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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.
ANC breaks ranks over succession
ANC breaks ranks over succession
The ANC’s Luthuli House has tried to smother the succession debate, but some provincial leaders have already started expressing their preferences...
Why are gangs killing our donkeys?
Why are gangs killing our donkeys?
The discovery of more than 5 000 donkey hides in a shack and a metal container in Benoni could blow the lid off the illegal slaughter and trade...
Broken promise threatens ANC's hold on Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg
Broken promise threatens ANC's hold on Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg
African Independent Congress (AIC) president Mandla Galo is “no longer sure” the party should be in a coalition with the ANC in Ekurhuleni and...
​‘Eskom is not the Vatican so pay up or get cut off’
​‘Eskom is not the Vatican so pay up or get cut off’
Eskom has instituted scheduled power cuts in five municipalities that have not settled their electricity debt and declared that it cannot favour...
'Apartheid-era debt': Absa share value down R1.75bn by midday
'Apartheid-era debt': Absa share value down R1.75bn by midday
The market’s response to the public protector’s preliminary report – directing a R2.25-billion claim from Absa Bank for apartheid-era debt...
Stalini faction caused ANC to lose metro – report
Stalini faction caused ANC to lose metro – report
Former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Danny Jordaan’s determination to dismantle the dominant “Stalini” faction in that ANC region cost the governing...
DA looks forward to improving services in 2017
DA looks forward to improving services in 2017
The Democratic Alliance’s top three priorities for its newly won metros are the launch of its 2019 election campaign, navigating ANC-designed...
​Labour department fights to keep control of minimum wage
​Labour department fights to keep control of minimum wage
The labour department is digging in its heels over a new commission to adjust and monitor the national minimum wage, saying it would duplicate the...
NEWS ANALYSIS: ​Succession scuppers the ANC’s attempts at unity
NEWS ANALYSIS: ​Succession scuppers the ANC’s attempts at unity
Although the ANC preaches unity and is attempting to heal division in its ranks, strong statements by leading candidates at the January 8th 105...
Zuma takes Soweto to church as he compares the ANC to Jesus Christ
Zuma takes Soweto to church as he compares the ANC to Jesus Christ
President Jacob Zuma turned to God during his first public appearance of 2017, comparing the ANC to Jesus Christ and calling on the party’s...
2017 will be deadly dull if festive period is a portent
2017 will be deadly dull if festive period is a portent
The 2015 festive season ushered in a year of political despair, in contrast to the one just past that offered up nothing of particular note....
​Labour department struggles to finds jobs for five million
​Labour department struggles to finds jobs for five million
By Statistics South Africa’s latest estimates, there are many more job seekers entering the employment market than there are applicants finding...