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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.
​ANC Northern Cape speeds up discussions to recall premier after divisive conference
​ANC Northern Cape speeds up discussions to recall premier after divisive conference
Northern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas’s allies are preparing for another high-stakes battle to defend her from an attempted recall by the ANC, after...
Zamani Saul elected Northern Cape chairperson after shock withdrawal by Sylvia Lucas
Zamani Saul elected Northern Cape chairperson after shock withdrawal by Sylvia Lucas
Zamani Saul has been elected chairperson of the ANC in the Northern Cape at the party’s provincial conference in Colesberg, after Premier Sylvia...
​Claims that delegations were manipulated heard at ANC Northern Cape conference
​Claims that delegations were manipulated heard at ANC Northern Cape conference
A controversial report with evidence that delegates to the Northern Cape’s ANC conference were not properly elected or deployed by their branches...
Coligny: Where a handful of stolen seeds can cost you your life
Coligny: Where a handful of stolen seeds can cost you your life
Matlhomola Moshoeu was born on a sunflower farm in Coligny 16 years ago. Two weeks ago, he died on a sunflower farm after stealing one for its seeds....
Northern Cape ANC proxy war turns ugly
Northern Cape ANC proxy war turns ugly
Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas’s Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday was a last-ditch attempt to secure support for her bid to become provincial...
Twenty-three people live in a two-bedroom flat in Eldos
Twenty-three people live in a two-bedroom flat in Eldos
The blocks of flats in Eldorado Park Extension 8 stand in faded yellows and blues. The palisade fencing around the complex has all but disappeared....
'Uprising' prediction comes true
'Uprising' prediction comes true
Coloured people were on the verge of an uprising, fed up with years of “systematic discrimination” by the state, the leader of rights group...
How solving the Eldorado Park housing crisis could keep a family safe
How solving the Eldorado Park housing crisis could keep a family safe
In flat number 15 of the derelict apartheid-era apartment blocks in Eldorado Park, a blind man attacked his father, Martin Abrahams, after getting...
House torched as court grants bail to Coligny farmers accused of murdering teen
House torched as court grants bail to Coligny farmers accused of murdering teen
A farm house was burnt down by protestors in Coligny in the North West, after the magistrate granted bail to two farmers accused of killing 16-year-old Mathlomola Mosweu on April 20....
Cyril Ramaphosa's KZN invasion could split ANC in presidential race
Cyril Ramaphosa's KZN invasion could split ANC in presidential race
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign received a huge boost this week by scoring significant support in KwaZulu-Natal –...
President Jacob Zuma booed and heckled by Cosatu members at Workers Day rally
President Jacob Zuma booed and heckled by Cosatu members at Workers Day rally
President Jacob Zuma’s arrival at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Workers Day rally has been met with booing and heckling as...
Life on a dumping site: Goudkoppies rebuilds after city of Jo'burg evicts thousands
Life on a dumping site: Goudkoppies rebuilds after city of Jo'burg evicts thousands
“We don’t live here because we like being dirty, it’s a place to work. If you can’t see, this is a factory. Even the recycling companies know...