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Charles Molele

Charles Molele

Charles Molele is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. Charles joined the paper in 2011. He has covered general news, court and politics for the past 19 years, and also worked as a senior reporter for the Saturday Star, Sunday World, ThisDay, Sunday Times and is former politics editor of the New Age. Charles's other career highlights include covering Kenya's violent general elections (2007/08), Zimbabwe’s sham general elections (2008), Mozambique's food riots (2010) and the historic re-election of US President Barack Obama (2012).
Cosatu dogfight leaves Vavi limping
Cosatu dogfight leaves Vavi limping
The beleaguered general secretary's pack came off second best at a meeting of the divided federation.
ANC: Who's afraid of EFF and Agang?
ANC: Who's afraid of EFF and Agang?
New kids on the block, the EFF and Agang SA, are taking chunks out of the ANC's youth base and middle class, an election survey has found.
Cosatu rifts may impact on ANC's elections coffers
Cosatu rifts may impact on ANC's elections coffers
Divisions in Cosatu have forced the federation to temporarily withhold its budgeted R8-million for the ANC's election campaign.
Dlamini supporters strike blow to Vavi's reinstatement hopes
Dlamini supporters strike blow to Vavi's reinstatement hopes
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini's supporters won almost all the debates at its central executive committee meeting - another blow for Zwelinzima Vavi.
ANC branches choose Ramaphosa as No 2 in post-Mangaung fallout
ANC branches choose Ramaphosa as No 2 in post-Mangaung fallout
Factions within the ruling party have revealed their loyalties in lobby lists for legislatures and are ignoring orders from party leaders.
ANC in Gauteng appears set to ditch Mokonyane in 2014
ANC in Gauteng appears set to ditch Mokonyane in 2014
Nom­vula Mokonyane says she would serve for a second term if deployed. But ANC leaders in the province say she doesn't stand a chance.
'Gigaba will energise ANC polls team'
'Gigaba will energise ANC polls team'
The public enterprises minister faces the challenging task of wooing apolitical youth and disaffected middle class.
'Black Jesus' blows North West credit limit
'Black Jesus' blows North West credit limit
The ANC's North West ­provincial chairperson, Supra Mahumapelo allegedly spent R40 000 during a CD launch.
Hawks probe Mandela's stolen millions
Hawks probe Mandela's stolen millions
Investigators have set their sights on a secret bank account that they say may have been used for fraudulent activities.
New Cosatu leaders by year end?
New Cosatu leaders by year end?
A bid is under way to force federation to hold a special congress to deal with 'ANC lackeys'.
Cosatu vows to help to fund ANC's election campaign
Cosatu vows to help to fund ANC's election campaign
Labour federation Cosatu has insisted that it will not stop funding the ANC's election campaign, despite the DA'sthreat to take them to court.