger that South Africa continues to live with, as well as an indication of the disfigurement of its law enforcement institutions. The danger stems from the deferral of a “better ...

Mcebisi Ndletyana·over 1 year ago

Integrity Is Everything

We, as a country, have a serious problem with national morale.Everywhere you look – be it at individual, collective or organizational level -you can sense that ‘something is wrong.’ No doubt, over the last 26 years since the release of N...

Sandile Memela·almost 2 years ago

DA Responds To ConCourt Judgment On IEC Bending Rules " For The ANC "

The DA accepts the decision of the Constitutional Court today, and its ruling that the IEC may re-set the candidate registration deadline for the 2021 election. The DA had challenged the IEC’s attempt to re-open the candidate regis...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Pictures Of Zuma Being Admitted To Prison, Make Rounds On Social Media.

Police have opened a criminal following the disappearance of a SD card containing images of former president Jacob Zuma, being admitted to the Escourt Correctional centre. Zumas pictures have since then made rounds on social media ...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·over 1 year ago

South African riots and food security: why there’s an urgent need to restore stability

When South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed the nation on July 12 amid violence and destruction of property in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces, he warned of several risks if the situation was not resolved swift...

Wandile Sihlobo·over 1 year ago

Carl Niehaus’ Political Move: Delusional or Revolutionary

 It has been weeks since we were all hit by the news that the former spokesperson of Carl Niehaus was to begin his political movement. This, following his expulsion from the ANC on issues of misconduct. With Niehaus announcing his intima...

Tshegofatso Makola·20 days ago

ANC January 8th Statement .

For the first time President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday deliver the African National Congress’s (ANC) January 8 statement virtually. Due to the rising COVID -19 cases the governing party cancelled it's Limpopo celebrations. In a...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

What is RET and what does it want? The Radical Economic Transformation faction in South Africa explained

"The RET is difficult to define. It has no clear shape, leadership, membership, rules or policies. It is rather an aggregation of the aggrieved and aspirant within the ANC, linked by a set of broadly shared attitudes towards the state ...

Roger Southall- Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand·2 months ago

Asbestos Fraud And Corruption Case Against Ace Magashule And Co-Accused Has Been Moved To The High Court.

The Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC ) Ace Magashule and co-accused appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Friday morning for charges related to the asbestos corruption matter. The Prosecutor agreed wi...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

Presidency Mourns Founding Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Frene Ginwala

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his condolences to Dr. Frene Ginwala's family following her passing on Thursday night, 12 January 2023. Ginwala was the founding Speaker of South Africa’s first democratic Parliament known for her c...

Tshegofatso Makola·25 days ago

Eskom: The Utility That Can No Longer Be Managed

 With The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announcing its decision to approve Eskom’s plan to increase the electricity tariff, many have expressed their anger and frustration at this decision. The fact remains: with all ...

Tshegofatso Makola·24 days ago

The ANC’s Bi-Polar crisis: A Threat To The South African Dream

Over the past weekend, the African National Congress (ANC) hosted its national executive committee (NEC) meeting. This meeting comes at a time a where the party finds itself at a crossroad in a bid to keep the house united while fighting...

Musa Mdunge ·almost 2 years ago

ANC holds First NEC Lekgotla of 2023

The ANC is holding its first NEC Lekgotla of the year with its newly elected National Executive Committee(NEC). The Lekgotla, which is taking place over two days, began on 29 January 2023 and forms a part of the series of NEC meetings th...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 days ago

ANC NEC Concludes its Two-Day Lekgotla

The ANC’s NEC Lekgotla has came to a close today, after two days of discussions behind closed doors. The Lekgotla is the first of the year and saw outcomes that could be tabled before government.Closing the Lekgotla, party President Cyri...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 days ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Leaked ANC NEC Meeting Recording.

Another audio recording from the African National Congress's (ANC) NEC meeting has been leaked, speaking to the SABC ANC veteran Mavuso Msimang says some senior party members who have been charged with serious crimes, including corrupti...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: ANC NEC To Discuss Implications Of Zuma Jail Sentence.

There have been mixed emotions brewing all around the country following former President Jacob Zuma being sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Constitutional court.

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Zuma's Trial Has Been Postponed.

Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial resumed today, however once again the case has been postponed to later this month. The former president and French company Thales are facing some 16 counts of fraud, corruption, racketeeri...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Suspended ANC SG Ace Magashule Loses Appeal Bid.

The Johannesburg High Court today dismissed an application by the suspended ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule to appeal a court ruling upholding his suspension.

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

ANC and DA to Battle it out Again in Court Today

The DA and ANC are set to square off once again regarding the ANC’s Cadre Deployment Policy. The two parties convened in court yesterday and each brought their own arguments forward regarding the governing party’s policy. Court proceedin...

Tshegofatso Makola·14 days ago

DA Marches to End Load Shedding and Calls For ANC-shedding

The battle between the blue and green-yellow, and black took form once again, this time at the ANC’s home, Luthuli house. In what was declared as the National Day of Action by the Democratic Alliance, the official opposition took to the ...

Tshegofatso Makola·13 days ago

Dada Morero Spills the Beans on ANC’s Plans to Take-Over Johannesburg

Following the nomination of Thapelo Amad from Al Jama-ah for the position of executive mayor, former mayor of Johannesburg has indicated his party’s plans to re-claim the City.The Joburg Post caught up with Morero after a break was grant...

Tshegofatso Makola·10 days ago

ANC Plans to End Loadshedding in 12 Months

Following the Conclusion of the ANC’s NEC Lekgotla, the party held a media briefing to address all the matters discussed over the two-day event. The briefing was run by the newly appointed Spokesperson of the ANC, Mahlengi Bhengu Motsiri...

Tshegofatso Makola·6 days ago