It is often top six officials who are expected to hold factions together when ambitious ANC leaders start jostling for power, but this isn't the case.
The presidency says reports claiming the possibility of two deputy presidents are incorrect, and such a move would be unconstitutional.
Reported plans to appoint a second deputy president have caused an outcry and political analysts wonder if SA should add to its "bloated" Cabinet.
A media report on Sunday said some within the ANC had suggested establishing a post for a second deputy president.
The US Securities Exchange Commission will continue investigating the BEE deal plaguing the mining firm despite Michael Fleischer's abrupt departure.
Our investigations were made for prime time. Reintroducing the AmaBhungane reports that stole the show.
The Hawks says it will probe a Gold Fields BEE deal involving ANC chair Baleka Mbete for alleged bribery and corruption.
Mining giant Gold Fields "sought to reward a host of officials and politicians for their influence", suggests new evidence.
Whichever way you look at it, the questions about Gold Fields's mega BEE transaction are justified, say Drew Forrest and Craig McKune.
The Democratic Alliance has called on South Africa's investigative authorities to look into Baleka Mbete's alleged acceptance of a bribe.
Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele could assist in a probe into a BEE deal allegedly involving ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete and mining firm Gold Fields.
Investigative journalist Craig McKune talks us through our Gold Fields story and the alleged bribe investigation that was hidden from the public.
Key witness Jerome Brauns has accused an international law firm of lying about evidence of corruption.
Although a witness in the "bribery" case says he has been misquoted by lawyers, a slideshow containing an "unequivocal testimony" shows otherwise.
US investigation details talks that preceded the ANC chair getting a bigger stake in a mining deal.
The distortion of broad-based black economic empowerment to benefit a handful of ANC hierarchs is a concern.
Behind the Gold Fields pickle is a powerful politician who favours progress over principle, says Phillip de Wet.
How did Gold Fields allegedly bribe ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete? Join our live video on Friday as we delve into more details about the deal.
Responding to a report that ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete was bribed by Gold Fields, the ruling party has called on the M&G to retract the story.