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Govan Whittles

Govan Whittles

Govan Whittles is a general news and political multimedia journalist at the Mail & Guardian. Born in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape, he cut his teeth as a radio journalist at Primedia Broadcasting. He produced two documentaries and one short film for the Walter Sisulu University, and enjoys writing about grassroots issues, national politics, identity, heritage and hip-hop culture.
​Zuma should resign, says Nqakula
​Zuma should resign, says Nqakula
Former Cabinet minister Charles Nqakula says the road to correcting the ANC’s mistakes should start with removing President Jacob Zuma as head of...
Ramaphosa wants ANC policy conference to chart a new trajectory for SA economy
Ramaphosa wants ANC policy conference to chart a new trajectory for SA economy
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday set out what he deems key priorities for the ANC’s policy conference, saying it should emerge with...
Nehawu: Change Cosatu's constitution before it dies
Nehawu: Change Cosatu's constitution before it dies
The National Education and Health Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has called for an urgent amendment to the Cosatu constitution, to allow the...
Ramaphosa’s Rustenburg riddle: He backs out of NUM youth rally
Ramaphosa’s Rustenburg riddle: He backs out of NUM youth rally
ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa backed out of addressing the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members for the third time this month.
Ramaphosa backers out to woo Eastern Cape
Ramaphosa backers out to woo Eastern Cape
Supporters of ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa are pinning their hopes on the party’s provincial structures to boost his campaign to become...
City of Jo'burg in housing quandary
City of Jo'burg in housing quandary
The City of Johannesburg will not be able to meet the Constitutional Court’s requirement to provide alternative accommodation to people evicted...
Ghosts of the past linger between the walls of 18 Norman Street
Ghosts of the past linger between the walls of 18 Norman Street
Eighteen Norman Street no longer has a front door; only four wooden side panels with glass fogged by the stain of smoke still intact. The wooden...
Rosettenville: Home is where your heart breaks
Rosettenville: Home is where your heart breaks
A well-thumbed novel lies open on the floor, centimetres away from used condoms and empty plastic bankies, with traces of a white powder still...
ANC at war with workers, NUM claims
ANC at war with workers, NUM claims
The ANC has declared war on workers and has “no respect for their opinions or needs”, the National Union of Mineworkers charged at its central...
Prepare for resistance from the 'securocrats' - Mantashe tells NUM
Prepare for resistance from the 'securocrats' - Mantashe tells NUM
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has told workers to prepare for a fight back by securocrats in the wake of revelations of state capture and...
Human trafficking, especially for labour, is rife in SA
Human trafficking, especially for labour, is rife in SA
South Africa has never prosecuted a high-level human-trafficking syndicate, despite being internationally regarded as being an “ideal location”...