Read: The dummies’ guide to voting on the no-confidence motion
Finally, we have a date – August 8th.
Finally, we have a date – August 8th.
Natalie Emmerson’s GoFundMe page has raised more the £17 000 to help those suffering in the wake of the Garden Route fires.
The immediate response to Mantashe’s announcement that he will not be seeking any leadership position in the upper echelons of the ANC was speculation about who would succeed him.
The Loyal Opposition’s knee-jerk response to Zuma’s cabinet shuffle was to request a No-Confidence motion. But as the days rolled by, awaiting the return of the House Speaker from a trip to Asia, the question of a secret vote came under scrutiny.
Dear Mr Jackson Mthembu. Suffice to say that I was an ANC activist at university, subsequently in the ANC “junior leadership” programme and in 1994 stepped back but remained a loyal ANC voter.
Dear Mr President. I write this letter because I feel angry. And confused. Angry, confused and betrayed. I am writing to you, Mr President, in desperation as a young South African citizen, deeply concerned about the direction our country is heading in under your leadership.
Dear Mr President, I write this letter representing a concerned group of young people in South Africa.
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This is the day a teacher was handed the Finance portfolio. Downgrades will follow the turbulence. The Rand already lost 5% just overnight.
It seems that everyone is talking about the recent incident that took place this weekend at the Spur in The Glen in Oakdene.
Lack of support from the Department of Sport and Recreation has thwarted the dreams of a group of women who hope to become the first black women from South Africa to summit Everest.
The phrase, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” describes the difficult situation President Jacob Zuma finds himself entangled in, as a social grant crisis unfolds, much to the panic of 17 million recipients as to whether they would get paid come 1 April.
The poaching incident at the Thula Thula orphanage – where two rhinos were killed and staff held hostage – has touched the CEO of Helping Rhinos deeply.
I am really angry tonight. I have tried to keep out of this but I am really so sad tonight.
Dear Riaan, Denver and Friends: The irony is that through your hate towards white people, you are denouncing the existence of coloured people.
The Department of Home Affairs wastes millions of Rands of Tax Payers’ money due to numerous court battles, abject inefficiency and laziness, staff knocking off early, and more.
We’re less than 24 hours away from an extremely important debate over Zuma’s ability to hold office, and already the small, almost ethereal voices of reason rising from among the ANC elite ranks have been (quite forcefully) stifled.
We throw around the word ‘genocide’ sometimes without really understanding what it means. The word obviously is a fearful, brutal one… ‘the intentional act to destroy a people in whole or in part’. Let that sink in for a second. DESTROY a people.
Barely a week in her new position and Busisiwe Mkhwebane has already raised fears that she may be captured, which essentially feeds into the DA’s allegations that she was a spy close to President Jacob Zuma.
Penny Sparrow is a national hero. Or should be one. I’ll tell you why.
I have been inspired to write this piece by the scintillating wisdom of the UCT student who said;
and I quote: “science as a whole is a product of ‘Western Modernity’, and the whole thing should be scratched off!”
Dear Comrade Shaun, congratulations on rounding up the finance minister and two of his former henchmen from the SA Revenue Service. Like you, I despise people who understand numbers.
Some people claim that the ANC has the ability to self-correct. Nevertheless, the issue is not whether it has the ability to self-correct or not, but whether it has a leadership that can self-correct.
By now, less than a week before the 2016 local government elections and more than two months since The Conversation had published Co-Pierre Georg’s article, Why Julius Malema’s EFF Doesn’t Offer South Africans a Way Out of Poverty, I had hoped that someone, especially from the EFF, would have engaged him.