The African National Congress (ANC) may ask President Thabo Mbeki to set up a commission of inquiry into bonuses paid to Eskom bosses, media reports said on Sunday. The Sunday Times said a report commissioned by the ANC into the power crisis revealed gross mismanagement at the state utility.
In the samba spirit that the South African Football Association seems to have been seized by, and to welcome Joel Santana, the Brazilian coach, South Africans now have an opportunity to convert their names to Brazilian ones. After all, one Brazilian turn deserves another.
President Thabo Mbeki's government has approved the disbanding of the elite Scorpions crime-fighting unit, bowing to pressure from supporters of rival Jacob Zuma who accused it of political abuse. Mbeki's Cabinet adopted two Bills last week paving the way for the end of the Directorate of Special Operations.
President Thabo Mbeki is set to appoint African National Congress deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe to his Cabinet next month after being ordered to do so by his party, the Sunday Times reported. Motlanthe is likely to be sworn in as a member of Parliament when it opens in the first week in May.
The group executive of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is "disturbed" by inaccuracies in media reports indicating that the broadcaster's board plans to axe its chief executive, Dali Mpofu. The Sunday Times reported that the SABC board planned to axe Mpofu for dereliction of duty.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday expressed its deep concern at media reports signalling a "looming battle" between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board and management. "We are deeply concerned," SACP spokesperson Malesela Maleka said in a statement.
The Constitutional Court has reserved judgement on a ban prohibiting journalists from reporting on divorce cases, a media report said on Friday. Earlier this year, the Cape High Court ruled that section 12 of the Divorce Act was unconstitutional after media group Johncom brought an application challenging it.