Mmanaledi Mataboge is senior politics reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She writes on politics, the government, and anything that gives the disadvantaged poor and oppressed a voice.
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.
A new power deal was one of the main agreements signed during President Jacob Zuma's state visit to his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila.
When the ANC battles itself in Limpopo and North West, it's Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters that wins.
Talks between the DRC's government the M23 have collapsed, with the rebels saying Joseph Kabila's team is intentionally delaying the process.
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa is under fire for pushing cronies, including radio and TV celebs, into key posts.
The ANC and many African countries are angry at alleged bias of the international criminal tribunal.
International relations and co-operation director general Jerry Matjila is defiant, despite a probe into irregular spending of half a billion rand.
The property company awarded a contract to lease office space to the IEC did not submit its tax clearance certificate, but got the job anyway.
Opposing parties have put the elections first, uniting to try to stabilise a floundering electoral commission.