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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.
Zwane and his charter may be toast
Zwane and his charter may be toast
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s will be among the first to go when President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffles his Cabinet, and will take...
Mabuyane’s ‘hostile takeover’ train halted in its tracks
Mabuyane’s ‘hostile takeover’ train halted in its tracks
The ANC’s Eastern Cape’s Joe Gqabi region has objected to the provincial executive committee’s request to reshuffle Premier Phumulo Masualle...
Parly’s mining committee to conduct state capture probe
Parly’s mining committee to conduct state capture probe
Parliament’s mineral resources committee has resolved to set up an oversight inquiry into state capture in the mining industry after Minister...
Cyril’s atonement for Marikana: Compensation is nearly ready
Cyril’s atonement for Marikana: Compensation is nearly ready
Compensation payouts to the survivors of the Marikana massacre and the families of the mine workers who were shot dead by police should be...
There’s no rush to reshuffle, Ramaphosa tells Parly
There’s no rush to reshuffle, Ramaphosa tells Parly
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on opposition party members of Parliament to be patient regarding calls for a Cabinet reshuffle, and stressed...
Zuma to party with his Cabinet one last time
Zuma to party with his Cabinet one last time
Former president Jacob Zuma will have an opportunity to say his last goodbyes to his Cabinet ministers and their deputies at a specially-planned...
No reshuffle expected before budget by finance ministry
No reshuffle expected before budget by finance ministry
Finance minister Malusi Gigaba will not be reshuffled from South Africa’s finance ministry until he had presented the 2018 budget, his deputy...
​Prepare for a tough budget — Malusi Gigaba
​Prepare for a tough budget — Malusi Gigaba
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been pressuring the finance ministry to reduce spending and increase revenue, and South Africans should thus prepare...
Land reform takes centre stage at #SonaDebate
Land reform takes centre stage at #SonaDebate
The ANC’s decision to expropriate land without compensation was a focal point at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate in parliament on...
#SonaDebate: Ramaphosa warned not to mess up
#SonaDebate: Ramaphosa warned not to mess up
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation address (SONA) received mixed responses in parliament as some opposition parties signaled...
Ramaphosa’s plan to fight corruption
Ramaphosa’s plan to fight corruption
No-one will be spared in the government’s new fight against corruption, and the criminal justice system will be strengthened to make sure the...
Ramaphosa’s united country for the youth
Ramaphosa’s united country for the youth
“We are a nation at one.”