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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.
Mashaba shows chief risk officer the door
Mashaba shows chief risk officer the door
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has asked the city’s group audit and assurance services head, Sinaye Nxumalo, to leave her post with immediate...
Silent Cyril up against the ropes
Silent Cyril up against the ropes
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa looks set to have his presidential ambitions shot down by President Jacob Zuma’s backers in government and the ANC...
SACP: Free South Africa from Guptas and Ruperts to protect the country’s sovereignty
SACP: Free South Africa from Guptas and Ruperts to protect the country’s sovereignty
South African Communist Party (SACP) deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila has called on the ANC-led tripartite alliance to free itself from...
Hawks colonel: 'My own people are plotting against me'
Hawks colonel: 'My own people are plotting against me'
A senior Hawks investigating officer suspects he is on a hit list apparently because of an investigation he led into Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence...
​Care-workers left out in the cold
​Care-workers left out in the cold
Although the proposed national minimum wage of R3 500 a month may be eagerly anticipated by employees in the domestic and agricultural industries,...
Mosebenzi Zwane in firing line after Cosatu's CEC meeting
Mosebenzi Zwane in firing line after Cosatu's CEC meeting
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has demanded the sacking of "weak and polarising" Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi...
Why Cosatu believes Ramaphosa will save the ANC
Why Cosatu believes Ramaphosa will save the ANC
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called for ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Jacob Zuma as the party’s...
Numsa regions ready to defend leadership against Jo'burg rebels
Numsa regions ready to defend leadership against Jo'burg rebels
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) regions say they are "combat ready” and will quash any moves by dissenting members to...
​GP traffic cops chief is ‘hijacking’ vehicles amid a vehicle shortage
​GP traffic cops chief is ‘hijacking’ vehicles amid a vehicle shortage
The Gauteng traffic police unit has been plagued by patrol car shortages — but it hasn’t perturbed the provincial community safety’s head...
​Treasury warns national minimum wage will lead to 715 000 job losses
​Treasury warns national minimum wage will lead to 715 000 job losses
Treasury is not in favour of a national minimum wage (NMW) of above R3 000, arguing that it would result in 715 000 job losses and an economic...
​Cosatu unions’ open defiance leaves Dlamini isolated
​Cosatu unions’ open defiance leaves Dlamini isolated
Cosatu’s upcoming central executive committee (CEC) meeting will probably leave its president, S’dumo Dlamini, isolated.
#JZMustFall is breaking ANC, Cosatu
#JZMustFall is breaking ANC, Cosatu
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