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 EFF elected Juju unopposed in its first election. He spoke to Matuma Letsoalo about preventing a "cult of personality" from ruining the party.
The Gauteng arm of the EFF sang anti-Malema songs during the second day of the party's national assembly, disrupting nomination proceedings.
Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu remain the party's top two, while Mpho Ramakatsa and Andile Mngxitama fail to make the cut for the top six.
EFF leader Julius Malema says he will not go back to the ANC, but would consider an alliance between his party and the ANC.
Membership is currently 527 343, but the EFF wants to double the number and is confident that it could perform better before the next elections.
The government plans to 'punish' newspapers that paint it in a negative light by withholding advertising revenue.
Colleagues claim former ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa misled the cash-strapped party about its financial problems.
The SACP Young Communist League boss says his role in helping get President Jacob Zuma elected is a highlight of his career.
The president knows that in order to survive he needs those organisations closest to him to be servile and supportive.
The ANC says state-owned enterprises are making negative headlines in the news every day and a new task team will get to the bottom of these problems.