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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.
Fransman a factor in Cape feud
Fransman a factor in Cape feud
A rebellion by ANC officials in the party’s Dullah Omar region in the Western Cape was orchestrated by suspended provincial chairperson Marius...
​Black boerboel wins round one in thoroughbred dogfight
​Black boerboel wins round one in thoroughbred dogfight
The South African government had no right to impose a ban on the sale of the highly sought-after black boerboel, a state appeals board has...
Limpopo's 3 088 fake ANC members
Limpopo's 3 088 fake ANC members
Further revelations have emerged about the extent of ANC membership fraud in Limpopo, where a report from the office of party secretary general Gwede...
'Orange cops are bad, blue cops are good'
'Orange cops are bad, blue cops are good'
On Tuesday last week a woman was admitted to a private psychiatric clinic in Johannesburg. She repeated over and over the single phrase: “Orange...
ANC probes fake membership plot
ANC probes fake membership plot
The ANC is investigating membership fraud in four provinces – just six months before its crucial national elective conference where factions...
Netshitenzhe accused of misrepresenting ANC view on 'white monopoly capital'
Netshitenzhe accused of misrepresenting ANC view on 'white monopoly capital'
Joel Netshitenzhe, a member of the ANC national executive committee, has refused to apologise for saying the strategy and tactics...
Budget constraints may limit bid to raise age of child support grants
Budget constraints may limit bid to raise age of child support grants
A proposal to increase the age limit for child support grant recipients was one of the toughest debates in the social transformation committee, at...
Dali Tambo in defence of the Constitution and ANC veterans
Dali Tambo in defence of the Constitution and ANC veterans
The ANC leadership has a responsibility to espouse the same type of principled and moral leadership that defined the movement’s former president,...
Top six expansion and NEC reduction supported at ANC policy conference
Top six expansion and NEC reduction supported at ANC policy conference
The ANC policy conference has adopted a proposal to expand its top six structure to eight people and reduce the size of its national executive...
Could top-six election be uncontested?
Could top-six election be uncontested?
Supporters of both ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma have indicated their willingness to compromise on their...
JZ supporters attempt to discredit SG report after failing to block it
JZ supporters attempt to discredit SG report after failing to block it
President Jacob Zuma’s supporters have launched a fight-back after failing to block a scathing diagnostic report by the secretary general from...
Lifestyle audits on the cards for ANC members
Lifestyle audits on the cards for ANC members
Lifestyle audits, restrictions on Cabinet deployment, empowering the integrity commission and reining in members with extravagant wealth are among...