• The Citizen

    EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi hits back at Pearl Thusi

    EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has has hit back at the actress after she spoke out against the actions of EFF supporters who ransacked and vandalised various H&M stores, in response to the international clothing brand’s ‘racist’ advert. In Thusi’s tweet, she points to the EFF spreading violence and fear, instead of dealing with the issue at hand in a calm manner. Her tweet was in response to EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s tweet, which sated that the “racist institution” will be visited by the red brigade. The Twitter spat sparked responses from many users, who berated Thusi, calling her privileged and accusing her of trying to strike deals with H&M. Ndlozi weighed in and tweeted that

  • Baleka Mbete sheds a tear for ex-husband Keorapetse Kgositsile

    Mbete‚ who also attended a memorial service last week‚ married the then exiled poet Kgositsile in 1979. The couple had two children together. Kgositsile died in Johannesburg on January 3 at the age of 79 after a short illness. The people's poet is survived by his wife‚ Baby Dorcas Kgositsile‚ seven children and several grandchildren.

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    Ramaphosa Should 'Tread Carefully' on Zuma Removal

    While some of Jacob Zuma's staunch supporters are ready to see him leave the Presidency this week, others have warned party president Cyril Ramaphosa that removing Zuma now could shutter his fragile hold on the party and the unity they have portrayed. The ANC is holding its national executive committee (NEC) meeting this week, where it is expected to discuss Zuma's fate as head of state. It will be followed by a two-day NEC lekgotla to set the priorities for the government for the year. News24 spoke to NEC members who have supported Zuma throughout his decade-long tenure - some ready to dump him as they embrace Ramaphosa's leadership, and others who will defend him for now. "His removal is something

  • The Citizen

    Parliament chief whips on ‘study tour’ in Ghana, UK

    A 14-member delegation of political party chief whips and whips from South Africa has travelled to Ghana and the United Kingdom to learn, among other things, how best to oversee the budget of Parliament. In a statement released late Tuesday, Parliament said it’s efforts to build its institutional capacity “to deliver on its mandate”, will receive a needed boost by the “study tour”. Parliament said the delegation left earlier on Tuesday. The study ends on 26 January 2018. “The high powered delegation led by the Chief Whip of the Majority Party, Mr. Jackson Mthembu will have an opportunity to learn from experiences of the two Parliaments that run on a Westminster system similar to South Africa

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    Gupta-Linked Companies, Individuals To Have Assets Frozen

    At least 14 people and entities linked to the alleged corruption by Gupta-linked company Trillian and international consultancy firm McKinsey have been identified in a preservation order obtained by the Asset Forfeiture Unit. The December 14 order, obtained in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, seeks to recoup assets worth an estimated R1.6 billion as the State finally goes after those identified in probes into state capture, by the family linked to President Jacob Zuma. The AFU is going after the big shots at Trillian and McKinsey. The people named in the court order include Eric Wood who is Trillian CEO, Trillain CFO Tebogo Leballo and Prakash Parbhoo, a partner at McKinsey and Jean Pierre Goerges Desvaux, who is a senior partner and managing partner at McKinsey.

  • Independent Online

    List of Gupta-linked affiliates to have had their assets frozen

    JOHANNESBURG - On Monday, a report by City Press cited that senior officials in investigative unit, the Hawks, had secured warrants to arrest one of the Gupta brothers and his associates and were waiting for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to sign off on the warrants. The charges stem from the Public Protector's report into state capture. South Africa’s companies registry office said on Wednesday that it would be pursuing criminal complaints against SAP, KPMG and McKinsey on suspicion that business they conducted with friends of President Jacob Zuma contravened the companies act. In wake of the reports, the Democratic Alliance has appealed to ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to issue an

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwean Family Still Stranded At Thailand Airport

    A Zimbabwean family stuck for months at an airport in Thailand remain stranded there after their plight was revealed last December. The family of eight, including four children between the ages of two and eleven, arrived in the Thai capital of Bangkok on tourist visas in May last year and overstayed by five months. They tried to leave for a third country but were thwarted due to the lack of visas after which they were not allowed back into Thailand, having overstayed their initial welcome. Immigration officials this week told local media that the group remained stranded at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. They are reportedly awaiting help from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees