Latest articles on Solly Mapaila

Mapaila must prove his claims against protector or face the law

The South African Communist Party’s deputy secretary general has a history of attacking the office of the public protector

Sobukwe was no apartheid sellout, as Mapaila claims

The regime regarded the PAC leader as the only political prisoner. The others, including Nelson Mandela, were ‘ordinary’ prisoners

SACP suspends former mayor linked to VBS bank scandal

The party's provincial spokesperson, Machike Thobejane, confirmed the suspension

VBS Scandal: Capricorn mayor explains R60m investment

The council only became aware of the VBS saga when a trade union wrote a letter expressing its concern following a notice to suspend the deputy CFO

Davies: Stronger consequences for government institutions who don’t buy local

The minister said local procurement was a valuable tool to tackle unemployment

SACP wants Nzimande in Rampaphosa’s cabinet

The SACP wants the ANC to consider co-opting Nzimande into the ANC NEC as a gesture for its commitment to unite the alliance

SACP won’t bow to ANC in 2018

If the ANC does not redesign the way the alliance operates, the SACP has a standing resolution to contest elections without the governing party.

SACP’s Mapaila lambasts ANC’s selective disciplining

Mapaila's comments come after the ANC asked Derek Hanekom to justify why he should not be removed from his position as chair.

Solly Mapaila accepts nomination as SACP first deputy general secretary

SACP leaders have been working hard behind the scenes to discourage a contest over leaders, saying this was likely to divide the party.

Ramaphosa begs SACP: Don’t leave ANC in its hour of need

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has cautioned against the communist party’s consideration of independently contesting the 2019 general elections.

Nzimande: Discuss new leaders, the SACP must renew itself

The general secretary urged members not to shy away from openly talking about succession as new leaders will be elected during the congress.

Zuma not welcome at SACP congress to avoid Cosatu May Day ‘fiasco’

Mapaila said having Ramaphosa address the gathering would help avoid tension between the SACP and its ANC allies.

NUM: March outside Mapaila’s home a ‘serious problem’ to ANC

Mapaila has been one of the most vocal critics of Zuma, demanding that he step down as the head of state.

Maimane: Our struggle is to fight the oppression of colonialism and apartheid

Maimane's comments alluded to tweets sent last week by DA Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

SACP won’t back ‘radical looting’

The general secretary has lashed out at those in the ANC who have a ‘Guptarisation’ agenda

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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