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Use of SAAF aircraft for party political purposes slammed

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The apparent “commandeering” of SA Air Force (SAAF) platforms to transport senior government officials, seemingly including President Cyril Ramaphosa and his deputy Paul Mashatile,...

Zikalala orders police to hunt down killers of three Inanda women

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has called on the police to hunt down the suspects linked to the murder of three women in Inanda on...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob...

All members of South Africa’s ANC charged with corruption must step...

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All members of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) party who have been charged with corruption or other serious crimes must step aside...

Discrepancies in Ministerial reports on Harare flight

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A thorough study of reports by the defence and military veterans minister on her Harare flight with an ANC delegation “hitching a ride” as...

SANDF dismisses allegations of senior officers involved in ruling party meetings

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The Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke, has dismissed reports in the media that senior SANDF officers were planning...

Extra costs for Harare flight likely to be “only a few...

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A ruling party apology and offer to pay costs incurred in the now infamous ZS-NAN flight to and from Harare is not likely to...

Serving with pride

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Given the chance to rewrite a life partly spent in exile and returning to home soil to rise through the public service ranks is...

NATJOINTS beefs up security for 54th ANC conference

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The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) has put in place measures to secure the 54th African National Congress (ANC) Elective...

Anti-Zuma MP charged

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An outspoken African National Congress (ANC) backbencher who is calling for President Jacob Zuma's resignation was charged by a party branch with...

ISS: SA should first sort out its own backyard

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South Africa ‘is at the forefront of efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to the continent', the country's Department of International...

UK PR firm probed over South African “economic apartheid” campaign

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A London-based public relations body has opened an investigation into one of its members, Bell Pottinger, amid allegations the company lies behind...

ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress said its executive committee stood by President Jacob Zuma after some top officials demanded his resignation,...

Protesters urge S.Africa’s Zuma, top ANC leaders to quit party posts

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Members of South Africa's ANC chanted slogans outside its headquarters on Monday demanding President Jacob Zuma step down in a rare public...

ANC condemns public broadcaster for censorship

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress said on Tuesday the public broadcaster, accused by opposition parties of pro-government bias ahead of local...

Treasury: Zuma should repay R7.8 million for upgrades to private residence

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma should pay 7.8 million rand ($510,074) for non-security upgrades to his private Nkandla home, the National Treasury...

ISS: Election violence – should South Africa be worried?

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In the last couple of weeks, South Africa's major political parties have begun publishing their manifestos and candidate lists and positioning themselves...

Violence explodes in Tshwane after ANC names mayoral candidate

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Protesters burnt buses and set tyres on fire to barricade roads in South Africa's capital on Tuesday after the ANC named a...

How Zuma, the smiling spy, controls South Africa

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As head of intelligence for the outlawed African National Congress during apartheid, Jacob Zuma neutralised perceived traitors and sidelined opponents to shore...

South Africa’s ANC to sue Malema over threat to take up...

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday it would sue opposition politician Julius Malema after he threatened to remove...

Seriti Commission final report reaps far more criticism than praise

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While, as to be expected, the ruling ANC has welcomed the Seriti Commission's report that found no wrongdoing in the 1998 Arms...

Zuma under pressure as more influence peddling reports surface

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More senior South African public figures came out on Friday to accuse a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma...

ANC vote stirs debate over succession of South Africa’s Zuma

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A hotly contested party vote earlier this month has deepened divisions within South Africa's ruling African National Congress and stirred debate over...

Malema ejected from South Africa’s parliament for calling deputy president ‘murderer’

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Julius Malema, leader of the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, was thrown out of the South African parliament on Wednesday after...

ANC leader says ICC is dangerous, S.Africa should withdraw

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The International Criminal Court is "dangerous" and South Africa should withdraw from it, a leader of the ruling African National Congress said...

ISS: Sticks and stones for xenophobes, words for politicians

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Speech matters: although perhaps not to the government ministers who don't seem to fully understand the fall-out of the comments they make....

South Africa opposition wants inquiry into parliament “censorship”

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South Africa's main opposition party has called for an investigation into why mobile telephone reception was cut in parliament ahead of President...

ISS: A year of passing the buck

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The year is virtually at a close and it's safe to say that this has been South Africa's very own annus horribilis....

South Africa’s Zuma promises growth after army crackdown on protests

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South African President Jacob Zuma promised on Saturday to push through business-friendly reforms, signalling he would use a sweeping election victory to...

South Africa police deploys army to quell protests, 59 arrested

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South Africa deployed its armed forces overnight to quell post-election unrest in a Johannesburg slum and police arrested 59 people as the...

South Africa’s ANC rolls to victory, boosting Zuma reform clout

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The ruling African National Congress (ANC) swept toward victory in South Africa's fifth post-apartheid election on Thursday, handing President Jacob Zuma the...

ANC leads South African election with 59 pct

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken more than 59 percent of the votes in the national election after a third...

Turbulence in S.Africa’s townships clouds ANC’s re-election drive

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In many countries, protesters throwing rocks, torching government buildings and blocking roads with burning tyres on an almost daily basis would strike...

South Africa’s ANC vows to extend rule, rivals promise election “shock”

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South Africa's ruling ANC predicted it would sweep national elections this week on promises to build more houses, create jobs and eradicate...

Dissident ANC veterans urge voters to spoil South African ballots

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Dissident veterans in South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) urged voters on Tuesday to spoil their ballots at a national election next...

ISS survey: MPs too absent, too often

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As the general elections approach, it is worth noting what, in fact, the people of South Africa will be voting for. Strictly...

South Africa police clash with ANC supporters at opposition march

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South African police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday at stone throwing supporters of the ruling ANC who tried to confront members of...

South African opposition DA drafts in black figurehead for vote

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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance (DA) in this year's South African election, giving the...

ISS: Boo who and boo why: What the barracking of Zuma...

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South African President Jacob Zuma told foreign leaders and diplomats on Wednesday that former president Nelson Mandela had once said that the...

Insight: Family, politicians battle over Brand Mandela

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From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and...

Radical reds upset South Africa’s political color balance

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Color has always been central to South African politics, but now, nearly 20 years after the end of apartheid, the tint of...

ANC looters rampage through central Cape Town

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Hundreds of protesters looted shops, overturned rubbish bins and smashed car windows in Cape Town on Wednesday as police struggled to contain...

State Security avoids discussion on amendments to secrecy Bill: DA

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party says the Department of State Security is still dodging debate on the controversial Protection of State Information...

MK veterans receive medals

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Founding members of uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the former military wing of the African National Congress, have received military service medals from...

SA policy on wrong track

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The African National Congress (ANC) is driving economic policies that would lead to more poverty. Prominent political economist Moeletsi Mbeki says that...

ANC will (eventually) lose power – Moeletsi Mbeki

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The African National Congress will not rule South Africa two or three decades from now, entrepreneur and analyst Moeletsi Mbeki said on...

ANC January 8 statement 2012

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Address by the president, at the 100th anniversary of the ANC, Mangaung    Your Excellencies Heads of States and Government, Former Presidents of the ANC,...

South Africa clamps down on profligate provinces

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South Africa's central government took direct control of parts of several provincial administrations in a clampdown on profligate spending and to try...

Secrecy Bill tarnishes SA image

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South Africa's record as a beacon of democracy has been tarnished by the Protection of State Information Bill, better known as the...

South Africa firebrand Malema appeals ANC expulsion

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Outspoken South African politician Julius Malema submitted a legal appeal against his five-year expulsion from the African National Congress (ANC) for bringing...