Newspapers are beginning to deal with whether Jacob Zuma and his backers will be magnanimous in his victory ... or vengeful towards them. Last week, the new ANC president pruned his legal actions against the press. He can now afford to do so politically, and many of the cases were probably unlikely to succeed anyway.
"I have interviewed African National Congress deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe seven times between 1999 and 2008, and I have watched him change. Yes, he has been buffeted by the winds of neo-liberalism, but in my last interview with him, I see a far more forthright socialist emerging," writes Ebrahim Harvey.
Thousands of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) took to the streets of Johannesburg to protest against the rising prices of food, fuel and electricity. The march proceeded to the offices of Eskom and supermarket chain Pick n Pay, where memorandums of understanding were delivered.
Investors will closely eye the African National Congress's election conference next week, fearing a victorious Jacob Zuma would chart a leftist course. Maarten-Jan Bakkum, an economist at ABN Amro Asset Management, said the thought of Zuma governing Africa's economic powerhouse left many investors uneasy.
Willie Madisha plans to take legal action in both the high court and Equality Court over his dismissal as president of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, media reports said on Tuesday. Madisha, who was axed last month, wanted to be reinstated, according to the reports.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) axed Willie Madisha as its president on Wednesday over his involvement in a missing donation scandal. This comes after a commission probing the matter presented its findings and recommendations to Cosatu's central executive committee at its meeting this week.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has declined to discuss the withdrawal of its protection services for South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande. "It's not something we can discuss in the public domain," said national police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Vish Naidoo on Monday.
The South African Communist Party has asked the South African Police Service to finalise its investigation into a donation scandal after an internal audit cleared their secretary general Blade Nzimande. The SACP audit was set up to investigate the whereabouts of R500 000 donated to the party by controversial businessman Charles Modise.
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) president Willie Madisha might be fired on Tuesday, City Press newspaper reported in its online edition on Saturday. Madisha's fate is likely to be decided at Cosatu's four-day central executive meeting that is expected to start on Sunday.
The ANC's national executive committee elected its 28-member national working committee (NWC) on Monday. Get the complete list of NWC members here, as well as the names of the eight ANC members who will form part of the ad hoc committee to draw up a report on the arms deal.
While welcoming the outcome of Tuesday night's election of Jacob Zuma as African National Congress leader, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has come out against the notion of President Thabo Mbeki stepping down as the country's president before 2009. Zuma's victory should not be a signal for revenge or retribution, the ANC's alliance partners said.
The ANC has resolved to increase its national executive committee from 60 to 86 members to ensure greater representation of the party's motive forces. The decision came amid concern from some members of the ANC and its alliance partners that the executive no longer represents the party's core constituency.
It was open rebellion as the African National Congress began its 52nd national conference. Traditions of the movement, almost 100 years old, were thrown out as the majority of the more than 4 000 delegates made clear their support for the candidacy of deputy president Jacob Zuma to the top job.
Countering revenge will triumph over unity as the key challenge after the African National Congress's (ANC) national conference in Limpopo, the South African Communist Party said on Saturday. Meanwhile, a failed high court bid to stop the ANC conference will now be taken to the Supreme Court of Appeal.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) would not support particular candidates at the African National Congress (ANC) national conference later this month in Limpopo, SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande said on Sunday. "The electoral contest within the ANC is an internal matter."
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has thrown its weight behind Jacob Zuma for president of the ANC, with current president Thabo Mbeki not featuring on its list of 66 nominations released in Johannesburg on Friday. "We didn't support him [Mbeki] for president of the ANC," said ANCYL president Fikile Mbalula.
South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has accused City Press newspaper of adopting an "extremely hostile attitude" towards African National Congress president Jacob Zuma. Nzimande tears into the paper in an open letter published on Sunday for "deliberately" writing about the party in a "provocatively factionalist, divisive and highly subjective manner".
Controversial businessman Charles Modise was denied bail in the Kimberly Magistrate's Court on Friday. Modise is being investigated by the Scorpions and faces various charges, including fraud, forgery and corruption in the Northern Cape. Magistrate Andre Williams postponed the matter to July 9 for further investigations.