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Cyril Ramaphosa’s KZN invasion could split ANC in presidential race

Branches in half of Jacob Zuma’s heartland seem to be turning on him, backing his deputy instead.

Lindiwe Sisulu takes tough stand on vote buying, fights for the ANC’s soul

A possible compromise candidate, the minister is taking a tough stand on reports of vote-buying.

ANC MP: Vote for the country, not the party

ANC MP contradicts party's official line on vote of no confidence in Zuma.

Ramaphosa backs graft probe of Zuma’s government

Deputy President "supports that there should be a judicial commission of inquiry".

Fears new Gigaba aide will shift heat off Guptas

Some in the alliance say the minister’s adviser may deflect the debate away from state capture.

Treasury sets its sights on Christopher Malikane

Malikane has been openly critical of the ANC and its recently intensified plans for radical economic transformation.

ANC seeks ‘leadership with integrity’ as it attempts regeneration

"The ANC has to do what it has to do to continue to lead society,” resolves Nathi Mthethwa.

Brian Molefe MP nomination will damage ANC ahead of 2019 elections – SACP North West

Molefe is due to be sworn in as Member of Parliament this week, amidst speculation that a Cabinet reshuffle is imminent.

Is Dlamini-Zuma JZ’s new finance minister?

The president is said to have told ANC leaders she will take over the finance ministry.

Lindiwe Zulu laments inadequate budget

The minister says R5bn and an overhaul of the ecomony are needed for SMMEs to create 90% of new jobs.

ANC talks tough on land, wealth tax and minimum wage

The ANC has identified sections of the economy where it will instruct the government to intervene.

Integrity inquiry into JZ not over

Jacob Zuma's next meeting with the ANC’s integrity commission is set for January 15.

Mosebenzi Zwane in firing line after Cosatu’s CEC meeting

Cosatu’s central executive committee says Zwane has failed in his portfolio at the helm of SA’s resource extraction and exploration industries.

Say hi to the real world, Mr Trump

The US is facing major foreign policy issues that can’t be resolved with rabble-rousing rhetoric.

Madiba will be our Trump card when the Donald’s orange flood reaches our shores

The Donald’s wrecking ball won’t be aimed at Africa right away, but we do have an ace in the hole if he gets bolshy.

Note from the pros: Grab them by the purse strings

Some handy tips for the American president-elect from the people in the know.

Zakes Mda: Donald Trump is a product of desperation

The academic believes the Democratic candidate will win the US election and slammed Republican candidate Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic.

Trump vs Clinton: Will the US vote for a low energy candidate or a power hungry one?

The Republican feels restoring traditional industries will 'make America great again', while the Democrat envisions an environmentally-friendly US.

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