2024 elections thick with irony, but politicians’ skins thicker
/ 4 May 2024

2024 elections thick with irony, but politicians’ skins thicker

The ANC is blaming Jacob Zuma and not itself for the mess South Africa is in

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DA opens corruption case against Deputy President Paul Mashatile
/ 13 February 2024

DA opens corruption case against Deputy President Paul Mashatile

Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen said the allegations against Mashatile would have come to light had the president instituted lifestyle audits of his cabinet as promised

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SA won’t back down on Cuba or Palestine — Mashatile
/ 15 January 2024

SA won’t back down on Cuba or Palestine — Mashatile

Deputy president says the ANC will continue to act in solidarity with Cuba, Palestine and Western Sahara, regardless of coercion by ‘influential’ states

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GBV a ‘painful indictment on SA society’
/ 2 December 2023

GBV a ‘painful indictment on SA society’

According to the police, 53 900 South Africans have reported being victims of a sexual offences in 2022 and 2023

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Veterans should lead the ANC’s renewal, says Chikane
/ 28 October 2023

Veterans should lead the ANC’s renewal, says Chikane

The ANC embarked on a programme of renewal in 2017 after it emerged that it had been complicit in state capture.

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Five years later, Ramaphosa’s vaunted lifestyle audits still hitting snags
/ 24 October 2023

Five years later, Ramaphosa’s vaunted lifestyle audits still hitting snags

Political analyst, Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, says he believes the promise of audits is ‘rhetoric for public relations’

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Coalition bills in the pipeline, but not before 2024 elections
/ 12 October 2023

Coalition bills in the pipeline, but not before 2024 elections

The government hopes to have local government regulations ready by the next municipal poll in 2026

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Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Argentina to become permanent members of Brics
/ 24 August 2023

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Argentina to become permanent members of Brics

Iran, which was favoured by the Russians, is said to have also received the nod from the Brazilians, but various sanctions are likely to be its stumbling block 

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Mashatile plans to chart a path through the 2024 coalitions minefield
/ 4 August 2023

Mashatile plans to chart a path through the 2024 coalitions minefield

Legally binding coalition agreements are among measures being suggested to stabilise governance

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SA considers Egypt inclusion in Brics
/ 28 July 2023

SA considers Egypt inclusion in Brics

Its strategic location, GDP and large population make the North African country a suitable candidate

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Diplomacy saves the day – and the Brics summit
/ 21 July 2023

Diplomacy saves the day – and the Brics summit

Cyril Ramaphosa turned to China’s President Xi Jinping to sway Russia’s Vladimir Putin on virtual participation

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Ramaphosa’s comments raise questions on Brics expansion
/ 19 July 2023

Ramaphosa’s comments raise questions on Brics expansion

The president’s speech at a Brics dinner this week suggests the expansion of the bloc won’t happen any time soon

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Spy agency boss Thembi Majola to quit
/ 14 July 2023

Spy agency boss Thembi Majola to quit

The resignation comes at the height of renewed attacks on long-haulage trucks

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Paul Mashatile still watches his back
/ 14 July 2023

Paul Mashatile still watches his back

The deputy president has said his life was at risk before the ANC elections and some still want to oust him

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Give us a week, Mashatile says on question of Putin’s Brics attendance
/ 12 July 2023

Give us a week, Mashatile says on question of Putin’s Brics attendance

The deputy president confirmed that South Africa would be forced to host the Brics summit and was likely to host the Russian leader in person

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