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Herman Mashaba vows to kick out corrupt city employees

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba waisted no time telling the city’s employees that anyone who intent to be corrupt should make way for professionals. Mashaba wrote a letter to all employees a day after he was elected, informing them that during campaigning his party made a commitment to root out fraud and corruption in the city and...

Tense atmosphere in Inchanga after severe killing of SACP...

The atmosphere is tense in Inchanga‚ outside Pietermaritzburg following the killing of vocal and prominent South African Communist Party (SACP) member Nontsikelelo Blose on Sunday night and a suspected revenge killing on Monday. Access roads are closed in the area‚ police are patrolling‚ and learners and workers have been affected. The...

ANC Leaders Might Be Afraid of Confronting Zuma

The fear of losing their power and being demoted has reportedly lead to members of the ANC NEC shelving plans to take on Zuma this weekend. According to  The Sowetan , the reason why the top decision-making body of the ANC will refrain from speaking about President Jacob Zuma and his apparent involvement in the party’s bad showing...

Tit fot Tat….. Msimanga pledges to honour trust of...

Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate for Thswane Solly Msimanga has pledged to honour the trust of voters who trooped to support the party during the local government elections in which the DA won the highest number of votes for the metro and  Speaking at a rally to thank voters for their support‚ Msimanga said the moment of...

ANC admits Zuma scandals chased middle class supporters

The ANC has admitted that scandals associated with President Jacob Zuma influenced the middle class to ditch the party, especially in Gauteng metros. But party leaders were quick to say these scandals were not the only factor, as jostling for positions had paralysed party structures. ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said that Nkandla and...

Twitter looks for Jesus in NMB after ANC loss

Former Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi had people chuckling on Twitter on Friday morning, when he posted an image of 'Jesus Christ' in Nelson Mandela Bay.  That's after the African National Congress (ANC) conceded defeat in the municipality bearing the name of the party's iconic leader, Nelson Mandela. View image on...

South Africa’s Ruling Party Loses Grip On Key Metros

A woman prepares to cast her ballot in South Africa on Aug. 3.  Photographer: John Wessels/AFP via Getty ImagesDon't Miss Out — Follow Bloomberg On Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Recommended Carney Ready to Cut Rate Again After BOE Eases on Brexit Fallout Crashing, Burning Planes Don’t Stop Passengers From Grabbing Their...

ANC furious about Maimane of DA Winning Nelson Mandela Bay

Pretoria – African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe reacted furiously to the Democratic Alliance's announcement on Thursday that it would win the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. Mantashe said the ANC was in the process of lodging a complaint about the 500 dumped ballot papers found in Nelson Mandela Bay...

Talk About Nationalism….. AKA accompanies Winnie Mandela...

Hip-hop star AKA is part of an ANC contingent that has been invited to accompany ANC stalwart Winnie Mandela to the voting station on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans have been queuing at voting stations across the country since Wednesday morning to make their mark in one of the country’s highly-contested local government elections. In...

United We stand and Divided We Fall….. ANC unites AKA and...

They may have disagreed on most things, but this time, it seems the two agree on one thing: the ANC is the party to vote for. In its election manifesto, the ANC never told South Africans it would unite the biggest rivals in the music industry, Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Refiloe “Cassper Nyovest” Phoolo. The two have seemingly always been at...
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