Blue Light Cops

Zuma’s bodyguards act with ‘impunity’

A reporter has laid a criminal charge against the president's protection unit after several incidents of aggressive behaviour from the unit.

HRC back-pedals on jogger case

The Human Rights Commission chairperson has turned on his own staff in the case of a jogger arrested for "giving the middle finger" to Zuma.

Blue-light blunders

The blue-light brigade has become notorious for their reported bullying tactics on SA's roads. We take a look at the incidents that made headlines.

Zuma requests report on ‘bullying bodyguards’

President Jacob Zuma has requested a report from the SAPS on an incident between his protection unit and a reporter, his office said on Wednesday.

Zille: Zuma must rein in his bullies

DA leader Helen Zille has asked President Jacob Zuma for an urgent meeting to discuss the issue of so-called "blue-light bullies".

Zuma guards slammed for ‘thuggery’

President Jacob Zuma's bodyguards are under fire after forcing a journalist to delete pictures of the presidential cavalcade.

Western Cape to ban blue-light bullies

The Western Cape is to pass a law banning politicians from using blue-light convoys in the province, Premier Helen Zille announced on Friday.

Zuma bodyguards raise spectre of ‘police state’

The arrest of a student for "swearing" at President Jacob Zuma's convoy is a tactic of a police state, not a democracy, the DA said on Wednesday.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income