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.
Numsa may find a home at the other end of the political spectrum.
Cosatu admits it is facing financial difficulties, and is looking for long-term solutions to arrest the dire situation.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi may feel the wrath of the union federation for not attending its central executive committee meeting.
Party spin doctors reportedly want to 'reclaim' the public broadcaster to polish the president's halo.
"We [the ANC] are not ashamed of cadre deployment. We will continue to implement it without fail," says the Free State premier.
In a speech that was occasionally interrupted by the EFF, Premier David Makhura promised an injection of billions of rands into several initiatives.
Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance MPs sat stony-faced as the president delivered his reply to the Sona debate.
Hundreds of ANC members paid their respects to Dumisa Ntuli, spokesperson for ANC Gauteng who died in a car accident last week.
The party says the power utility is harming the government and has taken control of its communications.
President Jacob Zuma said the "War Room", established in December, was working with Eskom to stabilise electricity supply and contain load shedding.