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ANC to crack down on internal ill discipline

Faced with falling public confidence, the ANC is to deal more harshly with members who cause divisions and drive speculation on the next leadership.

Factional politics return to ANCYL

President Jacob Zuma's appeal to ANC Youth League delegates to do away with factional tendencies appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

ANCYL elects Collen Maine as new president

The MEC for local government and human settlements was nominated unopposed on Friday night for the vacant ANC Youth League presidency.

Up for a challenge? Apply to be a presidential spin doctor

Mac Maharaj's replacement was out of a job after just three months and Zuma loyalists are on the hunt for "someone they can trust".

‘Boko Haram’ make a bid for Limpopo

A report warns that an ANC faction, disbanded by the party, aims to make a return in the province.

Union billions at heart of battle

Divisions in the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union over investments and a trust for members have spilled into court.

Cosatu-affiliated union’s future in question

The labour department wants the troubled Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union to be put under administration.

Ex-official rails against Transnet

Former legal affairs executive manager Harry Lekalakala, who is claiming constructive dismissal, says he was targeted for flagging serious misconduct.

Numsa to Eskom: Open your books to scrutiny

Numsa calls for inquiry into Eskom and says it must open its books for public scrutiny.

ANC seeks new grass-roots leaders

The ruling party wants to ensure that those who stand in local elections have community support.

Cosatu in the red, with over R15-million owed to it

Cosatu admits it is facing financial difficulties, and is looking for long-term solutions to arrest the dire situation.

Magashule: Cadre deployment is here to stay

"We [the ANC] are not ashamed of cadre deployment. We will continue to implement it without fail," says the Free State premier.

Premier promises billions to be injected into Gauteng

In a speech that was occasionally interrupted by the EFF, Premier David Makhura promised an injection of billions of rands into several initiatives.

ANC honours late Gauteng spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli

Hundreds of ANC members paid their respects to Dumisa Ntuli, spokesperson for ANC Gauteng who died in a car accident last week.

Remembering Dumisa Ntuli

Dumisa Ntuli died in a traffic collision on February 8 near his home in Albertsdal in the East Rand. He was 47.

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