It is no accident that a meeting held to commemorate the life of Yunus Mahomed was attended by scores of luminaries from the African National Congress and the United Democratic Front (UDF). Current and former Cabinet ministers paid tribute to their comrade, who died of a heart attack on January 6.
Information and communication technology (ICT) in South Africa is expected to get a boost from the 2010 Soccer World Cup, with infrastructure providers and local government spending billions to ensure a successful tournament, according to key players at the recent ICT Journalist Media Forum.
Progress was being made in strengthening Gauteng's economy but unemployment was still a concern, Gauteng minister of finance Paul Mashatile said on Tuesday. "[W]hen we report back to the people of Gauteng [in 2009] we will be able to say boldly and without fear of contradiction that we have successfully completed our five-year mandate," he said.
Allegations that the Gauteng Transport Department (Gautrans) owed commuter bus operators payments as far back as June 2007, were untrue, the department said on Thursday. "Hence, the department strongly condemns any attempts aimed at causing uncertainty and divisions within the bus industry."
There is no campaign to drive foreigners out of Alexandra, said African National Congress provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile on Wednesday outside the home of a victim of this week's alleged xenophobic attacks in the Johannesburg township that have claimed three lives. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also visited the township on Wednesday.
The Scorpions must be disbanded because they are a counter-revolutionary force out to destroy African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma and destabilise the party, the Umkhonto weSizwe Veterans' Association (MKVA) said on Saturday.
A "wish list" of proposals that could improve service delivery has been sent to the Gauteng premier, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. Spokesperson and member of the provincial legislature Jack Bloom compiled the list. It has been sent to Premier Mbhazima Shilowa, and includes the actions Bloom believes would improve service delivery.
South African President Thabo Mbeki came under mounting pressure over the weekend to explain his suspension of the country's top prosecutor, a controversial move weeks before a crunch vote on his leadership of the African National Congress (ANC).
Forsaking high office in order to build the organisation should be the highest honour for members of the African National Congress (ANC), said the ruling party's national treasurer Mendi Msimang on Saturday. "Election to high office in the ANC should not be regarded as a stepping stone to government position or the accumulation of wealth," he said.
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng has nominated Gauteng finance minister Paul Mashatile for provincial chairperson, the league said on Monday. At an extended meeting of its provincial executive committee, the ANCYL agreed on a set of broad characteristics for the collective leadership.
President Thabo Mbeki on Sunday called a wave of deadly attacks on migrants an "absolute disgrace" and said his government would take all measures to bring those responsible to justice. Meanwhile, African National Congress president Jacob Zuma said all people in South Africa should be tolerant of one another.
Johannesburg townships Alexandra and Diepsloot were tense on Thursday morning in the wake of xenophobic violence that has killed a number of people since the weekend, police said. Captain Louise Reed said one man was injured in a suspected mob attack in Diepsloot on Wednesday evening.