Mmanaledi Mataboge is the Mail & Guardian's political editor. Raised in a rural village, she later studied journalism in a township where she fell in love with the medium of radio. This former radio presenter and producer previously worked as a senior politics reporter for the Mail & Guardian, and writes on politics, government, and anything that gives the disadvantaged, poor, and the oppressed a voice.
Political inaction, poor finances, disorganisation and a power battle are some of the problems facing the women's league.
Xenophobic attacks continued this week, with the defence force coming to the police's aid. But Police Minister Nathi Nhleko was conspicuously absent.
James Selfe's apparent bid to decide the next leader of the party by introducing a new rule has not gone down well.
Despite being mentioned as one of the favourites to succeed Helen Zille, Lindiwe Mazibuko says she will not make herself available for election.
Nigerian money seized by SA officials is under investigation, but there is a plan for it designed to please the country's new president.
After a three hour board meeting Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi has resigned.
Zuma inherited a divided ANC from Mbeki, but the party heading to the council is now terminally ill.
Blade Nzimande's office has told school heads and professors not to communicate directly with the minister, but to go through the proper channels.
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi's panel bled cash from a state entity tasked with polishing SA's image, and it wants her to pay back the money.
Party spin doctors reportedly want to 'reclaim' the public broadcaster to polish the president's halo.