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 ANC and Cosatu have welcomed the decision not to grant Eskom a tariff increase.
The SACP, regretful it created a cult around Zuma, is heading for a tripartite alliance meeting divided over what position to take.
The ANC Youth League is due to elect a new leader in the near future and these are the top contenders.
New National Union of Mineworkers general secretary David Sipunzi wants to rebuild bridges within the fractured trade union federation.
The metalworkers' union, bleeding members and money, is electing leaders who will have to stop the rot.
The trade union federation has told rebel unions to attend central executive committee meetings or face expulsion.
The ruling party admits that it has heeded only one recommendation of its much-vaunted integrity commission that was set up in 2013.
Three Cosatu affiliates have accused Sdumo Dlamini of using a CEC meeting to further their own agenda and have decided to boycott it.
Divisions in the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union over investments and a trust for members have spilled into court.
The NEC has said the trade union federation divisions remained unresolved because the factions ignored the recommendations of the ANC task team.