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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.
No low-cost housing for Sea Point
No low-cost housing for Sea Point
The Democratic Alliance-led Western Cape government says it was looking at “the bigger picture” when it decided to sell prime property in Cape...
Northern Cape premier rebuffs ‘dirty money’ claims
Northern Cape premier rebuffs ‘dirty money’ claims
In what is already a fierce factional contest, Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is one of two contenders to be the ANC’s chairperson in the...
Chicken farming cluck up heading back to parly
Chicken farming cluck up heading back to parly
Accusations by South African chicken farmers that imports from European Union countries are threatening the local industry will be put to the test...
Zuma favourite Andile Lungisa out of Bay chair
Zuma favourite Andile Lungisa out of Bay chair
President Jacob Zuma has been reined in by the ANC’s top brass following his endorsement of Andile Lungisa as ANC Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson....
Sassa stakes are high for the most vulnerable
Sassa stakes are high for the most vulnerable
The level of care provided to elderly and terminally ill patients at hospices will drop instantly. Nurses and administrators at old age homes...
IDZ shrugs off damning PwC report
IDZ shrugs off damning PwC report
As much as R9.9-million was lost to irregular expenditure at the East London industrial development zone (ELIDZ) with the full know-ledge of senior...
Cosatu calls for Dlamini's head
Cosatu calls for Dlamini's head
Cosatu has called for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to resign or be dismissed for her role in the South African Social Services...
They may deny there’s a rift, but words betray them
They may deny there’s a rift, but words betray them
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has dismissed suggestions of a falling-out between him and President Jacob Zuma.
Herman Mashaba still scot-free as attacks erupt
Herman Mashaba still scot-free as attacks erupt
The Democratic Alliance has taken no steps against Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba after he called foreigners illegally in the country “criminals” and said they are “messing up” the city, even though the South African Human Rights Commission has now announced an...
ANC branches come to blows over leadership posts
ANC branches come to blows over leadership posts
The contest for ANC branch, regional and provincial positions is becoming so fierce that, in an unprecedented development, the police have been...
Divided Cabinet grills Gordhan over budget
Divided Cabinet grills Gordhan over budget
The Cabinet is said to be deeply divided, with some ministers accusing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of skimping on their budget allocations and...
Magashule ‘ready’ for key ANC role
Magashule ‘ready’ for key ANC role
Free State Premier Elias “Ace” Magashule believes the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) is stifling radical economic transformation.