In The News Opinion

ANC ill-discipline is not a virtue

By Carl Niehaus An opinion piece that first appeared in African Times. AN opinion piece by myself that was published last week in the African Times under the heading: ‘Nothing can destroy the ANC, except the ANC’, has generated considerable debate. Apparently some of those who still consider themselves to be ANC members, but who have seen it fit to use public platforms to […]

Lead South Africa

Zuma not opposed to Commission of Inquiry on “State Capture” – Presidency

CAPE TOWN, May 26 – The Presidency on Friday denied that President Jacob Zuma was opposed to implementing the remedial actions of the Public Protector’s “State of Capture” report, including that of establishing a judicial Commission of Inquiry. In a statement, the Presidency said it had “noted recent media reports alleging that President Jacob Zuma […]

In The News South Africa

ANC awaits Cosatu’s formal notification on Zuma ban

JOHANNESBURG, May 23 – Following Congress of South African Trade Union’s decision on Tuesday to ban President Jacob Zuma from attending its future activities, the African National Congress (ANC)  has moved swiftly to issue a statement saying that the decision is “noted” by the party. “The ANC has not received any formal communication in this regard, we therefore won’t make […]

In The News South Africa

Zuma tax audit on Nkandla ‘painstakingly slow’, Sars tells MPs

PARLIAMENT, May 23 (ANA) – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigation into President Jacob Zuma’s tax liability in relation to his Nkandla homestead was ongoing and “painstakingly slow”, MPs were told on Tuesday. While briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), members of the anti-corruption task team (ACTT), which included SARS commissioner Tom […]