For old time’s sake, we’ve included a flash back to the early days of ANN7.
Anyone who still believes that the alliance between the ANC, SACP and Cosatu is still alive and well is delusional; according to ex-deputy president and president-for-a-while Kgalema Motlanthe.
It served as Madiba’s headquarters during the pre-1994 negotiations and saw one of the bloodiest massacres in the ANC’s history; but now Shell House will become the latest victim of the party’s financial mismanagement.
South Africa might soon see yet another trade union come into being, under the leadership of none other than Zwlinzima Vavi
First it was the Boks, now it’s Bafana. Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich is gunning for all South Africa’s sports team. The Proteas better watch out.
As far as World Cup squad announcements go, Friday’s squad will be more closely monitored than any other announcement in South Africa’s history.
The labour movement believes that the folks charged with upholding the rule of law are the ones damaging the country… go figure.
Herman Mashaba is gearing up for battle as he stands up to Cosatu, who wants its members to boycott all his Black Like Me products.
The ‘Apartheid’ media, the ‘Apartheid’ Democratic Alliance, the EFF and even Numsa… no one escaped crazy Blade’s rants at what should have been a sacred event honoring one of SA’s most decorated struggle heroes.
Politically, the biggest potential loser in the ongoing and increasingly bitter fracas within Cosatu and its affiliates is the smallest member of the ANC-led tripartite alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP). That party’s Medium Term Vision (MTV), described in some party documents as a “ten-year plan” looks close to being in tatters.
As arguably the tripartite alliance’s most powerful member, Cosatu has been calling the shots for quite some time. But what happens when their largest affiliate is kicked to the curb?
NUMSA’s decision to break away from COSATU and the ANC will bring some changes but not fundamental realignment, writes Kameel Premhid
As the military incursion into Gaza continues, some leading South African politicians share their unsavory views online, bringing the Middle East offensive much closer to home – and perhaps desperately so
After months of infighting and amid a lack of inner unity COSATU’s provincial secretary for the Western Cape calls for the sacking of over half of all white public service employees if the ANC manages to win the province in upcoming elections
In a stunning message this morning the Democratic Alliance announced that its number one seat for the 2014 general elections is reserved for Agang SA leader Dr. Mamphela Ramphele
While motorists complain of ‘the gantry who stole Christmas’, the rage against the e-tolling machine goes much deeper than cost and inconvenience. Will motorists, churches, labour and opposition parties manage to catalyse themselves into sustained resistance, or are e-tolls really a fait accompli?
The DNA of the South African voter is not complicated. It is summed up in the Bill of Rights; it is protected by the Constitution. It has an independent judiciary. It is mirrored through a free press. All these life forces are being threatened by politics, argues Pieter-Dirk Uys.
South Africa has been declared the ‘Protest Capital of the World’. Politicians and media talk about ‘service delivery protests’. However, what is really taking place is the ‘rebellion of the poor’, South African academics believe.