For party youth, at least, the SACP leader is far from the ally they want Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to be.
Economic and political notions gleaned from the East Asian giant are filtering into South Africa.
The continent can build on the experience gleaned from a recently signed tripartite agreement.
The African Union wants "rich" members such as South Africa to cough up to lessen the body’s reliance on foreign aid.
ANC stalwart Ruth Mompati, though anti-gay, was admired as a fearless fighter for freedom.
James Selfe’s apparent bid to decide the next leader of the party by introducing a new rule has not gone down well.
Despite being mentioned as one of the favourites to succeed Helen Zille, Lindiwe Mazibuko says she will not make herself available for election.
As the president’s State of the Nation address draws near, the federation is asking for extra government spending to boost the ailing economy.
Faith Muthambi’s communications department is riven with dissent and has not been able to fulfil its mandate.
The ruling party is to roll out new tribunals and processes in an attempt to clean up its act.
Jeff Radebe’s bid to grease a dodgy Nigerian weapons deal has raised questions about the return of bodies from the collapsed TB Joshua church.
New findings show that over 55% of South Africans feel united this Heritage Day, but some race groups are still sceptical about these efforts.
Lawyers have taken the Road Accident Fund to the office of the public protector over irregular expenditure, reportedly estimated at R2-billion.
Aged just 25, Thuthukile Zuma has been bumped up to chief of staff in the telecoms department.
An international media rights body has criticised the SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng for proposing licences for journalists and increased media regulation.
As the country marks Youth Day, concerns are being raised that young South Africans are no longer as involved in politics as their 1976 counterparts.
After a swearing-in ceremony as the country’s president, Jacob Zuma sought to assure South Africans that he has got their interests at heart.
As relations between SA and Rwanda turn sour, Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame was not at Jacob Zuma’s inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
The Democratic Alliances’s black caucus is out to challenge party leader Helen Zille’s culture of annointing ‘yes men and women’.
Gertrude Shope and her daughter Lyndall Shope-Mafole have taken different routes to meet South Africa’s challenges.
Opposition parties and unions have condemned the "Vote No" campaign, saying spoiling votes was not a "viable tactic".
Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille met with several Gauteng provincial leaders after members of her party defected to the ANC, but denies concern.
The party’s integrity committee is taking a tough stance on unsuitable candidates in its election lists.
The ANC is putting its MPs through a strict vetting process in the run-up to elections, much to the chagrin of some in Parliament.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan walked a tightrope between electioneering and a market-friendly budget thanks in this year’s speech.
At the DA’s election manifesto launch, members of the opposition party have used the platform to address SA’s jobs issue and corruption.
In a TV interview, Jacob Zuma has instisted he will not resign over the Nkandla scandal, saying SA does not know if he has done anything wrong.
Alliance leaders are lobbying for a black African to replace Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.
President Jacob Zuma has denied that security upgrades to his private residence in Nkandla cost R200-million, saying it instead cost over R50-million.
The ANC has decided to send its deputy president to mediate in South Sudan so that relations with the SPLM get stronger, say insiders.
Cosatu affiliates at loggerheads with union federation bosses will still vote with their hearts, for the ANC.
Former police commissioner Bheki Cele wants documents and time to respond to allegations that he failed to stop wasteful expenditure at Nkandla.