The biggest losers in the Cosatu-Numsa battle seem to be the ANC, SACP and Cosatu – and the real price is set to come in the 2016 municipal elections.
The urgency of the operation may have been to pre-empt Julius Malema from entering the fray.
If the tripartite parties' interests have diverged, then the parties should diverge. Rather give the voters a democratic contestation of issues.
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete found herself at the centre of another storm when she tried to change the day's order paper at the last minute.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says it is up to the trade union federation to "smell the coffee and reverse its decision".
A snapshot of the M&G's best stories for the week to November 3 2014.
The ANC aims to hold its 103rd anniversary celebrations at the Cape Town Stadium, but the City won't allow access unless the party pays upfront.
The party is struggling to make ends meet after Parliament reduced its funding by R20-million following election losses.
The ANC general secretary has dismissed claims that the party is trying to reduce Cosatu to a labour desk, and has called on unions to do their work.
Calling Numsa's imminent expulsion from Cosatu a well-co-ordinated plan by the ANC, the union has formed its own party and promises to go to court.
The M&G spoke to several sources who all painted a picture of the ANC president openly at odds with his secretary general.
New research has dropped a bombshell about the prevalence of jobs for pals within the ruling party.
The province’s ANC has adopted a stance similar to that of civil action group Outa and the Democratic Alliance over the contentious e-toll system.
Tshwane ANC regional secretary Paul Mojapelo's consulting company has received R75-million in contracts from the municipality in the past two years.
The hot-potato issue of the unpopular gantries is due to be raised at the ANC's Gauteng conference in Pretoria.
The EFF is a product of the ruling party's struggle to balance capitalist interests with ideology.
DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane tried to deliver water to a community near Brakpan, but ANC residents chanted and booed him out of town.