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28 May 2017
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26 May 2017
Betrayal of a Promise
This report suggests South Africa has experienced a silent coup that has removed the ANC from its place as the primary force for transformation in society. Four public moments define this new era:...
24 May 2017
DA: Alf Lees on Nkandla: SARS confirms they are investigating Zuma’s R 63 million fringe benefits tax
The DA welcomes the admission by Advocate Neo Tsholanku of SARS at the SCOPA meeting yesterday that SARS is indeed investigating the liability by President Jacob Zuma to pay tax on the fringe...
23 May 2017
Cosatu bans Zuma from speaking at its events
Following its call to President Jacob Zuma to step down, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday it has decided to bar Zuma from speaking at its events. Some leaders of...
Zuma tax audit on Nkandla ‘painstakingly slow’, Sars tells MPs
The South African Revenue Sevice (Sars) investigation into President Jacob Zuma’s tax liability in relation to his Nkandla homestead was ongoing and “painstakingly slow”, MPs were told on Tuesday....
22 May 2017
Ministers are trying to police Financial Intelligence Centre – DA
Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s call last week to bring back the counter money-laundering advisory council seems a blatant attempt to gain control of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the...
Daily Podcast – May 22, 2017
Making headlines: Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid "mafia state" fate Zuma says whoever joins the ANC is blessed And, DA asks Auditor General to probe unnecessary R81m advance payment to Zuma...
DA asks AG to probe unnecessary R81m advance payment to Zuma benefactor
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane needs to explain why President Jacob Zuma’s close friend Philani Mavundla was allegedly irregularly paid an advance of tens of millions of rand, the...
We need a new government, not a changed one – DA
A changed African National Congress (ANC) government is not enough – only a completely new one will do, said Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane in Qwa-Qwa in the Free State on Sunday....
19 May 2017
R2K: We demand the release of apartheid-era secrets
R2K welcomes the release of Apartheid Guns and Money, an important book about the networks of corruption and profit of our apartheid past. The book is authored by R2K member and Open Secrets...
“Attention!” Not so much
When President Jacob Zuma confined us to junk status, the Democratic Alliance (DA) sought permission to march through the Johannesburg CBD on Friday 7 April, 2017 in protest. The African National...
I won't pressure NPA on Nkandla probe – Masutha
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says he cannot accede to a Democratic Alliance (DA) request to pressure the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) into probing Nkandla....
16 May 2017
If we get the secret ballot, Zuma's time as president will be over – Malema
Opposition parties that are fighting to have a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma done through secret ballot have emerged confident following 10 hours of proceedings in the...
15 May 2017
Collapse of ethics in public life: how do we rebuild?
Many writers have remarked on the qualities possessed by Brian Molefe, that he had gained experience in the Treasury and other institutions or organisations that would have fitted him for a range...
Be prepared for dictatorship – Malema warns about Zuma
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has warned that if a Parliamentary motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma succeeds, he will still try to remain in office. He said Zuma...
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, at the Constitutional Court, Johannesburg (15/05/2017)
We are gathered together here outside the Constitutional Court today to defend our freedom.
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