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.
Cosatu says it cannot afford the special conference needed to discuss Zwelinzima Vavi's fate, but his supporters have offered to fund it.
Branches in Gauteng want Vavi and Jim to be included on the list of those who will represent the ANC in Parliament after next year's elections.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's plans to face off against the ANC will almost certainly lead to a split from Cosatu.
When the ANC battles itself in Limpopo and North West, it's Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters that wins.
Factions within the ruling party have revealed their loyalties in lobby lists for legislatures and are ignoring orders from party leaders.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is determined to deliver a public service that is professional and free of graft.
The public enterprises minister faces the challenging task of wooing apolitical youth and disaffected middle class.
Enoch Godongwana has bashed Cosatu for rejecting the proposed youth wage subsidy.
After nine out of 19 Cosatu affiliates have pushed for a special national congress, president Sidumo Dlamini has agreed to call one soon.
The decision by President Jacob Zuma to sign the contentious e-toll Bill into law will not deter Cosatu's election campaign for the ANC.