In The News South Africa

SACP contesting Free State by-election ‘regrettable’, says ANC

JOHANNESBURG, November 14 – Although the African National Congress (ANC) is disappointed by the SA Communist Party (SACP) decision to go solo and contest Free State’s Metsimaholo municipality by-elections next month, the governing party will ”further engage” with its alliance partner again, said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. “The ANC NEC (national executive committee) views […]

Business In The News South Africa

Workers on strike for union recognition at Toyota’s subsidiary

JOHANNESBURG, October 23 – The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa’s (Limusa) strike at Toyota Tsusho Africa in Durban, entered its fourth day on Monday. Limusa, an affiliate of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), said that the protected industrial action was as a result of the company’s refusal to grant the union organisational rights as […]

In The News South Africa

Mpumalanga ANC distances itself from Ramaphosa rally

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The Mpumalanga provincial leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday distanced itself from a text message announcing a rally in Mbombela expected to be addressed by party presidential hopeful, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa and former African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, are front runners in the race to lead the […]

Lead Opinion South Africa

Aims for an ANC Presidential non-contest and the false doctrine of a third candidate as solution!

Is the ANC now legitimizing, para structures of ‘premier and chairpersons leagues’?     They say history repeats itself the first in a farce the second in tragedy. I thought of this observation as I hear some in this ANC 2017 elective season, pontificate a doctrine of working for a non-contested election, and others advocate […]