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 ruling party wants to ensure that those who stand in local elections have community support.
Senior executive Harry Lekalakala resigned after being served with a precautionary suspension over allegations of corruption and gross misconduct.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has rejected Willie Hofmeyr's allegations that his administration abused its power to plot Jacob Zuma's downfall.
Zuma inherited a divided ANC from Mbeki, but the party heading to the council is now terminally ill.
If minister Lynne Brown doesn't fire Eskom chair Tsotsi and he doesn't voluntarily step down either, the mineworkers' union will remove him by force.
Collins Chabane was at the centre of the Jacob Zuma administration, and had become known as a dedicated and respected politician.
The trade union federation wants the government to fire senior fat cats to fund civil servant wage hikes.
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.