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24 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister
POLITICS
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for "attacking" President Robert Mugabe and "meddling in the country’s internal affairs". This came...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
 
 
'Molefe MP nomination will damage ANC image ahead of 2019 elections'
POLITICS
The nomination of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to Parliament has divided the tripartite alliance, with the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the North West province labelling the move...
 
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
GCIS: Minister Dlamini assures social grants payment on April 1, 2017
STATEMENT
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, has noted media reports purporting that there is enmity between herself and the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan. The Minister wishes...
 
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - February 16, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Activist lays assault charge against police after Sona NPA says Hate Crimes Act will increase their workload And, Treasury warns of “fake news” campaign before Budget speech
 
 
Treasury warns of “fake news” campaign before Budget speech
FAKE NEWS
National Treasury cautioned the public and media on Wednesday about a “disinformation campaign” being waged before Finance minister Pravin Gordhan presents the country’s budget next week. “National...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
ANC Womens’ League defends Minister Nomvula Mokonyane
POLITICS
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) says the “vicious character assassination campaign unleashed” against its member and Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane is...
 
 
12 Feb 2017
 
DA: Thomas Walters says DA requests Public Protector investigation into Minister Nkwinti’s allegedly dodgy land deal
STATEMENT
The DA will write to the Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to request that she investigate Land Reform Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, for facilitating a land deal for his close friends without...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Dlamini-Zuma too 'delicate' to lead SA - Xhosa prince
POLITICS
Xhosa Prince Xhanti Sigcawu has supported his brother King Mphendulo’s stance that former African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may be too “delicate” to lead the country. In...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Sanef backs demand Parliament withdraw statement on media
MEDIA
The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has backed a demand by the Parliamentary Press Gallery Association (PGA) on Wednesday that the legislature withdraw a statement about negotiations...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Eskom releases redacted version of Dentons report, but only to PAIA applicants
ESKOM
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has agreed to release a redacted version of a “final report” compiled by international legal firm Dentons in July 2015, following a board-initiated probe into...
 
 
05 Feb 2017
 
DA: Jack Bloom says DA gets oversight committee to probe Premier’s role in 94 deaths
STATEMENT
A proposal by the Democratic Alliance has been accepted by the Gauteng Legislature’s Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office and Legislature (OCPOL) to probe the role of Gauteng Premier David...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
DA: Zak Mbhele says the DA calls for debate on the worrying Nyaope “Bluetooth” trend
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance will write to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, to request a debate in the National Assembly on the devastating proliferation of the use of Nyaope and...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
New DA Western Cape leader to be elected next month
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will elect an acting Western Cape leader on February 25 following the surprise resignation of Patricia de Lille. DA provincial chairperson Anton Bredell confirmed on...
 
 
 
                       
 
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