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September 16, 2015Xolela Mangcu For a long time, I had been promising myself to take up what seemed like an excellent lunch offer at the Hussar Grill in Rondebosch. So I finally decided to go there and mark my students’ essays over a piece of steak, which normally goes with spinach and butternut. Source: City […]

Release Marikana report, Malema to Zuma

Release Marikana report, Malema to Zuma

Release Marikana report, Malema to Zuma EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Rogan Ward Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has called on President Jacob Zuma to release the Marikana report with immediate effect, so workers can know who was responsible for the killings. Malema was addressing a May Day rally in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth in […]

Anonymous DA email ‘false and destructive’ – Maimane, James and Trollip

Anonymous DA email ‘false and destructive’ – Maimane, James and Trollip

Anonymous DA email ‘false and destructive’ – Maimane, James and Trollip Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Nasief Manie/Foto24 The Democratic Alliance’s top three leaders described an anonymous email detailing alleged sexual misconduct between the party’s senior male leaders and their female colleagues as “false and destructive”. “We condemn this email and its anonymous author in the strongest […]

DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold

DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold

DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold The student wing of the Democratic Alliance has achieved a watershed achievement: winning the student representative council elections at the University of Fort Hare, which for years has been an ANC stronghold. Yesterday the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (Daso) won the student representative council elections on a […]

Herman Mashaba endorses Mmusi Maimane to lead DA

Herman Mashaba endorses Mmusi Maimane to lead DA

Herman Mashaba endorses Mmusi Maimane to lead DA Herman Mashaba. Picture: Leon Sadiki Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba came out publicly yesterday to endorse Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane to lead the party, saying it came at a time when leadership in the country was lacking. “In all the years I have known […]

Govt fast tracking housing delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay

Govt fast tracking housing delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay

Govt fast tracking housing delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: Bongiwe Gumede/City Press Government is spending R4.6 billion to build over 15 000 houses in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, a year before local government elections where a fierce contest is expected for the troubled municipality. Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said cabinet […]

Clayson Monyela: I did not offer government contracts for cash

Clayson Monyela: I did not offer government contracts for cash

Clayson Monyela: I did not offer government contracts for cash Clayson Monyela Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for the department of international relations and cooperation, has labelled as lies claims that he offered government contracts for cash. The allegations were made on eNCA’s CheckPoint programme on Monday night. Monyela was accused of asking Polokwane businessman Charl van […]

Mugabe: Neighbours must stop citizens from migrating to SA

Mugabe: Neighbours must stop citizens from migrating to SA

Mugabe: Neighbours must stop citizens from migrating to SA President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (left) attend the summit of the Southern African Development Community. Picture: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters Other African nations should stop their citizens from migrating to South Africa to prevent violence against foreigners, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has said. A wave […]

Zwelithini: Motshekga urges SAHRC to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’

Zwelithini: Motshekga urges SAHRC to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’

Zwelithini: Motshekga urges SAHRC to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya Senior ANC MP Mathole Motshekga has warned the Human Rights Commission against its investigation into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s alleged anti-foreigner speech, saying such an investigation could have “unintended consequences”. The king’s speech, which he gave in Pongola last month, […]

Unethical traders, lax bylaws fuel xenophobic violence – Lindiwe Zulu

Unethical traders, lax bylaws fuel xenophobic violence – Lindiwe Zulu

Unethical traders, lax bylaws fuel xenophobic violence – Lindiwe Zulu Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: Linda Mthombeni/Foto24 Informal businesses that flouted bylaws or were engaged in unethical trade were fuelling conflict in communities, the home affairs parliamentary portfolio committee has heard. Briefing the committee yesterday in the wake of the recent xenophobic attacks […]