Matuma Letsoalo is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003, focussing on politics and labour, and collaborated with the M&G's centre for investigations, amaBhungane, from time to time. In 2011, Matuma won the South African Journalist of the Year Award and was also the winner in the investigative journalism category in the same year. In 2004, he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year prize – the MKO Abiola Print Journalism Award. Matuma was also a joint category winner of the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the year Award in 2008. In 2013, he was a finalist for Wits University's Taco Kuiper Award.
The ANC is putting its MPs through a strict vetting process in the run-up to elections, much to the chagrin of some in Parliament.
Sdumo Dlamini was forced to leave a Cosatu meeting before he finished his speech after he was disrupted by pro-Zwelinzima Vavi songs.
Costly strikes and affiliate unions' failure to pay membership fees have left the trade union federation in the red.
Cosatu has cautiously welcomed Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech, while Numsa reiterated its rejection of the employment tax incentive scheme.
ANC leaders have partied, danced and mocked EFF leader Julius Malema in Tembisa - a mere kilometre from Malema's party's election manifesto launch.
Bigger social grants, free education and no ministerial packages or tenders were among the promises the EFF made at its election manifesto launch.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says ousted general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi must address the auditor's findings against him.
Concern that SA's president could face Marikana charges has led ANCYL leader Mzwandile Masina to lobby for a law that guarantees Zuma's immunity.
Alliance leaders are lobbying for a black African to replace Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.
Threats of suspension or expulsion have failed to shake the nine Cosatu affiliates that want the union federation’s president Sdumo Dlamini removed.