S.Africa: ANC may have won, but H.Zille dances on

Municipal elections meant slightly fewer votes for the ANC and quite a bit more for the DA, according to results released on Thursday evening.

S.Africa: ANC’s Phosa in defence of Hitachi deal

ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa says he has lived up to his promise by advising the ANC’s front company to divest its shares in a company benefitting from the electricity price hike.  ANC front company Chancellor House owns 25percent of the shares of Hitachi Africa, which has a R38billion contract to install boilers in two new […]

ANC ‘must address conflicts of interest issue’

IT WAS time for the African National Congress (ANC) to draw a line in the sand and bring an end to the involvement of office bearers in state tender processes once and for all, said Judith February, head of the parliamentary information and monitoring service of the Institute for Democracy in SA (Idasa). February was […]


The ANC wants ordinary South Africans to help select ruling-party candidates for national, provincial and municipal legislatures, and says its own MPs must ask their cabinet colleagues tough questions. These drastic proposals were contained in a paper presented by ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe at the ANC national executive committee lekgotla – an expanded meeting – […]


A media briefing following the ANC’s lekgotla will take place on Monday morning in Johannesburg, a spokesperson said. The four-day conference to discuss the government’s programme for the year ahead would conclude on Sunday, a day earlier than expected, Ishmael Mnisi said. The lekgotla is held annually to develop a programme from the January 8 […]