No resolution on Mahumapelo’s f...

No resolution has yet been reached by the ANC on the concerns in the North West province that spurred protest action in Mahikeng, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday night. In a press briefing, Ramaphosa said the ANC had been involved in “intensive discussions” with its colleagues in the North West, members of the provincial […]

Denel bursary adds to Supra’s woes

Eleven months after his uncle quit as a board member of state arms manufacturer Denel, Oarabile, the son of North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, was awarded a bursary. The premier’s younger brother Tau Mahumapelo was brought on to the board in July 2015 by then public enterprise minister Lynne Brown as part of a “rotation” […]

Mashaba fiddles as roads agency burns

Dubious contracts and a staff exodus have shaken the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) under its IFP-aligned board over the past year, while the city’s mayor, Herman Mashaba, has been accused of ignoring corruption at the agency to appease his coalition partners. At the heart of the internal ructions at the JRA are alleged attempts by […]

Challenge damns Lesotho water project

The critically important Polihali Dam in Lesotho could be delayed by a consortium of Lesotho contractors, who claim Basotho contractors have been unfairly prejudiced and have petitioned the Lesotho High Court to halt the awarding of construction contracts worth more than a billion rands. In an urgent application, the Consortium of Lesotho Contractors has approached […]

We’re being purged, say JZ’s people

As public pressure against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo morphs into a violent street campaign to force him out of office, supporters of former president Jacob Zuma have complained about the purging of senior government officials and politicians linked to him by the camp backing President Cyril Ramaphosa. Meanwhile, in what appears to be a […]

It’s time to queer psychology and new...

BODY LANGUAGE An historic document was launched in Johannesburg this evening by the Psychological Society of South Africa. It is a set of practice guidelines for psychology professionals working with sexually and gender-diverse people, fleshing out a framework for ethical, reflective practice in an increasingly diverse, multicultural world. This is a first for Africa. But […]

Numsa continues its fight against ‘no...

In an effort to force Fortune Steel to comply with health and safety laws, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a picket outside Fortune Steel in Nigel on Thursday. The union embarked on a protest on Friday last week, demanding that Fortune Steel answer for the dangerous conditions and high injury […]

AfriForum to prosecute Julius Malema

Afrikaner interest group AfriForum has announced that it will privately prosecute Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema for his alleged involvement in a suspected botched tender award in Limpopo. AfriForum made the announcement of its intent to prosecute Malema at a press briefing in Centurion, Gauteng, on Thursday. “We are planning to prosecute Mr Julius […]

Upstarts now face real tests

The Nedbank Cup and Premier Soccer League are beginning to feel like different episodes of the same TV show. While we take a break from league football, we run into familiar storylines in the cup. Two resurgent teams denouncing a hegemony that would see the illustrious indefinitely reign. Another side methodically dismantling that very resistance […]

Karabo Mokoena second ‘trial wi...

When Karabo Mokoena’s body was found by the police in April last year, it was so badly burnt that Constable Helen Mahwete could not tell whether the body was male or female, the Johannesburg High Court heard on Wednesday. Constable Helen Mahwete was the sixth witness to be called to testify in the case against […]



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