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Malema says Putin is welcome, slams Mbalula and Nhlanhla Lux

EFF leader Julius Malema held a media briefing on Thursday where he reacted to the arrest warrant issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to visit SA in August to attend a Brics summit. Malema also addressed the party's national shutdown held on Monday, which many have called…
23 Mar 10AM 5 min

EFF 'proud of the youth' participating in national shutdown

EFF spokesperson Sinawo Tambo says they are proud of young people's participation in the national shutdown thus far. He says the youth have always been at the forefront of change in South Africa. Tambo was speaking to the media in Pretoria on Monday during the party's planned nationwide shutdown. The EFF…
20 Mar 4AM 4 min

Shutdown: Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Dlamini ‘won’t take Julius Malema’s nonsense'

Leader of the Soweto Parliament Nhlanhla “Lux” Dlamini says he won’t tolerate “nonsense” as he counteracts the EFF’s national shutdown. From the early hours on Monday Dlamini was on the streets in Soweto to “protect” the area during EFF leader Julius Malema’s “revolution”. He claimed several bottle stores were bombed…
20 Mar 3AM 4 min

'I want him dead!': Deputy president Paul Mashatile’s life threatened

Just a week after his marriage, deputy president Paul Mashatile is at the centre of a drama allegedly involving an ex-girlfriend who is now being investigated by the police. A representative opened a criminal complaint on Mashatile's behalf against the woman, alleging she wanted to kill the deputy president. The…
18 Mar 1PM 6 min

Don’t try us, we’re not scared’: Malema says protesters must defend themselves

“We’re ready for Phoenix”: EFF leader Julius Malema says protesters must not be outnumbered. He said this ahead of his party’s planned shutdown of the country next Monday, calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign and an end to the crippling electricity crisis. Malema referenced the Phoenix massacre in July…
15 Mar 11AM 3 min

The poor will suffer most from Malema’s shutdown, says Mbalula  

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says the poor will be most affected by the EFF’s planned national shutdown on Monday, March 20. The ANC is not against any march, he says, but frowns on shutting down economic activity and lawlessness.  This after the EFF warned businesses to close their doors or…
15 Mar 8AM 4 min

EFF threats to shut businesses and schools cannot go unchecked — DA

DA leader John Steenhuisen wants the EFF to withdraw threats “sent” to businesses to accommodate their shutdown next week. The DA says it will approach courts to interdict the red berets against illegal actions they may embark on during the shutdown. The EFF is planning to take it to the…
14 Mar 10AM 4 min

We are not sleeping, we are working: Mchunu on Gauteng’s water crisis  

Water and sanitation minister Senzo Mchunu says the government is delivering practical plans to address Gauteng's water-shortage crisis.  He was briefing the media on Tuesday on outcomes of his meetings with Gauteng municipalities and executive mayors on water services in the province. Among interventions implemented to address the crisis is…
14 Mar 10AM 5 min

‘We’re in pain here’: Westbury residents shaken by gang violence

Residents including schoolchildren and the elderly are calling on law enforcement to take action and hear their pleas to tackle issues plaguing the gang-ridden area. Residents were speaking at the Westbury recreational hall on Tuesday during the ministerial crime-prevention imbizo on gangster violence in and around the Sophiatown policing area…
7 Mar 9AM 7 min

IN FULL | Newly appointed cabinet ministers

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced changes to the national executive on Monday which saw him appoint ANC deputy president Paul Mashatile as his second in command and former Tshwane mayor Kgosientso "Sputla" Ramokgopa as electricity minister.
6 Mar 2PM 5 min

‘Standards quite low’: Madonsela slams Mpofu for ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

Advocate Dali Mpofu had a hard time with former public protector Thuli Madonsela at the section 194 inquiry into suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office. Mpofu was uncomfortable with Madonsela changing her affidavit statements, saying some pages were not signed by the commissioner of oaths. Madonsela said…
6 Mar 10AM 6 min

Need a driver’s licence? Touts are selling them on social media

Syndicates are brazenly touting licences for sale on social media despite several arrests at driving licensing testing centres in Gauteng last year. In this audio, a man tells an undercover reporter that he will write the test of behalf of his son. Full story in the Sunday Times.
4 Mar 8AM 1 min

You can register for 2024 elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says citizens can register for the 2024 national and provincial elections. IEC senior manager for electoral matters and acting deputy chief electoral officer for electoral operations Granville Abrahams said there is concern about decreasing voter participation. Abrahams said instead of citizens resorting to…
27 Feb 8AM 5 min

Eskom to get R254bn in debt relief

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has announced that embattled state-owned entity Eskom will receive R254bn in debt relief. Tax incentives to encourage investment in renewable energy were also announced when Godongwana delivered the 2023 budget speech in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Wednesday.
22 Feb 8AM 6 min

LEAKED AUDIO | KZN Mayor's explosive rant to officials

A KwaZulu-Natal mayor is in hot water after an audio clip in which he demands to be consulted on hiring, distribution of contracts and makes sexual explicit comments to a female official surfaced. Abaqulusi mayor Mncedisi Maphisa is heard banging tables — in what seems to be a meeting with…
22 Feb 7AM 4 min

Live, sleep and breathe load-shedding: requirements for electricity minister

The new electricity minister will report directly to President Cyril Ramaphosa and cabinet, and will only be tasked with dealing with the load-shedding crisis. The governing party hopes to end load-shedding by the end of 2023 and has taken the step of appointing a minister of electricity. The move was…
21 Feb 7AM 3 min
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