The Democratic Alliance has asked former speaker Frene Ginwala to recuse herself from chairing the Pikoli inquiry, and threatened legal action if she does not. Ginwala was appointed by President Thabo Mbeki to probe whether suspended National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Vusi Pikoli is fit to hold office.
Former president Nelson Mandela has pulled a South African Broadcasting Corporation advert in which he appears with President Thabo Mbeki, fearing that he would be seen to be endorsing Mbeki in the ANC's succession battle, a media report said on Sunday.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has not compiled a "wish list" of candidates for the national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC). This follows the Mail and Guardian publishing a list on Friday that it said named the 57 people Cosatu wanted as ANC leaders.
Polokwane will be a busy town come December with an expected 4Â 500 delegates, both voting and non-voting, attending the African National Congress's (ANC) 52nd national conference. Smuts Ngonyama, head of the presidency of the ANC, on Thursday updated the media in Johannesburg on preparations for the conference.
So-called surprise visits by businessman Tokyo Sexwale to branches of the South African Students' Congress (Sasco) have raised the ire of the student body. "We demand a public apology from Mr Sexwale for bringing the name of our organisation into disrepute," said Sasco president David Maimela on Wednesday.