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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.
Researchers warn 'purified' Cape Town sea water will be contaminated
Researchers warn 'purified' Cape Town sea water will be contaminated
After the City of Cape Town spends at least half a billion rands to build desalination plants, the “purified” seawater these produce will have...
8 things you should know about the ANC’s January 8 statement
8 things you should know about the ANC’s January 8 statement
With the advent of social media and streaming sites like YouTube, one would be forgiven for tapping out 30 minutes into Cyril Ramaphosa’s one and...
SACP won’t bow to ANC in 2018
SACP won’t bow to ANC in 2018
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has warned the ANC that it will not co-operate with its plans for the next year unless its relationship is...
Zuma booed by ANC members at #ANC106 rally
Zuma booed by ANC members at #ANC106 rally
President Jacob Zuma has once again been booed by his own party members at the ANC’s 106 birthday celebrations in East London, where thousands of...
East London stadiums packed for #ANC106 rally
East London stadiums packed for #ANC106 rally
More than 30 000 people filled the Absa and Jan Smuts stadiums in East London where the ANC’s 106 birthday celebrations are taking place.
Hope and despair at ANC door-to-door in Duncan Village
Hope and despair at ANC door-to-door in Duncan Village
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa’s door-to-door visits in East London’s Duncan Village township was a tale of messianic hope and dejection, with...
JZ sets conditions if he's to go
JZ sets conditions if he's to go
Supporters of President Jacob Zuma are demanding that ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma take over as the country’s interim president as a condition...
Zuma’s failures drive Cyril’s rural campaign
Zuma’s failures drive Cyril’s rural campaign
The Buffalo from Soweto had arrived in rural South Africa. Cyril Ramaphosa set out at dawn on Tuesday for his first engagement with rural South...
Zuma recall not on NEC agenda,says Magashule
Zuma recall not on NEC agenda,says Magashule
President Jacob Zuma’s recall as head of state is not expected to be discussed at the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC)...
ANC at 106: Asking for South Africa’s love back
ANC at 106: Asking for South Africa’s love back
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa admitted on the occasion of the party’s 106th birthday, that the governing party has lost its standing as...
Opposition hit the ground running
Opposition hit the ground running
Opposition parties are already gearing up for the 2019 elections and are strengthening their ties in anticipation of a coalition government if the...
ANC structure changed to strengthen accountability
ANC structure changed to strengthen accountability
President Jacob Zuma’s fate as head of state will rest in the hands of the ANC’s new national executive committee (NEC), which can recall him...