Mbhazima Shilowa

Shilowa’s Cope faction to support UDM

More than 800 of Cope's Mbhazima Shilowa's supporters will join the United Democratic Movement, its leader Bantu Holomisa has announced.

Cope to purge rebels as soon as Parliament opens

In an effort to reinvent itself for the next elections, Cope will flush out those who supported expelled former deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa.

Judge rules Lekota is Cope’s rightful leader

Mosiuoa Lekota has won the case for the Congress of the People's leadership after fighting Mbhazima Shilowa for the position since 2010.

Lekota: Cope was not ready for congress

Cope was not in a position to hold a credible elective congress in May 2010, party president Mosiuoa Lekota has told the high court in Johannesburg.

The Editorial: Greasing the Gautrain wheels

There have always been suspicions about the probity of the contracting process surrounding the Gautrain.

E-tolling splits ANC alliance on the road to Mangaung

The divisions about e-tolling within the ANC-led tripartite alliance have been directly linked to the infighting leading up to Mangaung.

Cope punts ‘unified opposition’ to fight ANC

Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota has invited all opposition parties for talks on November 25 on forming a more united front against the ANC.

Cope leadership tussle consigned to limbo again

Mbhazima's application to have the order barring him from calling himself the leader -- or a member -- of Cope has been postponed ... indefinitely.

Lekota, Shilowa leadership tussle back in court

Congress of the People co-founders Mbhazima Shilowa and Mosiuoa Lekota were set to continue their dispute over the leadership of the party.

Shilowa’s house auction a ‘deliberate deception’

Reports that Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa's house is be auctioned to pay debts are a "deliberate deception" by the Lekota faction, his camp says.

Pay up, Dexter tells Shilowa in Cope legal-fees spat

Mbhazima Shilowa's house will be auctioned off unless he pays Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota's legal fees, Cope's head of communications has said.

Lekota’s Cope faction blasts Shilowa’s ‘fake’ coalitions

A Congress of the People faction aligned to party co-founder Mosiuoa Lekota has ruled out forming any local council coalitions with the ANC.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it