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Govan Whittles

Govan Whittles

Govan Whittles is a general news and political multimedia journalist at the Mail & Guardian. Born in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape, he cut his teeth as a radio journalist at Primedia Broadcasting. He produced two documentaries and one short film for the Walter Sisulu University, and enjoys writing about grassroots issues, national politics, identity, heritage and hip-hop culture.
​EFF blasts KZN ‘rebels, hellbent on destabilising the party’
​EFF blasts KZN ‘rebels, hellbent on destabilising the party’
The Economic Freedom Fighters has denounced three of its officials who called for the suspension of its deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, branding...
NUM officially backs Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma as ANC president
NUM officially backs Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma as ANC president
The National Union of Mineworkers’s most senior decision-making structure has officially endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as ANC president,...
Dlamini-Zuma takes lead in race to succeed JZ
Dlamini-Zuma takes lead in race to succeed JZ
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appears to have taken an early lead in the race to replace Jacob Zuma as ANC president,...
Rugby union boss among top officials summoned to the EP Kings' liquidation hearing
Rugby union boss among top officials summoned to the EP Kings' liquidation hearing
The web of mismanagement that led to the liquidation of the EP Kings, the commercial arm of the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU), will be revealed...
The EFF vows to ground Myeni without the help of law enforcement agencies captured by Zuma
The EFF vows to ground Myeni without the help of law enforcement agencies captured by Zuma
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have set their sights on controversial SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni, and have vowed to “expose her for...
Herman Mashaba agrees to pay City of Jo'burg's ANC deployees to stay at home
Herman Mashaba agrees to pay City of Jo'burg's ANC deployees to stay at home
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is paying more than 30 contractual staff members to stay at home for four months because they were appointed by...
Joseph Mathunjwa the dictator? Amcu leader accused of crushing dissent
Joseph Mathunjwa the dictator? Amcu leader accused of crushing dissent
Against a backdrop of stalled platinum mining wage talks, Associated Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members have accused the union’s...
​SAA pilots aren’t convinced Dudu Myeni is the ‘best person’ for the job of chair
​SAA pilots aren’t convinced Dudu Myeni is the ‘best person’ for the job of chair
Less than a month after being reappointed chairperson of the SAA board, Dudu Myeni has come under fire from the SAA Pilots’ Association, which says...
Zuma pays back the money – but where did he get the R7.8-million?
Zuma pays back the money – but where did he get the R7.8-million?
President Jacob Zuma has finally paid back R7.8-million - a portion of the tax money spent on installing non-security features at his Nkandla...
Aurora mine liquidators on the hunt for Khulubuse Zuma’s hidden riches
Aurora mine liquidators on the hunt for Khulubuse Zuma’s hidden riches
The ink has barely dried on Khulubuse Zuma’s R23-million Aurora settlement deal and already liquidators are on the hunt for his hidden assets....
Lily Mine's workers eat into their savings while bids to secure a rescue deal go on
Lily Mine's workers eat into their savings while bids to secure a rescue deal go on
About 300 Lily Mine employees resigned in July in a desperate bid to get their provident funds and unemployment insurance fund. The employees had not...
Khulubuse Zuma agrees to pay R23m to Pamodzi after six years of denying wrongdoing
Khulubuse Zuma agrees to pay R23m to Pamodzi after six years of denying wrongdoing
Aurora Empowerment Systems director, nephew of the president and controversial mining investor Khulubuse Zuma has agreed to pay R23-million in a...