Michelle Pietersen

After the massacre: Zuma’s enemies fill the breach

The Marikana massacre has exposed an increasingly tense relationship between the ANC leadership and its fractious members in North West.

Vavi: Foes on high, friends on ground

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been dealt a double blow, losing two allies weeks before the labour federation's national conference.

I support Zuma 100%, says Ace Magashule

Free State Premier and chair Ace Magashule has hailed Jacob Zuma as an intellectual as he explains why he supports the president's re-election bid.

Zuma’s choice: Politics vs pupils

Presidential task team members believe Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga should be fired but President Jacob Zuma needs her women's league.

North West town boss under fire over contract

Sandile Tyatya has raised the ire of officials in the council after he entered into a R4.5-million contract with Altech Netstar.

Supra Mahumapelo got travel agency cash

Mahumapelo has pocketed at least R200000 through his travel agency's business dealings with an ailing municipality in the province.

ANC leadership fails North West

The ANC is under intense pressure to release reports about the problems that plague the province.

Vavi shocked by ‘unprecedented’ Sadtu attack

Sadtu members in Limpopo released a scathing statement this week signed by its secretary, Matome Raphasha, and his deputy, Sowell Tjebane.

Youth league’s Moonsamy takes on ‘irresponsible remarks’

ANCYL member Magdalene Moonsamy has taken on Deputy Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni over her remarks about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Divisions multiply as Zuma’s unity talk rings hollow

Efforts to emulate Mandela haven't worked out well for President Zuma, who has done more to divide the ANC than unite it, writes Michelle Pietersen.

Brutal ‘ANC vets’ in the firing line

The ANC's ex-soldiers are accused of intimidating Jacob Zuma's opponents at the Mandela lecture this week, writes Michelle Pietersen.

Winnie slams ANC for not caring in scathing letter

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has accused the ANC, under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, of disrespecting the Mandela family.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences