A senior ANC official tells the M&G that low-ranking members are no more than a herd that does as it is told.
In addition to purging troublesome ministers President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet shuffle propelled a number of rising ANC stars into the limelight.
Government has set aside R490-million to assist the National Military Veterans Association, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported.
Defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu is not denying that there are problems in the working conditions of soldiers, her deputy minister said on Wednesday.
The election of David Mabuza as ANC chairperson in Mpumalanga two weekends ago has sparked fear and despondency among the province's top civil servant
The provinces of Mpumalanga in South Africa and Maputo in Mozambique provinces signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday relating to economy, health and agriculture, the office of Premier Thabang Makwetla said. This forms part of continued efforts to strengthen bilateral relationships.
President Thabo Mbeki has stressed that the government's call on South Africans to be faithful and condomise is not being heeded, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported on Saturday. Speaking on World Aids Day, Mbeki said these were important aspects of the government's Khomanani campaign, considering that there was no cure for Aids.
Residents of Botleng township near Delmas have resorted to buying water from local shops following the outbreak of diarrhoea in the area. Maria Sisiphuma, a mother of five children, said she buys water for R8,50 per five litres because she does not want her children to get sick.
The initial cause of the diarrhoea outbreak in Delmas was water contamination, said Mpumalanga Premier Thabang Makwetla on Thursday. "When we noticed the outbreak in October, we discovered that the water was contaminated," he said. However, Makwetla said that more cases were reported after the water was purified.