In The News South Africa

Ramaphosa’s election slush-fund linked to former Trillian Capital director, says Mmusi Maimane

Solly Makganoto JOHANNESBURG – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday claimed to have proof that the half million rand donation by Bosasa to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the leadership of the ANC was linked to Trillian, which in turn was linked to the Gupta family. Maimane said the fund used to raise money […]

Lead Opinion South Africa

Haffajee’s lament on a Ramaphosa exclusive patency of ‘thuma mina’ claim rings hollow!

Ferial Haffajee, the colourful editor of the SA office for the Huffington Post, in one of her recent opinion pieces, bemoans the fact that President Ramaphosa’s ‘thuma mina’ otherwise understood as ‘send me’ campaign theme is now no more exclusively his but used by populists in the African National Congress. She in unsolicited sense advises the president against allowing […]

In The News South Africa

Eight hours of disruption and screaming at Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting

PORT ELIZABETH, March 30 – Eight hours of drama, adjournments, heated debates, and disruption-after-disruption the vote of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip, was put on hold for two weeks on Thursday. The special council sitting scheduled for 8am on Thursday morning, was meant to deal with motions brought by the Economic […]

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Zuma submits papers to NPD on why he should not be prosecuted – report

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – South African President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers on Wednesday night, filed papers to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) explaining why he should not face fraud and corruption charges, according to a report. eNCA reported that  National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams was at the NPA’s head office to receive the representations. […]