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Ramaphosa’s response to Malema

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to EFF leader Julius Malema’s accusation during the debate on Ramaphosa's opening of parliament address that he is a "sellout".
22 Jul 7AM 5 min

Ramaphosa forges ahead with NHI, despite objections

In his opening of parliament address on Thursday, Ramaphosa announced that the seventh administration will continue with the implementation of the NHI, saying that he was confident of ensuring buy-in from opposing role players.
19 Jul 12AM 1 min

Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer to stand trial in attempted rape case

Convicted killer Luyanda Botha has failed to have a decade-old attempted rape case against him struck from the court roll.  Botha appeared in the Wynberg magistrate's court on Tuesday where he is on trial for the alleged attempted rape of a 21-year-old nursing student in 2014. The former postal office…
16 Jul 7AM 1 min

PA welcomes new members, including former EFF MPs

Former EFF MPs Kenny Motsamai and Patrick Sindane have joined the Patriotic Alliance (PA). This was announced by the party’s deputy president, Kenny Kunene, at a press briefing on Thursday.  The former EFF members expressed dissatisfaction with the EFF's stance on illegal immigrants.
11 Jul 10AM 4 min

Life Esidimeni deaths were caused by former health officials negligence, court rules

The high court in Pretoria found that some of the Life Esidimeni deaths were negligently caused by former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and former mental health director Dr Makgabo Manamela.  Judge Mmonoa Teffo, who headed the inquest, handed down judgment on Wednesday afternoon. The inquest was investigating who was…
10 Jul 12PM 5 min

CCMA in talks with Numsa and Gautrain operator over strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says the strike by Gautrain workers will continue indefinitely if no meaningful offer is made. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)  initiated mediation between Numsa and the Gautrain operator, Bombela Operating Company, to resolve the strike which began on…
10 Jul 6AM 1 min

Time to stop putting all our eggs in one Eskom basket, says electricity minister

The electricity minister says there is plenty of electricity but [ordinary] people cannot afford it amid tariff increases. He said the ministry will be aggressive in tackling energy poverty. He told the media the country has reached “energy poverty” where people can’t afford the cost of electricity. His comments come…
8 Jul 9AM 3 min

Zakes Bantwini celebrates 20 years in the music industry with an eye on an Oscar next

Born in KwaMashu, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Zakes Bantwini is demonstrating that dreams can indeed come true as he conquers the world.The renowned South African global artist, producer, and Grammy winner celebrated a 20-year milestone in his phenomenal career in the music industry. Bantwini hosted a special 20th-anniversary concert at the Durban…
6 Jul 1AM 13 min

Pained family of slain NWU student speak

Dad of bright third-year student opens up on the pain of losing his beloved daughter as killer gets hefty sentence. Oscar Magomani still has one of the last messages his daughter Karabo Maluleke sent him shortly before her disappearance and murder.
3 Jul 1AM 5 min

‘This is not a coalition with the DA’ — ANC’s Maile

Gauteng ANC head of elections Lebogang Maile says they are not in a coalition with the DA and would not be bullied by the party.This follows yet another standoff with the DA in Gauteng over the creation of a provincial government of unity on Monday. Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi delayed the…
2 Jul 6AM 1 min

We were never in GNU for positions - Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen says the party did not join the government of national unity (GNU) for positions but to ensure the voice of DA voters will be heard for the first time in every cluster. The combination of portfolios they negotiated ensures they've achieved this end, he said.
2 Jul 6AM 2 min

MK Party decries exclusion from GNU by Ramaphosa

The MK Party says the GNU is a sellout deal by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who shut out the MK Party and “black parties” like the EFF in talks. The party had been clear that they would never work with the ANC if Ramaphosa was at the helm.
1 Jul 8AM 1 min

Was this a free and fair election?

Political Analyst Dr. Sithembile Mbete discusses various elements of the question and ultimately explains why the May 29 election was free and fair. She explains what it would take for an election to be substantively not free and fair and some of the intriguing elements of seat allocation in the…
20 Jun 7AM 20 min

Thoko Didiza elected as new National Assembly speaker

Podcasts and similar audio content from the Arena Holdings group, publishers of the Sunday Times, Business Day, The Times, Sowetan, etc. News-orientated editorial content Keywords: podcast, multimedia, politics, entertainment, news and views, economy, South Africa
14 Jun 10AM 1 min

EFF to contest speaker and chairperson posts despite non-participation in GNU

EFF leader Julius Malema announced on Thursday night that his party would contest for the parliament speaker and committee chairperson posts. Malema says these were among the party's wishes and decisions, which he expressed in his meeting with ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday morning. The CIC was speaking during a media briefing…
13 Jun 2PM 4 min
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