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.
Mac Maharaj's replacement was out of a job after just three months and Zuma loyalists are on the hunt for "someone they can trust".
Word is that abruptly axed Eskom head Tshediso Matona has been offered a plum planning commission job.
Ahead of a policy review meeting, the ruling party says acting in haste may see it repenting at leisure.
ANC cadres in government can expect a media training course to help them counter "escalating ideological and political attacks" against the party.
As the ANC and the state lock horns, some in the ruling party are peeved that Cabinet is leaving them in the dark on vital policy issues.
Limpopo official Benedicta Monama stands accused of irregularly signing off R230-million worth of water projects.
A report warns that an ANC faction, disbanded by the party, aims to make a return in the province.
Refusing to bow to political pressure and put Ceppwawu under administration is costing officials in the labour department thousands in legal fees.
Support for the trade union federation's ex-general secretary seems to be waning and his allies splintering.
Eight rebel unions who sympathise with Numsa and Vavi are working with them to try to force a discussion about the transformation of Cosatu.