Public protector, Thuli Madonsela, has come through with the goods yet again. This time, they come in the form of three damning reports that expose gross misconduct, deceit, unlawful acts and outright corruption at the highest level of government.
Yup, it actually happened. At midnight last night, Gauteng’s multi-billion rand etoll network went live.
Thuli Madonsela, you biscuit. The public protector’s provisional Nkandla report has found that our president has “derived substantial personal benefit from works that exceeded security needs,”and must repay the state.
Russia may have a lot of political baggage – but this is just silly. A giant, two-storey designer Louis Vuitton suitcase was erected on the red square, just metres away from Vladimir Lenin’s sacred mausoleum – where the mummified body of the mastermind of the Bolshevik Revolution remains.
Tony Blair and Rupert Murdoch’s friendship has entered a bit of a rocky period, after reports emerged that Blair’s relations with the media mogul’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng, have displeased Murdoch.
Ah, how we’ve missed George Bushes TV appearances. They always make for brilliant viewing, regardless of the context. This time, he’s making a TV comeback on the Jay Leno show, and shows Jay a cute picture that he had painted of the talk show host.
Following a tumultuous council debate, it was decided that disgraced mayor Tom Ford would be stripped of all his powers. He reacted violently.
For your pleasure: The latest episode of the Anne Hirsch Show features the Monarch of the Fiefdom of Cape Town, Madam Premier Helen of Leeuwenhof. The girls chat about drum majorettes, rottweilers, and other interesting things.
Talk about putting your balls on the line. A Russian performance artist was hospitalised this Sunday, after he stripped naked and nailed his testicles to a cobblestone in a protest against the Kremlin’s crackdown on political rights.
‘Time’ is known for their world-class journalism, hard hitting analysis and classy magazine covers. Never one to take cheap shots at public figures, the world was shocked when they decided to make a fat joke on their most recent cover.
Meet Loyiso Nkohla. Loyiso is the ANC councillor for Ward 98 in Khayelitsha, and a member of the Cape Town provincial Health Portfolio Committee. Loyiso is the man who may be responsible for the riots in Cape Town’s CBD today. This last weekend, Nkohla addressed a gathering of residents in Nyanga’s KTC Hall. The meeting [...]
The Democratic Alliance is claiming that 50 ANC members in the Western Cape defected to their party this weekend at a community meeting in Kraaifontein.
This past weekend, City Press suggested that Helen Zille should maybe consider taking the reigns and run for the position of provincial premier in Gauteng. According to an article written by acclaimed political commentator and highly respected journalist, Stephen Grootes, there is no national legislation prohibiting her from doing so. If anything, Cape Town and Gauteng are [...]
One year after the election of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, almost half a million people took to the streets protesting for the leader to leave office. Click through to see the video and pictures of their laser flashing tactics.
Last month Kenny Kunene wrote an open letter to South African president Jacob Zuma calling him a monster and a tyrant. Now Kunene is joining expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s new political party, Economic Freedom Fighters.
On Wednesday a survey revealed that one in four young South Africans would vote for former ANC youth leader Julius Malema.
What was meant to be a prayer service in Qunu in the Eastern Cape for the ill-fated Madiba, turned into a podium for political speak. AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo decided to use the opportunity to let go of some of his thoughts regarding the ANC. In front of AbaThembu chiefs, clergy and villagers gathered [...]
The most wanted man in the world gave Guardian readers exclusive access to his reasoning and thoughts behind what he did in a public Q&A session. Click through to get the low down.
According to a statement from ANC’s chief whip, the Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko was inappropriately dressed for Parliament yesterday afternoon. Damn girl!
American investor Warren Buffet has started to train a 28-year-old, female, protege. Click through to find out more about his right-hand woman.
Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist and radio loud mouth, joined Andrew Neil and David Aaronovitch to discuss the secretive Bilderberg Group conference. Click through to see why Jones was called an idiot during their heated discussion.
In what has been a lengthier and more obvious “secret” reveal than any of the last three Big Concerts gigs, Mamphela Ramphele has announced that her political party platform, Agang, will register as a political party to contest the next elections.
On Friday, the president forgot a respected piece of protocol when boarding Marine One. He must have been distracted, because instead of saluting the marine that stood at the bottom of the aircraft, he mistakenly walked passed him into the craft. Click here to see how it went down.
Julius Malema’s Saxonwold house has been sold for R5,9 million. That’s six million bucks for a place with no roof. The expelled ANC Youth League Leader’s three story house went under the hammer to pay the R16 million bill he owes the SA Revenue Service. Check out Julius’ Twitter reaction
On Saturday Obama took to the stage in front of his distinguished guests and gave a performance of a life time, taking some hilarious jabs at the media, O’Brien and even himself. Videos, quotes and pics, inside.
You might remember this guy when he ran for mayor in New York. We don’t have to be specific about when he ran, because he’s done it six times since 1993. And he’s gearing up for another run. Jimmy McMillan has released a rap video, titled Rent Is Too Damn High. Highlights include the backing track, and Jimmy’s facial hair.
The world is an amazing, terrifying, and wonderful place, and nothing describes a situation with the impact and immediacy of a good photograph. Gleaned from news streams, our social network feeds, and television, here’s a look at some of the top stories from yesterday, in pictures
Cyril Ramaphosa appeared on CNN’s Christiane Amanpour show last night, and gave a frank and wide ranging interview, covering a mix of subjects including the general state of South Africa and our prospects as a nation, a retrospective of the Lonmin Massacre, and the implications of President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence. The interview is excellent [...]
In a new ad, sponsored by US President Obama’s campaign, the creator of the popular HBO series Girls compares voting to losing one’s virginity. As you might imagine, not everyone was impressed.
Showing the signs of the political tension between the Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party, violence erupted outside a KZN courtroom yesterday. This resulted in the shooting of an IFP member, Siya Dlamini, who was killed as a result.