Charles is a senior political reporter for the Mail & Guardian.
An investigation into Cosatu's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has brought tensions to a boil between leaders in the trade union federation.
Bantu Holomisa has warned the ANC against making insensitive statements about the medical condition of former president Nelson Mandela.
President Jacob Zuma's supporters are conducting a "quiet purge" in the provinces ahead of the 2014 national elections.
Sources say Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi was not removed from his position as general secretary at the central executive committee meeting.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi may have survived a bid to oust him at this week's trade union federation meeting, but faces a new battle.
While we have 11 official languages in South Africa, our indigenous languages do not enjoy the same footing or importance as English and Afrikaans.
The African National Congress says it is not purging members who did not support President Jacob Zuma for re-election at Mangaung last year.
A former minister has egg on her face after the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered her to reinstate the members of the Gauteng Gambling Board she fired.
In the township, the late radio and television presenter Vuyo Mbuli was known as mjita, which roughly translated means a dude, chap or cool cat.
Former NIA chief Gibson Njenje lost his job after a battle over the influential Gupta family. For the first time, he explains why.