The treacherous enemy within: ANC rebels fail to see how their undisciplined and poisonous behaviour is eating away the core of the party, writes Carl Niehaus

THE word ‘factional’ is being thrown about with abandon within and outside the African National Congress (ANC). It has become a stick with which we beat each other, but also a conveniently kicked up dust cloud behind which scoundrels hide. In the aftermath of the ill-fated motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma and the ANC government last Tuesday, allegations of factionalism are now flying […]

Zuma: Opposition want to use technicalities to gain power

KARABO NGOEPE PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has accused the opposition leaders of trying to use technicalities to wrestle control of the country from the ANC. After surviving an unprecedented eighth attempt to dislodge him from power, Zuma described the attempts by opposition parties as nothing more than trying to undermine the will of the people who […]

Zuma defeats opposition no confidence motion by narrow margin

KARABO NGOEPE PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has survived the motion of no confidence in Parliament, maintaining his grip on power. This was the eighth attempt to remove Zuma but he has once again proven that he is a politician with nine lives. Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete read out the results of the secret vote just after […]

Deputy Minister in hot water for allegedly assaulting woman

KARABO NGOEPE DEPUTY Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has found himself at the centre of a storm following allegations that he assaulted a woman over the weekend. Pictures emerged on social media depicting the injuries allegedly at the hands of Manana. Luyanda Duma posted the pictures of her cousin Mandisa with a […]

Mbete gives green light for secret vote

KARABO NGOEPE IN a surprise move, Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete has given the green light for a secret vote in a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Mbete made the announcement on Monday afternoon in Cape Town. She told reporters that she had looked at the atmosphere and political landscape to determine […]

Police open fire at protesting University of Limpopo students

MOYAHABO MABEBA THE University of Limpopo’s (UL) campus was once again the scene of chaos as angry students clashed with campus security on Thursday morning. The campus in Turfloop is currently under heavy police guard, as management fear that the situation could spiral out of control. Students and management held a meeting on Wednesday over […]

Furore over sex for marks scandal

MOGAU PHALA TEACHER trade unions have expressed anger over revelations that educators demand sex from female learners in return for better marks in the Vhembe region, Limpopo. This follows a survey on sexual violence done in schools by the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) in the region. It was found that 129 learners were proposed for sex by teachers last year. This year alone, 25 […]

City of Tshwane to act against companies implicated in fraud

KARABO NGOEPE THE Democratic Alliance led government in the City of Tshwane has accused the previous office of the speaker of trying to siphon off millions through fraudulent invoices but the ANC has denied any wrong doing. The back and forth follows the tabling of a forensic audit report that uncovered that over R10 million worth of invoices submitted to the former Office […]
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